The 2023 Experimental Research in Management Accounting Conference is jointly hosted by Jongwoon (Willie) Choi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Thorsten Knauer (Ruhr University Bochum), Friedrich Sommer (University of Bayreuth), and Arnt Wöhrmann (Giessen University).
Jongwoon (Willie) Choi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at the Wisconsin School of Business (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and holds the David J. Lesar Professor in Business. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate management accounting courses. His research examines the use of accounting information in managerial decision-making, with an emphasis on strategic performance measurement systems, and performance evaluation and reward systems. Willie has received several awards for his teaching and research, and Poets and Quants also recognized Willie in its annual list of annual list of “40 under 40 Most Outstanding Business Professors.”
Thorsten Knauer holds the Chair of Management Accounting at the Ruhr University Bochum (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) since 2016. He completed his Ph.D. and post-doctoral studies ("Habilitation") at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster). In 2012/2013 he was a visiting scholar at Richard Ivey School of Business, London (Canada). From 2013 to 2016, he held the Chair of Management Accounting and Control at the University of Bayreuth.
Friedrich Sommer holds the Chair of Management Accounting and Control at the University of Bayreuth since 2017, after being the Acting Professor at that Chair since 2016. He holds doctoral and post-doctoral degrees (“Habilitation”) from the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster). During his post-doc time, he was a visiting scholar at Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, GA (USA). Before joining university, Prof. Sommer gained professional experience as a baker (“Bäckermeister”).
Arnt Wöhrmann holds the Chair of Managerial Accounting at Giessen University (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen) since 2016. Prior to that, he completed his doctoral and post-doctoral (“Habilitation“) studies at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster). In addition, he gained experience in experimental research in management accounting as a visiting scholar at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business (Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA). In 2016, he took over as Interim Professor of Controlling and Integrated Accounting at Giessen University.