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Mikael Cäker


Department of Business
+46 31-786 14 66
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Mikael Cäker

Mikael Cäker, Phd in Business Administration 2005, Linköpings University. At the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, since 2008. Associate Professor in 2014. International publications in European Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research, Public Management Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Finanacial Accountability and Mangement. Teaches on all academic levels in management accounting and management control, with research interests in inter-organizational management control, incentive systems, responsible accounting practices and interaction between different forms of control. Mostly interested in qualitative research, studying both private and public sector.

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Research areas

  • Management Accounting Management Control

Research in progress

  • The role and transformation of management accounting in enabling responsible business practice, 2020-08 - 2023-03

Teaching areas

  • Management Accounting Management Control

Selected publications

Customer focus - an accountability dilemma
Cäker, Mikael
European Accounting Review, vol. 16, page 143 -171, 2007

Management control in public sector Joint Ventures
Cäker, Mikael, Siverbo, Sven
Management Accounting Research, 22:4, s. 330-348, 2011

Inter-organizational cooperation challenging hierarchical accountability: The dominated actors in a municipal joint venture”
Cäker, Mikael, Nyland, Kari
Financial Accountability and Management, 33:1, s. 102-120, 2017

Effects of performance measurement system inconsistency on managers' role clarity and well-being
Cäker, Mikael, Siverbo, Sven
Scandinavian Journal of Management, Elsevier, 34:3, s. 256-266, 2018

Conceptualizing dysfunctional consequences of performance measurement in the public sector
Siverbo, Sven, Cäker, Mikael, Åkesson, Johan
Public Management Review, 21:12, s. 1801-1823, 2019