History Background of Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA)
The Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA) was established in 2004 as an international academic organization with a special focus on management accounting of the Asia-Pacific region.
The proposal to form the Asian Management Accounting Association was first mooted at the convention of Asian Management Forum, which was held on 3rd and 4th November 2002 in Japan. Since that time, the founder members from different countries continued to share the same vision of advancing management accounting research and practices with particular reference to the Asia-Pacific region.
As a result, when the second convention, Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Forum was held on 24-25, November 2004 in Malaysia, it was unanimously decided that the time had arrived to establish the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association with two main objectives.
1. The objective of APMAA is to promote the advancement of management accounting theory and practices with particular reference to Asia-Pacific accounting issues.
2. For this purpose, APMAA shall undertake to organize forums and conferences, and the publication of the journal: Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Accounting.
The 3rd Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Forum was held in Fukuoka, Japan in March 30-31, 2006. The main theme of the Forum was Present and Future of Management Accounting. The forum attracted more than 40 participants from China, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Professor Akira Nishimura, the President of Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA), gave the opening address. A total of 8 papers were presented, with topics ranging from theoretical and practical development of management accounting to corporate governance in the Asia-Pacific region. The Steering Committee of APMAA held a meeting at the end of the Forum.
The 4th Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Forum was held at South-Western University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China on 28-29 July 2007.
The 5h Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Forum was held in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Japan on 31st October – 2nd November 2009.