Research

Research group

Accountancy and Finance

Expertise

  • My expertise focuses on Innovation Finance and on Institutions-based Corporate Finance. In these two areas I conduct research, publish, consult and give lectures and trainings. My work in Innovation Finance focuses on entrepreneurial financing decisions (Going public process, IPOs, crowdfunding, and venture capital) as well as on investment decisions under uncertainty. I apply real option models to analyze business decisions in highly complex and innovative industries: pharmaceutical R&D, business model innovations in ICT, infrastructure projects, renewable energy (hydrogen, CCS) and sustainable resources (recycling). My second area of expertise analyzes the impact of institutions on corporate financing decisions of companies and on the functioning of financial markets. I focus on formal institutions such as country-level regulations (investor protection, disclosure regulation, securities regulation), semi-formal institutions such as firm-level corporate governance configurations, board composition and board diversity as well as informal institutions such as trust, reputation, CSR and business ethics.

Projects

You can find here all of the projects that are recorded in the research database of UAntwerp under the name of the academic staff member that acts as a promoter, copromoter or grant holder (a.o. FWO). It concerns only those research projects and mandates that were acquired after an external or internal competition.