MARG Conference 2016

MARG 2016

24 & 25 November 2016, Aston Business School 

First Call for Papers

Our theme for 2016 will be Performance Management and Control, with keynote contributions from three eminent management accounting professors. The conference and the panel on day 1 will be chaired by Professor Elaine Harris, who is also chair of the Management Control Association (MCA) and editor of a forthcoming book, the Routledge Companion to Performance Management and Control. There will be a response to the academic keynote presentations by a practitioner, who will then join the keynote speakers and a representative from ICAEW on the panel for a question and answer session to encourage audience participation. There will be a special reception prior to the conference dinner on 24th November to mark both the 50th anniversary of Aston Business School and its many years of hosting the MARG conference.

To view the call for paper please click here.
Professor of Management Accounting and Head of Accounting and Financial Management, Loughborough University, England. Prior to joining Loughborough University in 2003, Lin was at Warwick University. She is a Chartered Management Accountant, a member of the Research Board of CIMA and a founding member of the Performance Measurement Association (PMA). Her research interests and publications are in the areas of performance measurement and cost information for decision-making in service organisations. The focus of her research is on the interplay between financial and non-financial measures and is typically interdisciplinary and case-based. She has published widely including articles in Management Accounting Research, International Journal of Service Industry Management, International Journal of Business Performance and Accounting and Business Research.
Professor of Management Accounting, Head of Department of Accounting and Director of the Amsterdam Research Center in Accounting, Faculty of Business Economics and Business Administration, VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Tom is co-author of Cases in Management Accounting: Current Practices in European Companies (2000) and Advanced Management Accounting (2013). His research interests include performance measurement, management control, financial management of nonprofit organizations and cost systems. He has published widely including articles in Behavioural Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Financial Accountability and Management, Journal of Management Accounting Research and Management Accounting Research.
Professor of Management Accounting, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow, Danture spent 19 years working with Trevor Hopper at the University of Manchester. He is co-author of Management Accounting Change: approaches and perspectives (2007) and co-editor of Handbook of Accounting and Development (2012). His research interests and publications are focused on management accounting issues in both advanced capitalist countries and emerging/less developed countries. He has published widely including articles in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management and Journal of Accounting and Organisational Change.


This year we will be using the Conftool event management system for submissions, reviews and registration.

Before making your paper submission, please register on the Conftool Event Management System to create your personal log in details.


  • The papers will undergo one blind review
  • Deadline for full papers or extended abstract 14th September 2016
  • Notification of review outcome: no later than 30th September 2016 
  • Conference registration for presenters and PhD presenters will be open from 30th September.

Please note that for the plenary presentations preference will be given to full papers.

Should you experience any difficulties uploading your paper please contact m.podsiadly@aston.ac.uk 

Non Presenters and PhD non Presenters

Registration is now open for Non presenters and Non PhD presenters

Before registering for the conference please register on the Conftool Event Management System to create your personal log in details.


Non Presenters conference registration fee

£99 includes Full-access to the conference proceedings, lunch and refreshments on both days and one place at the conference dinner. Accommodation not included.


We have a limited number of complementary places to the conference proceedings, including lunch and refreshments on both days. 

Conference dinner fee £20 

Presenting Author and PhD Presenting Author

Conference registration will be open from the 30th September 2016 and 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 complementary accommodation for the 24th November 2016.

Additional dinner reservations 

These are available to purchase on registration .

If you are travelling to the Conference from outside the EU, please ensure you have a valid visa. If you require further information please contact m.podsiadly@aston.ac.uk

To view accommodation details please click here

Further information 

The event will take place at:

Aston Business School
Aston University
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET

Please see Conference Aston for information according to your mode of transport. 

Car parking is available at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park, which is situated opposite the University Campus. The car park charges £2.90 for 3 hours and £3.60 for 4 hours. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. If using a sat nav please use the following post code: B4 7AP. A precise description of how to drive to this car park and then walk to the campus can be found by clicking the following link.

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Charitable Trusts

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 is also gratefully acknowledged.

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