Welcome to the Professorship of Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance

The Chair of Business Administration, in particular Accounting, Auditing & Corporate Governance of Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte and his team researches and teaches corporate reporting, auditing as well as corporate management and monitoring from a sustainability-oriented perspective (environmental, social & governance). In the inter- and transdisciplinary management orientation of the professorship, there is a close interlocking between research, teaching and transfer in the aforementioned disciplines to link business administration and sustainability science. The professorship has incorporated the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 13 (Climate Action), into its research and teaching concept.

Within the framework of research activities, current socially relevant issues are taken up in the science initiatives Management & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Research. These are investigated using theoretical-conceptual and empirical-inductive research methods.

A special focus is on integrated reporting, sustainability and corporate governance reporting and its assurance, diversity reporting and regulatory measures to promote the cooperation between the corporate governance institutions in listed firms. The research results were published, among others, in the Journal of Accounting Literature, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Business Strategy and the Environment, European Management Journal, Business Research, Journal of Business Economics, Review of Managerial Science, Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, Steuer und Wirtschaft or Journal of Environmental Policy and Law.

An overview of current research projects of the professorship can be found here

Information on current job offers of the professorship, especially on part-time doctoral positions, can be found here

You will find further information to our programm on our site Lecture.

Prof. Dr. Velte is a member of the Gender and Diversity Research Network at Leuphana University as well as an associated member of the Institute of Management & Organization (IMO) an the Center for Sustainable Management (CSM).

In addition, Prof. Velte is a member of the examination commission for auditors at the Chamber of Auditors (WPK), a scientific member of the Sustainability Council of the Cooperative Association - Association of Regions, a member of the working group "Corporate Governance Reporting" of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., a member of the working group "Sustainability" of the Financial Experts Association (FEA) e.V. as well as a member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the NWB-Verlag.

 

Prof. Velte is curator at the student consultancy Contact & Cooperation at the Leuphana University Lueneburg.

He is also curator at the Hanseatischen Börsenverein at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­sity Luene­burg.

Leadership

  • Prof. Dr. Patrick Velte

Office Management

  • Anke Blümler

Coordination of business administration

  • Dipl.-Kffr. Maria Jaufmann

PhD students and research assistants

  • Maximilian Focke, M.Sc.
  • Maurice Münch, M.A.
  • Johannes Thesing, M.Sc.
  • Christoph Wehrhahn, M.Sc.