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Faculty & Research


Thomas Keusch

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability
  • Shareholder Activism
  • NGO Activism
Teaching Areas
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainability
  • Management Accounting


Thomas Keusch is an Assistant Professor of Accounting and Control at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was on the faculty of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He obtained his PhD at Maastricht University and he was a visiting researcher at Fuqua School of Business, Wharton, and Harvard Law School.

Thomas teaches Managerial Accounting, Sustainability, and Corporate Governance in INSEAD’s MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD programs.
In Managerial Accounting, he emphasizes managerial decision making, performance measurement, and incentives.
In Sustainability, he develops frameworks and case studies for identifying strategic sustainability priorities, incorporating sustainability in decision making, managing tradeoffs between profitability and sustainability and among stakeholders groups, and evaluating CEOs on financial and sustainability-related performance dimensions.
In Corporate Governance, Thomas discusses the prospects of stakeholder governance vs shareholder governance, the roles of key governance actors inside and outside the firm, and board dynamics.

Thomas’ research interests include corporate governance, sustainability, shareholder activism, and NGO activism and his research has been published in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, and the European Accounting Review.