Research & Projects

The stock price reaction to organizational misconduct: An empirical examination of unethical practices in firms

This cumulative doctoral thesis is dedicated to the empirical examination of the stock performance implications of corporate ethical scandals and their potential spillover effects. Therefore, major scandals such as Dieselgate or #MeToo serve as seminal cases to shed light on the question of how investors value such misconduct.

Selected publications:

Bouzzine, Y. D., & Lueg, R. (2020). The contagion effect of environmental violations: The case of Dieselgate in Germany. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29(8), 3187–3202.

A Methodological Inquiry into the Validity and Reliability of Complex Constructs in Management Accounting – The case of “Value-based Management”

Even though value-based management has attracted considerable interest in academia, research struggles to provide a straightforward and replicable measurement approach to account for a firm’s value-based management activities. The purpose of the underlying research project is to advance the integration of a computer-based value-based management measure by assessing its reliability and validity for improved hypotheses testing in management accounting research.