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Maximilian Margolin joined RSM’s Department of Accounting & Control as an Assistant Professor in September 2019. He holds a doctorate from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, a MA degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of St. Gallen, and a BSc degree in Business Administration from University of Mannheim. Prior to joining RSM, Max has been a Postdoc at WHU and a visiting researcher at Arizona State University. In his research, he focuses on empirical management accounting with a particular interest in incentives and performance measurement.


Academic (2)
  • Fourne, S., Guessow, D., Margolin, M., & Schäffer, U. (2023). Controllers and Strategic Decision-Making: The Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Controller-Manager Collaboration. Management Accounting Research, 60, Article 100840.

  • Wood, D. A., Achhpilia, M. P., Adams, M. T., Margolin, M., & et al. (2023). The ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Chatbot: How Well Does It Answer Accounting Assessment Questions? Issues in Accounting Education, 38(4), 81-108.

Professional (3)
  • Schaeffer, U., & Margolin, M. (2015). Is the Gap Widening? An Investigation of Controllers’ Working Conditions. Controlling & Management Review, (6), 40-49.

  • Weber, J., Grunwald-Delitz, S., & Margolin, M. (2014). Incentives – On the Way to More Simplicity. Controlling & Management Review, (1), 30-37.

  • Schaeffer, U., & Margolin, M. (2013). Successfully Managing Controller Skills in Times of Change. CFO Aktuell, (4), 141-143.