Dr Alexander NIESS

Assistant Professor

Pôle: Finance and Accounting



  • Management Control (3rd year Programme Grande Ecole / MSc. / MAIB, in English)
  • Advanced Management Accounting and Change (3rd year Programme Grande Ecole / MSc. / MAIB, in English)
  • Fundamentals of Management Accounting (1st year students Programme Grande Ecole)


  • Doctorate in Management, HEC Paris, France
  • Research Master in Accounting and Management Control, University of Paris Dauphine, France
  • Graduate, University of Munich

Research interests

  • Managerial and entrepreneurial incentives
  • Accountability and responsibility in organisations
  • Capacity management systems in service activities


Work experience Academic


  • Head of Management & Organisation Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (April 2022 – Present)
  • Programme Director MSc “Management de projets créatifs, Culture et Design”, Rennes School of Business (January 2019 – Present)
  • Assistant professor, Finance and Accounting Academic Area, Rennes School of Business (September, 2008 – Present).
  • Research assistant, Groupe HEC Paris (June, 2000 – February, 2008).


Intellectual contributions

Presentations of Refereed Papers International

Change initiatives and conversations in firms

Auteurs :François Duhamel and Alexander Niess Publié dans :AOM Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta, United States of America, August 2017 Date :2017

How (not) to Waste Change Initiatives in Firms

Auteurs :Niess, A and François Duhamel Publié dans :AOM Annual Meeting 2016, Anaheim, United States of America, August 2016 Date :2016

Is Responsibility Accounting Building Incapacity? A Cost Accounting Interpretation of Paul Ricœur's Imputability Principle

Auteurs :Niess, A Publié dans :American Accounting Association 2008, Anaheim, California Date :2008