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Dutch Colonial Business Elite 1902

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Kuitenbrouwer, M.; Schijf, H. (): Dutch Colonial Business Elite 1902. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-xed-htvm

1998 Kuitenbrouwer, M.; Schijf, H. 10.17026/dans-xed-htvm

Kuitenbrouwer and Schijf focus on multiple directors from companies with their main activities in the Dutch East Indies. They collected data about Dutch colonial business elite for the year 1902 from the Handboek voor Cultuur- en Handelsondernemingen in Nederlandsch Indiƫ. They have selected the largest Dutch owned joint-stock companies by sector. Their sample contains 212 companies active in the Dutch East Indies in agriculture (98), mining (47), industry (28), insurance (13), banking (10), and other sectors. The database contains the following information: the year the company was founded, the city where the headquarters is located, the amount of nominal capital, and the sector in which it operates. The database includes the names and function of the directors and sometimes also other personal characteristics. 186 companies have one or more interlocking directorships within the sample of 212 companies. There are 195 interlockers who occupy 564 seats. The Dutch colonial business elite in 1902 is predominated by regenten capitalists from Amsterdam and The Hague. In addition, this Dutch colonial business elite strongly overlaps with the national Dutch business elite, as it is identified by Schijf (1993).