The Academy of Management Accounting and Control in Central Government
The Academy of Management Accounting and Control in Central Government (AES) is a forum for thoughtful dialogues examining how the state should be governed.
Through AES, researchers and representatives from governmental agencies harness evidence-based management techniques to expand and deepen knowledge on effective governance. The Academy of Management Accounting and Control in Central Government is a meeting place for anyone who has a genuine interest in questions of government.
Our research examines governmental processes from a number of different perspectives. Above all, we focus on how well agencies are able to meet goals that the central government sets for them, focusing on internal control and leadership. Democracy and the rule of law are central to government, but it also needs to be effective. Our research questions grow from these ideals.
The research happens in dialogue with the agencies, maintaining close contact throughout the process. Many leaders have likened AES to an ‘oasis,’ where they can reflect about complex problems while gaining new perspectives and ways of tackling the challenges they face.
Making the knowledge accessible
The results of AES research are published as articles in academic journals, books, and research reports. These are disseminated in a number of ways: our yearly “Researcher Day,” national and international conferences, lectures, workshops and seminars.