Research

Current research

Departmental staff are currently engaged in a variety of research projects. Here are a few examples:

  • What is the impact of financing on the investments of SMEs?
  • Is trade credit used as an alternative to bank credit during the financial crisis?
  • What are the determinants of financing and performance of investments and ventures on specific technologies or innovations (e.g. wind, biomass, and other technological developments).
  • Do determinants of financing and performance vary with the life cycle of firms or technologies and innovations?
  • Which factors can explain the performance of equity funds?
  • Does ownership structure affect capital structure of firms?
  • What is the informational value of dividends, governance and financial reporting?
  • What was the logic of dividend policy of firms in the Netherlands in the 20th century?
  • How was financing and performance of Dutch firms affected by corporate governance during the 20th century?
  • Are firms with major customers more risky?
  • How career horizons of managers affect their risk-taking decisions?
  • What is the impact of firm’s corporate social responsibility activities on financial performance and the cost of capital?
  • How outsourcing contracts can be managed effectively?
  • How organizations use the partner’s expertise and business capabilities to control costs and become more efficient, flexible and innovative?
  • How uncertainty, accounting information, and control influence negotiators’ behavior, trust building and performance outcomes?