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Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR)

February 29 - March 1, 2024 - WHU Campus Vallendar


Presenting research in Parallel Sessions and Round Tables


Intensive exchange
among the community


Leading speakers from academia and practice


The annual meeting place for the academic management accounting family.

The Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) is organized by the Institute of Management Accounting and Control and takes place at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany.

The conference is an annual meeting place for the academic management accounting community and offers a unique opportunity for presenting research in management accounting and finding out what colleagues in the field are working on. In addition, ACMAR provides a friendly and sociable context to keep in touch with colleagues from across Europe and beyond.


Submit a paper:

We invite you to present your research at one of the parallel sessions of the conference. Research papers dealing with all aspects of management accounting will be considered for presentation.

Submission deadline is December 3, 2023

An author can submit and present only one paper. However a presenter can also be a non-presenting co-author on additional papers.

Authors are invited to submit full papers. The deadline for the submission of papers is December 3, 2023, 23:59 GMT.

A full paper is a complete scholarly research report that could reasonably be submitted for publication in a public working paper data base such as SSRN.

Papers will be evaluated by independent peer review.

Confirmation of acceptance or rejection will be given by the end of December 2023, and mailed to the corresponding address of the presenting author (unless another author is selected as a contact person).

The presenters of an accepted paper must register as a participant for the conference.

By submitting a paper, the authors thereby agree to their paper being made available in the restricted access area of the conference website. 

Please take into account that once a paper is included in the program, the author should present it at the conference or officially notify the organizers of its withdrawal.

When submitting a paper, please follow our paper categorization and specify the topic and methodology category.

Topic categories of the paper submitted:
•    Management accounting change
•    CFOs, controllers and management accountants
•    Compliance and governance
•    Strategic management accounting
•    Performance management and incentives
•    Planning and budgeting
•    Other management accounting and control systems
•    Social accounting, ethics, and sustainability
•    Management accounting for non-profit organizations
•    Accounting information systems and digitalization of management accounting
•    Risk management
•    Others
Methodology categories of the paper submitted:  
•    Survey
•    Experimental
•    Qualitative
•    Conceptual  
•    Archival
•    Analytical / modelling  
•    Others


Agenda of the 21st Annual Conference
for Management Accounting Research

We are looking forward to the 21st Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) in March 2024.

The ACMAR provides a platform for participants to discuss current research trends, share recent findings on management accounting practices, and foster interaction between researchers in the community. We are pleased to welcome Professor Melissa Martin (University of Illinois Chicago) and Professor Afshin Mehrpouya (University of Edinburgh) as keynote speakers to the conference. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their own research projects in parallel sessions and roundtables. 

The ACMAR Doctoral Colloquium will take place on February 28 - 29, 2024, prior to the ACMAR. 

We will do our very best to make ACMAR an exciting event and look forward to meeting you in Vallendar in March 2023!

Time Title Location
10.00 - 11.00 h Check-in Foyer G & H
11.00 - 11.20 h Welcome Address H-001
11.20 - 12.20 h Keynote Speech H-001
12.20 - 13.30 h Lunch Foyer G & G
13.30 - 14.50 h Roundtable Sessions G-102-106
13.30 - 14.50 h Parallel Sessions H-001, G-003, C-004
14.50 - 15.30 h Coffee Break Foyer G & H
15.30 - 16.30 h Parallel Sessions H-001, G-003, C-004
16.30 - 16.45 h Coffee Break Foyer G & H
16.45 - 17.45 h Parallel Sessions H-001, G-003, C-004
18.00 - 19.00 h Keynote Speech H-001
19.00 h Official Dinner Vaulted Cellar
Time Title Location
08.45 - 09.00 h Welcome Coffee Foyer G & H
09.00 - 10.00 h Parallel Sessions H-001, G-003, C-004
10.00 - 10.15 h Coffee Break Foyer G & H
10.15 - 11.15 h Keynote Speech H-001
11.15 - 11.45 h Coffee Break Foyer G & H
11.45 - 12.25 h Parallel Sessions H-001, G-003, C-004
12.25 - 13.30 h Lunch Foyer G & H
Doctoral Colloquium

13th ACMAR Doctoral Colloquium 2024

In 2024, the thirteenth colloquium for doctoral students in management accounting will be held in conjunction with the Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR). The colloquium will take place on February 28 - 29, 2024. 

The colloquium’s objective is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in management accounting from various countries to discuss their research projects and work in progress with the colloquium´s faculty members.

Submission deadline for the ACMAR Doctoral Colloquium is December 3, 2023

Conference hosts

Marko Reimer

Institute of Management Accounting and Control
+49 (0)261 6509 481

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Utz Schäffer

Institute of Management Accounting and Control
+49 (0)261 6509 700

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Assistant Professor 
Daniel Schaupp

Institute of Management Accounting and Control
+49 (0)261 6509 816

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Lukas Löhlein

Institute of Management Accounting and Control
+49 (0)261 6509 490

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Assistant Professor
Vera Linke

Institute of Management Accounting and Control
+49 (0)261 6509 475

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Photo gallery

Browse our photo gallery to see highlights from previous ACMAR conferences.

