Our outstanding reputation in the worlds of business and academia is built on research excellence. A virtuous circle of research success combined with INSEAD’s intellectually rich and exciting environment attracts top researchers from around the world who, in turn, conduct and produce research with real-world impact. The creation of new, relevant knowledge is paramount in our drive to build an innovative research ethos for business and society.

Ziv Carmon
Dean of Research

Academic Impact



Real World Impact



Centres & Initiatives


Our Centers, Initiatives and Institutes combine research, impact and knowledge exchange by connecting academia and real-world practice. Through research, we expand the frontiers of knowledge and shape global business leadership. As such, our researchers actively contribute to the school's ambitions.

Case Publishing


Did you know that INSEAD wrote 6 of the 10 best-selling cases distributed by the Case Centre in the past 40 years? That our cases were the Overall Winner of 5 of the last 10 Case Centre Global Case Awards? And that these cases are used in more than 100 business schools and universities around the world?

Benjamin Millepied at the Paris Opera Ballet
In December 2015, barely one year into his tenure as the head of the Paris Opera Ballet (POB), celebrity dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur Benjamin Millepied was caught in a storm of controversy.
By Isabelle Solal, Kaisa Snellman, Gianpiero Petriglieri
Published 26 Jul 2019
Topic Leadership & Organisations
Industry Entertainment, Performing Arts
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Dyson Ltd: From Vacuum Cleaners to Electric Vehicles
The case provides a strategic overview of one of the UK’s fastest-growing household goods companies, Dyson Ltd. Starting out in the early 1990s as sole vendor of bagless vacuum cleaners in the UK market, Dyson would ultimately become the market leader before its competitors finally woke up.
By Andrew Shipilov, Peter Zemsky, Brian Henry, Anne-Marie Carrick
Published 13 Feb 2019
Topic Strategy
Industry Consumer Goods, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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The Indian Premier League: Nondisruptive Creation of Cricketainment
The background notes accompany the free online case “Indian Premier League: Innovation Without Disruption”, a self-paced, interactive case that lets readers analyze the strategic logic behind the launch of Indian Premier League (IPL) using blue ocean analytical tools and frameworks.
By W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, Oh Young Koo
Published 28 Aug 2019
Topic Strategy
Industry Entertainment, Sports
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A Vibrant Intellectual Community



Upcoming events:

Quarterly Research Showcase

INSEAD Europe Campus January 2020

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Business and Society Forum on Health | ChangeNOW Summit

Grand Palais, Paris, France - 31 Jan, 1 Feb 2020

The first annual Business and Society Forum sponsored by the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society will focus on health and the role that business can play in improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and societies. The forum will bring leading INSEAD research to real world practitioners.

Programme details and registration

Wharton Alliance Impact Symposium

INSEAD Asia Campus - 11, 12 March 2020

Convening Faculty, PhD Students and Practitioners, the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance “Impact 2020” academic conference will focus on themes related to impact investing, social impact, and hybrids.

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