Professor of Strategy
​Dean of Faculty
Aon Dirk Verbeek Chaired Professor in International Risk and Strategic Management
The Sauvage Family Endowed Chair for Academic Excellence

Javier Gimeno is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he holds the Aon Dirk Verbeek Chair in International Risk and Strategic Management.

A Spanish national, he holds a PhD degree in strategic management from Purdue University. Since 2001, he has taught strategy and industry and competitive analysis at INSEAD at all levels – MBA, Executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive programmes for leading global companies. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Dean of Executive MBA programmes at INSEAD.

Javier's research focuses on competitive strategy decisions, and how these decisions lead to competitive interactions and performance consequences. He has also published on the topic of entrepreneurship and new venture performance and survival.

Research Interests

Competitive Strategy: dynamic models of market structure and competitive interaction. Multimarket competition in multiproduct, multimarket or multinational firms. Effects of strategic and structural choices on competitive interaction.

Entrepreneurship: empirical models of new venture formation, sur­vival and performance. Role of human capital. Entrepreneurial identity in nascent entrepreneurship.

Research Methods: Discrete Choice and Limited Dependent Variables Models, Analysis of Panel Data.

By Topic

Publications

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management (at all levels).
  • Graduate-level courses on Competitive Strategy.
  • Graduate-level courses on Research Methods.
  • Executive programmes in Business-level and Competitive Strategy.

Academic Positions

INSEAD

  • Aon Dirk Verbeek Chair of International Risk and Strategic Management, 2008-current
  • Chairman, Strategy Department, 2013-2016
  • Academic Director, INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative, 2012-2016
  • Dean of Executive MBA Programmes, 2009-2011
  • Professor of Strategy, 2005-current
  • Associate Professor of Strategy, 2001-2005

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

  • Senior Fellow, 2013

Harvard Business School

  • Visiting Scholar, 2012

Texas A&M University, Department of Management

  • Associate Professor of Management, 1999-2000
  • Assistant Professor of Management, 1993-1999

Purdue University, Krannert Graduate School of Management

  • Research and Teaching Assistant, 1989-1993

 

Editorial and Leadership Roles

Senior Editor, Strategy Science, 2013-

Senior Advisory Board, Oxford Bibliographies in Management, 2013-2014

Senior Editor, Organization Science, 2003-2007

Editorial Board Membership:

  • Academy of Management Discoveries, 2013-current
  • Academy of Management Journal, 1999-2009
  • Academy of Management Review, 1998-1999
  • Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de Empresas, 1998-2006
  • European Management Review, 2003-current
  • Journal of Management, 1999-2002
  • Management Research, 2001- current
  • Strategic Management Journal, 1997-2010
  • Strategic Organization, 2001-2010

Academy of Management (AOM):

  • Nomination for Vice-President (not elected)
  • Board of Governors, 2006-2009 (elected by membership). Membership in Journals Committee and Audit Committee
  • Award Selection Committee, Academy of Management’s George R. Terry Book Award for out-standing book contributions to the advance of management knowledge, 2007

Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division, Academy of Management:

  • Past Division Chair, 2004-2005
  • Division Chair, 2003-2004 (elected by membership)
  • Chair of Judging Committee, Best Dissertation Award, 2003
  • Program Chair, 2001-2002 (elected by membership)
  • Assistant Program Chair, 2000-2001 (elected by membership)
  • Chair of Judging Committee, Best Paper Award and Best Student Paper Awards, 2001
  • Executive Committee Member, 1998-2000 (elected by membership)
  • Research Committee Member, 1996-1998 (nominated by Executive Committee)

Strategic Management Society (SMS):

  • Board of Directors, 2010-2015 (elected by membership). Membership in Publications Committee, Awards and Honours Committee, Nominations Committee (elected in 2009; re-elected in 2012)
  • Program Chair, SMS 26th International Conference, Vienna, 2006
  • Chair of Competitive Strategy Interest Group, 2006 (elected by membership)
  • Associate Program Chair, SMS 25th International Conference, 2005
  • Program Chair for Competitive Strategy Interest Group, 2005
  • McKinsey Best Paper Award Judging Panel, SMS Conferences: 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004
  • Conference Review Committee Member, SMS Conference: 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004

