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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.

Monforma has featured the following prominent management accounting guest speakers:

Guest speakers

Margaret Abernethy - The University of Melbourne, Australia
Mandy Cheng - University of New South Wales, Australia
Robert Chenhall - Monash University, Australia
Kim Langfield-Smith - Monash University, Australia
Stewart Lawrence - University of Waikato, New Zealand
Deryl Northcott - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Professor Clinton Free -  University of New South Wales
Professor Karen Sedotale - Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Plenary speakers

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

Monforma partners

The sponsors of Monforma2018 are The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR).

Since 2010 the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have partnered with Monash University to present Monforma.

CIMA is the world’s leading professional body of management accountants and also the world’s largest. Their aim is to help “individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting."

CIMA established in 2012 the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation together with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In 2017, CIMA and AICPA formed the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and, together, they represent more than 650,000 members and students in management and public accounting.

To find out more about CIMA visit their website, where you can also learn more about the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation and the CIMA research program.

Journal of Management Accounting Research

The Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) is a prestigious leading journal published by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. JMAR’s aim “is to contribute to improving the theory and practice of management accounting by promoting high-quality applied and theoretical research.”

JMAR’s primary audience is the membership of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association and other individuals interested in management accounting.

To find more about JMAR, visit their website.

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