The 2020 Summer School on Experimental Research in Management Accounting will be held at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, from 17-21 August 2020.
The purpose of the summer school is to extend doctoral students’ and young post-doctoral researchers’ competencies in the field of experimental research in management accounting. The Summer School consists of two elements:
- Introductory class for participants with no prior knowledge in experimental research (17 August 2020, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.)
- Workshop for all participants (18-20 August 2020) including attendance of the Experimental Research in Management Accounting Conference (20-21 August 2020)
During the introductory class, participants learn the fundamentals of conducting experimental research in management accounting. Among other things, the method is presented, the pros and cons of experimental research are discussed, the validity framework is introduced, and general design choices are explained.
The workshop encompasses both published work and working papers on recent topics in experimental management accounting research. The highly interactive course provides a deep insight into the role of theory in experimental research in management accounting and guidelines on how to test the theory. Further, it offers participants the opportunity to present work in progress (e.g., proposals) to obtain early feedback from fellow students and experienced faculty. On their last day, workshop participants attend the Experimental Research in Management Accounting Conference where a selected number of papers is presented and discussed. The workshop and conference environment offers several opportunities to network with both other participants and the faculty.
Financial support of the 2020 Annual Summer School on Experimental Research in Management Accounting by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is gratefully acknowledged. It enables us to offer participation free of charge. Other costs (e.g., travel costs and accommodation) must be borne by the participants. The fee for lunch and coffee breaks throughout the week as well as the conference dinner is 130 €.
Reports on previous summer schools can be found here.
The “Call for applications“ summarizes all information on the course.