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Research on management accounting and control –

Delivering rigorous and relevant insights.

#1 Academic Conference

The ACMAR is the largest academic conference on management accounting in the German speaking countries.

37 Alumni in Academia

Our IMC alumni currently include 37 professors at universities and universities of applied sciences. 

#1 Doctoral Program in Europe

WHU's doctoral program in the area of management accounting has been ranked No. 1 in Europe.

Our research

In our research we explore the counterpart role – i.e. the role of CFOs, controllers, and financial directors – in the finance function. Our work is empirical in nature and delivers insights that are both rigorous and relevant.

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The 18th ACMAR (Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research) will take place in Vallendar on March 1-5, 2021.

Publications

Recent IMC journal publications –
A selection of articles.

The IMC makes a significant contribution to the literature on management and management accounting. This is underlined by the range and number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Take a look at some of our recent work:

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Doctoral Program

Join Europe's #1 doctoral program in management accounting!

Are you looking for a doctoral program that opens doors to an exciting career in finance and management? We are seeking talented young researchers who want to combine working on a doctoral thesis with supporting the IMC’s research and teaching activities. Interested? We look forward to hearing from you!

Research Assistant/Doctoral Student (f/m/d) with a special focus on CFO Research

Research Assistant/Doctoral Student (f/m/d) with a special focus on Management Accounting and Control in the Digital Age

Research Assistant/Doctoral Student (f/m/d) in Qualitative Management Accounting Research

Doctoral Program

Join Europe's #1 doctoral program in management accounting!

Are you looking for a doctoral program that opens doors to an exciting career in finance and management? We are seeking talented young researchers who want to combine working on a doctoral thesis with supporting the IMC’s research and teaching activities. Interested? We look forward to hearing from you!

Research Assistant/Doctoral Student (f/m/d) with a special focus on CFO Research

Research Assistant/Doctoral Student (f/m/d) with a special focus on Management Accounting and Control in the Digital Age

Research Assistant/Doctoral Student (f/m/d) in Qualitative Management Accounting Research

ACMAR

Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research –
Key trends and insights on Controlling.

Hosted in Vallendar by Marko Reimer, Utz Schäffer, and Jürgen Weber, the Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) is the largest academic conference on management accounting in the German-speaking countries. In addition to the conference program, ACMAR also offers ample opportunity for informal exchange and networking.

The ACMAR Doctoral Colloquium is aimed at doctoral students from around the globe who want to discuss their dissertation projects with a distinguished international faculty.

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JoMaC

Journal of Management Control –
Academic insights into management control.

Published by Springer, Journal of Management Control (JoMaC) is an international journal concerned with the formal, information-based routines and procedures that managers use to maintain or alter patterns in organizational activities.

The IMC actively supports JoMaC, and Utz Schäffer serves as editor of the journal. Submissions to the Annual Conference of Management Accounting Research are also considered for publication in the journal, if requested by the authors.

JoMaC was founded in 1990 as “Zeitschrift für Planung und Unternehmenssteuerung”. It has a strong reputation as a dedicated academic journal open to high-quality research on all aspects of management control.

The journal covers such topics as: the role of management control systems in the management of companies and non-profit organizations; the design and use of planning systems for production, marketing, logistics and other fields of use; the interaction between strategic and operational aspects of management control; the role of management accountants and other internal and external service providers, such as financial accountants, auditors and consultants; and change and the sustainability of management control systems.

JoMaC especially welcomes empirical and analytical papers that combine methodological rigor and practical relevance while making a significant contribution to the literature on management control.

JoMaC is available in more than 7,000 libraries and institutions around the world. It is pub­lished four times a year in print and online at springer.com/jomac.

Managing Editors: 

  • Thomas Guenther, TU Dresden, Chair of Management Accounting and Control, Dresden, Germany
  • Frank Verbeeten, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Editors: 

  • Josep Bisbe, ESADE, Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting, Barcelona, Spain
  • Uwe Götze, Chemnitz University of Technology, Chair of Management Accounting and Control, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Utz Schäffer, WHU – Otto-Beisheim School of Management, Institute of Management Accounting and Control, Vallendar, Germany
  • Alexandra Van den Abbeele, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Leuven, Belgium
  • Sally Widener, Clemson University, College of Business and Behavioral Science, Clemson, USA
    • Markus Arnold - University of Berne, Switzerland
    • Daria Battini - University of Padua, Italy
    • Alexander Brüggen - Maastricht University, The Netherlands
    • John Burns - Exeter Business School, UK
    • Malte Fliedner - University of Hamburg, Germany
    • Toomas Haldma - University of Tartu, Estonia
    • Teemu Malmi - Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
    • Martin Messner, Innsbruck University, Austria
    • Deryl Northcott - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    • Marc Orlitzky - University of South Australia, Australia
    • Gerhard Speckbacher - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
    • Carl Marcus Wallenburg - WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
    • Andreas Wömpener - University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany