For more information, please visit my website: www.stephankramer.com
Working as an Associate Professor of Accounting and Control at RSM, Erasmus University, I employ archival and experimental methods to study the influence of incentive system design, governance mechanisms, target setting practices and performance evaluation on managerial behavior.
I hold a PhD from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) and a MSc degree in Business Information Systems from the University of Münster (Germany). My research has been published in prestigious journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research and Abacus. In 2016, my co-authors and I won the David Solomon’s prize for the best article of the year in Management Accounting Research. In addition to my research activities, I serve on the editorial board of Behavioral Research in Accounting and as an ad-hoc editor at Management Accounting Research. I am also a reviewer for numerous top journals in the field.
My award-winning teaching experience spans various undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. I taught courses including Financial Analytics, Financial Decision Making, Management Accounting, Risk Management, Accounting Information Systems, and Fraud and Forensic Investigations. At RSM, I’ve held several key positions, including the Academic Director of the Accounting and Financial Management program, and memberships on the AACSB/NVAO accreditation team and the master of science program committee.
I’m actively involved in several initiatives that bridge academic research and professional practice in the field of accounting. I co-organize the annual Erasmus Accounting Workshop, which features innovative research and fosters the network of scholars around the world. Additionally, I served on the Advisory Board for the IMA Corporate Recognition Award, which recognizes corporate innovation in the field of financial management. I’ve also contributed to doctoral education by participating as a faculty member in doctoral colloquiums, supporting the next generation of scholars. My research initiatives have also been recognized with grant support from CIMA and IMA.
If you’re interested in learning more, exploring a collaboration or discussing a business challenge related to finance or data analysis, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
- Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
- Stephan Kramer & Michal Matějka (2023) - Disturbing the quiet life? Competition and CEO incentives - The Accounting Review, 1-27 - doi: 10.2308/TAR-2022-0393
- Stephan Kramer & Victor Maas (2020) - Selective Attention as a Determinant of Escalation Bias in Subjective Performance Evaluations (In Press) - Behavioral Research in Accounting, 32 (1), 87-100 - doi: 10.2308/bria-18-021
- MK Holzhacker, Stephan Kramer, M Matejka & N Hoffmeister (2019) - Relative Target Setting and Cooperation - Journal of Accounting Research, 57 (1), 211-239 - doi: 10.1111/1475-679X.12244 - [link]
- Stephan Kramer (2017) - Performance evaluations and control system design - RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 29 (1), 10-11 - [link]
- L Voussem, Stephan Kramer & U Schaeffer (2016) - Fairness Perceptions of Annual Bonus Payments: The Effects of Subjective Performance Measures and the Achievement of Bonus Targets - Management Accounting Research, 30 (March), 32-46 - doi: 10.1016/j.mar.2015.10.001 - [link]
- J (Jasmijn) Bol, Stephan Kramer & Victor Maas (2016) - How Control System Design Affects Performance Evaluation Compression: The Role of Information Accuracy and Outcome Transparency. - Accounting, Organizations and Society, 51 (May), 64-73 - doi: 10.1016/j.aos.2016.01.001 - [link]
- Stephan Kramer, Victor Maas & Marcel van Rinsum (2016) - Relative Performance Information, Rank Ordering and Employee Performance: A Research Note. - Management Accounting Research, 33 (December), 16-24 - doi: 10.1016/j.mar.2016.03.004 - [link]
- Stephan Kramer (2015) - The fairness perception of bonus payment allocations - RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 24 (4), 15-16 - [link]
- Stephan Kramer & Frank Hartmann (2014) - How Top-Down and Bottom-Up Budgeting affect Budget Slack and Performance through Social and Economic Exchange - Abacus, 50 (3), 314-340 - doi: 10.1111/abac.12032 - [link]
- Frank Hartmann, Stephan Kramer, S Slapnicar, CV Bosman & Nicola Dalla Via (2012) - Can neuroscience inform management accountants? - Financial Management
- E Perrey, U Schaeffer & Stephan Kramer (2010) - Rechnungslegungsforschung in deutschsprachigen wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. Eine Publikationsanalyse [Accounting Research in German Academic Journals] - Die Betriebswirtschaft, 70 (6), 481-494
- Start date approval
- October 2022
- End date approval
- October 2025
- Executive Education