Nicolas Mangin

Nicolas Mangin

Assistant professor in Management Accounting and Control

University of Groningen


Former R&D controller in Ingenico, I received in 2012 a Ph.D. in management control from HEC Paris, France. I then worked for four years as assistant professor at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland. For the past three years, I have been assistant professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

I specialize in management accounting and management control and have built over time strong skills in business analytics. My main research interests pertain to the relation between the qualities of performance metrics and their use for incentive contracts, performance evaluation and decision making.

In addition, have built several R packages to automatize or facilitate data manipulation, project documentation, or the production of papers and presentations. My extensive coding skills in R allowed me to support research projects in various areas besides management accounting and control, like strategy, financial accounting, or corporate governance.

In the past 13 years I have taught as lecturer, tutor, or facilitator at all levels in higher education, from under-graduate programs to executive education. I also have experience in the supervision of master theses and in the coordination of large introductory courses in management accounting (500+ students).

Finally, to continuously improve students’ learning experience and proficiency in management accounting and management control, I have developed several packages to facilitate the production of pedagogical materials like online textbooks, short exercises, tutorials, integrated cases, open and multiple-choice examinations.


  • Management Accounting
  • Management Control
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business analytics
  • Quantitative Text Analysis


  • Ph.D./Doctorate in Management Control, 2012

    HEC Paris

  • MPhil. in Accounting, Management, and Audit, 2006

    University Paris Dauphine

  • MSc. in Management Control, 2004

    University Paris Dauphine


Competences I have or develop

Management Accounting and Control






Data Science


Machine Learning

Fundamental Awareness

Data Visualization




Microsoft Office


Adobe Creative and Learning Suites








Professional Experience

Past and current positions


Assistant Professor

University of Groningen

August 2016 – Present The Netherlands

Responsibilities include:

  • Research in Management Control and Corporate Governance
  • Lectures and tutorials in Management Accounting, Management Control and Research Method
  • Coordination or large courses in Management Accounting for International Business (500+ students) and for Economics and Business Economics (150+ students)
  • Supervision of master theses
  • Participation in the program committee of Economics and Business Economics
  • Development of tools to increase students’ learning and reduce teachers’ workload

Assistant Professor

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne

June 2012 – July 2016 Switzerland

Responsibilities include:

  • Lectures and tutorials in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Management Control and Corporate Finance
  • Supervision of bachelor theses
  • Membership in the faculty council

Lecturer and Workshop Facilitator

HEC Paris (as well as ESCP Europe and ENS Cachan)

September 2006 – June 2012 France

Responsibilities include:

  • Research in Management Control (PhD thesis)
  • Lectures in Management Accounting and Management Control
  • Facilitation of workshops in Executive Education
  • Data anlysis supporting workshops in Executive Education

Junior R&D Controller


June 2004 – August 2005 France

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and production of monthly dashboards
  • Custom analyses to support managerial decision making
  • Business planning for the capitalization of R&D projects


Awards, certificates and grants

Teaching Grant

Co-PI for the development of an open-source online homework platform ($8,000)

Nomination by students for the best newcomer award

University Teaching Qualification

Proof of didactic competence for lecturers in academic education

Top-10 most valued lecturer based on students’ evaluation

Attestation Didactique

Proof of didactic competence for lecturers in academic education

Best Paper Award

Brevet d’Aptitude aux Fonctions d’Animateur

Proof of competence for childcare


Research and Development


BGD Regulations

This project aims at understanding the multiple drivers of investors’ reaction to BGD regulations.


finacc is a R package gathering templates of questions, problems and cases in financial accounting


manacc is a R package gathering templates of questions, problems and cases in management accounting


schol^R refers is a set of R packages designed to support academic work, from research to teaching.

Topics in Organization Science

Understand scientific trends and relationships between topics in organization science.


Presentations in guest lectures and conferences


People knowledgeable about me



James Hesford

Associate professor in Management Accounting and Control

Management Accounting, Management Control, Hospitality

Current supervisor


Full Professor

Accounting, Business, Management

Former colleague


Senior Lecturer and President of the Faculty Council

Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Education


How you can get in touch with me