Academic research

CIMA's research programme is designed to promote and develop the science of management accountancy as stipulated in our Royal charter.

We encourage leading academic and practitioner researchers who are exploring issues and providing fresh topics of interest to CIMA members, to apply for research grants.

'CIMA not only bridges practice and research, it spreads innovative practice, advocates sustainable performance and stimulates debate.'  Wim van der Stede, CIMA Professor

New 2014 Research Initiatives Launched

CIMA is now accepting research proposals for our two new research initiatives on:

Closing date for all applications is 30 September 2014

Find out more about how to apply and information about CIMA's academic grant programme.

Academic research reports

CIMA funds academic research projects on a range of topics relevant to management accountancy.

Research conferences and events

Every year, CIMA sponsors conferences around the world as a way to engage with the leading academics and support the research being done in management accounting.

News and updates

Centres of excellence

CIMA’s research and development department is piloting two new research centres to advance the global impact of management accounting research.