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About Us
updated on March 20, 2019

Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association 

About the association

Promoting excellence in accounting  research, education and practice, the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) is the community of accountants in academia and practicing accountants. Founded in 2004, we have a reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. The gender and geographic diversity of our membership and board creates a rich environment for collaboration and innovation. We shape the future of management accounting through teaching, research and a powerful network, ensuring our association a thought leader in the field.


The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association provides a platform for management accounting academics and practitioners in the Asia Pacific region to improve their contribution to global scholarship and to the lives of the people of the region. We accomplish this through fostering worldwide connections of communication, learning and sharing of management accounting knowledge in the areas of education, research, and practices.


The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association will further the creation and dissemination of professional knowledge through research at members’ universities and industries and become a premier international organization in management and accounting studies.


To achieve the mission and vision, the following objectives are set:

  • Pursue the truth in management and accounting fields, and develop a reliable information resource center.

  • Facilitate members’ ability to conduct cutting-edge research in management and accounting by creating research development sessions at the annual meetings.

  • Recognize outstanding scholars in the field of management and accounting studies and pioneering researchers in new issues and technologies in management accounting.

  • Facilitate world-wide networking amongst the scholarly community engaged in management and accounting studies and provide a platform for dissemination of management and accounting research through our annual conferences and The Asia Pacific Management Accounting Journal.

  • Aim to globalize high-level research and education in management and accounting fields by including western and eastern contributions to our conferences.

  • Increase the practical importance of our scholarship by encouraging descriptive research on management accounting practices.

  • Enhance exchange and collaboration between academics and practitioners nationally and internationally.

(Revised on March 20, 2019)



Background of the Association

The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA),
established in 2004, is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of management and accounting.

The proposal to form the Asian Management Accounting Association was first mooted at the convention of Asian Management Forum, the first forum, which was held on 3rd and 4th November 2002 in Fukuoka, Japan under the inspiration of Professor Dr. Akira Nishimura. Since then, the founder members from countries of the Asia-Pacific region continue to meet annually to share the same vision of advancing management and accounting research and practices with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region.

As a result, when the second convention, Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Forum was held on 24-25, November 2004 in Malaysia, it was unanimously decided that the time had arrived to officially establish the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association with two primary objectives.

1. The objective of APMAA is to promote the advancement of management accounting theory and practices with particular reference to Asia-Pacific accounting issues.

2. For this purpose, APMAA shall undertake to organize forums and conferences, and the publication of the journal: Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Accounting (APMAJ).

Professor Dr. Akira Nishimura remained the President of APMAA since its inception until 2009. On 1 January 2010, the baton was passed to Professor Dr Susumu Ueno (2010-2013).  On January 1, 2014, APMAA renewed its governance structure, and .Professor Dr Susumu Ueno (2014-) continues to lead the association  by serving as the chair of the board of directors.

APMAA is striving for establishing national chapters around the region to facilitate networking as well as the facilitation and exchange of knowledge at a more local level.

Future Conference Venues

The 2020 (16th) Annual Conference is hosted by Professor Dr. Sulaiman,Suzana, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malyasia

The 2019 (15th) Annual Conference is hosted by Professor Dr. Elgammal, Mohammed, Qatar University, Qatar


Past Conference Venues
The 2018 (14th) Annual Conference, hosted by APMAA and Waseda University, was successfully held in Tokyo, Japan. The conference theme is " The Forefront of Management Accounting:  Research and Practices."

The 2017
(13h) Annual Conference is hosted by Professor Dr. Hu, Yiming, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.  The conference theme is "Management Accounting and Society: A Global Perspective." 

The 2016 (12th) Annual Conference  hosted by Professor Dr. Chu, Hsuan-Lien, National Taipei University, Taiwan was successfully held  at The Sherwood Taipei from October 4th(Tuesday) to 7th(Friday).  The conference theme is "Opportunities and New Trends in Managerial Accounting."

The 2015 (11th) Annual Conference  hosted by Professor Dr. Sekar Mayangsari, Trisakti University and Dr. Grahita Chandrarin, University of Merdeka Malang, Indonesia was successfully held from 26th to29th of October. The conference theme is "Management Accounting For Sustainable Development."

The 2014
(10th) Annual Conference hosted by Professor Kanibhatti Nitirojntanad, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand was successfully held
at the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Hotel from October 27th to 30th. The conference theme is "Management accounting in a global, dynamic environment: Challenges and opportunities."

The 2013 (9th) Annual Conference hosted by Professor Dr. Susumu Ueno, APMAA Japan  and Nagoya University was successfully held from 1st to 4th of November, 2013. The conference theme is "Challenges for Management Accounting: Issues in Theory and Practices."

The 2012
Annual Conference, hosted by Professor Dr. Yuan Lue Fu, University of Xiamen, China, was successfully held from 14th to17th of November, 2012. The conference theme is "MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING: the Optimization of Management Control System."


The 2011 (7th) Annual Conference, hosted by Professor Dr. Ibrahim Kamal Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia was successfully held from 16th to19th of November, 2011. The conference theme is "Management Accounting: A Value Creation Tool for Sustainability."

The 2010 (6th) Annual Forum
, hosted by Professor Dr. Yang-Tzong (Jimmy) Tsay, National Taiwan University  was successfully held from 5th to7th of November, 2010.

The 2009 (5th)  Annual Forum ,hosted by Professor. Dr. Akira Nishimura, was successfully held at Center for Media Education and Study of Beppu University, Japan from the 31st October to the 2nd November 2009. More than 50 researchers and managers from nine countries attended the forum.


The 2007 (4th)  Annual Forum was hosted by Professor Peng Shaobing, South-Western University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China on 28-29 July 2007.


The 2006 (3rd)  Annual Forum,hosted by Professor. Dr. Akira Nishimura was held at Fukuoka Garden Palace in Fukuoka, Japan in March 30-31. The main theme of the Forum was Present and Future of Management Accounting.


The 2004 (2nd)  Annual Forum hoated by Prof. Dr  Ibrahim Kamal Abdul Rahman was held on 24-25, November 2004 at Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. it was unanimously decided that the time had arrived to establish the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association.


The 2002 (1st)  Annual Forum hosted by Professor. Dr. Akira Nishimura was held 3rd and 4th, November at International Exchange Plaza, Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. Since that time, the participants from different countries continued to share the same vision of advancing management accounting research and practices with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region.

Contact:  Susumu Ueno
(上埜 進)
Chair of the APMAA Board and Representative Director