Peter-Jan Engelen is Associate Professor of Finance at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, where he coordinates the “Business Strategy & Governance” Research Cluster. Before he was Program Director of the Joint Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business with LUISS (Italy) and Program Director of the Master Program International Economics and Business at Utrecht University.
His expertise focuses on Innovation Finance and on Institutions-based Corporate Finance. In these two areas he conducts research, publishes, consults and gives lectures and trainings. His 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. He applies 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).
His second area of expertise analyzes the impact of institutions on corporate financing decisions of companies and on the functioning of financial markets. He focuses 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.
His work has been published in Journal of Banking and Finance, Research Policy, Technovation, Corporate Governance An International Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others.