Department of Management

Rainer Lueg

Rainer Lueg

Rainer Lueg is an Associate Professor of Management Accounting and Control. He obtained a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, an MSc in Management (Dipl.-Kfm.) from EBS University of Business and Law, and an MSc in Economics (Dipl.-Volksw.) from the University of Hagen. He supervises theses in Accounting, Finance, and Management. Also, he teaches Management Accounting, Strategic Control, Business Models, and Research Methods within BSc, MSc and MBA programs.


His main research areas are Strategic Performance Management Systems (e.g., Value-based Management, Balanced Scorecard, strategy implementation, assessment of Business Models, Sustainability, and Integrated Reporting) as well as management development & education. His research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Learning and Education; Business Strategy and the Environment; European Management Journal; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; Management Accounting Research; and Studies in Higher Education. He also serves as a reviewer for several journals, such as Academy of Management Learning and Education; European Management Journal; Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Cleaner Production; Journal of Management Studies; and  Managerial and Decision Economics.


Prior to his academic career, Rainer Lueg worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in several industries, such as automotive, banking, consumer goods, health services, and the public sector.


Selected publications (cf. GoogleScholar):

Halkjær, S., & Lueg, R. 2016. The effect of specialization on operational performance: A mixed-methods natural experiment in Danish healthcare services. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, forthcoming.

Lueg, K., & Lueg, R. 2015. Why do students choose English as a medium of instruction? A Bourdieusian perspective on the study strategies of non-native English speakers. Academy of Management Learning & Education, (14)1: 5-30.

Burkert, M., & Lueg, R. 2013. Differences in the sophistication of Value-based Management – The role of top executives. Management Accounting Research, 24(1): 3-22.

Lueg, K., Lueg, R., & Lauridsen, O. 2015. Aligning seminars with Bologna requirements: Reciprocal peer tutoring, the SOLO taxonomy and deep learning. Studies in Higher Education, (41)9: 1674-1691.

Lueg, R., Clemmensen, S. N., & Pedersen, M. M. 2015. The role of corporate sustainability in a low-cost business model – A case study in the Scandinavian fashion industry. Business Strategy and the Environment, (24)5: 344-359.

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