KURT DESENDER
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KURT DESENDER

Associate Professor of Management

Education

Kurt holds a Ph.d in Business Economics by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and a Master in Business Administration by the Catholic University of Leuven.

Research interests


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

Selected publications

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Kurt holds a Ph.d in Economics, Management and Organization by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. and a Bs. 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. (2017). Corporate Social Responsibility and the Assessment by Auditors of the Risk of Material MisstatementJournal of Business Finance & Accounting, 44(9-10), 1276–1314.

Aguilera, R. V., Desender, K., LopezPuertas-Lamy, M., Lee, J.H. (2016). The governance impact of a changing investor landscapeJournal of International Business Studies, 48(2): 195–221.

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

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

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

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

Aguilera R. V, Desender, K. (2012). Methodological challenges in comparative corporate governance and strategic issuesResearch Methodology in Strategy and Management, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Desender K, Castro E, Escamilla de Leon S. (2011). Earnings Management and CultureThe American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 70(3): 639-670.

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

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

“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)