Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) conferences

The Management Accounting Research Group (MARG) conferences are dedicated to providing a forum for researchers and practitioners (approximately 50% of each) to discuss emerging research and practice. There are two annual MARG conferences - a one day event at LSE concerned with evaluating the latest trends in management accounting, and a one-and-a-half day event held at, and organised by, Aston Business School, Birmingham, which concentrates on discussing the research agenda in management accounting. 

The 39th Annual Management Accounting Research Group Conference will take place on Thursday 19 April 2018

Over the years, MARG has critically examined key innovations in management accounting, including:

  • Japanese management accounting;
  • business re-engineering;
  • activity-based costing;
  • strategic management accounting;
  • economic value-added approaches;
  • accounting and 'e' business; and
  • performance measurement and incentives.

Past MARG conference distinguished speakers have included Shanon Anderson, Robin Cooper, Larry Gordon, Anthony Hopwood, Charles Horngren, David Larcker, Jan Mouritsen, Sir Michael Peat, Bob Scapens, John Shank, Mike Shields, Shyam Sunder and Wim Van der Stede among others.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of CIMA’s General Charitable Trust.

Part of the costs of this event are being paid by the ICAEW's charitable trust. These trusts support educational projects relating to accountancy and economics. 

Further funding is also provided by the Department of Accounting at LSE.

Recent MARG conferences

Membership and conference participation

MARG's membership comprises academics and researchers from universities worldwide and practitioners. Practitioners include those working at the controller level in large organisations and at the finance director level in smaller organisations, from both the profit and not-for-profit sectors. Places are limited and by invitation only. If you wish to join or reconfirm your membership, or wish to suggest colleagues, please email Sandra Ma on






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