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Assistant Professor

Accounting and Management Control

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David Twardowski earned his Ph.D. from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and later joined the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) as a post-doctoral research fellow. His research primarily focuses on management control and performance measurement practices in the sector of international development. During his projects, David has closely collaborated with a number of large multinational Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Nepal, Bangladesh, Rwanda and Tanzania. More recently, David’s research interests also include the tensions surrounding accounting in high-reliability organizations (HROs) and the effects of the digital revolution on roles and professions of accounting. David teaches management accounting and control.


  • Ph.D., Philosophy in Accounting, University of Innsbruck - Austria
  • Master of Accounting, Finance Taxation (MSc), University of Innsbruck - Austria

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2017- Assistant Professor, Accounting and Management Control HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2014-2017 Fellow in Accounting London School of Economics & Political Science
  • 2010-2014 Research and Teaching Assistant University of Innsbruck

Scientific Activities

Editorial activities

  • 2016- Ad-hoc reviewer for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ)
  • 2014- Ad-hoc reviewer for Management Accounting Research (MAR)