Provided by James R. Martin, Ph.D., CMA
Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida
MAAW represents an ongoing project to systematically categorize management and accounting literature from the past 100+ years. The site is freely accessible to anyone on the web and particularly useful to students, researchers, and practitioners interested in accounting.
MAAW is designed around 135 main topics (some fairly broad) that can be accessed from the home page, the main topics page, or the table of contents. At a minimum, each topic includes a main page and bibliography. Many topics also include several other pages of summary information, illustrations, links to other web sites, and a list of questions related to that topic. Although MAAW was originally designed for management accounting courses (See MAAW's Book and Graduate MA Course for two self study courses), the site can be used to supplement any course of study in accounting, most accounting research projects, and perhaps most courses and research projects in business and economics as well. For example, broad topics such as Behavioral Issues, Deming, Economics, Ethics, Theories, Research Methodology, Strategy, and Quantitative methods are applicable to a wide audience.
Perhaps the best way to grasp the scope of MAAW is to scroll through the Table of Contents where each entry represents a hyperlink to the page indicated. There are thousands of entries on the Main Bibliography and topics pages, and hundreds of article and book summaries. In addition, thousands of articles from The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Administrative Science Quarterly, The Academy of Management Journal, The Accounting Historians Journal, and Management Science are available via links to the JSTOR database. MAAW also includes bibliographies for many other Journals. These pages include a complete or extensive listing of each journal’s published articles. In addition, the Index of Accounting Systems for Business is a relatively new section that includes articles by type of activity as well as by type of business.
The pages of MAAW reveal that management and accounting topics represent a very broad and extremely important area of study for those interested in business in general, as well as those interested in accounting and management. I hope you find the site useful, bookmark http://maaw.info, and spread the word to others. You can get updates for the site on MAAW's Blog, MAAW's LinkedIn Group, or MAAW's Facebook Page. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. For some ways to help MAAW promote accounting and management see Contribute to MAAW.