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 & accounting (such as Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting), small business (such as Small Business Economics, Family Business Review), economic history (such as Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History) and management (such as Corporate Governance – An International Review, Journal of International Management). My research has been cited more than 2,900 times (source: Google Scholar, April 2017); click here or see my Google Scholar Page.