Contemporary Topics in Empirical Management Accounting Research

Module Description

The course introduces students to academic literature on the complementarities in organizations. (Monetary) incentives don’t work in isolation, rather, they are part of an incentive system, where different elements influence each other. Furthermore, studies have also found that incentive systems vary depending on contexts such as organizational and task characteristics.

In the seminar, we will discuss some of these different choices and how they interact. Specifically, we will explore the interactions of monetary and non-monetary incentives both non-context and context dependent.

Language of instruction: English

Kick-off session WiSe 2021/2022: November 2, 2021, 10 am, RuW 3.201


The final grade consists of two individual assessments:

  • Seminar Paper (60%)
  • Presentation (40%)

Passing the seminar grants 6 ECTS.

The syllabus of this seminar can be found in OLAT.

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