Cost Management - Results and Recommendations from a Recent European Study

  • How is the current cost management performance in the DACH region and in Croatia?
  • Which tools and forms of cost management have a particular effect on the efficiency of cost management?
  • How is the current uncertainty affecting companies and their cost management?
  • How should good cost management be designed - some suggestions.


  • Banking apprenticeship
  • Studied technically-oriented business administration in Stuttgart with a doctorate and habilitation
  • Substitute professorship at the University of Hohenheim
  • 2003 to July 2020 Professor for industrial management at EBS University including various management positions
  • 2001-2005 Partner in the management consultancy Horváth & Partners
  • 2012-2018 Managing Partner of the Horváth Academy
  • Since August 2020 Professor for Management Practice and Control at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
  • Since December 2020 Head of the Center for Performance Management & Controlling there, together with Prof. Mahlendorf
  • Teaching activities: - Internal accounting  Internes Rechnungswesen, - various seminars and certificate programs in executive education
  • Research: Current and practically relevant issues of controlling, innovation management and performance measurement
  • Author of one of the leading controlling textbooks in the German-speaking world (Controlling, 14th edition, together with P. Horváth / M. Seiter in Vahlen-Verlag)
  • Co-editor of the Controlling-Beraters (Haufe-Verlag)
  • Co-leader of the ICV Think Tank of the ICV
  • Advises leading German companies