Wim is the CIMA Professor of Accounting & Financial Management in the Department of Accounting where he is currently the Head of Department.
Wim earned his PhD (Economics), Master (Management), and Bachelor (Economics) degrees from Ghent University in his native Belgium, though with study exchanges/visits along the way, such as during the PhD at the University of Southern California.
His research interests primarily focus on the study and teaching of performance measurement, evaluation, and incentives. Wim has published in several academic and practitioner journals in these areas and is an author of the leading textbook, Management Control Systems (Pearson/Financial Times Press). He has won several awards for his research, as well as for his teaching and service, including the AAA Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award (twice) and the AAA Outstanding International Educator Award.
Wim was the President of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA), Chair of the Publications Committee of the European Accounting Association (EAA), and also served on the AAA Board as a Director. Wim currently chairs the AICPA-CIMA R&D Panel and is a member of AICPA-CIMA’s Thought Leadership group.
He is on the Editorial Board of a dozen journals and has been the Editor-in-Chief since 2015 of his area’s premier journal Management Accounting Research (Elsevier). Wim appears regularly at academic and practitioner conferences around the world as a keynote speaker, panellist, presenter or discussant, including for CFOs, controllers and a range of finance professionals.
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