KURT DESENDER
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KURT DESENDER

Associate Professor of Management

Education

Kurt holds a PhD in Business Economics by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a Master in Business Administration by the same university. He gained his undergraduate degree in the Catholic University of Leuven.

Research interests


His research interests focus in the area of corporate governance, strategic management and financial accounting

Selected publications

López-Puertas-Lamy, M., Desender, K., Epure, M.: "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Assessment by Auditors of the Risk of Material Misstatement"Journal of Business Finance & Accounting vol. 44 (9-10), 2017, 1276–1314.

Aguilera, R. V., Desender, K., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M., Lee, J.H.: "The governance impact of a changing investor landscape", Journal of International Business Studies vol. 48 (2), 2017, 195–221.

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M, Crespi-Cladera, R.: "A Clash of Governance Logics: Foreign Ownership and Board Monitoring", Strategic Management Journal vol. 37 (2), 2016, 349–369.

Aguilera, R., Desender, K., Bednar, M., Lee, J.: " Connecting the Dots: Bringing External Corporate Governance into the Corporate Governance Puzzle", Academy of Management Annals vol. 9 (1), 2015, 483-573.

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., Crespi-Cladera, R., Garcia Cestona, M.A.: "When Does Ownership Matter? Board Characteristics and Behavior", Strategic Management Journal vol. 34 (7), 2013, 823–842.

Desender, K., Castro, E., Escamilla de León, S.: "Earnings Management and Culture"The American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol. 70 (3), 2011, 639-670.


Kurt Desender is Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Department of Business Administration at the University Carlos III.

Kurt holds a PhD in Economics, Management and Organization by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a BSc. in Business Administration by the Catholic University of Leuven.

His reserach interests focus in the area of financial accounting, more specifically, in issues related with corporate governance and company management.

López-Puertas-Lamy, M., Desender, K., Epure, M.: "Corporate Social Responsibility and the Assessment by Auditors of the Risk of Material Misstatement"Journal of Business Finance & Accounting vol. 44 (9-10), 2017, 1276–1314.

Aguilera, R. V., Desender, K., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M., Lee, J.H.: "The governance impact of a changing investor landscape", Journal of International Business Studies vol. 48 (2), 2017, 195–221.

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M, Crespi-Cladera, R.: "A Clash of Governance Logics: Foreign Ownership and Board Monitoring", Strategic Management Journal vol. 37 (2), 2016, 349–369.

Aguilera, R., Desender, K., Bednar, M., Lee, J.: " Connecting the Dots: Bringing External Corporate Governance into the Corporate Governance Puzzle", Academy of Management Annals vol. 9 (1), 2015, 483-573.

Aguilera R. V, Desender, K.: "Gobierno Corporativo: Mapa Actual y Nuevas Tendencias", Informe Situación Social de España 2015, Capítulo 8 (2015). 

Desender, K., Aguilera, R. V., Crespi-Cladera, R., Garcia Cestona, M.A.: "When Does Ownership Matter? Board Characteristics and Behavior", Strategic Management Journal vol. 34 (7), 2013, 823–842.

Aguilera R. V, Desender, K.: "Methodological challenges in comparative corporate governance and strategic issues" in Wang CL, Ketchen D, Bergh D. (ed.) Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Emerald Group Publishing Limited (2012).

Desender, K., Castro, E., Escamilla de León, S.: "Earnings Management and Culture"The American Journal of Economics and Sociology vol. 70 (3), 2011, 639-670.

Aguilera R. V, Desender K, Kabbach de Castro L.: "A Configurational Perspective on Comparative Corporate Governanc" in SAGE Handbook of Corporate Governance, Sage Publications (2011). 

Desender K.: "The influence of the board composition on enterprise risk management" in Handbook of Research on Enterprise IT Governance, Business Value and Performance Measurement, IGI Global (2010). 

“Is managerial entrenchment always bad? a CSR approach” Joint with Ruth Aguilera (Northeastern), Jordi Surroca (UC3M) and Josep Tribo (UC3M)

“Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Performance: The Influence of Boards, Ownership and Institutions” Joint with Mircea Epure (UPF)     

“Competition  and Bank Earnings Smoothing” Joint with Monica Lopez-Puertas Lamy (UC3M) and Juana Aledo (UC3M)