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How Nokia Bounced Back (With the Help of the Board)

How Nokia Bounced Back (With the Help of the Board)

Quy Huy, INSEAD Professor of Strategic Management, and Timo O. Vuori, Aalto University Assistant Professor of Strategic Management | October 10, 2018 To help the former mobile giant find a radically new strategic direction, Nokia’s board assumed a unique role. Nokia’s...

The Human Factor in Digital Transformation Projects

The Human Factor in Digital Transformation Projects

Sami Mahroum, INSEAD Senior Lecturer | October 5, 2018 How the people working in government manage tech-driven innovation. The public sector is the largest employer in the world. In OECD countries, nearly 23 percent of the total workforce is employed by government...

Is It Time to Retire the Org Chart?

Is It Time to Retire the Org Chart?

Phanish Puranam, Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Strategy and Organisation Design at INSEAD | September 27, 2018 The boxes-and-arrows approach to organisation design may have outlived its use. Say “organisation design” and (too) many people think of boxes and...

The Real Story Behind Uber’s Exit from Southeast Asia

The Real Story Behind Uber’s Exit from Southeast Asia

Jason Davis, INSEAD Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise | September 19, 2018 Uber, Grab and Go-Jek embody emerging strategies in international platform competition. Competition among ride-sharing companies is intensifying in Southeast Asia, a...

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...

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...

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...