Dutch Governance Landscape

Dutch Governance Landscape

Testing ground for enterprise models

The Netherlands hold a special place in the EU. Dutch listed companies have proven to be vulnerable to pressure from financial markets and Anglo-Saxon consultants and have by and large embraced the shareholder model.

At the same time, these companies operate in the context of many sophisticated and legally well-entrenched special interest groups, champions of the stakeholder model.

Moreover, Dutch law and culture support a plethora of alternative enterprise models for unlisted companies: societies, foundations and co-operatives running sizeable businesses.

The articles below, partially in Dutch, deal with the tensions between the different perspectives and with hybrid solutions that sometimes end up combining the worst of all possible worlds.

Further reading
Creating value at Tata Steel Europe

Het Financieele Dagblad
February 4th, 2017

Een waarlijk nieuwe start voor Eneco

With Frank van den Heuvel
February 2018

Goede toezichthouder is eerst en vooral onafhankelijk

Het Financieele Dagblad
December 22, 2015

Topman kan toegenomen macht niet aan

Het Financieele Dagblad
June 13, 2009

Shell kwetsbaar door nieuwe cultuur

Het Financieele Dagblad
January 26th, 2013

Privatisering van ABN Amro: Een alternatief voor de beursgang

Donald Kalff, Steef Bartman, Hein Blocks, Janbert Heemstra, Hans Verkoren
September 2nd, 2013

Beursgang van ABN Amro geen goed idee

Het Financieele Dagblad
August 31st, 2013

Get in touch

In 2018 and 2019, Donald Kalff will tour the major European cities to discuss his ideas with policy makers and leaders of enterprise. If you are interested in a meeting with Donald, or have any questions about the Dutch economic landscape, feel free to get in touch!