I conduct experimental research in managerial accounting and business ethics, with an emphasis on compensation schemes and the role of moral values in managerial decision making. For example, in my most recent research, I study how the framing of managerial compensation in conjunction with stable managerial traits affect cooperative behavior. I study these phenomena in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. My research has been published in academic journals such as Management Accounting Research, Public Management Review, or the Journal of Business Ethics. My research has regularly been featured in the public press such as Barron’s, Le Temps, VoxEU, or the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
I teach cost accounting, management control, experimental methods, and business ethics courses in undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, collect vintage watches, and play tennis.
Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? The Joint Effects of Manager and Subordinate Narcissism on Performance Evaluation (with Miriam Maske). Presented at AOM 2022 (link)
The interactive effects of manager narcissism and the framing of the manager’s incentive scheme on employee effort (with Miriam Maske and Bernhard Hirsch). Presented at MAS 2021, AAA 2020, ABO 2020 (link)
Earnings Management and Managerial Honesty: The Investors' Perspectives (with Rajna Gibson, Carmen Tanner and Alexander Wagner). Presented at AEA Meeting 2017, FMA Meeting 2017 (link)
How corporate charitable giving reduces the costs of formal controls (with Bernhard Reichert)
- Journal of Business Ethics, 2022. (link)
Negative media reporting and its effects on performance information use in public spending (with David Lindermüller and Bernhard Hirsch)
- Public Management Review, 2022. (link)
Does moral commitment predict resistance to corruption? experimental evidence from a bribery game (with Carmen Tanner and Stefan Linder)
- PloS one, 2022. (link)
How managerial accountability mitigates a halo effect in managers’ ex-post bonus adjustments (with Miriam Maske and Bernhard Hirsch)
- Management Accounting Research, 2021. (link)
The impact of clawback provisions on information processing and investment behavior (with Bernhard Hirsch and Bernhard Reichert)
- Management Accounting Research, 2017. (link)
Narzissten haben nützliche und gefährliche Seiten. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 11.07.2022 (link)
What kind of person can resist corruption? Psychology Today, 15.03.2022 (link)
Investing in managerial honesty. VoxEU and The World Economic Forum, 05.11.2018 (link)
Honesty’s the Best Policy? Yes, Investors Say. Barron’s, 24.11.2017 (link)
L’intégrité morale peut répondre aux attentes des investisseurs. Le Temps, 12.10.2017 (link)
ESSEC Business School Research grant (CERESSEC grant number 043-263-1-8-05-P-1) €4600 “Who is corrupt? Experimental research on petty corruption in an auditing setting” in 2018
I teach cost accounting, management control, business ethics, and experimental methods on an undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level. I have been teaching at institutions such as European University Viadrina, ESCP Berlin, Zeppelin University, or UniBW Munich.
Exemplary courses taught:
- An Introduction to Business Ethics and Sustainability Management (B.Sc.)
- Cost Accounting (B.Sc.)
- Current Topics and Management Control Research and Practice (M.Sc.)
- Experimental Methods in Business Research (PhD)