The Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) is a conference that takes place at WHU in Vallendar, Germany. At the beginning of March every year more than 140 national and international researchers and accounting scholars accept the invitation.

The conference offers the opportunity for presenting management accounting research in parallel sessions and finding out what colleagues in the field are working on. In addition, ACMAR provides a friendly and sociable platform for meeting colleagues in management accounting research, instigating joint research projects, and generally keeping in touch.

In addition to the parallel sessions (with and without discussant) our keynote speakers will present their insights into current trends in management accounting practice and research. Previous keynote speakers include Christopher Chapman, Matthew Hall, Frank Hartmann, Ranjani Krishnan, Kari Lukka, Teemu Malmi, Michal Matějka, Martin Messner, Sven Modell, Dieter Pfaff, Stefan Reichelstein, Naomi Soderstrom, Sally Widener, Marcus Wouters and Anne Wu among others.

The ACMAR Doctoral Colloquium will take place in conjunction with the conference. The Colloquium’s objective is to provide an opportunity for doctoral students in management accounting from various countries to discuss their research and work in progress with an experienced faculty.




2nd Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

The 2nd Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research will be held on July 21–22, 2016 at Freie Universität Berlin. The conference is organized jointly by Frank Hechtner, Freie Universität Berlin and Martin Jacob, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar.

The conference provides international tax researchers an opportunity to present and discuss their current projects. We welcome all papers, in particular from young scholars, in the broad area of taxation. There is no limitation to certain research methods. Topics can, for example, cover but are not limited to tax related issues such as taxes in business decisions, tax avoidance and tax risk, tax planning, profit shifting, tax compliance and enforcement, and the role of taxes in financial accounting and financial markets.

A limited number of selected papers will be presented. Presenters will benefit from a formal discussant and general audience feedback. We also welcome interested participants who do not present a paper. Please keep in mind that the number of attendees is limited. Thanks to financial support from PricewaterhouseCoopers, there is no conference fee for attending and local expenses will be partially covered.

Please submit your full paper electronically to by
April 1, 2016. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by April 24, 2016.

You will find impressions from our last conference as well as a list of the presented papers here. Please feel free to contact the organizers Frank Hechtner ( or Martin Jacob ( for further information. We look forward to seeing you in Berlin!