Eddy Cardinaels

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Eddy Cardinaels is full Professor of accounting at Tilburg University. His work focuses on experimental and archival research in accounting. He studies the conditions under which decision makers can benefit from recent accounting developments and management accounting systems (e.g. AI in performance evaluations, Employee Giving Programs, CSR in competive markets, Automatic Summarization). Other work explores how social motives, honesty and trust (between superiors, subordinates or business partners) enter into crucial decisions such as capital budgeting, investment decisions, and inter-firm negotiations. Besides this, he also studies corporate governance (e.g. excess CEO compensation, ESG contracting, social connections), management issues in the health care sector and audit behavior of junior auditors and the link to audit quality. His work has been published in leading accounting journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, and Review of Accounting Studies and health care management journals such as Health Policy. He served as editor for the Accounting Review (2014-2017), AOS (2018-2020), JMAR (2019-2022) and Accounting Horizons (2021-current). He is further an editorial board member for the journals Contemporary Accounting Research and Auditing: a journal of practice and theory. 


Tilburg University, Faculty of Economics and Business administration
2010-present: Full professor in Accounting, Tilburg University

2007-2010: Associate professor in Accounting, Tilburg university
2003-2007: Assistant Professor in Accounting, Tilburg univeristy
Courses: Management Accounting. Intermediate Management accounting, Academic skills, Bachelor thesis, advisor Master theses.
Ph.D courses: Sessions on Experimental Research in Accounting and management accounting in the health care sector, Limperg Institute

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Department of Applied Economics
1997-2003: Research & tutorial assistant at the research group of Accounting
Consolidation, Financial Accounting, advisor master theses

Other Work Experiences
2000-2004: Vereniging voor Inkoop en Bedrijfslogistiek, Antwerp: Lecturer in graduate program for professional purchasing managers
2002-2003: Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School: IMEX business game

Current courses

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PhD supervision

  • Co-promotor van Yuping Jia (Tilburg University), defense: 16-12-2008
  • Co-promotor van Stijn Maschelijn (K.U.Leuven), defense: 31-05-2010
  • Committee member van Peter Kroos (Tilbrug University), defense: 29-06-2009  
  • Committee member of Bart Dierynck (K.U. Leuven), defense: 15-09-2011 
  • Promotor of Huaxiang Yin (Tilburg University), Defense: 16-05-2014
  • Co-supervisor of Sharon Noppe (KU Leuven. 2016)
  • Co-supervisor of Karen DeMeyst (KU Leuven, 2017)
  • Co-supervisor of Jingwen Zhang (Tilburg University, 2017)
  • Co-supervisor of Victor van Pelt (Tilburg University, 2019)
  • Co-supervisor of Mathijs Van Pethegem (KU Leuven, 2017)
  • Co-promoter of Charlotte Antoons (KU Leuven, 2020)
  • Co-promotor of Farah Arshad, Tilburg University, 2020)
  • Promotor of Qinnan Ruan, Tilburg University (2022)
  • Promotor of Liliana Dewaele (KU Leuven, 2022)
  • Promotor of Fabien Ize (Tilburg University, 2023)
  • Co-promotor of Mathilde Verschaeve (KU Leuven 2023) 

External positions

Research (10p FTE) (KU Leuven)

1 Sept 201831 Aug 2028


  • ESG
  • Management Accounting
  • Health Care Management
  • Experimental Economics
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance


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