Prof. Dr. W.J. de Ridder (Wim)

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Part-time Professor
Ravelijn room RA 4335

Wim de Ridder
PO Box 217
7500 AE Enschede

Telephone: (053) 489 3353
Fax: (053) 489 2159


  • 1977: PhD Economics, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • (thesis: Liquidity Analysis and Liquidity Policy of the Firm (in Dutch)
  • 1970 -1975 Assistant Professor in Finance, Rotterdam School of Economics
  • 1975 -1983 Director Planning and Economic Research ING-Bank, Amsterdam
  • 1983 – 2007 Director Society and Enterprise Foundation, futures research centre of the Dutch business community, The Hague
  • 2002 - STT/Beweton professor futures studies
  • 2007 – Director Futures Studies & Management Consultancy (FSM BV)


Main research-areas:

  • Short term and long term economic planning-models;
  • Long term studies in Innovation and Industrial Economics;
  • Exploring the coming symbiotic age


Frequently asked speaker on congresses and symposia.


Among others:

  • De financiële besturing van de onderneming (financial management) (co-author Th.M.Beekhuizen), 1980
  • Ondernemen in een intelligente economie (Managen in a smart economy), 1988
  • Corporate Governance in Nederland (co-author M.J.G.C. Raaijmakers), 1996
  • Ondernemen zonder macht (Entrepreneurship without executive power), 2000
  • De strijd om de toekomst (Struggle for the future), 2003
  • Integriteit als strategie (Integrity and corporate strategy) (co-authors R. Hoppe and S. Hogewind), 2003
  • Vooruitzien is regeren, leiderschap in innovatie (Forecasting and governance) (co-author A.J. Berkhout), 2008
  • IK BESTA, verken de wereld waar de toekomst is begonnen (I AM, invent the future), forthcoming 2010


  • Founder and member of a Dutch network of Public Affairs directors;
  • Member Dutch Research network on economic policy;
  • Professional member World Futures Society.

Other activities

  • Board-member Achmea Foundation Victim and Society
  • Board-member Dutch Society, Security and Police Foundation