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BECKER Sebastian

Sebastian BECKER

Associate Professor

Accounting and Management Control

Member of CNRS-GREGHEC Research Group

Sebastian D. Becker earned his Ph.D. from WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management (Vallendar, Germany) in 2011 and his M.Sc. (Diplom-Kaufmann) in business administration from EBS Business School (Oestrich-Winkel, Germany). He is an alumnus of the International Teachers Program (ITP).

Before joining the HEC Paris faculty, Sebastian was a post-doc at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management and a visiting researcher at NHH (Bergen, Norway) in 2011. During his Ph.D. he visited Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) in 2010 and HEC Paris in 2009.

Sebastian's research examines the diffusion, change, and implementation of accounting and control techniques in private and public sector organizations. He has a particular interest in budgeting and forecasting and is an expert on Beyond Budgeting. He also studies management techniques in startups, incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Financial Accountability and Management, and Journal of Business Economics.

Sebastian teaches Management Accounting and Control as well as Business Performance Management topics in the MBA, Executive MBA, MSc and Ph.D. programs. In addition, he designed and built a new online course on "Managing the performance of a growing enterprise" with Coursera in HEC's Online Master for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. For his teaching in HEC's MBA, Sebastian won the "Most innovative teacher" award. By Poets & Quants he was named as one of the "40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 in the world".

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