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Henri Dekker is Professor of Management Control at the School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and is head of the department of Accounting. In 2003, he received his PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for his research on the control of interfirm relationships. Henri currently has a visiting position at Copenhagen Business School and earlier held visiting positions at the London School of Economics and the University of Melbourne.


Henri's research agenda is focused on the themes of governance and control of interfirm relationships, management control within organizations, and firms' compliance with regulations. His work has been published in a variety of accounting and management journals and has been recognized by several awards. Henri currently is Associate Editor at Management Accounting Research and at the Decision Sciences Journal, and is a former Associate Editor at European Accounting Review. He currently also serves on the editorial boards of Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review and Journal of Management Accounting Research.


Henri is involved in teaching on management accounting and control in bachelor, master and post-graduate / executive programs. He also supervises and supports students in bachelor, master and PhD programmes in conducting their research and writing their thesis.

Prizes and Awards

  • 2020 David Solomons Prize (Best paper appeared in Management Accounting Research)
  • 2012 Notable contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award (American Accounting Association, Management Accounting Section)
  • 2010 Greatest Impact on Practice Award (American Accounting Association, Management Accounting Section)
  • 2009 Best Early Career Award (American Accounting Association, Management Accounting Section)
  • 2006 Outstanding Paper Award (American Accounting Association, Management Accounting Section)
  • 2003 David Solomons Prize (Best paper appeared in Management Accounting Research)

Ancillary activities

  • Copenhagen Business School | Copenhagen | Visitor Professor | 2018-07-01 - present

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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