Mario joined the University of Melbourne in September 2017 as Senior Lecturer; and is an Associate of the Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation (MCCGR). He received his doctoral degree from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) in 2017, and visited the University of Michigan from October 2015 to March 2017. He obtained a MSc in Accountancy and Control at the University of Amsterdam in 2012 and a BSc in Business Administration at the University of Graz (Austria) in 2011. Mario's interests span several research streams at the intersection between financial and managerial accounting. For example, in his job market paper he investigates how board networks can facilitate firm planning, which mirrors his interest in managerial decision making, as well as corporate governance. In two other recent projects, he and his co-authors examine questions of organizational architecture (i.e., budgeting, incentive contracting, and performance measurement), with specific focus on the role of CFOs, financial directors and controllers. Mario enjoys to empirically examine research questions using archival data and non-publicy available field data.
- 'Voluntary Clawback Adoption and the Use of Financial Measures in CFO Bonus Plans' in The Accounting Review | 2018 vol. 93, no. 3 pp. 213 - 235 (with Peter Kroos and Frank Verbeeten)
- 'Do Director Networks Help Managers Plan and Forecast Better?' in The Accounting Review (revise and resubmit) | 2018
- For more working papers from Dr Mario Schabus, visit SSRN.
- In the News
- Five in Five with Dr Mario Schabus | University of Melbourne Newsroom, November 2017
- Fears Over Downside to Clawbacks are Unwarranted: Study | CFO.com, June 2018