Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association
  APMAA 2018 Conference in Tokyo (official site)

October 29th (Monday) – November 1st (Thursday), 2018

Venue: Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (

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     Updated on April 25, 2018

             2018 Doctoral Colloquium Call for Papers   

The main objective of the APMAA 2018 Doctoral Colloquium is to offer an opportunity for PhD students to receive high-quality feedback from external reviewers and to directly interact with peers, exchange ideas, discuss concepts, and establish (in) formal cooperation with various research groups. Doctoral students and candidates at all stages are welcome to submit a thesis-position paper, but preference will be given to students in the earlier stages of their doctoral work. Participants will be expected to give short and informal presentations of their work during the Colloquium, to be followed by a panel-like discussion.

The Doctoral Colloquium will be held in conjunction with the APMAA 2018 Conference. Doctoral students and candidates are hereby invited to present and discuss their preliminary results or work-in-progress. The discussants comprise of a group of international professors. 

    Doctoral students interested in participating on the doctoral colloquium should submit a single PDF file consisting of:

@1. An introductory letter in which you indicate what you wish to obtain from the doctoral colloquium and what you will be bringing to the doctoral colloquium.

@2. A one-page research statement on the research field you will pursue. If you are at the doctoral dissertation stage, this statement should focus on the dissertation.

@3. Your CV.

@4. A letter of recommendation from your primary dissertation advisor, who should state what you could contribute as well as gain from the doctoral consortium.

@5. Your paper (The text should be about 4,000- 8,000 words.).

    Paper Submission (Doctoral Colloquium):

    The deadline for full paper submissions is July 10th, 2018.

    The notification of acceptance is September 1st, 2018. 

    Submitted online
    Your paper for the APMAA 2018 Doctoral Colloquium should be submitted from the paper submission page.
We will open the page on May 1st, 2018. 

     The submitted paper should clearly state:

    EAn overview of related work in the area of the doctoral work

    EThe original key idea/hypothesis of the thesis

    EThe problem domain and the specific problem addressed

    EMethodological approach

    EThe expected contributions

    EResearch carried out 

    The colloquium chairs will arrange the selection of the accepted papers using a peer review process. The accepted papers will be published in the Doctoral Colloquium proceedings. At least one of the authors should register (pay the participation fee) for the conference before September 15th, 2018, and attend as well as present the paper in the conference. Otherwise, the paper will not be included in the conference program and proceedings. 


@1) The first author should be a doctoral student who is mainly responsible for conducting the research on the respective topic.

@2) Names of the authors are preceded by: first author and, where applicable, supervisor.

@3) The author should register (pay the participation fee) for the conference before September 15th, 2018.  

 If you have further questions, please contact;
  Shoichiro Hosomi
( Chair of APMAA 2018 Doctoral Colloquium
  Masaaki Aoki ( Co-chair of APMAA 2018 (14th) Conference (in Charge of Parallel Sessions)      

Important Dates for Authors :
Paper Submission Deadline: July 10, 2018
Paper Acceptance Notification: by September 1, 2018
Conference Registration and Fee Payment Deadline: September 15, 2018
Proceedings Paper Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018