Professor of Strategy
The Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation
INSEAD’s China Initiative is a thought leader on the myriad challenges and opportunities encountered by Chinese companies and senior executives as well as foreign businesses operating, or planning to operate, in China. The Initiative’s knowledge creation enables global professionals to navigate the ever-changing business landscape successfully.
Our primary objective is to enhance INSEAD research and teaching on China, specifically by studying leadership, strategic change and innovation in China.
Develop research examining the China business landscape; facilitate and promote academic exchanges as well as academic-corporate collaborations through annual conferences and field trips.
Even with a backer like Microsoft, innovators must outrace copycats like Facebook and others who share the spoils of imitation among themselves.
The rise of cryptocurrency could threaten the dominance of the US dollar and cost the United States trillions in increased debt financing charges.
Corporations will have to re-evaluate their values and norms to maintain their longevity and success in the new world order.
The case of China’s Longfor Properties proves that “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” is not a recipe for innovation.
China Initiative Stories
Are there international lessons to be drawn from Singles Day? To be sure, Chinese businesses are not known for doing things by halves, and the Double 11 phenomenon reflects the speed and scale of growth that powered China's economic miracle.
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Shenzhen Field Trip
Event date to be determined
Following the successful field trip to Alibaba's ecosystems in Hangzhou in November 2019, the Centre is hosting a second field trip to Huawei and Tencent ecosystems in Shenzhen.
Inaugural Academic Conference
27 - 28 March 2021
INSEAD Europe Campus
This inaugural conference focuses on China-related research.
Our Research on China
Journal ArticleGuo Y., Huy Q., Xiao Z. (2017). How Middle Managers Manage the Political Environment to Achieve Market Goals: Insights from China's State-Owned Enterprises. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3), pp4.
Journal ArticleRedding G., Drew A. (2016). Dealing with the Complexity of Causes of Societal Innovativeness: Social Enabling and Disabling Mechanisms and the Case of China. Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, 28(2), pp7.