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Michael A. Witt

Affiliate Professor of Strategy and International Business

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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 business and management vary by society and how firms handle these differences. Accordingly, this teaching focuses on how companies can go international successfully.

Professor Witt has published four major books, including The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems (2014, Oxford U. Press), The Future of Chinese Capitalism (2007, Oxford U. Press), and Changing Japanese Capitalism (2006, Cambridge U. Press). His academic research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading publications, including the Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Management and Organization Review, Socio-Economic Review, and Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Witt 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. Honors received include a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship.

At INSEAD, he is the Program Director of the open-enrollment programme 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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