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Faculty & Research


Philip Anderson

Professor of Entrepreneurship

The INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity
  • Strategic Management
  • Technological Change
  • Organisational Evolution and Growth
  • Complexity Theory
Teaching Areas
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Capital/Private Equity
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Managing Technological Change
  • Change Management
  • Leadership
  • Managing Growth


Philip Anderson is the INSEAD Alumni Fund Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD, in Singapore. He currently teaches courses in strategy, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, and change, and has written over 170 original cases and notes for these classes.

Professor Anderson is co-author of Managing Strategic Innovation and Change: A Collection of Readings (with Michael Tushman), published by Oxford University Press in 2004 (second edition), and Inside the Kaisha: Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior (with Noboru Yoshimura) published by Harvard Business School Press in 1997. Inside the Kaisha was named the 1997 Booz-Allen & Hamilton/Financial Times Global Business Book of the Year for Industry Analysis/Business Context. In 2010, CMO Asia’s Best B-School Awards named Philip Anderson the 'Best Professor in Entrepreneurship.' In 2021 he won INSEAD’s Dominique Heau Award for Inspiring Educational Excellence.

He has consulted and/or conducted customized executive programs for companies such as 3i, Abbott, the Abu Dhabi Civil Service, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court (Diwan), the Abu Dhabi Critical National Infrastructure Authority, Adidas, Aditya Birla, Aetna, AIA, Aichi Prefecture, Alstom, American Express Financial Advisors, Astra International, Astra Zeneca, Bank Danamon, Bank Indonesia, Bank Islam, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Banpu, Banque Pictet, BASF, Bharti Airtel, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bursa Malaysia, Capitaland, Central Group, Changi General Hospital, CELAP, CIO Magazine, Clariant, Cofra, DaimlerChrysler, Deutsche Bank, DNV GL, Dow, du, Eaton, EDF, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Ernst & Young, FMO, Glaxo SmithKline, Google, Hana Financial, HeidelbergCement, Hitachi, HP, Jardine Matheson, J.M. Huber, Human Capital Leadership Institute, Insurance Australia Group, International Flavors and Fragrances, INSKEN, Intel Capital, Interpharma, Jardine Matheson, John Deere, Jones Lang LaSalle, KEPCO, Korean Management Association, KPMG, Malaysia Airports Berhad, Maybank, McGraw-Hill, Medco Energi, Merck KGaA, Mitsubishi Group, Mizuho, Mubadala, Mumtalakat, NESMA, New York Times, Noble Group, OCBC, Orica, Pernod Ricard, Pertamina, Petronas, Pfizer, Praxair, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Corporation of Asia, PTT, PTT Global Chemical, Qtel, RHB Group, Roche, Roland Berger Partners, SASAC, Sberbank, Schroders, Sibur, Sicredi, Siemens PLM, Singapore Academy of Law, Sonera, SK, SKF, Star Energy, STX, Tadawul, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Telenor, Thailand Management Association, The Executive Office of the Government of Dubai, Tata Consultancy Services, TNT Express, the UAE Federal Government, the UAE Ministry of Economy, Ulker, Unilab, Unilever, United Technologies, and Visa.

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