Laurence Capron is the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership at INSEAD and Director of INSEAD Executive Education Programme on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”. Her teaching and research activities focus on M&As, Alliances, Corporate Development and Business Portfolio Strategy. She teaches in MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and Ph.D programmes.
Professor Capron has received teaching awards, including the INSEAD Best Teaching Award for her MBA elective on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”, which she has taught at INSEAD and Wharton. She is also the recipient of multiple research awards, including Academy of Management Best Paper Award, McKinsey-Strategic Management Society Best Paper Award, HEC Paris Foundation Best Doctoral Dissertation Award and Syntec Award for Best Research in Management. Her current research agenda focuses on how companies select and use M&As in their corporate development and combine organic growth with their acquisitive growth.
Professor Capron joined INSEAD in 1997 after earning her Ph.D in Strategy from HEC Paris. She was Visiting Associate Professor of Strategy at Wharton (2005-06) and Visiting Scholar at Kellogg (2004-05) and Michigan (1993-94). She directed the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance from 2007-2010. She sits on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, the leading academic journal in the field of strategy.