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Lucia Bellora-Bienengräber

Lucia Bellora-Bienengräber

Office: 430E Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 864-656-3265


 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Accounting
    Technical University of Dresden (Germany) 2013

    Diploma Business Administration
    Technical University of Dresden (Germany) 2006


Lucia Bellora-Bienengräber is an Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting and Auditing at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Adjunct Faculty Member at Clemson University (South Carolina, USA). Prior to her current appointments, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hamburg (Germany), a regular Visiting Researcher at Clemson University (South Carolina, USA) as well as a one-time Visiting Researcher at Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, USA). She received her Ph.D. at the Technical University of Dresden (Germany) and she worked in practice as a project manager. Lucia's research covers fields at the intersection between management control, management accounting, and disclosure quality. Lucia uses insights from sociology, psychology, and strategy research to investigate the connections between these fields and related behavioral antecedents and outcomes. Moreover, she challenges the validity of measurement approaches used in her research fields. Her research has been published in leading, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary academic journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Organizational Research Methods, The British Accounting Review, and Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change.

Research Interests

  • management control systems
  • performance measurement and management
  • budgeting
  • risk management

Research Publications

  • Bellora-Bienengräber, L., Harten, C., & Meyer, M. (2023). The Effectiveness of Risk Assessments in Risk Workshops: The Role of Calculative Cultures. Journal of Risk Research, 26(2), 163-183.
  • Bellora-Bienengräber, L., Derfuss, K., & Endrikat, J. (2023). Taking Stock of Research on the Levers of Control with Meta-Analytic Methods: Stylized Facts and Boundary Conditions. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 106(2023), 101414.
  • Bellora-Bienengräber, L., Radtke, R., & Widener, S. K. (2022). Counterproductive Work Behaviors and Work Climate: The Role of an Ethically Focused Management Control System and Peers’ Self-Focused Behavior. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 96(2022), 101275.
  • Harten, C., Meyer, M., & Bellora-Bienengräber, L. (2022). Talking About the Likelihood of Risks: An Agent-Based Simulation of Discussion Processes in Risk Workshops. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 18(1), 153-173.
  • Bellora-Bienengräber, L. (2019). Configurations of Control in Product Development. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 15(1), 127-146.
  • Hamann, P. M., Schiemann, F., Bellora, L., & Guenther, T. W. (2013). Exploring the Dimensions of Organizational Performance: A Construct Validity Study. Organizational Research Methods, 16(1), 67-87.
  • Bellora, L., & Guenther, T. W. (2013). Drivers of Innovation Capital Disclosure in Intellectual Capital Statements: Evidence from Europe. The British Accounting Review, 45(4), 255-270.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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