Quality, effects and legitimacy of internet-based economic decision-making processes in private companies, interest groups and advisory boards as well as NGOs.
- How do internal decision-making and controlling processes on the basis of online communication affect decision-making behavior, compliance and interaction?
- How does online communication in interest groups change opinions, decision-making and participation compared to alternative decision-making mechanisms?
- What effects does online decision-making on regulation issues have on the effectiveness, legitimacy and acceptance of the results?
- Which systematic decision distortions (biases and framing) can accrue in internet-based decision-making processes in economic contexts?
Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger
Board, Business Administration
Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger holds the Chair of Accounting in the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf. She is also Affiliate Professor of Accounting at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg.
In her research, she is most interested in how management control system design affects managerial decision-making with respect to firms’ financial objectives as well as non-financial goals, e.g., compliance or ecological and social sustainability. At the DIID, she studies the impact of the digital transformation in firm’s business models as well as within the finance function on these issues.