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Professor Wim A Van der Stede

CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management
Head of Department of Accounting

Research interests

  • Management control systems: budgeting, performance measurement and incentive systems
  • Corporate governance: executive compensation and internal controls

Recent publications


  • Merchant, Kenneth A & Wim A Van der Stede (2017), Management Control Systems: Performance Measurement, Evaluation, and Incentives (London: Prentice Hall), Fourth Edition

    Translated in Italian (with L Zoni): Sistemi di controllo di gestione: misure di performance, valutazione e incentive (Milan: Pearson), 2013

    Translated in Indonesian, Sistem pengendalian manajemen: pengukuran kinerja, evaluasi, dan insentif (Jakarta: Salemba Empat), 2014

  Selected academic articles

  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2017), “Global” Management Accounting Research: Some Reflections, Journal of International Accounting Research 16, in press.

  • Raffi Indjejikian, Michal Matejka, Kenneth A Merchant & Wim A Van der Stede (2014), Earnings Targets and Annual Bonus Incentives, The Accounting Review 89, 1227-1258 
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2014), A Manipulationist View of Causality in Cross-Sectional Survey Research, Accounting, Organizations & Society 39, 567-574
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2013), Discussion of ‘The Role of Performance Measures in the Inter-temporal Decisions of Business Unit Managers’, Contemporary Accounting Research 30, 962-969
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2013), Review of ‘Discretion in Managerial Bonus Pools’, The Accounting Review 88, 351-354
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2011), Management Accounting Research in the Wake of the Crisis: Some Reflections, European Accounting Review 20, 605-623
  • Gong, James, Wim A Van der Stede & Mark Young (2011), Real Options in the Motion Picture Industry: Evidence from Film Marketing and Sequels, Contemporary Accounting Research 28, 1438-1466
  • Merchant, Kenneth A, Wim A Van der Stede, Thomas W Lin & Zengbiao Yu (2011), Performance Measurement and Incentive Compensation: An Empirical Analysis and Comparison of Chinese and Western Firms' Practices, European Accounting Review 20, 639-667
  • Balachandran, Kashi R, Andrea Dossi & Wim A Van der Stede (2010), Corporate Governance Research in 'The Rest of the World', Journal of Accounting Auditing & Finance 25, 523-530
  • Matejka, Michal, Kenneth A Merchant & Wim A Van der Stede (2009), Employment Horizon and the Choice of Performance Measures: Empirical Evidence from Annual Bonus Plans of Loss-Making Entities, Management Science 55, 890-905
  • Gibbs, Michael, Kenneth A Merchant, Wim A Van der Stede & Mark E Vargus (2009), Performance Measure Properties and Incentive System Design, Industrial Relations 48, 237-264
  • Jansen, Pieter, Kenneth A Merchant & Wim A Van der Stede (2009), National Differences in Incentive Compensation Practices: The Differing Roles of Financial Performance Measurement in The United States and The Netherlands, Accounting, Organizations & Society 34, 58-84

  Selected other articles, chapters, and practice contributions  

  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2015), Management Accounting: Where From, Where Now, Where To?, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 171-176
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2014), Budgeting and Management Control, In: Wiley Encyclopedia of Accounting (Vol. 1 of Wiley Encyclopedia of Management), 3e, 109-115
  • Van der Stede, Wim A & Dimitri Kruik (2013), Governance Culture in the Boardroom, Management Control and Accounting (February), 10-13
  • Young, Mark S, James J Gong & Wim A Van der Stede (2012), Using Real Options to Make Decisions in the Motion Picture Industry, Strategic Finance (May), 53-59
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2011), Risk and Governance Reporting: Challenges for Effective Disclosures, CFO Aktuell (December), 200-203
  • Van der Stede, Wim A & Tommaso Palermo (2011), Scenario Budgeting: Integrating Risk and Performance, Finance & Management 184, 10-13
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2009), Designing Effective Reward Systems, Finance & Management 170 (October), 6-9
  • Van der Stede, Wim A (2009), Risk and Performance Management through the Business Cycle, CMA Management (May), 24-27

  Selected cases

  • Statoil
  • Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc
  • Controls at the Bellagio Casino Resort
  • Southern California Edison
  • Superconductor Technologies, Inc
  • Catalytic Solutions, Inc

Appointments, awards and honours

  Selected editorial roles

  • Accounting Organizations and Society (Editorial Board)
  • Behavioral Research in Accounting (Editorial Board)
  • Contemporary Accounting Research (Editorial Board, former Editor)
  • European Accounting Review (Editorial Board)
  • Journal of International Accounting Research (Editorial Board)
  • Management Accounting Research (Editor-in-Chief)
  • The Accounting Review (Editorial Board)

  Selected appointments

  • CIMA Professor of Accounting and Financial Management (2008-present)
  • American Accounting Association Board of Directors - Director Focusing on International (2017-20)
  • President of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association: President-Elect (2009-10); President (2010-11); Past President (2011-12)
  • American Accounting Association Governance Committee (2015-18)
  • American Accounting Association Finance Committee (2009-12)
  • American Accounting Association Council (2009-12)
  • European Accounting Association Publications Committee (2008-11; 2012-13, Chair)

   Selected awards

  • LSE Teaching Excellence Award (2017 and 2016)
  • AAA Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award (2017 and 2007)
  • Article of Merit, International Federation of Accountants (2009)
  • Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education, Institute of Management Accountants (2009)


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Contact information

Department of Accounting
Room OLD 2.18
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6695
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 3912

Email: w.van-der-stede@lse.ac.uk

Administrative contact

Justin Adams, Administrator
Room OLD 3.20
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6542
Email: j.adams5@lse.ac.uk