New assistant professor of Accounting and Taxation

Felix Fritsch is new assistant professor of “Accounting and Taxation”.

We are pleased to welcome a new junior professor of “Accounting and Taxation” at the Business School. Felix Fritsch was welcomed by Dean Joachim Lutz in the dean's office.

Previously, Felix Fritsch worked as a teaching and research assistant at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, where he successfully completed his PhD in Corporate Accounting in 2022, in addition to two Master's degrees (in Finance and Business Research & Analytics).

In his research, Prof. Fritsch investigates how new technologies, information and management concepts influence employee work behavior and organizational design in companies.

“I am very much looking forward to my new job here in Mannheim. In the future, the area of controlling will not be able to avoid attaching even more importance to the topic of “data analytics.” I would like to further my research in the area and also introduce students to the topics.”

His research interests in accounting and management control focus primarily on performance measurement, incentive setting, management forecasting and data analytics. He also studies the impact of transparency regulations and corporate disclosure decisions on sustainability (ESG) and climate change.

For his paper “When Opportunism Mitigates Over-Expectations – Budgeting Biases and Profit Expectations” (together with Matthias D. Mahlendorf and Utz Schäffer) he was recently named co-winner of the Best Management Accounting Paper Award at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Conference 2021.  In addition, Felix Fritsch was one of the winners of the Best Management Accountant Reviewer Award at the AAA Annual Conference 2021.