Department of Management

Markus Brunner

Assistant Professor

Profile photoMarkus Brunner

Assistant Professor
Department of Management

Fuglesangs Allé 4
8210 Aarhus V, Denmark
Phone: +4593521333

Educational Background

2011: Ph.D. (Dr.) in Business Administration, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
2009: Master of Business Research, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
2006: Diploma in Business Administration, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany

Employment Record

Since June 2018: Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
2011–2018: Postdoc, TUM School of Management, Technical University of Munich
2006–2011: Ph.D. Student, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Selected Publications

• Sabotage in Capital Budgeting: The Effects of Control and Honesty on Investment Decisions, European Accounting Review, Vol. 28 (1), 2019, p. 71-100, with Andreas Ostermaier.
• Peer Influence on Managerial Honesty: The Role of Transparency and Expectations, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 154 (1), 2019, p. 127-145, with Andreas Ostermaier.
• Implicit communication in the ultimatum game, Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Vol. 77, 2018, p. 11-19, with Andreas Ostermaier.
• Wholesale price discrimination with interdependent retailers, OR Spectrum, Vol. 35 (4), 2013, p. 1009-1037.
• Social comparison, group composition, and incentive provision, International Journal of Game Theory, Vol. 41 (3), 2012, p. 565-602, with Kai Sandner.

Research Areas

Experimental and analytical research in management accounting
Management control systems
Incentive systems
Performance evaluation

Teaching Experience

Courses in Planning and Budgeting, Management and Cost Accounting, Value-based Management, Controlling
Supervision of Bachelor and Master Theses


Best Teaching Award 2017, TUM School of Management
Walther-Rathenau Preis (Best Paper Award) 2016, German Economic Association of Business Administration (GEABA)