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Michael A. Witt

Affiliate Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management

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Professor Witt teaches and researches international business at INSEAD and is an Associate in Research at Harvard's Reischauer Institute. He is primarily based in Singapore. Professor Witt directs the International Management in Asia Pacific programme.

His research explores how business and management vary by society and how firms doing business abroad respond to these differences.

His publications include four major books:

- The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems (2014, Oxford U. Press, with G. Redding)
- Major Works in Asian Business and Management (2012, SAGE)
- The Future of Chinese Capitalism (2007, Oxford U. Press, with G. Redding)
- Changing Japanese Capitalism (2006, Cambridge U. Press)

His academic research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading publications including Asian Business & Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Management and Organization Review, Socio-Economic Review, and Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Witt received of a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2011/12. He currently serves as the General Editor of Asian Business & Management, a major academic journal on business and management in the Asian context, and as a Senior Editor of the Management and Organization Review.

At INSEAD, he is the Program Director of "International Management in Asia Pacific," a senior executive program on doing business successfully in Asia.

Professor Witt holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University and an A.B. from Stanford University. He has lived in China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States.

For research and teaching details and access to papers, please click on "Personal Website" on top of this page or visit his ResearchGate profile


Research Areas

Comparative Business Systems; Varieties of Capitalism; International Business; Political Economy; East-Asia (specifically China, Japan and Korea); Western Europe (specifically Germany).


Strategies for Asia-Pacific; International Political Analysis; Various Executive Education Modules.

Related Executive Education programme

Professor Michael A. Witt is directing the following programme: International Management in Asia Pacific

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