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updated on January 1, 2023

Messages from APMAA Executives


Susumu Ueno,  Chair of the Board of Directors (2014- ),
 President (2010-2013)



January 1, 2021                                                                                                              

APMAA Policy for the year 2021 is gNurturing and Reinforcing APMAA Sustainability.h In 2021, we aim to achieve the following:

1. Building more value for our members. APMAA is a gmembers-firsth organization. As everyone recognizes, our annual conferences are the platform that brings our members together, 
2. Conducting a gSpring Webinarh (for 2-3 days in next late March) and gSummer Webinarh, hosted by a regional/country chairs in addition to the 2021 regular annual conference,
3. Refining APMAA vision, rules, and guidelines that tell members what APMAA stands for, how it operates, and why it deserves its business, and
4. Sharing administrative tasks (duties) among all Representative Directors, Senior Directors, and Directors. 

 APMAA is an academic association supported and runs by the goodwill of diligent volunteers. In 2021, APMAA renovates its Administration Team and Regional Chapter system. We introduce four committees, i.e.,
 Strategy Committee, Webinar Committee, Collaborative Research Project Committee, and Membership Committee. This renovation aims to facilitate the APMAA to change itself into a sustainable organization that survives and grows over the coming decades. 

On November 25, 2020, APMAA completed the APMAA 2020 Webinar Talk Series gStaying Relevant: Finance and Management Accounting in a Digital Erah The webinar comprised eight-sessions and started on October 1, and attracted over 1, 000 audiences in total. The series was organized by the team of Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia. The UiTM was supposed to conduct the APMAA 2020 conference on 1 – 4 Nov 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the plan. Thank you for the technology. Zoom application provided us an alternative platform.

In 2020, APMAA obtained the product of its first collaborative research project initiated at the APMAA 2016 Annual Conference in Taipei. That is a book entitled "Management Accounting in China and Southeast Asia - Empirical Studies of Current Practices" (edited by Dr. Robert C. Rickards, Dr. Rolf Ritsert, and Dr. Kanitsorn Terdpaopong;
and scheduled to be published from Springer Nature Switzerland AG in April 2021. The research project focused on the Stages of Management Accounting Evolution in the Asia-Pacific Area. Congratulations! 

APMAA will celebrate its 20th Anniversary of foundation in 2024. Letfs develop and introduce more events and projects under the APMAA flag that are attractive enough to satisfy a variety of demands from our diversified members across the globe. Our journey to the 20th-anniversary conference has begun already. See all of you at APMAA 2021 in Jakarta. Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected. 





January 1, 2019

APMAA 2019 in Doha will commemorate the 15th Anniversary of the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association.

Our association was founded in 2004 by the leadership of Professor Akira Nishimura and grew gradually. It was the 6th conference (formerly called gforumh) in 2010 held at National Taiwan University that the overseas participants to our annual conference reached double digit numbers. Thanks to the efforts by APMAA directors and members, today, our conference welcomes around 100 overseas accounting and management scholars and experts from across the world, in addition to attendees from the host nation.

 APMAA is a gmembers-firsth organization. As everyone recognizes, our annual conferences have been the platform that brings our members together. Our conference programs are gof the members,h gby the members,h and gfor the members.h All conference organizers have allocated sufficient time for presentation and discussion of the research papers by reviewers and discussants. Although we welcome practitioners as speakers, their presence should not overshadow the academics.


In APMAA 2018, we received many robust and rigorous scholarly papers. Of course, there exist broad variations in quality (relating to contents, writings, etc.) among papers submitted to APMAA parallel sessions. As an international academic association located in Asia, an important mission of APMAA is to provide regional researchers an easy-to-access platform for communicating their research results with overseas colleagues. No matter the conference venue, our review teams must ensure the integrity and the reliability of the research manuscripts in the proceedings. We will set up a scientific committee at headquarters to achieve the very important mission.


APMAA has grown into one of the leading associations of scholars and specialists in the field of management accounting. Administrative and secretariat tasks at headquarters have increased year by year. Some of our senior directors have hosted the annual conferences and accumulated rich experiences of various tasks. I wish I could share the routine and secretariat tasks with more directors. Letfs work together and achieve a sustainable growth of APMAA.


I look forward to seeing you at APMAA 2019 in Doha.