Objectives

The Management Accounting Section shall strive to stimulate and improve the teaching, researching and practice of accounting that assists in the effective and efficient management of entities. The goals of the Section include the following:

  1. Improve the effectiveness of instruction in management accounting by fostering development, testing and discussion of methods and materials, as well as course offerings;
  2. Encourage research in management accounting by facilitating the exchange of ideas and findings, and through opportunities for exposure of research results;
  3. Increase opportunities for the interchange of ideas among the members of the academic and professional community who are interested in management accounting; and
  4. Encourage capable and promising accounting students to pursue careers in management accounting by enhancing their knowledge of the activities, responsibilities and opportunities offered by such careers.

Journal

Dear MAS members,

As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2019-2021 term, I am excited to announce the team of Editors that will serve during my term. They are a group of 13 strong researchers that are ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high quality and relevant management accounting research.

Continuing on JMAR’s promise to include diverse methodological perspectives, we have editors covering all methods used to address management accounting issues, and have wide geographical representation with 46% of the editors not based in the US. Furthermore, the incoming Editorial Board which are relied upon to do the bulk of the reviewing will, for the first time in JMAR’s history, consists of a majority of non-US based researchers. I will announce the incoming Editorial Board members at the Management Accounting Section’s midyear meeting in January.

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Letter from the President

Allen Webb

Dear MAS Members;

Below you’ll find the first call for 2020-21 MAS volunteers and a full report of our very successful Midyear Meeting held in Houston, January 9-11.

Be a Volunteer!

It is that time of year when our President Elect, Isabella Grabner, is beginning to staff the various committees and other positions that will be doing the important work of the section when her term as President starts in August.

Isabella has over 100 positions for which she needs volunteers. So, don’t wait to be asked, do your part to help the MAS by emailing Isabella at isabella.grabner@wu.ac.at soon to volunteer! If there are certain roles you would most prefer taking on, let Isabella know when you contact her....

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