Centre of excellence Southeast Asia

CIMA has established a centre of excellence (COE) in Southeast Asia to engage innovative research being undertaken in the local region.

The COE will collaborate with universities, the public sector and key industry players in this region to ensure the areas of research and related outputs are market driven and relevant.

Outputs will include research reports and cutting edge tools and techniques that will address issues raised by the industry. These solutions will be vital in guiding critical business decisions and driving strong performance in financial and operational reality.

The research, which will be led by CIMA, will help to develop the CIMA brand within the accounting field in this region as well as increase awareness of the benefits of using management accounting tools and concepts to gain a competitive edge.

It will also provide CIMA with a better understanding of employers’ needs in the region and help develop a truly global industry relevant syllabus and CPD resources appropriate for local use.

2017 research grant scheme

We invite applications for research funding from academics and practitioners in the region.

Research funding are based on the following four thematic areas:

  1. Public sector transformation.
  2. Sustainability in accountancy.
  3. Performance measurement and risk management.
  4. Stewardship and corporate governance

We are also happy to consider any research topic that is practice relevant, comprising a research project that is related to CIMA’s mission of helping people and businesses succeed through the development and operation of innovative, sustainable, and best practice management accounting systems.

How to apply

To apply for the research grant, please download: 

  1. The application form: choose either PDF or Word format
  2. Guidance notes 
  3. Sample contract 

For more information, please download the COE SEA research initiative flyer (PDF119KB) 

2017 key dates

  • Deadline for proposal submission: 28 July 2017
  • Expected notification date: 29 September 2017
  • Academic research programme

    CIMA's research programme is designed to promote and develop the science of management accountancy. We encourage leading researchers to apply for research grants. We also sponsor conferences around the world as a way to engage with the leading academics and support the research being done in management accounting.

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  • Academic research reports

    Academic research reports

    Executive Summaries of research projects commissioned by CIMA. These reports summarise the project itself and present the key findings and the implications for business practitioners.

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  • Research events and news

    Research events and news

    The COE Southeast Asia wants to ensure that management accounting research undertakes ongoing improvements and holds events to help achieve this.

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  • Research panel

    Research panel

    Wanted to know more about the research panel in the Southeast Asia region?

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