Sören Jaedeke obtained his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) at the University of Hamburg and his Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Between his Bachelor and Master he completed a technical research internship at the American University of Beirut (AUB). After graduation, he joined the Chair of Management Accounting as a research assistant and PhD student. Sören Jaedeke gained professional (international) experience from different mechanical engineering companies (Dräger AG, Körber AG, Audi AG) and from the chair of production management at KIT (WBK).
The ongoing advances and technical developments in the automotive surrounding change the way we live and work. These unprecedented changes do also open up new and enriching opportunities for management accountants. For example, a car company may have large data sets on the usage behavior of their modern clients. So-called “features on demand” (FOD) enable a customer to unlock a certain feature that ease their everyday life. A typical FOD can be of a hardware (e.g. seat heating) or software-type (e.g. voice assistant) and enables a customer a useful advantage. However, the applicability of FOD in management accounting is limited. Hence, I am interested in FoD and its (financial) applications within different industries.