Willem Buijink, emeritus Professor of Business Economics, teaches financial and management accounting and conducts research in financial accounting, tax accounting, auditing and accounting history. He was Vice Dean Education of TiSEM until the end from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that he was Vice Dean Research of TiSEM. He chaired the TiSEM Department of Accountancy from 2001 to 2005. Before coming to Tilburg, in 2001, Professor Buijink was Professor of Business Economics at Maastricht University where he chaired the Department of Accounting and Finance. He is co-founder of the research institute MARC. Professor Buijink started his academic career at the University of Antwerp. Since April 2015 he is Professor of Accounting (part-time) at the Dutch Open University in Heerlen.
His current research interests, and expertise, include the economics of financial accounting, financial accounting regulation and the historical development of financial accounting. His research has appeared in Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Abacus, the European Accounting Review, the International Journal of Accounting and in other accounting and economics journals.
He teaches Bachelor and Master level financial and management accounting courses and supervises BSc and MSc theses in these areas. He has also taught PhD level courses in Tax Accounting, CSR and Financial Accounting and Accounting History.
He was co-organizer of three succesful consecutive EU funded collaborative financial accounting research programs, focused on the training of young financial accounting researchers in the EU: CREA, HARMONIA and INTACCT.
Buijink chaired the first Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association from 2005 to 2007.
From October 1, 2013, he was for a year EIASM's Academic Director, in Brussels.
In 2016 he was awarded the Tjalling C. Koopmans Medal by TiSEM, TiU.