ACMAR 2023  ACMAR 2022 

ACMAR 2020  ACMAR 2019  ACMAR 2018


Vallendar and surroundings

Vallendar and our campus –
Where to stay and how to find us.

Perfectly located and breathtakingly scenic, Vallendar and the Middle Rhine Valley offer a wealth of activities throughout the year. Enjoy panoramic hikes and cycle routes, take romantic river cruises, visit nearby outdoor swimming pools, or relax at the sauna – there is something for everybody. Numerous historic castles are scattered throughout the area, with 40 punctuating the Rhine Gorge hilltops ready for history lovers to explore. While international world travelers will find that strong transport connections provide a host of possibilities with major European destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Prague easily accessible by road, rail or air.

Campus Vallendar

Our virtual campus tour gives an impression of what it is like at WHU in Vallendar. Explore the main building known as the Marienburg and the central square ‘Burgplatz’, a popular meeting spot for students and locals alike. Take a glimpse into lecture halls, the library, open study spaces, the gym, and more. All of our campus buildings are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Campus Tour Vallendar

Take a look at our WHU Campus Vallendar!


The fact that the Rhine Valley is a perennial hotspot for tourists, means there are plenty of hotels to suit all budgets and tastes in Koblenz and the surrounding area. Below is a list of hotels which cooperate with WHU:

*= special rates for WHU members


If it’s a business trip or cultural weekend along the Rhine and Mosel, The Altstadt Hotel Koblenz offers modern comfort for every opportunity. The Altstadt Hotel Koblenz offers fourteen double rooms in three different categories, with options available for the single traveller as well.

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The Aparthotel at Münzplatz is the only hotel in Koblenz with a large selection of themed rooms. The themed suites are available in African, Asian, British, Moroccan, glamorous and 70s style. Not to forget the Hollywood Suite and Viva LasVegas Suite from the land of unlimited possibilities.

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Since three generations the “Berghotel Rheinblick” is owned by the Helling family. Situated on a hill in the outskirts of Bendorf with an amazing view into the valley of Middle Rhine, they provide a family environment, excellent service and comfortable rooms.

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The guest house of the BFW Koblenz was built in 2003 and is a barrier-free facility in which wheelchair users can feel completely at ease. The bright and friendly rooms have a large bathroom (shower/WC), telephone, mini fridge and flat screen TV.

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Prepare for attentive service, beautiful details and a warm welcome at Hotel Brenner in Koblenz!

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Business Lodging offers a range of apartments and holiday flats in Koblenz and the area.

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The apartment house City Apartments Koblenz offers you the ideal accommodation for a stay of one month or longer.

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This hotel with more than 100 rooms is conveniently located in the centre of the old town in Koblenz. Whether you prefer to stroll through the historic part of town with its many squares or walk along the Mosel to the Deutsches Eck – or German Corner, the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers – all these destinations can be reached on foot within a few minutes. In addition, Koblenz is the ideal starting point for a trip to explore the castles and fortress along the UNESCO world heritage region on the Middle Rhine.

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From the Civilcasino in the early 1920s through three generations to today’s Diehls Hotel. A family hotel through the generations. They offer 67 rooms and a beautiful view over the Rhine from their terrace.

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The holiday apartment with terrace has 36 m² with a beautiful view of the Rhine valley and separate entrance as well as a parking lot. The non-smoking apartment is suitable for allergy sufferers. Maximum occupancy of 2 persons. Pets can only be brought on request.

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With 2 balconies for sunrise and sunset, a large kitchen with a large fridge-freezer, a modern bathroom with a rain shower and two bedrooms, each with a double bed and a living room.

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The Forum Vinzenz Pallotti is situated on the Rhine footpath, in the direct vicinity of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, and offers pleasant hospitality and a soothing atmosphere.

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GHOTEL hotel & living Koblenz is located directly opposite the main station and boasts easy access to the city centre. The main sights of Koblenz are all just 1 to 2 km away from the hotel.

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In the centre of the Middle Rhine region, in Vallendar near Koblenz, in a park-like garden, lies the Priest and Guest House Marienau. It is open to everyone who is looking for a place of contemplation and peace. 

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Our house offers a wide range of possibilities with its green areas, friendly ambience, ideal premises and its technical equipment.

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Haus St. Josef is offering accommodation in Vallendar with free WiFi. Guest rooms in the hostel are equipped with a coffee machine. All rooms have a electric tea pot, while some rooms are equipped with a kitchen with a dishwasher, an oven and a microwave. All rooms have a desk.

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30 guest rooms with flair. These are freshly renovated with a modern, homely ambience. Shower, WC, hairdryer and flat-screen TV are part of the basic equipment of the well-kept rooms. In the morning you can look forward to the large selection of the rich breakfast buffet. 

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The high quality and welcoming rooms offer modern and comfortable accommodation complemented with first-class all-round service. The house meets all requirements - whether as a starting point for hiking tours and walking tours, or as a meeting place for conferences and family celebrations.

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With a lot of passion and attention to detail, they have given the house a special atmosphere in which the guests can feel at home.