Strategy Research Foundation (SRF):

  • Technical Committee, member, 2012. In charge of policy for SRF grants and publications

Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM):

  • Scientific Committee Member, First International Conference of the IAM, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 1999
  • Academic Advisory Board Member, 1998-2003
  • Research and Awards Committee Member, 1998-2001Member of Academy of Management Task Force that led to formation of IAM, 1997

Awards

  • EDP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD, 2016.
  • EDP Award for Outstanding Teaching in Executive Education, INSEAD, 2014.
  • John S. Day Distinguished Alumni Academic Service Award, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, 2014.
  • IDEA Foundational Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 2012.
  • Winner, Blackrock/NACD Award for Best Paper in the field of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, 2012.
  • Aon Dick Verbeek Chair of International Risk and Strategic Management, 2008.
  • Winner, Best Symposium Award, Organization and Management (OMT) division, Academy of Management, 2006.
  • Non-Core Course Teacher Award in EMBA Program, Finalist 2005.
  • McKinsey/Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize, Honorable Mention, 2001.
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, for years 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015.
  • Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, Lowry Mays College and Graduate School of Business, Texas A&M University, 1999.
  • ABCD (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Reviewer Award, Organization and Manage-ment Division, Academy of Management, 1999.
  • Best Paper Award – Honorable Mention, Technology and Innovation Management Division, Academy of Management, 1996.
  • Free Press Outstanding Dissertation Award in Business Policy and Strategy, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 1995.
  • Best Empirical Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 1992.
  • Best Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management, 1991.
  • Best Paper on Entrepreneurship or Innovation Competition, second prize, Center of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University, 1991.

Javier Gimeno

Professor of Strategy
​Dean of Faculty
Aon Dirk Verbeek Chaired Professor in International Risk and Strategic Management
The Sauvage Family Endowed Chair for Academic Excellence

Javier Gimeno is Professor of Strategy at INSEAD (Fontainebleau campus), in France, where he holds the Aon Dirk Verbeek Chair in International Risk and Strategic Management.

A Spanish national, he holds a PhD degree in strategic management from Purdue University. Since 2001, he has taught strategy and industry and competitive analysis at INSEAD at all levels – MBA, Executive MBA, Ph.D., and executive programmes for leading global companies. From 2009 to 2011, he also served as Dean of Executive MBA programmes at INSEAD. Javier served as Chair of the Strategy department at INSEAD, and as Academic Director of the INSEAD European Competitiveness Initiative, a broad initiative by INSEAD faculty to understand and improve business competitiveness in Europe.

Javier's research focuses on understanding competitive strategy decisions, and how these decisions lead to competitive interactions and performance consequences. He has done research and developed pedagogical materials in industries such as travel and transportation (airlines), mobile telecommunication services, energy, and computer equipment. His current research integrates a risk management perspective on the analysis of strategic opportunities.

Javier’s research has been published in the top academic journals in strategy and management, and has received numerous awards from leading academic and practitioner associations. For instance, his dissertation on multi-market competition in the US airline industry received the prize to the best doctoral dissertation in strategy in its year. He received several Best Paper Awards from the Academy of Management for his research on entrepreneurship, and the Blackrock/National Association of Corporate Directors Best Paper Award for research on strategy and corporate governance. He has taken editorial responsibilities in journals such as Organization Science and Strategy Science.

Javier has been a leader in several major professional associations. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, an association of over 18,000 management academics worldwide. He chaired the Academy’s Business Policy and Strategy division - the largest organisation of strategy academics and practitioners, with over 5,000 members worldwide. Most recently, Javier has been very involved with the Strategic Management Society, a global association of strategy academics, practitioners and consultants. He was the Chairman of the Strategic Management Society International Conference in 2006, served on the Board of Directors from 2010-2015, and is currently the President-Elect of the Society.

Javier Gimeno's CV

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Javier Gimeno
Professor of Strategy

INSEAD Europe Campus
Boulevard de Constance
77305 Fontainebleau
France

Tel: +33 1 60 72 48 09

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