Think Tank

Welcome at the Think Tank of the ICV!

Here we would like to introduce you to the tasks and work style as well as the results of the Think Tank of the International Association of Controllers. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Péter Horváth and Dr. Uwe Michel the new Think Tank of the ICV started in November 2009, supported by a high-caliber team of scientists and representatives of the controlling practice. Since autumn 2016, Prof. Dr. Ronald Gleich and Stefan Tobias lead the Think Tank.

With our work we would like to generate new ideas for the further development of controlling and inform you regularly about trends and new developments. We are looking forward to cooperation full of ideas with all members of the ICV and controlling-interested parties.

Our mission

"The Think Tank systematically monitors the controlling-relevant environment in order to identify important trends at an early stage. This is how the Think Tank develops the "Dream Cars "of the ICV and thereby makes a significant contribution to positioning the ICV as a leader in the financial and controller community.

As an expert spearhead, the Think Tank takes over the role of the innovator in the ICV, whose ideas and / or results are transferred into concrete professional products in the expert work groups or other project groups."

Our way of working

In addition to the diverse expert and regional work groups, we would like to take an "outside-in" perspective in the Think Tank. This means that we want to analyze changes and developments in the entire environment of controlling, to examine their relevance for the design of the tasks and the instruments of the controlling, to generate new ideas and thus to create awareness of these changes in practice. In the form of a "controlling radar" (see Fig. 1), we want to analyze the controlling and company environment regularly and systematically.

Fig 1: "Controlling-Radar" of the Think Tank

For our work, we would like to address one or two main topics each year, and to prepare them in detail in close consultation with scientific experts from other disciplines, controlling researchers and representatives from corporate and controlling practices. The key question of our work is always: "What does this mean for controlling?". That's why we would like to ask you for your opinion about results of our work, which we will present to you in the future on these website as well as in a newsletter of the Think Tank.

You will find a presentation on the orientation of the Think Tank within the framework of the 35th Controller Congress in June 2010 in Munich by Prof. Horváth [hier] (German).