IACCM’s research is at the heart of our best practices and guidance to our members. Over 10 years of focused research into contract and commercial management means that IACCM is the world leader in this area. We provide our all of members with our standard research reports as part of the membership scheme; in addition, we can run bespoke programs which use new and existing data to support benchmarking against geographical or industry norms; finally our Research Forum is an invite-only peer group designed to provide our members with a means of establishing new trends and learning from others who are meeting the same challenges.


Commissioned Research

Bring your questions to us and we will poll the largest concentration of skilled contracting professionals available today and structure their feedback for you. We’ll even help you to analyze the information and tune your contracts!

IACCM is a world-leading source of independent analysis, informed debate and influential thought leadership for innovation in global trading relationships and practices. Our outcomes deliver sustainable, achievable, ethical, solutions designed to foster economic growth. We:

  • Engage with governments, the private sector, in open forums and confidential discussions about programs and practices that capitalize on opportunities to achieve their goals and advance commercial and contracting activities and innovation
  • Produce independent and rigorous analysis of critical global and industry specific challenges and opportunities
  • Offer dependable and responsible solutions to decision-makers and shapers.

For more information, please contact us at research@iaccm.com


Research Forum

The IACCM Research Forum is a first of its kind body of leading corporations, covering both buy-side and sell-side perspectives and insights. Its research agenda will enable participants to increase performance through superior management of their trading relationships. It achieves this objective through a common research agenda, leading to practical insights and actionable implementation plans.

Research topics are be established through group consensus and there are three major studies each year, led by suitably qualified IACCM staff and supported as appropriate by external researchers or analysts.

Each project results in a high quality “actionable” report, made available exclusively to members of the Forum. Results will be presented at a 1.5 day symposium to be held in locations selected by Forum members. Each member is entitled to two places at the symposium, which includes working sessions to discuss the implications of research findings, and more importantly, their implementation. As appropriate, external experts will be invited to present or share perspectives. There are also be ad-hoc knowledge exchange, inquiries, and survey opportunities throughout the year for the members of the IACCM Research Board. 

There are also be opportunities for peer-to-peer collaboration with member-directed research on mission critical decision support with a global impact.

For more information, please contact us at research@iaccm.com