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Reggy Hooghiemstra

Position and department:
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Department of Auditing

Short bio:
Reggy obtained his PhD from RSM/Erasmus University (2003). He joined the Faculty of Economics and Business in 2003. Currently he is an associate professor. His research interest comprise cross-country differences in corporate disclosures, impression management in corporate narratives, say on pay and board processes. He was involved in various projects for the Monitoring Committee Dutch Corporate Governance Code and Eumedion. His work has been published in journals such as Corporate Governance: An International Review, Long Range Planning and Journal of Management. He is involved in a not-for-profit organization that provides in-depth board evaluations free of charge and in a scientifically sound manner.

My main areas of expertise include corporate reporting, board processes, executive remuneration and board composition.

Ongoing projects:
Boards and corporate social performance. Co-supervisor, together with Niels Hermes, of PhD project by Shili Chen. Funded by the China Scholarship Council. This project focuses on the association between TMT and board characteristics on the one hand and corporate social performance on the other.
Cost stickiness and firm ownership. Co-supervisor (with Paula van Veen-Dirks) of PhD project by Ronny Prabowo. Funded by the Indonesian government. This project focuses on the impact of state-owner and family involvement on the degree of cost stickiness of listed firms. Cost stickiness refers the phenomenon that costs tend to increase more when activity rises than they decrease when activity falls by an equivalent amount.
Long-termism vs short-terminism (together with Niels Hermes and Kees van Veen). Project funded by Eumedion (a foundation that represents institutional investors' interests in the field of corporate governance and related sustainability performance).


  1. Veltrop, D.B., Molleman, H.B.M., Hooghiemstra, R.B.H., and Van Ees, H. (2015). “The relationship between tenure and outside director task involvement: A social identity perspective”. Journal of Management. In press.
  2. Hooghiemstra, R.B.H., Kuang, Y.F, and Qin, B. (2015). “Say-on-pay votes: The role of the media”. European Accounting Review. Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 753-778.
  3. Hooghiemstra, R.B.H., Hermes, C.L.M., and Emanuels, J.A. (2015). “National culture and internal control disclosures: A cross-country analysis”. Corporate Governance: An International Review. Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 357-377.
  4. De Jong, A., Hooghiemstra, R.B.H., and Van Rinsum, M. (2013). “To accept or refuse an offer to join the board: Dutch evidence”. Long Range Planning, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 262-276.
  5. Hooghiemstra, R.B.H. (2012). “What determines the informativeness of firms’ explanations for deviations from the Dutch corporate governance code?”. Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 42, No. 1, 1-27.
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