Quy Huy
Professor of Strategy

Dr. Quy Huy is a professor of strategy at INSEAD since 1998. He is known as a leading world scholar in linking emotional intelligence and strategic performance. Originally trained as an electrical engineer then in corporate finance, he worked for 16 years in various managerial functions with several large information technology firms in North America. His managerial career covered three main areas: (1) systems and software engineering; (2) sales and marketing (3) corporate finance, where he dealt with institutional investors and credit rating agencies and worked on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and turnarounds of firms with turnover up to 10 billion dollars.

Huy is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He specialized in the determination of cost of capital, analysis of very large capital projects, capital structure and debt financing, and valuation of business ventures and risks.

Dr. Huy’s research on middle managers was published in and selected by Harvard Business Review as “Breakthrough Ideas for Today's Business Agenda." Huy is currently working on a book on Emotional Capital as Strategy to be published by Harvard Business School Press next year.

Dr. Huy has done executive development, teaching, consulting or coaching for a wide range of profit and non-profit organizations worldwide, including Aerospatiale Matra, Alcan, the Aga Khan Foundation, Alcan, Alstom, Arcelor Mittal, Astra Zeneca, Bell Canada Enterprises, Bombardier, British Telecom, Electricité et Gaz de France, Fiat, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, HIV Aids Alliance, Intesalat, the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent, LG Electronics, Lufthansa, Marconi, Matsushita, Motorola, Petrobras, the Royal Bank of Canada, Sasken, Standard Chartered Bank, Siemens, United Arab Emirates Civil Service, and Via Rail Canada.

Dr. Huy’s research on strategy execution and change in strategy has won numerous international awards and was published in prestigious journals such as Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and MIT Sloan Management Review. As an academic, Huy is known for his pioneering research work linking social-emotional factors to business strategic processes.

World Scholarly Expertise

  • Strategy Execution

  • Managing Large-Scale Strategic Change

International Awards and Honors

  • 2018 Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, Strategy as Practice Interest Group. “Shaping top managers’ moods: Board emotion regulation in the strategy formulation process” (T. Vuori, Huy, Q.)

  • 2016 Finalist, Best Paper Academy of Management, Organization Development and Change division. “Leading strategic change under uncertainty.” (Huy, Q., Sonenshein, H., Bresman, H.)

  • 2014 Best Paper in Graduate Management Education Award--sponsored by the Graduate Management Admission Council--for the most significant contribution to graduate management education. Management Education Division. “Emotional Teaching: How CEOs develop top management teams in Chinese Firms.” (Huy, Q, Chen, W., Tang, G.)

  • 2011 Rupe Chisolm Best Practice Paper Award, for demonstrating how theory informs practice and reflective practice enriches concepts and theories.

  • Academy of Management. “An emotion-based view of post merger integration.” (Huy, Q. & Reus, T.)

  • 2011 Top Five Finalist Academy of Management Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award: paper making an exceptional contribution to the internationalization of the Academy of Management. “The influence of Eastern and Western societal cultures in managing strategic change.” (Maddux, W., Huy, Q., Sanchez-Burks, J.)

  • 2007 Academy of Management Best Conceptual Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division. “How entrepreneurs regulate stakeholders’ emotions to build new organizations.” (Huy, Q & Zott, C.)

  • 2002 Best Paper Award Academy of Management, Organizational Development & Change Division. “Emotional filtering and strategy change.” (Huy, Q.)

  • 2000 William H. Newman Award, Academy of Management: paper based on doctoral research displaying a distinctive contribution to knowledge and rigorous research design. “Humanistic values & strategic change.” (Huy, Q.)

  • 2000 Free Press best dissertation award finalist, Academy of Management, Business Policy/Strategy Division “Anatomy of a radical change” (Huy, Q.)

  • 1998 Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, Academy of Management. “Navigation Styles and Corporate Change.” (Huy, Q.)

Teaching and Consulting Expertise

  • Strategy Execution

  • Managing Collective Emotions

  • Timing and Pacing of Actions in Strategy Execution

  • Leadership of Strategic Change


Quy Huy Professor of Strategy
INSEAD Asia Campus 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue Singapore 138676

Assistant: Clarita Manacap
Email: [email protected]

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