Dr Martens's research focuses on the area of non-traditional disclosure channels and non-traditional information intermediaries. The literature outlines disclosure channels (e.g., social media) and information intermediaries (e.g., financial statements) as essential tools to mitigate information asymmetries between firm insiders (e.g., managers) and firm outsiders (e.g., investors). These disclosure channels and information intermediaries have different characteristics (e.g., audience) and hence influence the behaviour of firm insiders and firm outsiders in different ways. It is necessary to identify these disclosure channels and information intermediaries first in order to understand their characteristics. His research examines disclosure channels and information intermediaries that have not been identified as traditional disclosure channels or traditional information intermediaries yet.
- PhD in Accounting, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2014 – 2019
- MSc in Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2012 – 2014
- BSc in Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2009 – 2012