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In this panel session, we will discuss how new data sources such as textual information from the web, satellite data, data on employee behavior and more can inform management accounting research and practice.
Matthias D. Mahlendorf is Professor of Managerial Accounting. He is interested in the areas of performance measurement, dynamic target updating and incentives, data analytics and the digital transformation of management control. He is associate editor of European Accounting Review and member of the editorial board of Accounting, Organisations and Society and serves as a reviewer for The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science and other journals. He has taught EMBA, MBA, and Master of Applied Data Science students on topics such as management accounting, strategy execution, and restructuring.
David Smith is Dean of the School of Accounting, Information Systems, and Supply Chain at RMIT University. He has previously held professorial appointments at the University of Queensland and Monash University. David has published in leading journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Journal of Accounting Literature. He is an Editor at Behavioral Research in Accounting and Accounting and Finance. He also serves as a member of a number of editorial boards, including the following ABDC A*-ranked journals: Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Management Accounting Research. David is a former member of the board of directors of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) and was a former chair of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Centre of Excellence Australasia panel.