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15. Münchener Forschungspreis für Wirtschaftsprüfung

The Munich Research Prize for Auditing (known as Münchener Forschungspreis für Wirtschaftsprüfung) was awarded for the fifteenth time by the Institute for Accounting, Auditing and Analysis together with Deloitte on November 16, 2017. The aim is to honor outstanding research achievements of (doctoral) students.

At the beginning, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn, Director of the Institute, gave short insights into his research findings regarding audit quality, which are based on interviews with German Audit Committee chairpersons.

Prof. Dr. Martin Plendl, CEO Deloitte, subsequently extended the link between theory and practice by presenting current developments in auditing, including digital transformation.

The award ceremony for the best scientific work was the highlight of the event. The following (doctoral) students were awarded for their excellent results:

Dr. Katharina Hombach, Winner of the category “Best Dissertation”
"Economic Consequences of Public Disclosure“

Alina Sigel, Winner of the category “Best Master Thesis”
"Disclosure Deregulation and Analysts‘ Information Demand: Early Evidence from Quarterly Reporting”

Maximilian Metz, Winner of the category “Best Bachelor Thesis”
"Der Einfluss der Unternehmenskultur auf die Auswahl von M&A Targets“

All awards were sponsored by Deloitte. The financial support is supposed to create incentives for high-quality research in the future. In the end, all guests from science and practice had the opportunity to exchange views within a pleasant get-together.


(l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Martin Plendl, Maximilian Metz, Dr. Katharina Hombach, Alina Sigel, Prof. Dr. Thorsten Sellhorn)