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Academic Career

Prof. Caren Sureth-Sloane research focuses on the effects of taxation on corporate decisions, especially on the effects of taxes on risky investments, as well as on international business taxation and on tax complexity.

She studied economics, English, French and Chinese at the University of Passau. Since 1994, she had worked as an research assistant at the University of Bielefeld, where she received her doctor’s degree in 1999 and habilitated in 2003. From 2002 to 2004, she took over the Chair of Business Administration, especially Corporate Accounting/Taxation at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the University of Paderborn. Since 2004, she has been holding the Chair of Business Administration, in particular Business Taxation. She received offers to the Karl-Franzens-University Graz, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Goethe University Frankfurt and the University of Cologne.

Since 2010, she has been a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and Principal Investigator of the FWF Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation (DIBT). She is a founding member of arqus, working group quantitative business taxation, as well as member of the working group “taxes” and “transfer prices” of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, of which she has been a member of the executive board since 2011 and of which she has been vice president since 2019. In 2013 professor Caren Sureth-Sloane was appointed full member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts. She is the spokesperson of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center TRR 266: Accounting for Transparency and has been a DFG Review Board member of the Review Board 112 Economics (112-03 Business Administration) since 2020. 

since 2020 Sub-project leader FWF doc.funds DIBT Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation, Principal Investigator (WU Vienna) (follow-up program of the doctoral program DIBT 2011-2020)
since 2020 DFG Review Board Member of Review Board 112 Economics
since 2019 Spokesperson of the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center TRR 266: Accounting for Transparency 
since 2019 Vice President of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
since 2017  Board Member of the Schmalenbach-Stiftung
since 2017 Member of the Advisory and Editorial Board of Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (ZfbF)
since 2017 Member of the Expert Committee for Business Theory and Policy of the Verein für Socialpolitik e.V.
2016-2018 Member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
since 2016 Member of the Editorial Board of the European Accounting Review 
since 2015 Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Paderborn University
since 2015 Chairwoman of the Paderborn Hochschulkreis e.V. (PHK), Alumni Association of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Paderborn University
2014-2015 Member of the Committee Interne Akademie-Strukturen of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (AWK NRW)
since 2014 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus MannheimTax (MaTax)
2014 Member of the Selection Committee Junges Kolleg 2015 of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (AWK NRW)
2014 Chairwoman of the Program Commission for the Conference "Deutscher Betriebswirtschafter-Tag" organized by Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft e.V. on 24th and 25th September 2014 PDF
2013-2014 Chairwoman of the Program Commission of the 68th German Business Administration-Day of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
2012-2015 Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association, EAA Annual Congress
since 2011 Member of the Board of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V.
since 2011 Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Accounting Research (CAR) at the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Austria
2011-2020 Sub-project leader FWF DK-W1235-G16 DIBT Doctoral Program of International Business Taxation, Principal Investigator (WU Wien)
2011-2012 Chairwoman of the Board of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
2011 Call to a professorship (W3) in Business Administration and Business Taxation at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne (rejected)
since 2010 Research-oriented guest professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business
2010 Call to a professorship (W3) in Business Administration, esp. Business Taxation, at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main (rejected)
2009-2016 Co-Editor of Die Betriebswirtschaft 
2009-2010 Deputy Chairwoman and designated Chairwoman of the Board of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
since 2009 W3 Professorship for Business Administration (esp. Business Taxation) at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Paderborn University
2009 Research visit to the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
2009 Call to a KPMG-endowed W3 professorship in Business Taxation at the Faculty of Business Administration at the Humboldt University, Berlin (rejected)
since 2008 Member of the Editorial Board of Die Betriebswirtschaft 
since 2008 Supervisor of the exchange programme with the Karl-Franzens University Graz, Austria
2008 Mentor of the ProFil program to professionalize women in research and teaching: Mentoring, Training, Networking at the Technical University of Berlin, Humboldt University in Berlin and the Free University Berlin
2007-2011 Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Paderborn University
2007-2010 Member of the Committee for Researchers and Young Academics at Paderborn University
2007-2009 Member of the Board of arqus (Working Party on Quantitative Tax Research), www.arqus.info
since 2007 Member of the Editorial Board and Accounting of the Business Research 
2007 Founding Member and Spokeswoman of the Center for Tax and Accounting Research (CETAR), www.cetar.org
2006-2008 Member of the Membership Committee of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
2006-2008 Spokeswoman of the Department of Taxation, Accounting and Finance at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Paderborn
2006-2007 Chairwoman of the Organization Committee of the 69th Annual Scientific Conference of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Paderborn
since 2006 Member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Managerial Science
2005-2009 Professor in charge of the Master of Science program in Business Administration at Paderborn University
2005-2008 Auditor of the Financial Affairs of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)
since 2005 Co-Editor of arqus Diskussionsbeiträge zur Quantitativen Steuerlehre
2004-2012 Supervisor for the Socrates exchange program with Nottingham Trent University, UK
2004-2009 C4-Professorship, Chair of Business Administration (esp. Taxation), Paderborn University
2003-2004 University lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration and Management, University of Bielefeld
since 2003 Supervisor for the Erasmus exchange program with Dublin City University, Ireland
2003 Call to a professorship in accounting and taxation at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Graz, Austria (rejected)
2003 Call to a C4 professorship in Business Administration (esp. Accounting / Business Taxation) at the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Paderborn University
2003 Postdoctoral lecture qualification (habilitation), University of Bielefeld
2002-2004 Interim Professor, Chair of Business Administration and Management (Accounting / Business Taxation), Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, University of Paderborn
1999-2003 Research and Teaching Assistant, Chair of Business Administration and Management (esp. Business Taxation) of Prof. Dr. Rolf König, University of Bielefeld
1999 Award of title of Dr. rer. pol.
1994-1999 Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Rolf König, Chair of Business Administration and Management (esp. Business Taxation), University of Bielefeld
1993 Graduation (degree title: Diplom-Kauffrau), University Passau
1990 Study visit to Taiwan and China; internship in the international and foreign exchange department at Deutsche Bank
1988-1993 Business Administration, English, French and Chinese studies at the University of Passau

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