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PhD defence

Dark Horses of Business: Overseas Entrepreneurship in Seventeenth-Century Nordic Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Wednesday 12 December 2018
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden

This dissertation deals with the development of seventeenth-century overseas business through the perspective of individuals. The way individuals acted in the overseas business, especially in connection to the Nordic trading companies, allows for an in-depth study of how they projected, established, coordinated and developed business through entrepreneurial mechanisms. The dissertation closely follows the careers of two businessmen and simultaneously studies their careers through a conceptual framework of overseas entrepreneurship in two oceanic spaces.


  • Prof. C. Antunes


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PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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