Welcome to my webpage. I’m a Professor of Corporate Finance at the University of Antwerp. From 2012 to 2015 I was also Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining the University of Antwerp in 2000, I was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Flemish Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) after receiving my PhD from the Free University of Brussels in 1996. I was also Visiting Professor at the Hull University Business School, the University of Calabria and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and held part-time positions at the Louvain School of Management, the Vlerick Business School, Ghent University, and Hasselt University.
I very much like doing research. While I have a broad interest in the fields of corporate finance and corporate governance, my research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, (multinational) business group finance and financial history. I have supervised several PhD students and published in a wide range of international academic journals. These include journals in the fields of finance (such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management), accounting (such as Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting), small business (such as Small Business Economics, Family Business Review) and economic history (such as Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History). My research has been cited more than 3000 times (cf. my Google Scholar Page). I’m also Guest Editor of a Journal of Banking and Finance Special Issue on “New Developments in Entrepreneurial Finance”.