Dr. Wim Van Lent
Research themes :
Management History, Economic Sociology, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Technology, Innovation, Management
Tel: +33 (0)4 67 10 27 46
Dr. Wim van Lent is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Montpellier Business School. He received his PhD in Management from ESSEC Business School in 2014. His research interests lie at the intersection of strategy, sociology, and economic history and center on the institutionalization of core management practices in early capitalism. His current empirical context is the Dutch East India Company (1602-1795) and his ongoing projects touch upon the role of power in the payout of dividends, the relationship between the institutionalization of financial leverage and market-making and the effect of social networks on venturing behavior, among other things.
Selected Intellectual Contributions
Van Lent W., Hunt RA & Lerner DA. Forthcoming. Back to which future? Recalibrating the time-calibrated narratives of entrepreneurial action to account for non-deliberative dynamics. Academy of Management Review.
Van Lent W. & Smith A. D. 2020. Using versus excusing: The Hudson’s Bay Company’s long-term engagement with its (problematic) past. Journal of Business Ethics, 166(2): 215-231.
Van Lent W. & Dulles F. 2019. Entre avantages et rentabilité: négocier le changement au sein de la première multinationale du monde. Centrale de Cas et de Médias Pédagogiques (CCMP).
Van Lent W. & Durepos G. 2019. Nurturing the historic turn: “History as theory” vs. “history as method". Journal of Management History.
Van Lent W. & Smith AD. 2019. Perceiving the present by means of the past: Theorizing the strategic importance of corporate archives. In TJ Andersen, S Torp and S Linder (Eds) Strategic Responsiveness and Adaptive Organizations: New Research Frontiers in International Strategic Management. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing; 97-110.
Van Lent W. & Dulles F. 2018. Between perks and profitability: Negotiating change at the world's first international. Centrale de Cas et de Médias Pédagogiques (CCMP).
Sgourev S. & Lent Van W. 2017. When too many are not enough: Human resource slack and performance at the Dutch East India Company (1700-1795). Human Relations, 70(11): 1293-1315.
Sgourev S.V. & Van Lent W. 2015. Balancing permission and prohibition: private trade and adaptation at the VOC. Social Forces, 93(3): 933-955.
Van Lent W. 2015. The Dutch East India Company as an optical illusion. In B. Bowden and D. Lamond (Eds.), Management history: Its global past and future. Charlotte NC, Information Age Publisher, p 1-20.
Van Lent W. & Sgourev S. V. 2013. Local elites versus dominant shareholders: Dividend smoothing at the Dutch East India Company. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2013(1): 15592.