I am Judith Künneke and I work as Assistant Professor of Managerial Accounting and Academic Director of the MSc Accountancy at Tilburg University. I have obtained my Ph.D. in Managerial Accounting from Maastricht University and have been a visiting scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
My research focuses on the role of accounting information in personnel decision-making, and I have published my work in The Accounting Review and multiple practice outlets to increase societal impact. Scholarships and grants (e.g., at the Foundation for Auditing Research) underline the ongoing need for knowledge creation on the intersection of accounting and personnel economics.
My main area of expertise is, broadly speaking, on the intersection of accounting and personnel economics. More specifically, my research interests focus on the design and effects of performance and potential evaluation systems and incentive structures. I concentrate on the effectiveness of talent management practices (i.e., the identification, development, and retention of talent) with special attention to the role of the supervisor in these processes. Furthermore, I am interested to what extent organizations can foster skill development in times of digital transformation, and form a solid base for their human capital strategy.
I am an experienced teacher in BSc and MSc programs and provide lectures and tutorials in areas such as management control, accounting information systems, and financial accounting. Executive education and giving in-house workshops for various business partners expand my teaching portfolio. I mentor students during the BSc and MSc thesis process, which helps students to discover the societal relevance of academic research to their daily life. In addition, I have the pleasure of providing guidance to our Ph.D. students.