15 February 2019



Institutional News


Les Echos 
France, 11 February 
In French

Bruxelles débloque 40 millions pour rénover l'Insead
The European Investment Bank announced a 40 million financing for INSEAD to redevelop its campus in Fontainebleau. The project aims to modernise the architecture, educational and historical campus and is expected to create 800 temporary jobs and 40 permanent jobs. Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean at INSEAD, comments. 


China, 30 January 
In Chinese

(Video) 对话INSEAD副院长Peter Zemsky:数字化转型大潮已来
Peter Zemsky, INSEAD Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation, is invited to the Dialouge programme at Sina Finance. He shares his analyses on the digital revolution and how cloud computing has created more possibilities for modern enterprises.   


Faculty and Research News



Channel NewsAsia 
Singapore, 15 February 
In French

(TV) First Look Asia: US-China Trade Talks 
Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, dicusses the latest developments on US-China trade talks, and its impact on US industries and the China economic slowdown. 
(For the video clip, please email us.) 


Monde Des Grandes Ecoles Et Universites  
France, 13 February 
In French

Les Stratégies Disruptives Gagnantes Décryptées Par Deux Professeurs De MBA
Nathan Furr, Assistant Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, share some of the secrets of successful leaders and companies through disruptive strategies.  


The Economic Times
India, 13 February 

FLOW - The Change Festival: Top marketing minds come under one roof
India’s first marketing festival will have experts exchanging ideas at the two-day event. W Chan Kim, Professor of Strategy and International Management at INSEAD and co-director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, will deliver the keynote address at the event.  


Yahoo! Finance 
France, 11 February 
In French - Excerpts from INSEAD Knowledge 

L'alcool n'améliorerait pas vos aptitudes à négocier — mais il vous permettrait d'intimider votre interlocuteur 
Horacio Falcão, Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD, recounts a study where researchers found that, overall, alcohol harmed the performance of the negotiators who faced an inebriated partner more than it affected the performance of the inebriated negotiators themselves. 


World Economic Forum
Switzerland, 9 February 
(Video) Davos 2019 session on A ‘Fourth Social Revolution’?
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is projected to unlock $3.7 trillion in economic value by 2025. How could it also help close the vast income and wealth gaps that opened in the wake of the digital age?  Subramanian Rangan, Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, shares his thoughts at the World Economic Forum.  


France, 8 February 
In French

Les champions des rachats d'actions surperforment la Bourse
Referring to Theo Vermaelen, INSEAD Professor of Finance, as a world authority on buybacks and manager of a buyback fund, the article cites his research with Alberto Manconi and Urs Peyer on 9,000 buybacks outside the U.S. as evidence that repurchases are indeed good for long-term shareholders around the world.  
Other coverage: 
De Tijd (Belgium)  


Beijing Review
China, 7 February 

An Inclusive Future
Subramanian Rangan, Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, states that technology is not the problem, but the way people use it. He says that we need moral capital to complement this cyber capital.  


Singapore, 6 February - Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge 

Zero-tolerance policies are dishonest and damaging 
Marc Le Menestrel, INSEAD Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance and Sustainability, writes that accepting complexity and contradictions allows us to navigate the ethical grey zone in a way that avoids categorical judgments while acknowledging that some behaviours are more ethical than others.  


Psychology Today
US, 5 February  

A Mindful Approach to Decision-Making
Zoe Kinias, Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and her co-authors write about the impact of meditation on decision-making in the paper “Debiasing the Mind through Meditation: Mindfulness and the Sunk-Cost Bias" (Psychological Science).  


Nikkei Asian Review 
Japan, 4 February 

Southeast Asia bucks trend of sinking global foreign investment
According to Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, as the cost-advantage of 'China as factory of the world' diminishes, [much FDI] will migrate to countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and even Myanmar.
Other coverage: UDN (Taiwan) 


South China Morning Post
Hong Kong, 2 February 

(Print) Remittances start Alibaba’s clever bid for the cloud
Jason Davis, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, writes how Alibaba's blockchain-based payment app can boost the firm’s reputation as a strategic partner.
(For the full print article, please email us.) 


US, 31 January  

Try Going Global Next Time You Experience A Career Change
Linda Brimm, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, in her latest book "The Global Cosmopolitan Mindset", interviews hundreds of people who have lived and worked in multiple countries to try and identify whether there are traits and characteristics that bind them together. She boils these similarities down into three core areas. 


