Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

    Dr. Werner Jackstädt Foundation Endowed Chair of Accounting and Control

    The focus of the Chair is on accounting for family enterprises, change management, the impact of new technologies on accounting and the development of the controller’s role.

    Our ambition is to

    • pursue high-level international research,
    • convey problem-oriented and up-to-date specialist knowledge and
    • foster in-depth exchange with enterprises.
    Overcome the dualism of enabling and coercive controls: Research Seminar Universität Göteborg, 25.10.2019
    „The role of the management accountant – Local variations, global Influences and future developments“, 30. Finspire Konferenz des VRC, Den Haag, 20. Juni 2018, Niederlande
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erik Strauß

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.
    Erik Strauß

    Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Department für Management und Unternehmertum)
    Dr. Werner Jackstädt-Stiftungslehrstuhl für Controlling und Unternehmenssteuerung

    Phone: +49 (0)2302 / 926-582

    E-Mail: Erik.Strauss@uni-wh.de

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    Other team members

    • Verena Timmer (external doctoral student)
    • Laura Wagner (student assistant)


    We answer each request sent by e-mail to controlling@uni-wh.de within 24 hours during the semester, and our research assistants offer an open door policy.


    The documents of our courses are available online at least 48 hours before the start of the respective course. At regular intervals, we invite experts from the business community to our courses and seminars.


    We correct written exams, seminar papers and theses within four weeks.

    4. THESES:

    We intensely supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses and will assist you in writing your thesis in co-operation with a company.


    We provide excellent students with special support, e.g. by means of round tables on current issues, by involvement in the chair’s research and practice-related projects and by field trips.


    The Talent Programme is one of our 'High Five' service promises. We have developed this special support programme for excellent students to gain experience in research and practice.

    The programme runs for one year at Witten/Herdecke University and consists of varied seminars and field trips. In addition to fascinating insights in well-established companies, students also have the opportunity to attend a chair’s research activities or to increase their reading speed.

    Talent Programme participants


    Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium unbefristet staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: