For the ninth year in a row, the Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR) at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management kicked off with an inspiring Doctoral Colloquium (DC). Nine participants from four different countries took an early start to the conference and attended the DC that is traditionally held ahead of the ACMAR, and provides doctoral students from all over Europe with the opportunity to present their current work to peers and leading scholars in the field of management accounting and control. The faculty, consisting of Jan Mouritsen (CBS - Copenhagen Business School), Victor van Pelt (WHU), and Utz Schäffer (WHU), gave valuable feedback to each students’ work. Once more, the students welcomed the atmosphere at this years’ colloquium: an informal setting that allows for high-level exchanges seems to be the ideal format for young researchers who want to take advantage of the opportunities arising in management accounting research.
In 2021, the 10th ACMAR Doctoral Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the 18th ACMAR on March 3-4.