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Prof. V.S. Maas (1975) has been appointed professor of Management Accounting at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).

Prof. dr. V.S. (Victor) Maas
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans

Victor Maas conducts research into the way individuals produce accounting information and use this information when making decisions and judgements. Part of his research specifically seeks to identify the factors behind data manipulation in management reports. Other important research areas of interest to Maas are the structure of the finance and control function in organisations and performance evaluations using accounting data. For his research, Maas makes frequent use of laboratory experiments, including experiments that employ eye-tracking technology.

Maas has been a professor of Management Accounting at the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam since 2012, and also served as head of its Accounting, Auditing & Control section. He is also a research fellow at the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and the Tinbergen Institute. Maas previously worked as an assistant professor at the UvA and as an associate professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Maas has published in a number of national and international academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Journal of Business Ethics and European Accounting Review, the latter of which he also serves as associate editor.