PMA Conference 2016 Sponsorship

We gratefully acknowledge the support of:

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CIMA's General Charitable Trust.

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Shingo Institute.

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Heriot Watt University.

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Cranfield University.

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Manchester Metropolitan University.

PMA Conference 2016 - Performance Measurement and Management: New Theories for New Practices

Featuring three prominent special issues
International Journal of Management Reviews  - IJMR
International Journal of Operations and Production Management – IJOPM
Measuring Business Excellence, the official journal of the PMA

Measuring Business Excellence

An Introduction from Mike Bourne

Make sure your business succeeds in 2015.

Following the last PMA conference in Denmark, I have now taken over the running of the PMA and just starting to get to grips with the mechanisms we use to communicate with members, such as this website. There is a lot going on behind the scenes and I just wanted to introduce myself and update you on what is happening.

I have been involved with the PMA since its inception and first conferences in Cambridge back in the nineteen nineties and was the co-conference chair with Andy Neely in Cambridge in 2012. Alongside the conferences, I have also been running PMA symposiums, the last two being in Scotland at Loch Lomond. My day job is Professor of Business Performance at Cranfield University where I am Director of the Centre for Business Performance.

So, on to things that are happening. The PMAA in Auckland happened earlier this year with a though provoking key note speech by Prof Michael Bromwich on the emerging costing issues associated with the new digital economy and a video presentation by Bob Kaplan on his latest thinking around the Balanced scorecard with a couple of case examples. The next event that the PMA is running is the PMA Symposium in Bologna in September this year where we will be looking at emerging trends and development in performance measurement and management. If you think this subject is standing still, I think you will be surprised by the developments and new approaches that people are taking. Further details are on this site for those interested.

Conferences are a major activity for the PMA as we have to continually strive to keep together the disparate set of academic disciplines that make up, or contribute to the field of, performance measurement and management. Being a field that relies on practice, engaging with leading practitioners in the field is important too. The next full PMA conference will be held in Edinburgh in 2016, hosted by Herriot Watt University. Professor Umit Bititci and I will be co-chairing the conference and we have a special issue of the International Journal of Management Reviews in the final stages of planning. Our interest in doing this is to give us a platform for moving forward theory in this field, something that is often lacking in PM research. We will be looking for other opportunities to promote practice, but I hope that you will put the 26th to the 29th June 2016 in your diary. As we progress we will keep you up to date with developments.

If you are interested in the PMA, please get in contact and hopefully I will see you at one of our future events.

Mike Bourne