Dr. Wim Van Lent
Research themes :
Management History, Economic Sociology, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Teaching department :
Entrepreneurship & Strategy 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. & Dulles F. 2018. Between perks and profitability: Negotiating change at the world's first international. Centrale de Cas et de Médias Pédagogiques (CCMP).
Van Lent W., Islam G. & Chowdhury I. 2018. Debt and destruction: resistance, institutional voids and the dawn of the multinational enterprise. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, June 5-9, Kyoto, Japan.
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.