Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons

Prof. Dr. Dirk Simons

Chair of Accounting


Main fields of research

  • International Accounting
  • Theory of Accounting and Auditing
  • Corporate Disclosure
  • New Institutional Economics

Curriculum vitae

1996 Diploma in Business Administration, University of Bielefeld
2001 Doctorate: Cost and Benefit of Stock Option Programs
2003–2004 Departmental representation at the University of Magdeburg
2004 Habilitation: Internationalization of Accounting, Auditing and Corporate Governance
Since 2004 Professor at the University of Mannheim
Since 2015 Vice Rector, Strategy, Reporting & International Affairs

Selected memberships

  • American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • European Accounting Association (EAA)
  • Association for Operations Research (GOR)
  • German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
  • Schmalenbach Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V. (SG), Commitee for Transfer Pricing (AK Verrechnungspreise) and Committee for Accounting for Financing (AK Finanzierungsrechnung)
  • Committee for Corporate Accounting (Ausschuss Unternehmensrechnung) and Committee for the Theory of the Firm (Ausschuss Unternehmenstheorie) of the Verein für Socialpolitik
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Schmalenbach Gesellschaft

Prizes, awards, honors

  • Schmalenbach Award by the Schmalenbachgesellschaft (2002)
  • Best Paper Award (VHB, 2012)

Selected editorial activities

  • Business Research (BuR) – Editorial board member
  • OR Spectrum Advisory Board Member

Selected publications