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Neil Jones

Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy


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Research Areas
  • Technology Strategy
  • Evolution of Technology and Competition
  • Strategy
Teaching Areas
  • Strategy
  • Technology Strategy
  • Product Development Strategy


Neil Jones is a Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD. He joined INSEAD in 2000. From 2005-2010 he was a member of the faculty of the Singapore Management University where he was the founding Academic Director of its MBA Programmes. Neil has also held positions as a Visiting Assistant Professor at The Wharton School, and an Assistant Professor at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario,. He earned his doctorate in Technology and Operations Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University. His undergraduate degree, in Physics, was awarded by Memorial University of Newfoundland in his native Canada. Before entering academia, Neil managed consulting projects at McKinsey and Company and practiced geophysics at Amoco Production Company (now BP). Since entering academia he has served on the Board of Directors of the Nasdaq listed Pacific Internet, where he Chaired the Compensation Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Board of aidha, a non-profit provider of financial education to lower income groups in Singapore.

Professor Jones has taught Business Strategy and Management widely in North America, Europe, and Asia in both MBA and Executive Programmes. He has taught and consulted at a wides range of companies including Fuji-Xerox, IBM, Nokia, 3M, 3i, Sun, Johnson and Johnson, Shell, SAP, Allianz, DKSH, Hewlett-Packard, Alcatel, India Rail, SingTel and United Technologies. He has also designed and taught modules in Strategic Management for members of Boards of Directors and for healthcare management professionals. Recently, he has begun to apply business simulations in his Strategy teaching.

Professor Jones’s research interests are rooted in a wish to understand the strategic implications of technological change. He is especially interested in environments of increasing complexity. His writings have won awards from the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management and the Decision Sciences Institute. They have also appeared in the Strategic Management Journal,
and the Harvard Business Review, among other publications. He has designed and taught MBA elective courses and customized Executive Programme courses in Technology Strategy, Management of Technological Change and Product Development Performance.


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