Dr. Henry van Beusichem

Lecturer in finance
Room: RA-2410


Henry van Beusichem holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)/Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University in Rotterdam (2016). In addition, he obtained a B.Eng. degree in Industrial Engineering from Hogeschool ‘s-Hertogenbosch (2000), and M.Sc. degrees in Business Administration from RSM, Erasmus University (2004) and International Management from Community of European Management Schools (2004). He went on to work as a controller and gained professional experience at CRH Umformtechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Germany). In 2007, he joined the Department of Finance of RSM, Erasmus University as a Ph.D. candidate. His Ph.D. trajectory was supported by ERIM and NWO (NWO projects 360-52-080 and 360-52-082, applied for by prof. dr. Jan Luiten van Zanden and prof. dr. Abe de Jong). In 2011, he joined the University of Twente as a Lecturer in Finance. He has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Corporate Finance/Financial Management, Accounting and Corporate Governance in the (International) Business Administration programme and other programmes.


His research interests are in the area of empirical corporate finance and include capital structure choice, dividend policy, corporate investment, corporate governance and financial reporting. This also includes the history of finance and governance in the Netherlands.


Firms and Financial Markets: Empirical studies on the informational value of dividends, governance and financial reporting (No. EPS-2016-378-F&A). ERIM Ph.D. Series Research in Management. Erasmus University Rotterdam., Promotor: Abe de Jong, Co-promotor: Gerarda Westerhuis (persistent URL:


  • Henry van Beusichem, Abe de Jong, Douglas V. DeJong and Gerard Mertens (2016), ‘Transparency, corporate governance and firm performance in The Netherlands’, Maandblad voor Accounting en Bedrijfseconomie, Vol. 90 (7/8), pp. 308-322.
  • Abe de Jong, Teye Marra and Henry van Beusichem (2016). ‘The price impact of block transactions in the Netherlands, International Journal of Corporate Governance, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 1-31.


  • ‘The logic of dividend policy in the twentieth century: Evidence from the Netherlands,’ with Abe de Jong and Philip Fliers
  • ‘The informational role of dividends in the Netherlands 1961-2006,’ with Abe de Jong


Papers have been presented at e.g. the European Business History Association meetings (2008, 2015), Annual Economic History Society conference (2009), Tilec/AFM Seminar at Tilburg University (2006), Belgian Financial Research Forum (2014) and RSM Erasmus University in Ph.D. Seminar Series.


  • Ad-hoc referee for Applied Economics and Economic Systems
  • Discussant at ‘Corporate Finance Day’ at RSM Erasmus University (2008)
  • Member of Business History @ Erasmus platform
  • Module coordinator (2012-2015)
  • Member of the BSc IBA programme accreditation team: EPAS (2013, 2016) and NVAO (2013)



His teaching covers a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, modules and thesis supervision in the areas of corporate finance/financial management, corporate governance, financial and management accounting in the (International) Business Administration programme and related programmes.

University of Twente

  • Courses: Corporate Financial Management and Analysis (BSc IBA 2: 201100026), International Financial Management (BSc IBA 2: 201100031), Seminar Corporate Finance (BSc IBA 2: 201100038), Management Accounting and Control (BSc BA 2: 194110040), IBA Project (BSc BA 3: 201100041), Accounting & Finance (pre-MSc BA 4: 201400016), Corporate Finance (MSc BA 4: 194110070), Entrepreneurial Finance (MSc BA 4: 201000087)
  • Modules: Finance, Accounting and Information Systems (BSc IBA 1: M3 201300103, FAIS): Financial & Management Accounting, Financing Entrepreneurial Start-ups and Innovative firms (BSc IBA 2, M8 201500016, FENSI): Corporate Finance, Change, Governance, Ethics and Leadership (BSc IBA 3: M11 201500017; CHANGEL): Corporate Governance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship (BSc HTHT-3 M9 201500115): Financial Management of Innovative Enterprises, Finance for Engineers (TBK 201400056, BIT 201400301, premaster IEM 201500020)
  • Thesis supervision (BSc & MSc)

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

  • Course: Corporate Finance (BSc BA: BKB0023)
  • Thesis supervision (BSc & MSc)

University Teaching Qualification, University of Twente (planned 2016)

Basic Didactics Certificate, RISBO (2010)


Dutch (native), English (fluent), German (fluent)

A full CV is available for download.