WHU General

New Full Professor for Management Accounting & Control

Lukas Löhlein from the IMC accepted by tenure committee

On January 1, 2023, Lukas Löhlein became a full professor for management accounting and control at the Institute of Management and Controlling (IMC) at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, where he has already been active as an assistant professor since 2017. The promotion is the result of a tenure commission’s extensive evaluation of his research and teaching activities.

After completing his studies in political science and business administration in Konstanz and Friedrichshafen, Löhlein earned his doctoral degree from the University of Luxemburg in 2016. He then spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The focus of Lukas Löhlein’s research is on management and strategy in times of crises, non-profit organizations, and the influence of digitalization on controlling. In his work, Löhlein assumes a strongly interdisciplinary perspective. With the help of qualitative research methods, as well as theory models from the field of sociology, he analyzes the surprisingly dynamic role that figures, quantification, and key performance indicators play in today’s companies and in society as a whole. His research has appeared in many internationally leading expert journals, including the European Accounting Review and Accounting, Organizations and Society.

At WHU, Lukas Löhlein teaches subjects relevant to management controlling systems, strategy, and the management of non-profit organizations. He is also active as a guest lecturer at the LSE, where he was honored with the LSE Teaching Excellence Award in 2017.

We are delighted that Lukas Löhlein has opted to stay at WHU, and we would like to congratulate him on his promotion. We’re very much looking forward to the continued collaboration with him.