Dessy Rutten PhD FeRSA

Dessy Rutten PhD FeRSA


TiSEM: Tilburg School of Economics and Management
TiSEM: Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship



Dessy Rutten, PhD FERSA is a woman in science/business/banking with robust academic background and extensive international experience, both in business as well as academic practice. She has been granted a senior fellowship by Regional Studies Association in the UK since 2011-present with a FERSA title to honour her knowledge/scientific contributions to the association. 

Over the last two decades, she has done and finished different/various international assignments/projects/science diplomacy in the areas of international banking/finance, international education management, entrepreneurship, policy advising, international analysis, and strategic development marketing. 

Additionally, Dr Rutten FERSA is very passionate about female empowerment, specifically in economic/banking/finance literacy, business mentorship, mental-health wellbeing.

She has worked and lived in ASEAN countries, Schengen areas, and the UK, prior to her permanent settlement in the Netherlands.


Research interests

international business (MNEs and SMEs), strategic management/decision, international (digital and strategic) marketing, entrepreneurship, banking/finance, research policy, economic/public policy, international supply chain management, global-local knowledge transfer, knowledge management, cluster studies,  automotive and its business network, science diplomacy, academic skills, business skills, Japanese business and cultural Studies (including Japanese language)





Expertise research-teaching domains : Strategic Management, International Management, International Business, International Banking, Entrepreneurship Studies, Innovation Studies and Knowledge Management, Project Management, Regional Economic Studies, Economic Geography, Science Diplomacy 

Bachelor (BSc) thesis supervision and examiner

Master (MSc) thesis supervision and examiner

Project Management




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