Sunday, October 25, 2015

Asia Pacific Management Accounting Conference 2015

The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of management accounting in the Asia-Pacific region. The proposal to form the Association was first mooted at the Asian Management Forum and the first APMA forum was held November 2002 in Japan. The decision to establish the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association was made at the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Forum held on 24-25, November 2004 in Malaysia, and hosted by Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM).  APMAA forums (now called ‘Conferences’) have been held annually since then.  This year the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association holds its 11th Conference (APMAA 2015) in Bali, Indonesia at Udayana University and Warmadewa University from October 26-29, 2015.  Themed "Management Accounting for Sustainable Development", the main goal of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners to exchange theories, ideas, techniques and experiences relating to all aspects of management accounting. This conference provides a very good opportunity for our members to interact face-to-face with experts from all over the world. We received around 120 papers from academics, doctoral students and accounting professionals from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, United Arab Emirates, China, Poland, Qatar, Thailand, Taiwan, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia, India and Iran. The APMAA 2015 conference has a plenary session, a panel session, and over 30 parallel sessions. The doctoral colloquium has three sessions.  In the past three years, the Indonesian Conference Organizing Team has poured their passion and tremendous energy to lead APMAA 2015 to success. It is time for their hard work to be rewarded fully. On behalf of APMAA, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the devotion of the organizing team in making this conference unique and inspiring through the blend of different kinds of programmes to cater to the different palates. The Accounting Research Institute is sending 16 participants to present papers at APMAA Conference 2015.