Peter Letmathe
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Peter Letmathe


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Building: Sammelbau der Fakultäten 1+8

Room: 614

Templergraben 64

52062 Aachen



Peter Letmathe, born in 1966, studied business administration at University of Bielefeld where he graduated as Diplom-Kaufmann. He received his PhD, that was awarded with summa cum laude, from University GH Essen and completed his postdoctoral stage with his habilitation on “Flexible Standardization” at Ruhr-University Bochum. Between 1993 and 2001, he worked at both universities – Essen and Bochum – as research assistant in the fields of management accounting, operations management, and corporate environmental management. After completing his habilitation he was appointed Professor of Environmental and Technology Management at University of Bayreuth. Between 2002 and 2011 he held the chair of Value Chain Management with special focus on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises at University of Siegen where he founded the SMI, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Institute Siegen, in 2003, which he headed until September 2011. Since October 2011 he holds the Chair of Management Accounting at RWTH Aachen University. His international experience includes multiple visiting professorships at University of Colorado at Boulder and Clemson University. His practical experience comprises more than 50 projects with industrial firms mainly in the fields of strategic management, management accounting, and process optimization. Besides having published in top management journals, he is member of several scientific boards, e.g. of Gesellschaft für Operations Research e.V., short GOR, BAUM e.V. and the CASiM institute, Center for Advanced Studies in Management, at HHL Leipzig. He is also heading the scientific board of the FOKUS institute at University of Siegen.


Research Interests

  • Behavioral management accounting
  • Value chain management and business modeling
  • Management accounting for sustainability
  • Managerial accounting for innovation and tecnology management

Possible Cooperations

  • Open for interdisciplinary research and and practice in the field of management accounting