Special Joint Call for Research Proposals
ACCA - IMA Research Foundation

The IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) Research Foundation and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) invite the academic and practitioner communities to participate in a joint call for research proposals. Up to US$100,000 will be awarded for research projects pertaining to the areas specified below. It is anticipated that four to five projects will be funded. The deadline for the submission of proposals is January 31, 2013. Earlier expressions of interest are encouraged.

TOPICS: The joint research program provides grant funding to conduct, support, and disseminate relevant management accounting research on the following topics:
1) Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
- Resource security in the supply chain
- Emerging risk management practices
- Integration of ERM with Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) methods
- Aligning risk management and internal control principles and practices
2) Technology Enablement
- Business Intelligence (BI)/Business Analytics/Creative analysis methods
- Technology driving and facilitating the role of CFO, now and in the future
- Product, channel, and customer value and profitability analysis
3) Business Performance Management
- Strategic Cost Management
- Marketing Analytics - How the CFO supports Marketing
- The implementation of Integrated Reporting and/or Sustainability Reporting

The topics listed above are for guidance purposes only. Proposals addressing other relevant management accounting topics may be considered.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: For submission guidelines see: http://www.imanet.org/PDFs/Public/Research/FAR/IMA_IRF.pdf. Proposals must be submitted in English. Preference will be give to proposals submitted by teams consisting of at least one academic and one practitioner.

ABOUT ACCA: ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. For more information about ACCA, please visit http://www.accaglobal.com

ABOUT CAET: The Certified Accountants Educational Trust (CAET) is a charity, the principal goals of which include the advancement of education in accountancy, financial management and related subjects as well as the support of individuals studying such subjects. It provides CPD (continuing professional development) to members of ACCA and the public. It also provides a magazine student accountant, technical publications and promotes accounting research.

ABOUT IMA: IMA, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 65,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit: http://www.imanet.org

ABOUT THE IMA RESEARCH FOUNDATION: Established in 1994, the IMA Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization designed to assist with the funding, development, and dissemination of timely research that assists accountants and financial professionals in their roles. All research projects funded by the IMA Research Foundation are evaluated based on their potential to contribute to the "body of knowledge" available to the members of IMA and the management accounting profession as a whole. For more information about the IMA Research Foundation visit http://www.imanet.org/researchfoundation

Posted 8/7/12