Steen Nielsen

Associate professor

Steen Nielsen


Teaching interests
Management Accounting
Business Analytics for Management Accounting


Research interests
Performance Management and Balanced Scorecard
Simulation and System Dynamics and Management Accounting
Structural Equation Modeling for Management Accounting
Performance and Logistics


Selected publications
Developing Performance Management in State Government: An Exploratory Model for Danish State Institutions. / Nielsen, Steen; Rikhardsson, Pall M.,  2011. Paper presented at EBES 2011 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
Discussing Feedback System Thinking in Relation to Scenario Evaluation in a Balanced Scorecard Setup. / Nielsen, Steen ; Nielsen, Erland Hejn. Journal: Production Planning & Control 2011, 1–16, iFirst Online.
Risk and Management Control: A Partial Least Square Modelling Approach. / Nielsen, Steen ; Pontoppidan, Iens Christian.  2011. Paper presented at 34th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association , Rom, Italy.
The knowledge, attitude, priority of usage, and benefits associated with management accounting practices : a survey of Danish companies. / Nielsen, Steen; Melander, Preben ; Jakobsen, Morten. In: International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2009, p. 252-284.
Implementering og anvendelse af nyere ledelsesteknologier i den kommunale sektor. / Nielsen, Steen ; Nielsen, Christian. In: Ledelse og Erhvervsøkonomi, Vol. 74, No. 3, 2009, p. 37-53.
System Dynamics Modelling for a Balanced Scorecard: Computing the Influence of Skills, Customers, and Work in Process on the Return on Capital Employed. / Nielsen, Steen ; Nielsen, Erland Hejn.  In: Management Research News, Vol. 31, No. 3, April, 2008, p. 169-188.

Research areas


Associate Professor
Member of the Logistics Section
Research Secretaries: Ingrid Lautrup and Betina Sørensen

PhD, Stockholm School of Economics, 1996

MSc, Aarhus School of Business, 1984


Steen Nielsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business. He received his PhD in Management Accounting Research from University of Southern Denmark, 1991. He obtained his M.Sc. (Cand.Merc.) from Aarhus School of Business (Aarhus University), 1984. His primary research interests are in Management Accounting, including Activity-based Costing, Balanced Scorecard, and the integration between Management Accounting and Supply-chain-management. SN has taught a variety of accounting courses on e.g. modern management practices, Balanced Scorecard, profitability models, and classic management accounting theory. His research interests are centered on using analytical techniques and software, such as simulation, optimization, and System Dynamics within management accounting topics (e.g. balanced scorecard). SN is also an experienced lecturer at the executive education level and companies and served as Academic Program Coordinator for MSc in Accounting and Controlling, from 1996 to 2008.

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