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About Us
edited on June 10, 2016

Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association 
 Contact to:  Susumu Ueno
(上埜 ),  Chair and Representative Director
Omar, Normah,  Deputy Chair and Representative Director


The mission of Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association is to provide platforms to foster communication about academic and practice oriented research amongst researcher and practitioners from academe and industry to advance knowledge pertaining to management and accounting studies.


The vision of Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association is to be an active participant in the academic and practitioner community about creation of knowledge through research in universities and industries nationally and internationally by becoming the premier international organization that represents professional research interests and advances knowledge of  management and accounting studies educators, researchers and practitioners.


  • to facilitate a world-wide networking environment amongst scholarly community engaged in management and accounting studies
  • to enhance exchange between academic and practitioner scholars
  • to provide a effective platform for dissemination of management and accounting studies research
  • to become an information resource for current research in the context of management and accounting studies
  • to recognize outstanding scholars in the field of issues in management and accounting studies
  • to be a pioneer scholarly association for exchange of knowledge globally

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 serve  as chair of the APMAA 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.

Annual Conference Venues

The 2016 (12th) Annual Conference is hosted by Professor Dr. Chu, Hsuan-Lien, National Taipei University, Taiwan

The 2015 (11th) Annual Conference was hosted by Professor Dr. Sekar Mayangsari, Trisakti University, Indonesia

The 2014
(10th) Annual Conference from 27th to30th of October, 2014 was hosted by Professor Kanibhatti Nitirojntanad, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. 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 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.