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Strategic Agility and Corporate Renewal, Multinational Management, Strategic Alliances, Management of Technology and Innovation, Public Administration Reform
Design and direction of the INSEAD Executive Education Programmes and the PhD course on Strategy Process
Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation and Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at INSEAD. He served as the INSEAD Dean of Executive Education (1998-2002) and the Associate Dean for Research and Development (1990-1995). Yves Doz received his Doctoral degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Jouy-en-Josas, France). From 2005 to early 2011, he was a part-time Visiting Professor at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki School of Economics), where he also acted as a Visiting Research Dean of the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research. He has taught at the Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.
His research on the strategy and organisation of multinational companies led to numerous publications, including several books, in particular The Multinational Mission: Balancing Local Demands and Global Vision, co-authored with CK. Prahalad (1987), and From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy, co-authored with José Santos and Peter Williamson (Harvard Business School Press, 2001), which shows how companies can mobilise dispersed knowledge to learn from the world. His most recent research work on this topic is featured in his new book Managing Global Innovation, co-authored with Keeley Wilson (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012).
His recent research explores how companies can achieve strategic agility. In early 2008, he published Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility will Help you Stay ahead of the Game (Wharton School Press, with Dr Mikko Kosonen, formerly CIO at Nokia). The research is based on fieldwork at leading global companies. Leadership behaviours in these companies, as they rekindled growth, are detailed in a way that can serve as examples and be readily put in practice. The book has received widespread acclaim and has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai languages. In addition, Professor Doz' research extends to strategic agility for countries and is conducted in collaboration with several national governments.
The ongoing interest in the balance between the advantages of BU autonomy and those of strategic integration among BUs is done in collaboration with Prof Robert Burgelman (Stanford). Research was done on Nokia, Hewlett Packard, and Axel Springer. The key focus of the work is on the determination of a common strategic context for innovation initiatives being undertaken entrepreneurially in related technology and market domains. In particular, the detailed study of Nokia’s history in the mobile phone business lead to a book, Ringtone (Oxford University Press, November 2017) exploring how Nokia emerged from Finland to lead the mobile phone revolution in less than a decade.
Professor Doz directs the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances Programme at INSEAD, an Executive Education programme based on his research on strategic alliances (Alliance Advantage, a seminal work co-authored with Gary Hamel, was published in 1998).
His research work won numerous awards, in particular, a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management (2003) and an Inaugural Fellow of the Strategic Management Society (2005). Professor Doz was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management (2006), and was nominated by The Economist as one of a handful of European ‘Management Gurus’. He is a frequent speaker at management conferences and corporate events. In 2008-2010, he served as a President of the Academy of International Business.
Professor Doz’ business experience includes work on multinational aircraft programs. He has consulted for many major multinational corporations and taught in their internal development programs. His recent assignments include advising multinationals on the development of new growth platforms and designing and implementing competitive revitalisation programmes.'