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Jennifer Petriglieri

Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour


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Research Areas
  • Identity
  • Leadership Development
  • Psychodynamics
  • Qualitative Research
Teaching Areas
  • Leadership
  • Team Dynamics
  • Personal and Professional Development and Change
  • Psychological Issues in Management


Jennifer Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. She directs the Executive Education Management Acceleration Programme, the Women Leaders Programme, The Leadership Transition and the Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Programme.

An award-winning researcher and teacher, she was shortlisted for the Talent award in 2017 and shortlisted for the Radar New Thinker award in 2015 by Thinkers50, the ranking of the most influential management authors in the world. She was also included among the world's best 40 business school professors under 40 by Poets & Quants.

Her research investigates how individuals craft and sustain their personal and professional identities in contexts characterised by high uncertainty, such as mobile careers or organisations and professions in crisis. Her writing has appeared in the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and the Journal of Organizational Change Management. It has also been featured in the Business Week and the Harvard Business Review. She is the author of a book entitled Couples That Work, which explores how working couples can thrive in love and in work.

Jennifer has long been involved in experiential leadership development initiatives for multinationals from a variety of industries. Her work in this domain pays particular attention to the interplay between individual's life stories and group memberships and their decision-making and professional style in leadership roles.

A British citizen, Jennifer earned a PhD in Organisational Behaviour from INSEAD. She also holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland, and a BSc in genetics from Nottingham University, UK. Prior to joining INSEAD, she was a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Organisational Behaviour at the Harvard Business School. Having lived and worked on three continents, she is now settled in France with her husband and two children.

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