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Algorithms to Decode an Organisation’s Culture (At Last)

Algorithms to Decode an Organisation’s Culture (At Last)

Benjamin Kessler, Asia Editor & Digital Manager | December 12, 2018 Text analysis based on machine learning is beginning to reveal previously inaccessible truths about organisational culture. This is the first in a series entitled “The Future of Management”, about...

Should Central Banks Start Issuing Cyber-Cash?

Should Central Banks Start Issuing Cyber-Cash?

Antonio Fatás, INSEAD Professor of Economics | November 30, 2018 To move the fintech debate forward, we need to distinguish between money and payments. New technologies in the financial sector – cryptocurrencies, M-Pesa, WeChat – are opening the door for potential...

How Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Compete in the Cloud

How Alibaba Uses Blockchain to Compete in the Cloud

Jason Davis, INSEAD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise | November 26, 2018 Foreign companies can use emerging tech to build a reputation as a strategic partner in solving local problems. There is a lot of excitement about big Chinese tech...

Decision Makers Should Rely on Hybrid Forecasting Models

Decision Makers Should Rely on Hybrid Forecasting Models

Spyros Makridakis, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Decision Sciences and University of Nicosia Professor, and Slawek Smyl, Uber Technologies Data Scientist | November 22, 2018 Machine learning may be hyped as the way of the future, but as a forecasting method, it works...

Managing the Paradoxes of Coopetition

Managing the Paradoxes of Coopetition

Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD Professor of Strategy; Werner Hoffmann, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business; Dovev Lavie, Bocconi University; and Jeffrey J. Reuer, University of Colorado | November 21, 2018 The challenging tensions of coopetition require leaders...

Seeing Your Firm Through a Hacker’s Eyes

Seeing Your Firm Through a Hacker’s Eyes

Mikko Niemelä, IDP-C, CEO, Cyber Intelligence House | November 19, 2018 Cyber-exposure is the best predictor of future hacking activity. We normally think of hackers as isolated and anti-social – like the hypothetical “genius sitting in bed and playing with his...

(Re)-Designing Organisations in the Age of Algorithms

(Re)-Designing Organisations in the Age of Algorithms

Phanish Puranam, Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design at INSEAD | November 12, 2018 Strategy execution still requires organisation design and development skills. But here’s what it may look like in a world of big data and AI. The skills...

Two Characteristics of Digital World Conquerors

Two Characteristics of Digital World Conquerors

Andrew Shipilov, INSEAD Professor of Strategy | October 22, 2018 Why some digital businesses easily take the world by storm, and others get lost in translation. Many digital products seem destined to achieve global success. WhatsApp was started in 2009 on the basic...

How Speech Recognition Is Set to Disrupt

How Speech Recognition Is Set to Disrupt

Annet Aris, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy | October 19, 2018 In the digital age, nothing stays the same for very long. Back in 2012, only 10 percent of web pages were accessed via mobile devices. Who would have thought that less than six years later,...

Crafting Your Own Leadership Signature

Crafting Your Own Leadership Signature

Henrik Bresman, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Deborah Ancona, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management | October 17, 2018 How well can you adapt in an exponentially changing world? In an age where even...