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Faculty & Research


Henning Piezunka

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Organisations
  • Innovation
  • Selecting Ideas and Relationship Management with Partners
Teaching Areas
  • New Business Venture
  • Entrepreneurship
  • PhD


Henning Piezunka is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Entreprise at INSEAD. He obtained a PhD at Stanford University, a Master of Science at the London School of Economics, UK, and a Diplom Kaufmann from the University of Mannheim, Germany. Henning is an accomplished researcher in the areas of competition and innovation, and publishes his work in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal.

Before starting his academic career, he co-founded a web design company in 1998 and acted as its founder-CEO until selling it in January 2016. By 2016, Henning’s company employed more than 30 people and served customers in more than 80 countries

Henning’s teaching focus is on the New Business Ventures course which he teaches in the MBAand the Executive MBA programmes and directing Entrepreneurship: New Business Ventures. Henning has received outstanding teaching ratings, has been on Dean’s list for excellence in MBA teaching, and has won the INSEAD best teacher award.