Please submit your full paper no later than July 15, 2012. Call for Papers APMAA 2012 Annual Conference Theme: MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: the Optimization of Management Control Xiamen, China November 14- November 17, 2012 The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) invites papers for its 8th (2012) conference. The 8th APMAA Conference, themed “Management Accounting: The Optimization of Management Control System,” is co-organized by the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association and Xiamen University, China. A PhD Colloquium (on 14 Nov. 2012) will also be held in conjunction with the APMAA 2012 Conference. The events are hosted by the Center for Accounting Studies, Department of Accounting, and Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies, Xiamen University, China. We cordially invite you to attend the conference and Ph.D. Colloquium which will be held on the main campus of Xiamen University from 14 to 17 Nov. 2012. Conference CALL FOR PAPERS The 8th annual conference (15-17 Nov. 2012) will address a broad range of topics in management accounting. We encourage papers in the areas listed below; however papers in related fields are also acceptable (See paper submission guidelines in the next section for details). Papers can be qualitative or quantitative in nature. 1.Design and implementation of management accounting systems 2.Theory of management control 3.Optimization of management control 4.Optimization of management accounting report systems 5.Optimization of overall budgeting management 6.Risk management and managerial control 7.Internal report system and incentive institutionalization 8.Performance management and managerial control 9.Strategic management control 10.Management accounting research methods 11.Teaching management and cost accounting SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 2012 Full papers must be submitted via email attachment by July 15, 2012. Please email all submissions to the Secretariat at <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] and <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] You will receive a confirmation mail from the Secretariat for your submission within a week after your submission. Deadline for Final papers for the Proceedings is September 15, 2012. See the APMAA Web-page: www.apmaa.asia for updates on the online submission process. Submission of full paper: July 15, 2012 Acceptance notification: August 15, 2012 PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES • Although submissions relating to the major theme of the conference are encouraged, papers can also deal with other issues that relate to the topic of Asian management accounting systems and strategies of Asian firms. The papers may be grounded in any major disciplines including management, economics, sociology, etc. Conceptual, theory-building, or empirical papers from the above disciplines are welcome. • All submissions must be original and should not have been previously accepted for publication in a journal, presented in another conference or be under review at another conference. • All papers will be blind reviewed. • Papers presented at the conference will be published in the CD proceedings of the conference. • Papers should be prepared and presented in English. There is no page limit, but contributors are encouraged to limit their paper to less than or equal to 20 pages (A4 paper, 12 point font size, one and a half lines spacing with margins of 1 inch) inclusive of the cover page, abstract of about 100-150 words, text, references, table and figures. The format follows the APA style (American Psychological Association style). • As least one of the authors must register for the conference before the deadline of conference registration, and attend and present the paper in the conference. Otherwise, the paper will not be included in the conference program and proceedings. If absence from a scheduled meeting is unavoidable, participants must contact the Secretariat at [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask] as early as possible and pursue suitable alternative arrangements. INQUIRIES: More information and links to templates can be found from the APMAA 2012 Conference web page (i.e. http://www.apmaa.asia/). Any questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the Program Chairs below. Program Commission for the 8th Conference (Co-chairs) Yuan Lue Fu ([log in to unmask]), University of Xiamen Xiaohui Qu ([log in to unmask]), University of Xiamen Normah Omar ([log in to unmask]), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia Paul Scarbrough <mailto:([log in to unmask]> ([log in to unmask]), Brock University, Canada Yang Tzong Tsay ([log in to unmask]), National Taiwan University Susumu Ueno ([log in to unmask]), Konan University, Japan _____ Ph.D. COLLOQUIUM CALL FOR PAPERS A PhD Colloquium (on 14 Nov. 2012) will be held in conjunction with the APMAA 2012 Conference. PhD students and candidates are hereby invited to present and discuss their preliminary results or work-in-progress. The discussants are a group of international Professors. The main objective of the APMAA 2012 PhD colloquium is to offer an opportunity to PhD students to receive high-quality feedback from external reviewers and to directly interact with peers, exchange ideas, discuss concepts, and establish (in)formal cooperation with various research groups. PhD students and candidates at all stages are welcome to submit a thesis-position paper, but preference will be given to students in the earlier stages of their PhD work. Participants will be expected to give short and informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a panel-like discussion. The submitted paper should clearly state: The original key idea/hypothesis of the thesis The problem domain and the specific problem addressed An overview of related work in the area of the PhD work Methodological approach Research carried out The expected contributions (in line with the field of study) SUBMISSION AND REVIEW PROCESS: Submissions should be at most 10 pages long and follow the format used for the main APMAA 2012 conference papers. More information and links to templates can be found from the APMAA 2012 Conference web page (i.e. http://www.apmaa.asia/). All submission should be made in a Word document via email attachment. Please submit your papers to all PhD Colloquium co-chairs: Normah Omar ( <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]), Yang Tzong Tsay ( <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]) , Yiming Hu ( <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask]) and Paul Scarbrough ([log in to unmask]). Since this is expected to be a work conducted by the PhD students, we request that: The first author is a PhD student who is mainly responsible for conducting the research on the respective topic. Names of the authors are preceded by: Student: and, where applicable, Supervisor. The colloquium chairs will arrange the selection of the accepted papers using a peer review process. The accepted papers will be published in the PhD colloquium proceedings, and at least one of the main authors is expected to register for the conference by 20 October 2012, and to present the work at the corresponding session. The colloquium participants will pay the normal student registration fee (Student Registration Fee USD 160). SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 15, 2012 Submission of full paper: July 15, 2012 Acceptance notification: August 15, 2012 Any questions regarding this call for papers should be addressed to the PhD Colloquium Chairs listed above. ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.