Monash University launched Monforma in 2009, aiming to enrich the discussion among academics, as well as promote and initiate research opportunities within the Management Accounting discipline. Monforma is hosted by the Department of Accounting at Monash University. The next Monforma conference will be held in Melbourne on 22-23 November 2018.
Monforma seeks to offer well-established and early career researchers the opportunity to present and receive feedback on their work in a constructive environment. It also strives to create conditions to foster the development of network opportunities among peers. Conference attendees are academics from Australian and overseas universities.
The inaugural Monforma in 2009 featured six prominent management accounting guest speakers:
Margaret Abernethy - The University of Melbourne, Australia
Mandy Cheng - University of New South Wales, Australia
Robert Chenhall - Monash University, AustraliaMonash University, Australia
Kim Langfield-Smith - Monash University, AustraliaMonash University, Australia
Stewart Lawrence - University of Waikato, New Zealand
Deryl Northcott - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Participants have previously benefited from Monforma plenary sessions presented by distinguished speakers.
Jeffrey Unerman - School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London
Michael Williamson - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jan Mouritsen - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Theresa Libby - University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada)
Kari Lukka - Turku School of Economics, Finland
Kirsty Towry - Emory University, USA
Sue Haka - Michigan State University, USA
Sue Llewellyn - University of Manchester, UK
Sally Widener - Rice University, US
Chris Chapman - The Imperial College, London, UK
Henri Dekker - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Mike Shields - Michigan State University, USA