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How the Platform Economy Is Reshaping Global Trade

How the Platform Economy Is Reshaping Global Trade

Sangeet Paul Choudary, INSEAD Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Founder & CEO of Platformation Labs | August 30, 2018 Firms and even countries will need a strategy as the world moves from pipelines to platforms. Two conflicting forces are shaping the future of global trade....

What Happens to Firms That Don’t Adopt Dominant Technologies?

What Happens to Firms That Don’t Adopt Dominant Technologies?

Nathan Furr, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy | August 27, 2018 Firms that choose the non-dominant technology in an industry shakeout can innovate in other ways. When we think about ordinary technologies that make our lives easier, we often forget that they are...

The Rise of the Red Unicorn

The Rise of the Red Unicorn

Ian Potter, Distinguished Fellow, INSEAD Global Private Equity Initiative, and Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise | August 22, 2018 China is on track to absorb more venture capital than...

Aim for Transformation, Not Change

Aim for Transformation, Not Change

Vip Vyas, CEO of Distinctive Performance, and Diego Nannicini (INSEAD MBA ‘14J), Associate Consultant at Distinctive Performance | August 8, 2018 Transformation creates attractive futures, while change mends the past. In May 2018, Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled...

The Cultural Attributes of the Most Innovative Companies

The Cultural Attributes of the Most Innovative Companies

Quy Huy, INSEAD Professor of Strategic Management, and Zhixing Xiao, Visiting Professor, Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) | July 13, 2018 The case of China’s Longfor Properties proves that “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” is not a recipe for...

The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2018

The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2018

Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices at INSEAD and co-editor of the Global Innovation Index report | July 10, 2018 Solving the energy/environment equation requires a significant innovation push. With a predicted 10 billion people by 2040, our planet...

Do Dating Apps Really Want You to Find Love?

Do Dating Apps Really Want You to Find Love?

Yue Wu, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Katz Graduate School of Business, and V. "Paddy" Padmanabhan, INSEAD Professor of Marketing | July 6, 2018 Matchmaking services charging a monthly fee to fill a personal or professional void are in a somewhat conflicted...

ICOs and Financing Blockchain Projects

ICOs and Financing Blockchain Projects

Andrea Canidio, Stone Fellow of the INSEAD Stone Centre for the Study of Wealth Inequality | June 12, 2018 A new mechanism for financing innovation: seigniorage. Most blockchain projects are open source and therefore free to use. Despite this, developers of...

Don’t Reinvent the Regulatory Wheel

Don’t Reinvent the Regulatory Wheel

Annet Aris, INSEAD Adjunct Professor of Strategy | June 6, 2018 How internet companies under siege can learn from the finance industry. The Cambridge Analytica scandal had at least one good outcome: It finally woke us up. For years, experts, politicians and the media...

The Technologies Senior Leaders Plan to Deploy in the Coming Years

The Technologies Senior Leaders Plan to Deploy in the Coming Years

Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD Professor of Strategy | June 4, 2018 Cloud computing is expected to take a back seat to AI, big data analytics and blockchain. Despite all the hype, augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality, blockchain and 3D printing have had a small...