Kristof Stouthuysen


Kristof Stouthuysen is Doctor in Applied Economic Sciences (KU Leuven, Belgium). He currently works as Associate Professor of Accounting and Control at Vlerick Business School (Belgium), is a part-time professor in Management Accounting at KU Leuven (Belgium) and has been a visiting professor at IESE Business School (Spain). Professor Stouthuysen teaches the courses "Financial Accounting (IFRS)" and "Strategic Management
Accounting” in Masters, EMBA, executive education and company specific programs. He shows managers and leaders “how to be in control” by showing when and how the use of financial and non-financial information may assist corporations in executing their strategy and improving their performance. He is also responsible for the bootcamp: Data Science for Finance and Strategy.

Professor Stouthuysen’s research interest lies in (1) the design and effectiveness of contracts and management control in collaborative relationships; (2) the role of accounting in creativity and innovation settings and (3) the role of imitation in accounting professionals’ judgment and decision-making. More recently he also focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the finance function. His research in the management accounting domain has been published in various top academic journals like Accounting, Organizations and Society, Journal of Operations Management, Management Accounting Research, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Management Accounting Research, E-Commerce Research and Applications and Health Policy.

In the context of the recent audit reform on the public supervision of auditors, Professor Stouthuysen has been appointed as a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). Professor Stouthuysen is also Head of the Accounting and Finance Area at Vlerick Business School, has been nominated on various occasions and awarded with the best teacher award and won the Vlerick’s 2019 best researcher award.


Job Title : Associate Professor Management Accounting

Management Domain
Accounting & Finance


Teaching in
Masters in General Management
Masters in Financial Management
Executive MBA

Expert in
Accounting & Finance
Management Control
Cost Accounting
Inter-organisational Control