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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.

His research explores how the conduct of business and management varies 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 (2013, Oxford U. Press, with Gordon Redding)
- Major Works in Asian Business and Management (2012, SAGE)
- The Future of Chinese Capitalism (2007, Oxford U. Press, with Gordon Redding)
- Changing Japanese Capitalism (2006, Cambridge U. Press)

He has also published a range of academic articles, including pieces in the Journal of International Business Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Asian Business and Management, and Wirtschaftspolitische Blätter.

Professor Witt is the recipient of a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers (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.

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, Singapore, and the United States.

For research and teaching details and access to papers, please click on "Personal Website" at the top of this page.

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; Comparing the World's Business Systems; Political Risk Assessment and Management; International Political Analysis; Various Executive Education Modules.

Related Executive Education programme

Professor Michael A. Witt is directing the following programme: Building the Business: Strategies for Asia Pacific

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