Research


Eelke Heemskerk is associate professor of political science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research as part of the Political Economy and Transnational Governance research group. Eelke is also member of the Amsterdam Center for Inequality studies and member of the editorial team of Res Publica.

Previously, Eelke was visiting research scholar at Columbia University, New York, research fellow at the Germany Institute at UvA and at the Amsterdam Institute for Labour Studies (AIAS). He received his PhD at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research.

Next to his academic interests Eelke is management consultant at The Galan Group where he works with top management teams and boards of public and private organisations on issues of corporate governance and strategy. More >

Eelke has published on corporate governance, corporate elites, social networks and institutional reform in the Netherlands and Europe. His publications include among others Decline of the Corporate Community (AUP 2008), Constituting Corporate Europe (Antipode 2010, with W.K. Carroll and M. Fennema) and The Social Field of the European Corporate Elite (Global Networks, 2011). A full overview of my publications is available here >

Eelke is interested in how social networks influence boardroom decision-making. For this he received the Veni Prize for excellent researchers by the Dutch Science foundation, funding a four-year research project.

Eelke's Erdös number is 3.