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This friendly, country-style hotel is located in central Koblenz, just a 2-minute walk from Koblenz train station. It offers rooms with free WiFi, soundproof windows and satellite TV.

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Your wellness hotel in dreamlike nature with relaxed comfort, contemporary design in the bakery town Höhr-Grenzhausen, close to Koblenz, Rhine & Moselle! Informal Westerwald cosiness with a touch of luxury, regional, honest cuisine with modern creativity, professional service paired with family cordiality.

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If you appreciate a central location, the ibis Hotel Koblenz City is the right place for you: The hotel is only a few minutes' walk from the main railway station and the Rhein-Mosel-Halle as well as the pedestrian area of the city with many shops and shopping offers. All 106 rooms are air-conditioned and have modern, functional furnishings as well as newly developed beds for a restful night's sleep. You can park your car in the neighbouring underground car park for a reduced fee.

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This hotel welcomes you directly at the Rhine promenade in the centre of Koblenz. Each of the 25 rooms is individually furnished and invites you to linger. In the café you can relax and choose from the daily offer. Enjoy the view of the "Rheinische Nizza" Pfaffendorf, perhaps with one of their homemade Flammkuchen? 

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The hotel is located in the historic district Ehrenbreitstein, at the foot of the fortress Ehrenbreitstein. The fortress with the surrounding area was one of the BUGA exhibition focal points and can be easily reached from Ehrenbreitstein with a newly built inclined elevator. Just 50 meters from the hotel, you can take the ferry to the other bank of the Rhine in 5 minutes and then you are right in the old town of Koblenz. After that it is only a 5 minute walk to the Deutsche Eck or the cable car station leading to the fortress.

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The Mercure Hotel Koblenz is located in the southern part of Koblenz city center between Koblenz Electoral Palace and Rhein-Mosel-Halle. Set on the banks of the romantic River Rhine, this First Class Hotel features 168 rooms, 12 meeting and function rooms, bar and restaurant with a view to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The romantic Koblenz old town, the Deutsches Eck at the confluence of Rivers Mosel and Rhine as well as the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress are just a short walk along River Rhine. The entire house provides free WiFi.The conference area hosts conferences and events with up to 120 people. Guests staying at the Mercure Hotel Koblenz praise the hotel for its courteous service and enchanting location.

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High above Montabaur, the wonderful city in the Westerwald where Baroque splendor unites with graceful ease, is the castle, whose stylish atmosphere will captivate you. From here you can enjoy the most beautiful view over the glittering lights of the city. In the heart of the Westerwald, they await you with everything that makes your stay a wonderful experience: with modern rooms, professional meeting management, perfect service, a spacious swimming pool and sauna area and much more.

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The family-owned hotel, with 67 comfortably furnished rooms of various categories, a modern conference and meeting room, free parking and a cuisine geared to regional and home-style cuisine, is located in the administrative district of Koblenz.

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Minimalistic and modern architecture combined with industrial charm – a comfortably established ambience! Meet Silicium, the basic element of glass and ceramics, in a totally unexpected form – as Restaurant & Location, Design-Hotel, as well as business and seminar venue.

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The Stein family belongs to Koblenz just like the Mosel and the Rhine. They are especially known for their hospitality, which comes from the heart. You can feel the warmth and charm in the whole house. It all began with Helmut & Roswitha Stein. Now the daughters have the scepter in their hands. Melanie Stein-Schiller runs the Hotel Stein and Schiller's Restaurant (1* Michelin) together with her husband Mike Schiller, Daniela Schwartz runs the Stein Boardinghouse in the heart of the old town.

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Where in 1868 Dr. Max Brosius offered his stately rooms for a cure, today the ambience he loved so much at the time invites you to stay overnight. This small, exquisite hotel is located in Sayn, a district of Bendorf. It skillfully combines contemporary comfort with historical elements.

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The Hotel Weinlaube was built on an old vineyard. It is a family hotel with tradition. Around the house Höhenluft from 1920 emerged over time two more buildings. The rooms await you with modern comfort. The natural colors of the large garden and its flowers have inspired the room design.

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Contemporary comfort with several restaurants and bars, swimming pool and sauna area, beauty spa and fitness studio.

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The team is there for you 24 hours a day and there is free WiFi for working or surfing. The breakfast buffet will be the perfect start to your day. To ensure you have a good night’s sleep, all the rooms have comfortable box-spring beds. A 43-inch TV screen in every room brings you international television channels, while elegant and modern furnishings bring you contemporary design. If you’ve brought work with you to the Sander Hotel, you can work away in your room, with a coffee in the lobby or outside on their courtyard terrace. 

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We are a very personally managed business and city hotel with outstanding service and modern, elegant equipment. We offer you an elegant, cultivated and modern ambience as well as the friendly charm of a family-run hotel in the third generation.

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How to find us:

Address for GPS: Heerstraße 61, Vallendar

WHU – Otto Beisheim
School of Management

Burgplatz 2
D-56179 Vallendar
Tel.: +49 261 65 09 - 0
Fax.: +49 261 65 09 - 509



Get in touch –
We look forward to hearing from you.

Serap Boos

Office Manager / Event Management

+49 (0)261 6509 472