MARG 2018 conference Aston Business School

Second call for papers

Registration and submissions will open from June 2018 

This is the second call for papers for the annual MARG/MCA conference, to be held on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th of November 2018 at Aston Business School, Birmingham. 

This year, the conference theme will be around “Management Accounting for Innovation and Innovation for Management Accounting". We aim to interpret innovation broadly, and encourage submissions that discuss innovations of any kind in management accounting and management control research, education, and practice. Although papers focusing on the conference theme will be preferred, papers are invited that address any area of research and practice within management accounting and/or management control. Papers from practitioners are especially welcome.

Full papers or extended abstracts should be submitted by 17 September 2018.

Submit a paper (possible from June 2018 onward).

Further information

Each day of the conference will include several plenary presentations and panel discussions. The conference will feature the following invited speakers:

  • Angelo Ditillo, Associate Professor of Management Accounting, Bocconi University
  • Lukas Goretzki, Associate Professor of Accounting, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Rob Jones, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Business, Newcastle University Business School
  • Chris Ford, Lecturer in Accounting and Management, Lancaster University Management School
  • Peter Cleary, Lecturer in Accounting, Cork University Business School

Some of the plenary speakers will participate in a panel session at the end of day 1, which will be hosted by the ICAEW. It will include a question and answer session to encourage audience participation.

The first day ends with a conference dinner where delegates will have the opportunity to meet and discuss their research interests and practical developments in a relaxed setting. 

The second day consists mainly of parallel sessions in which research in various stages of development will be presented. PhD students and early career researchers are particularly encouraged to present their work in this setting. The day will conclude with two more plenary presentations and a CIMA led panel.

Events package

Presenting Author and Doctoral Student Presenting Author

  • Conference registration is free of charge for one presenter per paper. At least one author/presenter per paper must be registered 
  • Presenters with multiple submissions need only register once
  • Registration includes lunch and refreshments on both days and one place at the conference dinner 
  • In addition PhD Presenting Authors can apply for one night complimentary accommodation for the 15th November 2018. Please note that we have a limited number only of complimentary rooms


  • Cost  £125.00
  • Registration includes refreshments, lunch on both days and conference dinner. Accommodation is not included

Student / Doctoral student (non presenters)

  • Cost £50
  • Registration includes refreshments, lunch on both days and conference dinner. Accommodation is not included

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the ICAEW’s charitable trusts that enables us to offer a limited number of free of charge places for doctoral students who have papers accepted for presentation at the conference. The support of the Management Control Association and CIMA is also gratefully acknowledged. 

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