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Henri Dekker is Professor of Management Control at the School of Business and Economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2003, he received a PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam for his research on the control of interfirm relationships. Over the past years, he has had visiting positions at different universities including the London School of Economics, the University of Melbourne, and Rice University Houston.


Henri's research agenda is focused on the themes of governance and control of interfirm relationships, management control within organizations, compliance with complex regulations and regulatory reporting. 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, Organizations and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, 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 the bachelor, master and PhD programmes in conducting their research and writing their thesis.

Prizes and Awards

  • 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

  • The University of Melbourne | Melbourne | Professorial Fellow | 2013-11-02
  • LSE | Onbekend | Docent | 2014-01-02

Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-01-23)

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Research Output 1998 2018

Open Access

Costly Control: An Examination of the Tradeoff between Control Investments and Residual Risk in Interfirm Transactions

Anderson, S. W., Dekker, H. C. & van den Abbeele, A. G. H. L. 2017 In : Management Science. 63, 7, p. 2163-2180

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Collaborative performance management in interfirm relationships

Dekker, H. C., Ding, R. & Groot, T. L. C. M. 2016 In : Journal of Management Accounting Research. 28, 3, p. 25-48

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Firms' Compliance with Complex Regulations

Mendoza Rodriguez, J. P., Dekker, H. C. & Wielhouwer, J. L. 2016 In : Law and Human Behavior. 40, 6, p. 721-733

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Learning to manage and control interfirm relationships

Bruin, B. J. 2016 Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit. 271 p.

Research output: ScientificPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Open Access