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Dr. Sandra Kronenberger

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

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Beruflicher Werdegang

Seit 2015             

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute for Managerial Accounting (Institut für Controlling). Position: Scientific Researcher (Akademische Rätin)


Karl Franzens University Graz, Center for Accounting Research, DART program. Position: Researcher

2005-2012University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. Position: Teaching and Research Assistant at the Department of Economics
2007PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hamburg, Germany, 6-month exchange scholarship of the German Government
2006-2008Prva gimnazija Varazdin (Highschool). Position: Teacher of Business and Management in the international program International Baccalaureate (IB)
2002-2005University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organization and Informatics. Position: Assistant project manager in the Office for International Cooperation and Projects

Akademische Ausbildung

2010-2015Karl Franzens University Graz, Doctoral Program in Accounting, Reporting, and Taxation (DART), (Dr.rer.soc.oec.). Thesis title: Accounting Information in Debt Contracting
09-12/2014University of New York, Stern School of Business. Visiting Scholar


University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Postgraduate study of Banking and Finance (Mr.sc.)


University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Diploma study in Business Administration, specialisation: Finance (Dipl.oec.)   


High School: Gimnazija Varazdin


  • Corporate Governance                                          
  • Debt Contracting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Conservatism
  • Agency Theory


  • Šestanj-Perić, T. and Kukec, S. K.: The Role of Controlling for the Development of Planning, Information and Reporting Systems in SMEs, International Journal of Economic Sciences. II (2013), 1; 82-102
  • Divjak, B. (editor) et al.: Scientific and Development Projects: European Programmes (Original title: Projekti u znanosti i razvoju: Europski programi), (chapter in a book: Financial and legal aspects of international projects (Financijski i pravni aspekti međunarodnih projekata), pages 91-100) TIVA tiskara Varazdin, Varazdin, 2009, pages 294.
  • Divjak, B. and Kukec, S. K.: Teaching methods for international R&D project management, International Journal of Project Management 26 (2008), 251–257.
  • Miko, L. and Kukec, S. K.: Accounting (Original title: Računovodstvo), (book) TIVA, Varazdin, 2008, pages 284.

Working Papers

  • Kronenberger, S. K., Kronenberger S., Waldner, A.: Trade-offs in the Design of Fair Value Standards
  • Kronenberger, S. K., Weiskirchner-Merten, K.: Bank Representatives on the Board of Directors and their Influence on the Firm's Investment Decision
  • Katolnik, S., Kronenberger, S. K. and Schöndube, J. R.: Board Independence in Dynamic Agency: the Interrelation of Oversight and Advising.
  • Kronenberger, S. K., Kronenberger, S.: Signaling in Debt Contracting via Voluntary Verification of Timely Information.
  • Kronenberger, S. K.: Firm's Accounting Choice and Performance Sensitive Debt Contracts.
  • Kronenberger, S. K.: Renegotiation and Performance Sensitive Debt Contracts.




Seit 2018
Leibniz University Hannover: teaching courses
03-07/ 2017 
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Department of Finance Accounting and Statistics – teaching the course “Accounting Theory” (5850 S4ATA2)
2015-2016 Lenze SE, Lenze Development Program - teaching the “Finance and Controlling Module”
Univeristy of Zagreb – teaching the courses: “Financial Accounting”, “Managerial Accounting” and “Financial Statement Analysis”



Fördergelder und Stipendien

  • Research project grant from the Leibniz University Hannover “A Multifaceted Influence of the Structure of the Board of Directors”, 2016-2019.
  • Research grant from the DART program for the research visit as a visiting scholar to the New York University, Stern School of Business, 2014.
  • Research grant (Förderungsstipendium) from the University of Graz for the dissertation topic “Accounting Information in Debt Contracting”, 2012-2014.