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Firms Favour Academic Insights That Come From Hubs

Firms Favour Academic Insights That Come From Hubs

Michaël Bikard, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy | January 20, 2020 Innovators can improve their performance by paying attention to academic science. In 1981, in the far outskirts of Los Angeles, a start-up made a bet that would change the lives of millions....

Start-ups: The Founding Team Is a Real Magic Bullet

Start-ups: The Founding Team Is a Real Magic Bullet

Moran Lazar, PhD candidate at Technion, and Ella Miron-Spektor, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour | January 13, 2020 Studies show that the entrepreneurial team may impact a start-up’s long-term success more than its product. When we consider great...

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

The Kinds of Collaboration That Lead to Successful Innovation

Benjamin Kessler, Managing Editor | December 18, 2019 Learning to innovate requires diligence, patience and (most of all) direct access to skilful role models. It’s generally accepted that large organisations, for a host of structural and cultural reasons, are at a...

A Start-up’s Evolution from AI Lab to AI Business

A Start-up’s Evolution from AI Lab to AI Business

Pavel Kireyev, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing | November 27, 2019 For Preferred Networks, building tech for self-driving cars and smart factories is the daily routine. One of its biggest opportunities is to devise a business model that complements its...

Employees as Social Media Influencers

Employees as Social Media Influencers

Pawel Korzynski, INSEAD Visiting Scholar | November 20, 2019 How organisations can get workers to post more company-related content willingly. Dell is doing it. MasterCard too. Even universities, not exactly bastions of social media influence, are embracing it....

The Secret Ingredients of ‘Superforecasting’

The Secret Ingredients of ‘Superforecasting’

Ville Satopää, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management | November 8, 2019 Data from a political predictions tournament are starting to yield insights into the main drivers of forecasting excellence – and how to cultivate it....

Are Venture Capitalists Hopelessly Biased, or Deceptively Rational?

Are Venture Capitalists Hopelessly Biased, or Deceptively Rational?

Bala Vissa, INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Kim Claes, Assistant Professor, SKK Graduate School of Business | October 23, 2019 Close scrutiny of VC deal terms in India reveals a nuanced pattern of objectivity and discrimination. No matter how rational we may...

Preparing Your Firm for AI

Preparing Your Firm for AI

Theodoros Evgeniou, INSEAD Professor of Decision Sciences and Technology Management  | October 16, 2019 Firms looking to leverage the transformational potential of AI should remember that it is still people who determine the context in which the new technology...

Developing a Toolkit for Strategic Foresight

Developing a Toolkit for Strategic Foresight

David Midgley, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Marketing; Tim Coltman, Professor of Innovation, University of Waikato; and Thomas Simnadis, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Waikato | October 8, 2019 Why some companies see disruption coming from a mile away,...

Three Cornerstones of Global Retail Innovation

Three Cornerstones of Global Retail Innovation

V. "Paddy" Padmanabhan, INSEAD Professor of Marketing and Academic Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute | October 4, 2019 INSEAD experts and industry executives drill down to the basic human needs driving changes in retail. To the untrained eye or casual...