department: Accounting and Management Control 
Campus de Cergy
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Management Control – Organizational Behavior – Management – Strategy

Stefan Linder is an Associate Professor and Head of the Accounting and Management Control Department at ESSEC Business School. He studied business administration at WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Queen's University in Kingston (Ontario) and ESC Audencia (France). He holds a doctoral degree from WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and obtained a Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). He has experience (full-time/part-time) as a management consultant for CTcon as well as a free-lancer supporting large clients in redesigning their internal control systems. He’s been a visiting scholar at Scancor (Stanford University) and at Zeppelin University in Germany. Stefan teaches at the BBA, MBA, executive MBA, and Ph.D. level and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School's Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning. His work focuses on the interplay of management control, entrepreneurship, and well-being and has been published, among others, in several books and in European Accounting Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Management Reviews, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management, and Management Accounting Research

Full-time academic appointments
  • 2023 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2017 – 2023 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2011 – 2017 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
Other appointments
  • 2022 – 2025 : Head of the Accounting and Management Control Department (ESSEC Business School France)

Book chapters

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

  • 2014 – 2019 Essays on performance manipulation (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2020 – 2021 UV de rercherche skywise
  • 2022 – Now: Head of Department (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 2018 – 2022: Member of the Pedagogical Committee of the BBA (Essec Global BBA France)
  • 2014 – 2021: Member of Ph.D. committee (ESSEC Business School France)
Activités professionnelles
  • 2008 – Now: Management consultant (Free-lancer) ( Germany)
  • 2014 : KHAJEHNEJAD Sabra (ESSEC Business School), Thesis co-director, First placement: Assistant Professor – KU Leuven