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Professor of Managerial Accounting

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Matthias D. Mahlendorf is Professor of Managerial Accounting. His research areas are performance measurement, target setting, and organizational design. He has published in journals such as The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organisations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research and Organizational Research Methods. He is member of the editorial boards of Accounting, Organisations and Society, Management Accounting Research und the Journal of Management Accounting Research and serves as a reviewer for The Accounting Review, Management Science, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research and other journals. 

Matthias D. Mahlendorf studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technical University of Dresden, London School of Economics, and Queen Mary's University London. He received his PhD from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. His dissertation on escalation of commitment in failing projects received the Péter Horváth Management Accounting Award 2009 and the Austrian Management Accounting Award. From 2009 to 2014, he worked as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management Accounting and Control at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School, Michigan State University and Arizona State University.

Matthias D. Mahlendorf has designed and taught seminars for executives of major international corporations like SAP, Bayer, and Henkel. He has consulted large organizations such as The Federal Employment Agency on topics such as performance measurement and benchmarking.

He teaches the following courses:
Managerial Accounting (Bachelor)
Restructuring & Strategic Management Control (Master)
Performance Measurement and Incentives (PhD)

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during the semester:

Wednesday 1:00pm until 2:00pm on appointment





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Courses 2017

Title Programme Semester
Restructuring & Strategic Management Control Master 2017 SS
Managerial Accounting Bachelor 2017 SS