Dr. rer. pol. Matthias Sohn

Dr. rer. pol. Matthias Sohn
WOW 1.1 - Professur für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Controlling
Gebäude 36, Zimmer 2243
+49 89 6004-4207
matthias.sohn@unibw.de

Dr. rer. pol. Matthias Sohn

Matthias Sohn studied  Social- and Economic Psychology at the University of Basel. He worked as a predoctoral fellow at Bundeswehr University Munich and received his PhD in Management Accounting in 2015. Since then, he is a postdoctoral fellow both at Bundeswehr University Munich and at the Leadership Excellence Institute Zeppelin (LEIZ) at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. His main research interests are behavioral accounting, behavioral finance, and behavioral business ethics. He has published in internationally recognized journals like Management Accounting ResearchInternational Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, or Appetite.

 

Research focus

  • Behavioral Business Ethics
  • Behavioral Management Accounting
  • Behavioral Finance

 

Selected publications

  • Hirsch, B., Reichert, B. E., & Sohn, M. (2017). The impact of clawback provisions on information processing and investment behaviour. Management Accounting Research (Forthcoming).
  • Hirsch, B., Seubert, A., Sohn, M. (2015). Visualisation of data in management accounting reports: How supplementary graphs improve every-day management judgments. Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 16(2), 221-239.
  • Sohn, M., Sohn, W., Klaas-Wissing, T., Hirsch, B. (2015). The influence of Corporate Social Performance on employer attractiveness in the transport and logistics industry: Insights from German junior talent. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, 45(5), 486-505.
  • Schauß, J., Hirsch, B., Sohn, M. (2014). Functional fixation and the balanced scorecard: Adaption of BSC users' judgement processes. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 10(4), 540-566.
  • Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Sohn, M., De Bellis, E., Martin, N., & Hertwig, R. (2013). A lack of appetite for information and computation. Simple heuristics in food choice. Appetite, 71, 242-251.

 

Selected conference presentations

  • Sohn, M., Klaas-Wissing, T. & Sohn, W. (2017). Corporate Social Performance and Sustainable Supplier Selection - A Behavior Analysis based on an Online Experiment with Senior Procurement Professionals. 14th CEMS Research Seminar on Supply Chain Management, Riezlern, Austria.
  • Gibson, R., Sohn, M., Tanner, C., Wagner, A. (2017). Investing in managerial honesty. Conference of the American Economic Association, Chicago, USA.
  • Gibson, R., Sohn, M., Tanner, C., Wagner, A. (2016). Investing in managerial honesty. European meeting of the Economic Science Association, Bergen, Norway.
  • Gibson, R., Sohn, M., Tanner, C., Wagner, A. (2016). Investing in managerial honesty. 15th TIBER symposium on Psychology and Economics, Tilburg, Netherlands.
  • Sohn, M., Hirsch, B. (2014). The use of judgment heuristics by novices and professionals in performance evaluation: A process perspective. 9th New Directions in Management Accounting Conference, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Hirsch, B., Reichert, B. E., Sohn, M. (2014). Can Clawback Provisions in Management Incentive Contracts Backfire and Lead to More Risk Taking? Management Accounting Section Research and Case Conference, Orlando, USA.
  • Hirsch, B., Reichert, B. E., Sohn, M. (2013). Can Clawback Provisions in Management Incentive Contracts Backfire and Lead to More Risk Taking? Accounting Behaviour and Organization Research Conference, San Diego, USA.
  • Sohn, M., Schauß, J., Hirsch, B. (2013). Functional fixation and the balanced scorecard: Rigidity of BSC users' judgement processes. European Accounting Association 36th Annual Conference, Paris, France.
  • Sohn, M., Schauß, J. (2012). Tracing Heuristics and Biases in Management Decision Making: Explaining the Common Measure Bias. Empirical Research in Managament Accounting and Control. Vienna, Austria.
  • Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M., Sohn, M., de Bellis, E., Martin, N. & Hertwig, R. (2011). Fast and Frugal Heuristics in Food Choice [Poster], Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision Making Conference, Kingston, UK.