January 1, 2021
APMAA Policy for the year 2021 is “Nurturing and Reinforcing APMAA
Sustainability.” In 2021, we aim to achieve the following:
Building more value for our members. APMAA is a “members-first” organization.
As everyone recognizes, our annual conferences are the platform that
brings our members together,
Conducting a “Spring Webinar” (for 2-3 days in next late March) and
“Summer Webinar”, hosted by a regional/country chairs in addition to
the 2021 regular annual conference,
Refining APMAA vision, rules, and guidelines that tell members what
APMAA stands for, how it operates, and why it deserves its business,
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,
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 “Staying Relevant: Finance and Management Accounting in a
Digital Era” 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
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
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.
Let’s 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
association was founded in 2004 by the leadership of Professor Akira
Nishimura and grew gradually. It was the 6th conference
(formerly called “forum”) 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
“members-first” organization. As everyone recognizes, our annual
conferences have been the platform that brings our members together. Our
conference programs are “of the members,” “by the members,” and “for the
members.” 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
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. Let’s work together
and achieve a sustainable growth of APMAA.
I look forward to seeing
you at APMAA 2019 in Doha.