Chair of Management and Control

Dr. Sebastian Firk

CV

2006 - 2010 B.Sc. in Business Administration, RWTH Aachen
2008 Exchange year at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
2008 - 2013Study-related activities:

  • Internship at Thunip Holdings, Peking
  • Working student at Deriva GmbH Financial IT and Consulting, Goettingen
  • Internship at AHK Shanghai, Shanghai
  • Internship at Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
2010 - 2013 M.Sc. in Management, Georg-August-University Goettingen
2013 - 2016 Research assistant at the Chair of Management and Control
2017Postdoctoral research fellow at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Accounting, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
since 2017 Postdoc and Assistant Professor at the Chair of Management and Control


Major areas of interest

  • The CFO's role in organizations
  • Strategic capital market communication
  • Value-based management systems


Supervised courses

  • "Management Accounting and Control"
  • Bachelors seminar "Selected Issues in Management and Control"


Publications

  • Firk, S.; Schrapp, S.; Wolff, M. (2016): Drivers of value creation - The role of value-based management and underlying institutions, in: Management Accounting Research, Vol. 33, No.4, pp. 42-60.
  • Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M. (2016): Wertorientierte Unternehmenssteuerung in der Praxis, in: Handbuch Controlling, hrsg. v. W. Becker und P. Ulrich
  • Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M. (2016): Transforming promise into reality - Antecedents and performance implications of CFO commitment to Value-based Management, in: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (BPS Division)
  • Hildebrandt, B.; Hanelt, A.; Firk, S.; Kolbe, L. (2015): Entering the Digital Era - The Impact of Digital Technology-related M&As on Business Model Innovations of Automobile OEMs, in: Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2015) *Best Paper Nominee
  • Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M. (2015): Value-based Management sophistication in Europe - Organizational fit under institutional differences, in: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings (IM Division)


Conference papers

  • 2017 - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA), San Diego (USA) - "Value-based management's promise to support managerial decision making - An analysis of divestiture decisions" (Firk, S.; Richter, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2017 - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA), San Diego (USA) - "Information provision in conference calls and the cost of capital: An analyst-based perspective" (Firk, S.; Hennig, J.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2017 - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Atlanta (USA) - "Value-based management's promise to support managerial decision making - An analysis of divestiture decisions" (Firk, S.; Richter, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2017 - ERMAC 2017 Summer School, Vienna (Austria) - "The good and the bad cop? A regulatory focus perspective on the CFO-CEO relation" (Firk, S., Kruse, N.; Wolff; M.)
  • 2017 - Annual Meeting of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Valencia (Spain) - "Value-based management's promise to support managerial decision making - An analysis of divestiture decisions" (Firk, S.; Richter, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2017 - Annual Meeting of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Valencia (Spain) - "Information provision in conference calls and the cost of capital: An analyst-based perspective" (Firk, S.; Hennig, J.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2017 - Annual Conference for Management Accounting Research (ACMAR), Vallendar (Germany) - "Value-based management's promise to support managerial decision making - An analysis of divestiture decisions" (Firk, S.; Richter, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2017 - Seminar of the Amsterdam Research Center in Accounting (ARCA), Amsterdam (Netherlands) - Exploring Value-Based Management Sophistication -The Role of Organizational Demand in Different Institutional Environments" (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA), New York (USA) - "Think before you speak - The effect of conference call style on the cost of equity capital" (Firk, S.; Hennig, J.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA), New York (USA) - Transforming promise into reality - Antecedents and performance implications of CFO commitment to Value-based Management (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Anaheim (USA) - "Think before you speak - The effect of conference call style on the cost of equity capital" (Firk, S.; Hennig, J.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Anaheim (USA) - Transforming promise into reality - Antecedents and performance implications of CFO commitment to Value-based Management (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Anaheim (USA) - Value-Based Management and M&A Decisions: A Multi-Level Contingency Model (Firk, S.; Maybuechen, F.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Doctoral Symposium of the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Gold Coast (Australia)* - "Transforming promise into reality - Antecedents and performance implications of CFO commitment to Value-based Management" (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Annual Meeting of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Maastricht (Netherlands) - "Transforming promise into reality - Antecedents and performance implications of CFO commitment to Value-based Management" (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2016 - Doctoral Colloquium of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Maastricht (Netherlands) - Value-Based Management and M&A Decisions: A Multi-Level Contingency Model (Firk, S.; Maybuechen, F.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2015 - International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Forth Worth (USA) - "Entering the Digital Era - The Impact of Digital Technology-related M&As on Business Model Innovations of Automobile OEMs" (Hildebrandt, B.; Hanelt, A.; Firk, S.; Kolbe, L.)
  • 2015 - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Vancouver (Canada) - "Value-based Management Sophistication in Europe - Organizational fit under institutional differences" (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2015 - Annual Meeting of Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB), Wien (Austria) - "When does Value Based Management pay off? - M&A decisions in the light of internal and external agency conflicts" (Firk, S.; Maybuechen, F.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2015 - Annual Meeting of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Glasgow (Scotland) - Value-based Management Sophistication in Europe - Organizational fit under institutional differences" (Firk, S.; Schmidt, T.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2014 - Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), Philadelphia (USA) - "Performance effects of value-based managements systems under institutional complexity" (Firk, S.; Schrapp, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2014 - Annual Meeting of Verband der HochschullehrerfürBetriebswirtschaft (VHB), Leipzig (Germany) - "Performance effects of value-based managements systems under institutional complexity" (Firk, S.; Schrapp, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • 2014 - Annual Conference of the European Management Association (EURAM), Valencia (Spain) - "Drivers of value creation - The role of value-based management and underlying institutions" (Firk, S.; Schrapp, S.; Wolff, M.)
  • * Selected as EAA representative