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Faculty & Research


Michaël Bikard

Associate Professor of Strategy


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Strategy
  • Innovation
Teaching Areas
  • Technology and Innovation Strategy
  • Innovation


Michaël Bikard researches how individuals and firms use new knowledge as a source of competitive advantage. For example, what are the drivers of scientific advances? Under which conditions are firms and individuals able to exploit opportunities emerging from those advances? To find answers to those questions, he takes advantage of "natural experiments." For example, he developed a new method that uses simultaneous discoveries in science in order to conduct the first “twin studies” of new knowledge.

His work has been published in leading management journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Organization Science. His research has also received a number of awards, including first place in the MIT Sloan Doctoral Research Forum, the MIT Energy Fellowship, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, the J Robert Beyster Fellowship and an NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant.

Before joining INSEAD, Professor Bikard was on the faculty of the London Business School. He completed his PhD at MIT Sloan in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management group.