Marie Dutordoir appointed as Professor of Corporate Finance

Marie Dutordoir

As of 1 September 2023, Marie Dutordoir has been appointed as a part time Professor of Corporate Finance at the Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.). She will combine her appointment in Utrecht with her position as Full Professor in Finance at the University of Manchester, Alliance Manchester Business School (UK). At U.S.E. Marie Dutordoir will work on research on corporate finance decisions, corporate sustainability and the interface of corporate finance and other business disciplines, such as marketing, accounting, human resources, and supply chain management.

Marie Dutordoir

Charles van Marrewijk, Head of Department at U.S.E. on Marie Dutordoir: Marie Dutordoir will join us as part-time professor of Corporate Finance. She has a PhD in Applied Economics from KU Leuven (2006) and worked as an Assistant Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University Rotterdam between 2006-2009, before moving to the Alliance Manchester Business School, where she became full Professor of Finance in 2014.

She is an expert in corporate finance and corporate sustainability using a range of research methodologies. Her work is published in leading finance journals, including the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Operations Management, and Management Science. We look forward to her input and cooperation to further enhance our sustainable finance profile.

As an established expert of corporate finance, Dutordoir’s research is delving into areas such as the impact of ESG performance on corporate finance decisions, the motives for corporate security offerings (e.g. green and convertible bonds), mergers & acquisitions, and the influence of short selling on corporate finance decisions.

She is also interested in research at the interface of corporate finance and other business disciplines, such as marketing, accounting, human resources, and supply chain management. For example, she has ongoing research on the cash flow relevance of brand value estimates, and examines the shareholder value effects of the four-day workweek introduction in Belgium.

As an educator, Marie Dutordoir’s expertise spans across various academic levels, from undergraduates to executive education. She has coached colleagues and professionals on time management skills and has supervised numerous PhD students in corporate finance. Her leadership at Alliance Manchester Business School is noteworthy, having served as the Head of the Accounting and Finance Division and currently as its Full-Time MBA Director.

At U.S.E., she will be involved in research, teaching corporate finance, mentoring of colleagues and students, and thesis supervision.

Sustainability & the Future of Work

Marie Dutordoir on her appointment at U.S.E.: I am delighted and honoured to have been offered this part-time appointment at U.S.E. My research interests on sustainability and the future of work align very well with those of the section, and I hope I will be able to make further positive contributions in these areas, jointly with colleagues from U.S.E.

My recent visit to Utrecht left me with a favourable impression of the group’s aspirations, research quality and focus. I very much look forward to working with them over the years to come, and to help placing U.S.E. even firmer on the map as go-to Institute for high quality teaching and research on timely topics.