Eelke Heemskerk is Professor of Political Networks at the Political Science department of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
He received his PhD at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research in 2006. Before he was research fellow at the Germany Institute and AIAS, both at UvA. He was visiting fellow at the Institute for Strategic Management, Ludwig Maximilians Universität and the Center on Organizational Innovation, Columbia University.
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.
Eelke published on corporate governance, corporate elites, social networks and institutional reform in the Netherlands and Europe. Some selected publications are availabe on this site.
In his current research Eelke is interested big data related to networks of corporate ownership and control.He directs the ERC funded CORPNET research group. He also works on how social networks influence boardroom decision-making and behavioural corporate governance.