• The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Stijn Masschelein is assistant professor at the University of Western Australia. He obtained his PhD at Leuven University in 2010. He previously held a position at the accounting department of Tilburg University. Stijn's main research interests are the role of performance measures and informal information on incentives and decision making.

Future research

  • Complementarities between delegation, incentives, selection, and performance measurement
  • Managing risk preferences
  • Incentives and productivity measures in manufacturing firms

Funding overview

  • Grant for participant in Eden Doctoral Colloquium (750 EUR)
  • Co-supervisor for a four-year BOF grant for a PhD-candidate at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Ahern Family Award - UWA Business School (2500 AUD)
  • AFAANZ grant 2012: Balanced scorecard design and escalation of commitment (6000 AUD)
  • AFAANZ grant 2019: Control and Learning (2000AUD)

Previous positions

2010-2011 Assistant Professor at Tilburg University

Current projects

  • Decision rights, incentive compensation and performance measures: A case study of international hotel chains with Phuong Thi Thu Vu  and Vincent Chong
  • The effect of enabling controls on learning-by-doing. with Frank Ma
  • Should I stay or should I go? The impact of market competition and control systems on partner reselection with S. Noppe, E. Cardinaels, and A. Van den Abbeele.
  • Repeated interactions in transfer pricing negotiations. Chong, V., C. Loy, and David Woodliff.

Teaching overview

  • ACCT2206: Performance Measurement And Evaluation
  • ACCT3323: Strategic Management Accounting
  • ACCT4440: Management Accounting: Issues and Perspectives
  • ACCT4590: Research Methods in Accounting and Finance


  • Contracts and information in repeated interactions
  • The role of information for cooperation and collusion
  • Performance measurement and evaluation
  • The management accounting interface between organisations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Industry keywords

  • Finance and Business
  • Tourism

Research expertise keywords

  • Incentive Contracting
  • Performance Measurement
  • Risky Decision Making
  • Reputation And Performance Measurement
  • Transfer Pricing Negotiations


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