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9th Annual New Zealand Management Accounting Conference (NZMAC 2015)

The Department of Financial and Business Systems, Lincoln University, invites you to the 9th Annual New Zealand Management Accounting Conference (NZMAC 2015) to be held at Lincoln University on 19-20 November 2015.

Dates
Call for Papers
Programme
Venue
Registration
Conference Sponsors
Accommodation
The Organising Committee
Enquiries

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Dates

19-20 November 2015
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Call for Papers

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Bridging the gaps: teaching, research and practice’. This theme intends to address the dialogue surrounding the relevance of management accounting and education, their relationship with the profession, and the appropriateness of creating a closer nexus between these functions. Guided by this theme, NZMAC 2015 aims to bring together management accounting educators, researchers and practitioners to share their perspectives, challenges and experiences, to encourage a critical discussion of these perceived gaps and foster greater collaboration.
Papers are invited across a range of management accounting issues, including:

– Bridging the gaps: teaching, research and practice
– Management accounting education and pedagogy
– Performance measurement and management
– Costing systems
– Management accounting research methodology
– Strategic management accounting
– Contemporary issues in management accounting

Paper Submissions

Papers from academics, practitioners, and research students are welcome. All papers will be peer reviewed and selected on the basis of quality and suitability.
As a guide, papers should be ten 1.5 line-spaced pages in length (excluding references and appendices), preferably 12 point font, with APA style referencing and in Word (.doc) file format.
Papers are to be submitted to nzmac2015@lincoln.ac.nz by 7 September 2015. Please disclose in your email if your paper is to be considered for the dedicated research student sessions.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by 2 October 2015.
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Programme

The format of the conference will include plenary sessions, concurrent paper presentations and dedicated sessions for research students. Tentative programme as follows:
Day 1 (Nov 19) – 8:45am to late
Day 2 (Nov 20) – 8:45am to 1:00pm
Plenary speakers (click on the names to see the full biography at the end of this page):
Jack Radford
Bill Cotton
Nigel Farmer
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Venue

Lincoln University
Ellesmere Junction Road
Lincoln 7647
Christchurch
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Registration

We are pleased to announce that the registration fee remains unchanged from last year at $185pp (including GST & conference dinner). A late registration fee of $30 will apply from 30 October
All registrations will be made available online. Details on how to register will be made available shortly.

Registration will close on 9 November 2015
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Conference Sponsors

The conference is generously sponsored by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
The Conference Best Paper Award is generously sponsored by AFAANZ
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Accommodation

Accommodation is available at Lincoln University in single-bed study rooms with shared bathroom facilities at $78.50/person per night for bed and fully cooked breakfast and will be able to be booked when registering online.

Other local accommodation venues available to Conference attendees are:
The Famous Grouse Hotel
Lincoln MotelConference rate is $135 pp single including continental breakfast. Please contact the Lincoln Motel via email or phone to receive the Conference rate, as it is not available through website bookings.

Delegates are required to make their own alternative arrangements directly with the provider.
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The Organising Committee of the 9th Annual New Zealand Management Accounting Conference

Tracy-Anne De Silva (Chair), Pam Benbow, Murray Clark, Chris Gan, Rebecca Kennedy, Azadeh Nilipour, Cuong Nguyen, and Jamal Roudaki
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Enquiries

Email: nzmac2015@lincoln.ac.nz
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Plenary speakers biographies

Jack Radford
Jack has been a chartered accountant in public practice specialising in new venture development; an academic who taught a broad range subject areas both in New Zealand and in Malaysia, encompassing management accounting and small business finance; and a director of a number of technology‐based entrepreneurial companies in Christchurch. Jack has been actively involved in the commercial sector through his advisory and extension activities in the agribusiness and financial services sectors. It is Jack’s involvement with Radford Yarn Technologies Ltd and their journey as a new SME to being an export-driven manufacturer of high value, high margin wool yarns for the ‘decorator’ rug market that makes him an ideal keynote speaker for a management accounting conference that bridges the gap between teaching, research and practice.

Bill Cotton
Bill spent 27 years in the United States as a Professor of Accounting, the last 18 years at the State University of New York where he is an Emeritus Professor of Accounting. He has held full-time positions at Miami University, Bowling Green State University, University of Alberta, and University of Canterbury. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Manchester Business School, University of Sydney, and Lincoln University. Bill has worked in public practice, in industry, and as a consultant. He has a wide range of experience in developing and presenting professional and executive development seminars for a variety of organisations including the Institute of Management Accountants, the Foundation for Accounting Education, State University of New York, University of Toronto, and ICANZ (now CAANZ).
Bill specialises in case study based education, with particular emphasis on Financial Management and Advanced Management Accounting. Since returning to New Zealand in 2003 Bill has written most of the cases for the PAS/PCE programme for ICANZ / CAANZ.

Nigel Farmer
Nigel hails from the UK and started his career as an auditor with Pannell Kerr Forster, working on farm accounts and tax in their rural Worcester office. He then made the jump into the commercial world and spent five years in the Finance teams of Smiths Group, a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange, operating in over 50 countries through 23,000 employees. In 1998, Nigel joined Coca Cola Enterprises, one of the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottlers, operating locally across 8 countries in Western Europe, latterly holding the position of European Financial Controller. Nigel joined PGG Wrightson Ltd in August 2010, relocating from London to Christchurch with his Kiwi partner and young family to take up a Finance Manager role, leading a Management Accounting team that business partners the company’s Rural Services trading division.

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