Prof. Dr. Utz Schäffer
Institut für Management und Controlling

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Research Interests

  • Controlling & Strategy Execution
  • Digital Transformation of Finance
  • Roles of CFOs & Controllers
Academic Positions
Date University Position
Since 2007 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Chair of Management Accounting & Control, Director of the Institute of Management Accounting and Control (with Marko Reimer & Jürgen Weber)
2002 – 2007 EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany Chair of Management Accounting & Control
1998 – 2001 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Assistant Professor, Venia Legendi for Business Administration
Education
Date University Position
1993 – 1996 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Ph.D. in Management (Dr. rer. pol.)
1989 – 1993 WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany Studies in Business Administration with exchange semesters at Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago (USA), and EM LYON Business School, Lyon (France)
Practical Experience
Date Company Position
since 2007 CTcon GmbH, Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany Member of Scientific Advisory Council
1996 – 1998 McKinsey & Company, Inc., Munich, Germany Consultant
1993 – 1994 CTcon GmbH, Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Germany Consultant
Activities and Functions
Visiting Professorships Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China (2012–2015)
University of Innsbruck, Austria (2003–2004)
Appointments Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Controllers (since 2020)
Vice Chairman of the Accounting Section of the German Association for Business Research (since 2020)
Editorships Journal of Management Control
Controlling & Management Review
Positions at WHU Ombudsperson (since 2009)
Group Speaker Management Group (2013-2019)
Group Speaker Accounting & Control Group (2008–2013)
Awards
VHB Best Textbook Award 2021
David Solomons Prize 2016
WHU Best Teacher Award (MLB Program) 2010
Publications

Our contribution to cutting-edge research –
A selection of refereed publications.

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