Sven Modell received his PhD in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden in 1998. Prior to joining Alliance Manchester Business School in 2007 he held a Chair in Accounting at Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden. He also holds Visiting Professorships at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway, and Turku School of Economics, Finland. He has previously been a Visiting Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney, Australia, and an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He currently serves as Editor of Journal of Management Accounting Research and Associate Editor of Accounting and Business Research and sits of the editorial boards of five other, leading accounting journals. In 2019, he was appointed International Director and Chair of the International Committee of the American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section.