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9th Management Control Research Conference call for papers

Conference call for papers from Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change


9th Management Control Research Conference


4-6th September 2013, Nyenrode Business University, The Netherlands

(Doctoral colloquium from 3-4th September 2013)

Plenary speakers include:
Professor Henri Dekker
Professor of Management Control, VU University, Amsterdam
Professor Roland Speklé
Professor of Management Accounting & Control, Nyenrode Business University
Professor Sally Widener
Associate Professor of Accounting, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

Call for papers

Papers are invited on any aspect of management control or performance management in public,
private or third sector organizations. Examples of suitable subject matter include:
• Conceptual frameworks for management control
• Managerial and organisational performance
• Risk assessment as part of management accounting and/or control
• Regulatory issues and management accounting and/or control
• Changes in organisational control and management accounting

Extended abstracts should be submitted by 16th April 2013 to the conference organisers via the MCA website:, following the links to Conf 2013 and paper submission. Authors will be notified of successful submissions before 31 May 2013, and will be required to submit full papers by 8th July 2013.

Extended abstracts should be not more than 800 words, single line spaced, using Arial font size 12. The title of the paper should be at the top of the page, with keywords, the author(s) name, affiliation, and contact details at the end. The abstract should address the following questions:

1. What debate are you entering? – identify the background to the paper, previous
research (with key references) and the issue(s) you are investigating.
2. What is your argument? – identify clearly what you are contributing to the debate.
3. What evidence supports your argument? – summarise the results of empirical research
or source of evidence to substantiate the claims you are making, and summarise how
this data has been collected and analysed.
4. What are your conclusions? – identify implications for theory and/or practice.

Papers presented at the conference may be considered, subject to the author’s permission and normal review processes, for special issues of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Applied Accounting Research and Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change. Further details about the conference will be posted on the MCA website