New AICPA & CIMA Research Centre opens call for proposals in Central and Eastern Europe
World’s largest body for professional accountants invites experienced and early-career researchers to inform the future of the profession
AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, announced today the launch of the call for research proposals for their new Research Centre in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Established to support innovative research in Central and Eastern Europe, the CEE Research Centre works with universities, the public sector, and key industry players in the region to develop cutting-edge research, promote best practices, and drive innovation in management accounting to meet business needs. AICPA & CIMA’s CEE Research Centre is the latest addition to support global management accounting research through their regional research centres across the world, including in Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia, and Southern Africa.
With its first call for proposals, the AICPA & CIMA CEE Research Centre is seeking research projects addressing contemporary issues in management accounting and control practice in Central and Eastern Europe, including areas such as business performance, sustainability reporting, and skills. Research grants are available to both experienced and early-career researchers from institutions across the region, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm GMT on 24 November 2023.
Dr Ian Selby, Vice President – Global Management Accounting Research and Development at AICPA & CIMA, together as the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, said:
‘Through AICPA & CIMA’s new research centre, we will be able to create new opportunities for management accounting research in Central and Eastern Europe, while showcasing the skills of researchers in the region, enhance the profile of our profession with public and private organisations, and pave the way for improved business performance. By creating, releasing, and fostering fresh insights and good practice analysis, we ensure the continued relevance and success of the finance profession in an ever-evolving business world’.
AICPA & CIMA will support applicants through the call for proposals through its CEE Research Panel. Made of 10 members of the academic and business worlds, the panel will assist researchers with scoping their research proposals, providing local insights into key trends, and support them through the review process.
The panel members are:
- Chair: Alex Brueggen, Head of Department Accounting & Information Management and Professor of Management Accounting, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics
- Cătălin Albu, Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies
- Martin Artz, Professor Management Accounting & Control, University of Münster
- Joanna Krasodomska D., Associate Professor, Krakow University of Economics
- Remigiusz Napiecek, Associate Professor, Poznan University of Economics and Business
- Bartek Ostrowski, Deputy Head of Pricing Strategy and Client Analytics, Global Wealth Management APAC, UBS Group
- Utz Schäffer, Director Institute of Management Accounting and Control and Professor of Management Accounting and Control, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
- Mariya Shygun, Professor of Accounting and Consulting Department, Kyiv National Economic University
- Aleksander Solski, Integrated Operations (iOPs) Lead for East Europe and Project Lead for Global iOPs Trade Terms Project, Unilever
- Danuta Wosik, Central Europe Corporate Finance Director, Procter & Gamble
Alex Brueggen, Panel Chair at the AICPA & CIMA CEE Research Centre, said:
‘Finance professionals play a key role in enabling businesses to be more competitive in complex business environments. To deliver their best work and help their organisations thrive, finance professionals in Central and Eastern Europe need insights into the region’s unique economic and social conditions, and access to facts, metrics, and data to make strategic business decisions that align with their organisation’s goals.
‘By curating timely and relevant management accounting research, the AICPA & CIMA CEE Research Centre and its panel strive to better support finance professionals and their organisations in the region. We look forward to reading proposals from researchers across the region in coming months’.
For more information about the AICPA & CIMA CEE Research Centre 2023 Call for Proposals, please visit: https://www.aicpa-cima.com/resources/download/central-and-eastern-europe-research-centre-2023-call-for-proposals.