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Join us to facilitate the free exchange of ideas among academics, and promote and initiate research opportunities in Management Accounting.



The biennial Monforma conference facilitates the free exchange of ideas, promotes and initiates research opportunities and enriches discussion among academics in the Management Accounting discipline.

Monforma is a signature event with outstanding networking opportunities. It attracts academics from all major Australian universities, and many overseas, who are active in Management Accounting research.

Its focused technical program allows participants to present and receive feedback on their work in a constructive environment. Participants benefit from diverse presentations, which span multiple research paradigms.

Monforma's organisers are proud to provide the opportunity for promising early career researchers to present their research; a tradition we intend to continue.

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Isabella Grabner is a Professor of Strategy and Managerial Accounting. She joined WU Vienna in 2018, after 11 years in senior academic roles at Maastricht University. Prof Grabner currently serves as the President of the AAA Management Accounting Section. Her research interests span several areas: the role of performance management in complex contexts such as creativity and innovation; the identification, development, and retention of (female) talent; and determinants and consequences of target setting, budgeting and forecasting systems.

Prof Grabner also studies the challenges firms face with the adoption of management innovations or new technologies. Her work is published in leading scholarly journals and she has received numerous awards for her research, including the highly prestigious 2016 Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting (awarded by American Accounting Association).

Lukas Goretzki was a faculty member at the University of Innsbruck before joining SSE. His main research interests are the roles/identities of controllers, budgeting, forecasting, performance management and the effects of digitalisation on the finance function, plus management accounting and control processes. His research has been published in leading scholarly journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Contemporary Accounting Research.

Prof Goretzki is a member of the International Committee of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), an editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and an editorial board member of Management Accounting Research, Accounting and Business Research and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He is also the director for the Management Accounting and Control research area in the SEE’s Department of Accounting and the director of FIRE (Forskarskolan i redovisning/The Research School in Accounting).