Abe de Jong

Abe de Jong

Abe de Jong is a professor of Finance at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and at Monash University (Melbourne). His research deals with financial decision-making, corporate governance and financial markets. He studies both current issues and historical settings and his work has been published in The Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and Management Science. He is co-editor of Business History and author of a book on the history of governance and finance in the Netherlands over the 20th century (with Gerarda Westerhuis). His research relates to sustainable value creation in two ways. First, by studying the long term changes in the balance of power in corporations between managers, investors and other stakeholders. Second, by investigating the interaction between on the one hand financial innovations and financial markets and on the other hand firms – these firms may exist for two centuries partially thanks to financial innovations or be short-lived due to a financial market crash.