Prof. Dr. Jürgen Ernstberger: interlinkage between corporate reporting and managerial myopia


TUM School of Management

The research interests of Professor Ernstberger (b. 1975) include financial accounting, auditing, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. He explores the effects of financial reporting on business decisions, current developments in auditing, and sustainability and corporate social responsibility reporting. Professor Ernstberger studied business administration at the University of Regensburg and the Copenhagen Business School. He holds a PhD (2004) and acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) (2008) from the University of Regensburg. In the 2008/2009 winter term he was appointed to an interim position as professor of accounting and auditing at the University of Göttingen and from 2008 until 2014 he held the Chair of Accounting and Auditing at Bochum University (Ruhr-Universität Bochum). In 2014 he was appointed full professor of financial accounting at the TUM School of Management. He has also held research and teaching positions at Aston Business School (2005) and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto (2012 and 2013).


  • Best Paper Award, American Accounting Association International Section Midyear Meeting (2011)
  • Best Paper Award, Annual Conference of the German Academic Association for Business Administration (2010)
  • Best Paper Award, Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA) for the section International Financial Accounting (2008)
  • Best graduate in business administration at the University of Regensburg (2001)
  • Recipient of a Oskar-Karl-Forster Foundation grant (1998)


Downar B, Ernstberger J, Link B: "The Monitoring Effect of More Frequent Disclosure". Contemporary Accounting Research. 2017: Forthcoming.

Ernstberger J, Link B, Stich M, Vogler O: "The Real Effects of Mandatory Quarterly Reporting". The Accounting Review. 2017; 92(5): 33-60.

Ernstberger J, Axjonow A, Pott C: „The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure on Corporate Reputation: A Non-Professional Stakeholder Perspective”. Journal of Business Ethics. 2016; 140(678): 1-22.

Ernstberger J, Vogler O, Stich M: „Economic Consequences of Accounting Enforcement Reforms: The Case of Germany”. European Accounting Review. 2012; 21(2): 217-251.

Hitz JM, Ernstberger J, Stich M: „Enforcement of Accounting Standards in Europe: Empirical Evidence for the Two-tier Mechanism in Germany”. European Accounting Review. 2012; 21(2): 253-281.

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