Dr Katlijn Haesebrouck (K.)

Katlijn Haesebrouck is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Maastricht University, having obtained her Ph.D. from KU Leuven (Belgium). Her expertise lies in managerial accounting and control, with a particular focus on the experimental method. 

One of Katlijn’s main research interests revolves around knowledge sharing in organizations. Questions she addressed are for example, how organizations can motivate employees to share knowledge (incentive system design), how the hierarchical organizational structure affects knowledge sharing, and what makes employees share information incorrectly (misreporting, budgeting). This research has been published in The Accounting Review , Accounting Organizations and Society and Contemporary Accounting Research.


As part of a Foundation for Auditing Research Grant on “Culture controls in audit firms”, she investigates the way audit firms in the Netherlands use culture controls, the extent to which these culture controls result in employees internalizing the organizational objective of high audit quality, and the factors that influence this relationship.


Katlijn is a member of the UM Behavioral Insights Center.


Katlijn coordinates and teaches managerial accounting and information management courses, and supervises thesis students.