Andrea Szczesny’s work focuses on quality management and organisational development.
Andrea Szczesny was born in Wetzlar in 1966. After completion of an apprenticeship at a bank, she studied business informatics at the University of Mannheim and then went on to work for the Mannheim ZEW institute as well as Goethe University Frankfurt. At Goethe University, she also completed her doctorate (2002) and earned a Habilitation and the venia legendi for business management (2007). Having served as interim professor in Ulm and Frankfurt/Main, Andrea Szczesny accepted a professorship position at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in 2009. She has held the Chair of Business Management, Controlling, and Accounting ever since.
Andrea Szczesny works at the interface of business management and economics, politics, and medicine. Her research interests include incentive effects of guidelines, standards, and other governance structures for decision-making in non-profit organisations, such as hospitals and universities, as well as incentive effects of the regulatory environment on accounting. In addition, Prof. Szczesny is committed to fostering the development of early career researchers at the University of Würzburg Graduate School of Law, Economics, and Society (GSLES).