Prof. dr. Keetie Sluyterman

Emeritus Professor
Economic and Social History
Economic and Social History

Keetie Sluyterman is emeritus professor of business history at Utrecht University and a specialist in Dutch business history of the nineteenth and twentieth century. She has written or jointly authored a large number of business histories, including histories of Océ, Proost en Brandt, CSM, (Moret) Ernst & Young, Rabobank, Hagemeyer, Royal Dutch Shell, Boskalis and Heineken. In the study Dutch Enterprise in the twentieth century: business strategies in a small open economy (Routledge 2005) she gave an overview on the history of Dutch business in the twentieth century through the looking glass of business strategies. She is one of the project leaders of the research programme ‘BINT’, Dutch business in the 20th century, which studies varieties of capitalism and changes over time in national business systems. Her present research focuses on the changing position of the CEO of Dutch companies. Keetie Sluyterman is past-president of the European Business History Association and member of the advisory editorial board of the American journal Business History Review.

Business history
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