Journal of Management Control

The Journal of Management Control (JoMaC) is an international journal published by Springer concerned with the formal, information-based routines and procedures managers use to maintain or alter patterns in organizational activities.

The Institute of Management Accounting and Control (IMC) actively supports JoMaC and Utz Schäffer serves as editor of the journal. Moreover, submissions to the Annual Conference of Management Accounting Research (Vallendarer Controllertagung) are also considered for publication in the journal, if requested by the authors.

JoMaC was founded as “Zeitschrift für Planung und Unternehmenssteuerung” in 1990 and has a strong reputation as a dedicated academic journal open to high quality research on all aspects of management control.

The journal covers such topics as: the role of management control systems in the management of companies and non-profit organizations; the design and use of planning systems for production, marketing, logistics and other fields of use; the interaction between strategic and operational aspects of management control; the role of management accountants and other internal and external service providers, such as financial accountants, auditors and consultants; and change and the sustainability of management control systems.

JoMaC is available in more than 5000 libraries and institutions around the world. It is published four times a year in print and online.

Journal of Management Control especially welcomes empirical and analytical papers reflecting both methodological rigor and practical relevance that make a significant contribution to literature.


  • Wolfgang Berens - University of Muenster
  • Jürgen Bloech - University of Goettingen
  • Nils Boysen - University of Jena
  • Carl-Christian Freidank - University of Hamburg
  • Uwe Götze (Managing Editor) - Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Thomas Günther - Dresden University of Technology
  • Utz Schäffer - WHU Otto-Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar


Editorial Board

  • John Burns - Exeter Business School, UK
  • Teemu Malmi - Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Deryl Northcott - Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Marc Orlitzky - Penn State University, USA
  • Sally Widener - Rice University, USA