2023 Summer School on Experimental Research in Management Accounting

Jun 13, 2023
Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Mar 12, 2023

The purpose of this program is to extend doctoral students’ and young post‐doctoral researchers’ competencies in the field of experimental research in management accounting. The Summer School consists of two elements:
 Introductory class for participants with no prior knowledge in experimental research (12 May 2023, 9
a.m. – 12 p.m.) via Zoom
 Workshop for all participants (13–16 June 2023) including attendance of the Experimental Research in Management Accounting Conference (for more information visit www.exrima.org) (15–16 June 2023)


The workshop will be taught by Prof. Jongwoon (Willie) Choi, who is Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. His work has been published in leading accounting journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. He is an expert in experimental research in management accounting. Speakers in previous workshops were Prof. Kristy Towry (Emory University), Prof. Victor Maas (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Lynn Hannan (Tulane University), Prof. Ivo Tafkov (Georgia State University), Prof. Marcel van Rinsum (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Prof. Gary Hecht (University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign), Prof. Michael Williamson (University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign), and Prof. Eddy Cardinaels (Tilburg University).
The Summer School is hosted jointly by Prof. Thorsten Knauer (Ruhr University Bochum), Prof. Friedrich Sommer (University of Bayreuth), and Prof. Arnt Wöhrmann (Giessen University). One of the organizers teaches the introductory class.

During the introductory class, participants learn the fundamentals of conducting experimental research in management accounting. Among other things, the method is presented, the pros and cons of experimental research are discussed, the validity framework is introduced, and general design choices are explained. The workshop encompasses both published work and working papers on recent topics in experimental management accounting research. The highly interactive course provides a deep insight into the role of theory in experimental research in management accounting and guidelines on how to test the theory. Further, it offers participants the opportunity to present work in progress (e.g., proposals) to obtain early feedback from fellow students and experienced faculty. On their last day, workshop participants attend the Experimental Research in Management Accounting Conference where a selected number of papers is presented and discussed (www.exrima.org). The workshop and conference environment offers several opportunities to network with both other participants and the faculty.

Previous knowledge in experimental research is not required; however, participants without prior knowledge in experimental research are encouraged to attend the introductory class (taught via Zoom) before the workshop and the conference. All other participants only attend the workshop (including the conference). Participants are required to read selected papers thoroughly in preparation for the course and are assigned the role of discussion leaders for some papers. Thus, participants need to prepare for active involvement in class. The course language is English.

The 2023 Summer School on Experimental Research in Management Accounting will be held at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Licher Str. 68, 35394 Giessen, Germany. Giessen University is conveniently located around one hour away from Frankfurt Airport and is easy to reach by car or public transportation.

Support of the 2023 Annual Summer School on Experimental Research in Management Accounting by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is gratefully acknowledged. Participation is free of charge. Other costs (e.g., travel costs and accommodation) must be borne by the participants. The fee for lunch and coffee breaks throughout the week as well as the conference dinner is 160 €.

The application deadline is 12 March 2023. Early applications are encouraged. Applications should be submitted via e‐mail to organizers@exrima.org. A complete application includes a short CV (one to two pages, 11 pt Times New Roman) and a letter of motivation (maximum two pages, 11 pt Times New Roman). Participants who also want to present a research proposal (research idea, pre‐test results, etc.) should submit the proposal in the application (max. 3 pages, 11 pt Times New Roman). Since the number of participants and time slots for presentations is limited, applicants will be informed about acceptance by 31 March 2023. For all other information (accommodation, travel, etc.) please visit www.exrima.org


Jongwoon (Willie) Choi ● Thorsten Knauer ● Friedrich Sommer ● Arnt Wöhrmann
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