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Melissa Verniest

Ph.D. candidateGhent UniversityDept. Accounting, Corporate Finance & Taxation
Work Campus Tweekerken Sint-Pietersplein 7 Ghent B-9000 Work Phone: +32 9 264 35 78


Melissa Verniest obtained her MSc in Business Economics – main subject Accountancy at Ghent University in July 2022. She joined the department of Accounting, Corporate Finance and Taxation in September 2022 as a PhD student in Business Economics. Her research focuses on how CSR can act as a motivational tool in management control. She is especially interested in experimental research on the use of prosocial incentives. Melissa’s doctoral research is supervised by Prof. dr. Sophie Maussen. Melissa also provides a limited amount of teaching assistance at the department.