Chair of Management Accounting & Control
March 19th, 6 p.m.: Guest Speaker Gary Cokins about Enterprise Performance Management
Together with IMA – The Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business - the Finance & Accounting Department at EBS (Schloss, KEB) hosts Mr Gary Cokins for a talk on March 19th, 2014 (6 p.m.) on:
Barriers that slow adopting Enterprise Performance Management and the lessons learned to overcome obstacles and get buy-in.
Enterprise Performance Management seeks to integrate methodologies such as balanced scorecards, strategy maps, budgets, activity-based costing (ABC), forecasts, customer relationship and value management, and resource capacity planning in order to align manager and employee behaviour to focus on the organization’s strategic priorities and objectives. There are techniques that can prevent failure with implementing Analytics-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) methodologies. But first, one needs to understand what the barriers are.
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. Moreover, Gary Cokins works as executive-in-residence with IMA, the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (www.imanet.org) .
2nd Bosch Summer School from June 9th to August 1st 2014
After the successful launch of the Bosch Summer School in 2013, the 2nd Summer School will focus on the project "Steering and Controlling of Supply Chains".
24 students are invited to link theory and practice in the project and will participate in numerous events, training sessions and present their results to the BOSCH managment team. Addionally a bursary of 1.000€ is offered.
Send your application including motivation letter, CV and curent grades to Mr. Marc Tänzer: email@example.com
The 9th International Management Control Research Conference
Prof. Niels Dechow and Matthäus Tekaten presented their joint working paper "Studying the Role of Objects in Risk Management & Control Practices – Bringing Control to Risk and Risk to Control." at the 9th International Management Control Research Conference:
“Every three years the MCA holds an international conference to bring together researchers in Management Control from around the world. The most recent one of these was at Nyenrode University in the Netherlands in September 2013. Previous conferences have been held at University of Greenwich, London (2010), ESPC- EAP Paris (2007), Herriot-Watt, Edinburgh (2004), Royal Holloway University of London (2001), the University of Reading (1998) London (1995, 1989) and at HEC Jouy-en-Josas, France in 1992 (with the help of Professor Michel Lebas).” Taken from: http://www.managementcontrolassociation.ac.uk/
Plenary speakers were Professor Henri Dekker, Professor Roland Speklé, and Professoer Sally Widener. Further information here
8th Annual Liverpool Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research
Prof Niels Dechow will present his paper "Exploring the Politics and Processes of Meaning Making and Breaking by the Vocabulary of Deleuze & Guttari (1987)" at the 8th Annual Liverpool Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences in association with the Journal of Organizational Ethnography and Ethnography
Hosted at VU University Amsterdam, 28th – 30th August 2013
The Annual Liverpool Symposium on Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences is a leading international forum for debate and dialogue on the theory, practice and form of ethnographic work in the social and management fields. Having travelled within the UK so far, the symposium now makes a symbolic move towards Europe’s mainland, confirming its ambitions to build a distinctly international community of ethnographic researchers. The 8th Symposium will be hosted by the department of Organization Sciences at VU University Amsterdam, where ethnography has firmly established itself as a methodology for organizational research and, more generally, as an analytical orientation towards meaning and meaning-making processes. The title of this year’s symposium hence is The Politics of Meaning-making/ Meaning-breaking.
EIASM 7th Conference on Persormance Measurement and Control
Prof Niels Dechow will atend the 7th EIASM Conference on Performance Measurement and Management Control in Barcelona. This bi-annual conference has become a reference event to be at the forefront of knowledge in the areas of performance measurement and management control.
In 2013, the conference will focus on behavioral implications and human actions.
Conference on Management Accounting Beijing
Out of a pool of more than 50 international submissions a study bei Matthäus Tekathen and Prof. Niels Dechow was selected as one of only five papers accepted for the AOS Conference in Beijing. The study Risk Management beyond boundaries of the firm: Insights into the practices and risks of a brewing network was presented and discussed by Prof Wai Fung Chua, University of Sydney.
The conference was hosted by Uibe Business School University of International Business and Economics and sponsored by the CIMA General Charitable Trust.