Current interests Corporate finance Mergers and acquisitions CEO psychology Leadership Corporate governance Emerging interests (in addition to the above) M&A and hi-tech M&A and Knowledge Management M&A and culture
Dr. Helen Bollaert is a permanent Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at SKEMA. She was appointed Research Dean in February 2016 after a 3-year stint as Head of the European Centre for Corporate Control Studies (ECCCS). Helen Bollaert obtained her BSc degree from the University of Surrey and then went on to graduate from ESCP Europe (ESCP 1989). She successfully defended her PhD at the University of Lille 2 in 2011. Prior to her career in education, she worked for a number of years in financial audit. Her research interests include CEO psychology, mergers and acquisitions and leadership. Her most recent publications include the paper "CEO Narcissism and the Takeover Process: from Private Initiation to Deal Completion" (co-authored with Nihat Aktas, Eric de Bodt and Richard Roll) in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. She has also published co-authored papers on executive hubris, including in the Journal of Business Ethics.