Michael Corbey Michael Corbey

Full Professor
Expert areas: Accounting & Control (Management ), Finance, Management & Organisation (Operations Management), Operations (Logistics Management)


Michael Corbey holds an Engineering degree (ir.) and a Ph.D., both from Eindhoven University of Technology. He worked in the manufacturing industry and as a management consultant until he was appointed Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Tilburg University in 1993. His Ph.D. thesis (1995) dealt with the relationships between Production and Inventory Control and Management Accounting. In 1997-1998, he was visiting professor at INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau (F). In 1999 he went to Maastricht University to become Full Professor of Management Accounting and Control and the Director of the Maastricht University Postgraduate Controlling Programs (Register Controller, International Chartered Controller). In 2001, he returned to Tilburg as Full Professor and Academic Director of the postgraduate controlling programs of TIAS Business School, the school for business and society.

Fields of interest are Management Accounting and Control, Production and Inventory Control, Logistics, and Teaching. Since 1989, Michael Corbey has published (inter)national articles and conference papers about these topics. He is an (ad-hoc) referee for several Dutch and international journals.

Professor Corbey served as the Associate Dean of the TIAS Executive Master and Certificate Programs from 2009 until 2013. When he stepped back, he received the TIAS lifetime achievement award.

Apart from teaching Management Accounting & Control in the postgraduate controlling programs, Professor Corbey also teaches in the TIAS part-time and Executive MBA programs and the Executive Master and Certificate Programs.

As for company-specific programs, Professor Corbey has taught for organizations like ABN Amro, Alliander, Amphia, BDO, BNG, Bekaert, CSM, Royal Haskoning-DHV, Fortis, Fresenius, Fundis, ING, Interpolis, Kluwer, Lievense-CSO, Medisch Centrum Haaglanden, Marel, NanoNext, Nationale Nederlanden, NBA-VRC, NCD Nederlands Centrum voor Directeuren en Commisarissen, Nutreco, Océ, Rabobank, Randstad, Schuitema, SDWorx, SHV, SNS Reaal, Stork, Syngenta, Quint Wellington Redwood, and more.

He received the NCD best teacher award in 2006, the ING Master of Marketing best teacher award in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He was elected TIAS Best Teacher in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2017.


  • Corbey M. H., de Roon, F., & Hinfelaar, S. (2019) Company life cycle models and business valuation. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie, 93(9/10), 285-296.
  • van Dusseldorp, M.F., & Corbey, M. H. (2018). ‘Eerlijk zullen we alles delen…’ – Een evaluatie van het LOGEX Prestatiemodel bij Medisch Specialistische bedrijven in STZ-ziekenhuizen in Nederland. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie92(9/10), 243-254.
  • Koekoek, W., & Corbey, M. H. (2017). Leve Simons’levers? Een literatuurstudie naar kritiek op de Levers of Control. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie91(3/4), 96-102.
  • van Lienden, P., & Corbey, M. H. (2017). Controllers, pak uw rol op bij Agile trajecten! Management Control & Accounting2, 16-22.
  • Maldonado, M., & Corbey, M. H. (2016). Social Return on Investment (SROI): a review of the technique. Maandblad Voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie 90(3), 79-86.
  • Klik, R., Verweij, N., & Corbey, M. H. (2016). Customer Profitability Analysis, en dan? Management Control & Accounting3, 22-29.