Industrial Economics and Management

Accounting and Control

Accounting and Control is about organizations’ external reporting and management and control of resources within the organization. It concerns accounting, auditing, budgeting, and performance measurement as well as how the design and use organizational controls affects the behaviors of employees.


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The main research focuses of the Accounting and Control group are: management control, business analytics, and the audit profession. The research often combines close interaction with organizations with publishing in renowned journals within the accounting and control field. As such the research is highly policy relevant.

Examples of research:

  • Design and use of management control systems in private and public organizations
  • Performance evaluation in academia
  • Strategy and management control in state authorities
  • The role of auditing for accounting quality

External members of the group

  • John Burns, visiting professor
  • Stephen Jollands, visiting researcher

Ongoing research projects