From APMAA Chairperson
New Year! I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.
beginning of the new year is always a hopeful time. What will APMAA
do in 2023? As an association of like-minded researchers and experts
in accounting, APMAA wants you to continue to develop research
events that help serve the accounting research and educational
community. Last year, thanks to you, APMAA conducted webinars two
times, last May and
2022 Webinars (August & May) (sakura.ne.jp)).
We also completed the 2022 annual conference in a hybrid mode on
November 11 (Friday) successfully (APMAA
2022 annual conference (Asia-Pacific Management Accounting
year, from 24 (Tuesday) to 27(Friday) October 2023, we plan to have
the 2023 Annual Conference at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China.
The conference theme is "Challenges and Opportunities to Management
Accounting in the Digital Era." Digitalization seems to have
disrupted the accounting domain. Digital technologies like the
"cloud" and robotic automation have changed accounting and auditing
compliance practices and financial procedures. Today, many companies
employ a company-wide performance management platform using software
with Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, and Machine Learning
Data Scientists tend to focus on the story that existing data can
tell, accountants can use analytic methods to look into the future.
However, academic research outputs examining the depth of
digitalization in accounting and its impact on practices, education,
and research are still insufficient. We must change and modify
education programs to prepare accounting students for work in a
digital environment. Let's discuss these vital issues at the 2023
webinars and the Forums of the 2023 Annual Conference.
APMAA is a
You are the key players who develop APMAA events such as webinars
and annual conferences (plenary sessions, forums, seminars) and
shape the future of our association. Please send me your practical
proposals for these events. I
am glad to announce that several new (associate) directors have come
to join the 2023 APMAA board. Our journey to the 20th anniversary
conference has just begun. Toward the robust, sustainable, balanced,
and inclusive growth of APMAA, let's walk the APMAA path hand in
hand. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected.
Professor Emeritus, Konan University, Japan