FotoSBO2011Welcome 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 current research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, financing in (multinational) business groups 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 StudiesJournal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial ManagementJournal of Business Finance and Accounting), small business (such as Small Business EconomicsFamily Business Review), economic history (such as Journal of Economic HistoryExplorations in Economic History) and management (such as Corporate Governance – An International ReviewJournal of International Management). My research has been cited more than 2,800 times (source: Google Scholar, 7 February 2017); click here or see my Google Scholar Page.