• 2019: PhD Management, University of Vienna
  • 2019: Doctoral Program in Accounting, Reporting and Taxation (DART)
  • 2011: MSc/Dipl.-Ing., Technical Mathematics with a concentration in Mathematics in Economics, Vienna University of Technology

Academic Employment and Research Scholarships

  • since 2019: University Assistant (post doc), Accounting and Managerial Control, University of Vienna, Department of Business Administration
  • 09-10/2019: Visiting Scholar, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
  • 2016-2019: University Assistant (prae doc), Institute for Corporate Governance, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Strategy and Innovation
  • 04/2016: Visiting Scholar, The Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 03-06/2015: Visiting Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, United States
  • 2012-2016: University Assitant (prae doc), Accounting and Managerial Control, University of Vienna, Department of Business Administration


University of Vienna

  • Spreadsheet Accounting [MSc]
  • Readings in Management Accounting [MSc]

WU Vienna

  • Business Planning and Performance Management [MSc]
  • Basics in Strategic Management and Management Control [BSc]
  • Principles of Scientific Writing [BSc]
  • Business Project - Future of Finance (with practice partner EY) [BSc]

Research Interests

  • Design of incentive systems, performance measurement, information economics


  • [1] "Principal-agent models where a principal is only affected by extreme performances" (with Yigal Gerchak), accepted for publication in Managerial and Decision Economics. Published online (27 June 2021):
  • [2] Gerchak, Y., and C. Schmid. How should a principal reward and support agents when firm performance is characterized by success or failure?, Managerial and Decision Economics 40 (4), 353-362, 2019. Accessible online:
  • [3] Pfeiffer, T., and C. Schmid. Zur Performancesteuerung mehrstufiger Forschungs- und Entwicklungsprojekte, in: Langfristige Perspektiven und Nachhaltigkeit in der Rechnungslegung, Udo Wagner, Michaela-Maria Schaffhauser-Linzatti (eds.), 303-320. Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 2017. [in German]
  • [4] Löffler, C., and C. Schmid. Pay-Performance Sensitivität: Zum Zusammenhang von Entlohnung und Unternehmenserfolg, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium 45 (1), 10-15, 2016. [in German]

Working Papers

  • [1] "Cost synergy and performance measurement in teams"
  • [2] "Balanced and Unbalanced Task assignment under moral hazard" (with Clemens Löffler)
  • [3] "Optimal Size and Composition of Workforce When Just One Success Is Needed" (with Yigal Gerchak)
  • [4] "Branding Vertical Production Line Extensions" (with Thomas Jungbauer)