Sloot, Professor Laurens M.
Laurens Sloot is Professor of Entrepreneurship in Retailing at the Faculty of Economics and Business, specializing in retail marketing and brand marketing. He is interested in the free market, supermarkets, online sales, food trends and new business models. He is also an entrepreneur himself, having founded several businesses which he now co-owns.
Sloot embarked on his academic career in 1992, when he started at Erasmus University in Rotterdam as an assistant professor. He wrote a PhD thesis in 2006 about assortment management. In 2011, he was appointed as an Anton Dreesmann Professor in Retail Marketing, and later in 2020, as a Professor by special appointment in Entrepreneurship in Retailing. He has spent five years focusing on research into the added value of independent entrepreneurship in the retail sector.
In addition to his work as a professor, Sloot is also part-time managing director of the EFMI Business School, which he founded at Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1997.
Previously in the news (mostly in Dutch)
- Hoogleraar Laurens Sloot: ‘Vrije markt sluit heel goed aan bij verduurzamingsdoel’ (Professor Laurens Sloot: 'Free market fits very well with sustainability goal)
- Overvol op markt voor online supers; kunnen ze wel winst maken? (Overcrowded market for online supermarkets: Can they even make a profit?)
- Overleg supermarkt-cao weer afgebroken: ‘Geld klotst tegen de plinten’ (Deliberation collective labour agreement supermarkets terminated again: 'Abundance of money')
- Blokkade supers: ‘onmacht boeren goed te begrijpen’ (Blockade of supermarkets: 'powerlessness farmers is understandable')
- Zelfscannen: geen lagere kosten, wel gemak voor de klant (Self-scanning: no lower costs, but greater convenience for the customer)
- Waarom protesteren boeren eigenlijk bij distributiecentra voor supermarkten? (Why are farmers protesting at supermarket distribution centers?)
- Is er hoop voor de echte winkelstad? Dat hangt van onszelf af. (Is there hope for the real shopping city? It depends on ourselves.)
- Waarom demonstrerende boeren bij supermarkten aan het verkeerde adres zijn (Why supermarkets are not the place to go for protesting farmers)
- Commentaar: Lang leve de binnenstad (Comment: Long live the city centre)
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