Faculty of IMC

Directors

Prof. Dr.

Utz Schäffer

Director

Raum: D-220

+49-(0)261-6509-700


Primary Research Areas:
  • Controlling & Strategy Execution
  • Roles of CFOs and Controllers
  • Digital Transformation of Controlling
Key Publications:
  • Erhart, R., Mahlendorf, M.D., Reimer, M., Schäffer, U. (forthcoming): Theorizing and Testing Bidirectional Effects: The Relationship Between Strategy Formation and Involvement of Controllers. Accounting, Organizations and Society.
  • Becker, S., Mahlendorf, M.D., Schäffer, U., & Thaten, M. (2016). Budgeting in Times of Economic Crisis. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33(4), 1489-1517.
  • Voußem, L., Kramer, S., & Schäffer, U. (2016). Fairness Perceptions of Annual Bonus Payments: The Effects of Subjective Performance Measures and the Achievement of Bonus Targets. Management Accounting Research, 30, 32–46.
  • Voußem, B., Schäffer, U., & Schweizer, D. (2015). Top Management Turnover under the Influence of Activist Investors. Journal of Management & Governance, 19(3), 709–739.
  • Burkert, M., Fischer, F., & Schäffer, U. (2011). Application of the Controllability Principle and Managerial Performance: The Role of Role Perceptions. Management Accounting Research, 22(4), 143–159.
  • Messner, M., Becker, A., Schäffer, U., & Binder, C. (2008). Legitimacy and Identity in Germanic Management Accounting Research. The European Accounting Review, 16(2), 129–160.

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Jürgen Weber

Director

Raum: D-214

+49-(0)261-6509-470


Primary Research Areas:
  • Controllership
  • Organizational Change
Key Publications: 
  • Goretzki, L., Mack, S., Messner, M., &Weber, J. (forthcoming). Exploring the Persuasiveness of Accounting Numbers in the Framing of 'Performance' – A Micro-level Analysis of Performance Review Meetings. European Accounting Review.
  • Janke, R., Mahlendorf, M. D., & Weber, J. (2014). An Exploratory Study of the Reciprocal Relationship Between Interactive Use of Management Control Systems and Perception of Negative External Crisis Effects. Management Accounting Research, 25 (4), 251-270
  • Hiller, H., Mahlendorf, M. D., & Weber, J. (2014). Management Accountants' Occupational Prestige Within the Company: A Social Identity Theory Perspective. European Accounting Review, 23 (4), 671-691
  • Goretzki, L., Strauß, E., & Weber, J. (2013). An Institutional Perspective on the Changes in Management Accountants' Professional Role. Management Accounting Research, 24(1), 41-63

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Professors

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N.N.

Professor


Primary Research Area:

  • Management Accounting and Control 

Assistant Professors

Asst. Prof. Dr.

Lukas Löhlein

Assistant Professor

Raum: D-212

+49-(0)261-6509-490


Primary Research Areas:
  • Accounting Profession & Regulation
  • Informal Control Systems
  • Culture of Management Accounting
Key Publications:
  • Löhlein, L. (forthcoming). Measuring the Independence of Audit Oversight Entities. A Comparative Empirical Analysis, Accounting Research Journal.
  • Löhlein, L. (2016). From Peer Review to PCAOB Inspections: Regulating for Audit Quality in the U.S., Journal of Accounting Literature, 36, 28-47.

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Asst. Prof. Dr.

Marko Reimer

Assistant Professor

Raum: D-221

+49-(0)261-6509-481


Primary Research Areas:
  • Upper Echelons and Top Management Teams
  • Management Control Systems
Key Publications:
  • Erhart, R., Mahlendorf, M.D., Reimer, M., Schäffer, U. (forthcoming): Theorizing and Testing Bidirectional Effects: The Relationship Between Strategy Formation and Involvement of Controllers. Accounting, Organizations and Society.
  • Reimer, M., Van Doorn, S., Heyden, M.L.M. (forthcoming): Unpacking Functional Experience Complementarities in Senior Leaders’ Influences on CSR Strategy: A CEO-Top Management Team Approach. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Heyden, M. L. M., Reimer, M., & Van Doorn, S. (2017). Innovating Beyond the Horizon: CEO Career Horizon, Top Management Composition, and R&D Intensity. Human Resource Management, 56 (2), 205-224.
  • Heyden, M. L. M., Van Doorn, S., Reimer, M., Van den Bosch, F. A. J., & Volberda, H. W. (2013): Perceived Environmental Dynamism, Relative Competitive Performance, and Top Management Team Heterogeneity: Examining Correlates of Upper Echelons’ Advice-Seeking. Organization Studies, 34 (9), 1327-1356.

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Asst. Prof. Dr.

Leona Wiegmann

Assistant Professor

Raum: D-211

+49-(0)261-6509-483


Primary Research Areas:
  • Management Accounting and Control Systems
  • Roles and Practices of Management Accountants
  • Organizational Change
Key Publications:
  • Goretzki, L., Strauß, E., & Wiegmann, L. (forthcoming). Exploring the Roles of Vernacular Accounting Systems in the Development of “Enabling” Global Accounting and Control Systems”. Contemporary Accounting Research.

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

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N.N.

Assistant Professor


Primary Research Area:

  • Management Accounting and Control

Postdoc

Dr.

Christopher Biesenthal

Postdoc

Raum: D-225

+49-(0)261-6509-482


Primary Research Areas:
  • tbd
Key Publications:
  • Pollack, J., Biesenthal, C., Sankaran, S., & Clegg, S. (2017). Classics in Megaproject Management: A Structured Analysis of Three Major Works [In Press]. International Journal of Project Management.
  • Forsythe, P., Sankaran, S., & Biesenthal, C. (2015). How Far Can BIM Reduce Information Asymmetry in the Australian Construction Context?. Project Management Journal, 46(3), 75-87.
  • Biesenthal, C. E., Sankaran, S., Pitsis, T., & Clegg, S. (2015). Temporality in Organization Studies: Implications for Strategic Project Management. Open Economics and Management Journal, 2, 45-52.
  • Pollack, J. B., Fahri, J., Biesenthal, C., & Sankaran, S. (2015). Understanding Megaproject Success beyond the Project Close-Out Stage. Construction Economics and Building, 15(3), 48-58.
  • Klein, L., Biesenthal, C. E., & Dehlin, E. (2015). Improvisation in Project Management: A Praxeology. International Journal of Project Management, 33(2), 267-277.
  • Biesenthal, C. E., & Wilden, R. M. (2014). Multi-level Project Governance: Trends and Opportunities. International Journal of Project Management, 32(8), 1291-1308.
  • Müller, R., Andersen, E., Kvalnes, O., Shao, J., Sankaran, S., Turner, R., Biesenthal, C., & Gudergan, S. (2013). The Interrelationship of Governance, Trust and Ethics in Temporary Organizations. Project Management Journal, 44(4), 26-44.

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

Honorary Professor

Prof. Dr.

Edgar Ernst

Honorary Professor