The concept of value-based management accounting is the overriding theme for all research topics at the Chair of Management Accounting of Prof. Dr. Thorsten Knauer. The primary focus of our research is how management accounting can help increase the enterprise value. Following the cross-sectional function of management accounting, we analyze a wide range of specific issues. Key aspects of our research are in the fields of performance management, corporate planning, and corporate transaction. Researchprofile Research projects carried out at the Chair are designed to meet international standards and follow a theory-driven empirical approach with a strong practical orientation. Thus, the combination of methodological rigor with practical relevance is harnessed in our research activities. As practice-oriented researchers, we consider an intensive cooperation with practice as a crucial and fundamental part of our research.