Indonesia, 31 January   

Know why expensive wine tastes better 
Hilke Plassmann, the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience, and her co-researchers investigate how different prices are translated into corresponding taste experiences in the brain, even if the wine tasted does not differ. 


Smart Brief 
US, 25 January 
Reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge

Haier's success is driven by its unusual structure
L. Felipe Monteiro, Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and Academic Director of Global Talent Competitiveness Index, writes on how Haier is structured using the Rendanheyi system to maximise entrepreneurialism and minimise bureaucracy, and it has extended that model to acquisitions such as GE Appliances. 


World Economic Forum
Switzerland, 25 January 

Use Tech to Address Challenges of Outdated Social Systems, Extreme Inequality
Subramanian Rangan, Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, says that the business community needs to step up and play a leading part in reconfiguring the architecture of the Fourth Social Revolution.


Stanford Social Innovation Review
US, Winter 2019

(Print) The Private Benefits of Corporate Social Initiatives   
Jasjit Singh, Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, and his co-researcher study what motivate employees to volunteer for a corporate social initiative (CSI) that required them to take a temporary pay cut. 
(For the full print article, please email us.) 


Australian Institute of Company Directors
Australia, January

(Podcast) First episode of DirectorCast
Ludo Van der Heyden, the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Corporate Governance, discusses emerging governance issues internationally such as trust, diverse governance regimes in Europe and board challenges.


France, January
In French

5 tendances Luxe pour 2019 par les experts 
According to David Dubois, Associate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, digital footprints are very revealing of consumer aspirations for brands, and luxury brands need to look at relationships between interests and desires of the consumer and private digital fingerprints such as search data. The hypothesis is that the motivation to preserve one's social status or to reach a higher social status increases the desire for luxury. 


China Family Business Review 
China, January edition 
In Chinese 

(Print) 法国标致的成功秘诀:通过并购茁壮成长  
Morten Bennedsen, the André and Rosalie Hoffmann Chaired Professor of Family Enterprise, and Brian Henry, INSEAD Research Fellow, explore how a long-established family business like Peugeot can shape a brighter future by rooting for tradition.   
(For the full print article, please email us.) 


Business Today
India, January edition
Adapted and reprinted from INSEAD Knowledge 

(Print) A Tech Takeover
Annet Aris, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Strategy, writes on how technology is set to completely change the nature of jobs; and how the speed of change will determine how disruptive automation is to the future of work and society. 
(For the full print article, please email us.) 


Harvard Business Review 
US, 23 January 

Research: Gender Pay Gaps Shrink When Companies Are Required to Disclose Them

Morten Bennedsen, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, and his co-authors conducted the first empirical study on the impact of mandatory wage transparency. That study suggests that disclosing disparities in gender pay does in fact narrow the gender wage gap and can also increase the number of women being hired. 


Globo TV
Brazil, 22 January 

Discurso de Bolsonaro em Davos deve ser 'curto e objetivo' (6m26s) 
L. Felipe Monteiro, Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, comments on how to boost business and investments in Brazil. He elaborates on how foreign investors need to feel safe to invest in the country. 


Switzerland, 15 January 
In French

Crise du leadership: «comment la France a oublié le modèle Bernadotte» 
Ludo Van der Heyden, the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Corporate Governance, discusses leadership models offered by Napoleon and his General Jean Bernadotte. While Napoleon is considered a role model to French CEOs, perhaps they should consider the more successful (and less violent) model of Bernadotte, from whom the current Swedish royal family descends. 


US, 11 January 

China Could Dominate Venture Capital in 2019  
In 2016, China’s venture capital (VC) market exploded to US$50 billion — almost equal to the US. In April 2018, the INSEAD Global Private Equity Centre (GPEI) released a report that predicted China’s VC market will exceed the US to dominate the world in 2019 or 2020.  


Programme News


Poets & Quants
US, 11 February 

Applying To INSEAD: Advice For 6 Typical Profiles 
The article states that many schools advise candidates against applying in the final round. INSEAD, on the other hand – which has ranked among the top three MBA programmes in the world for the last four years by the Financial Times – works hard to keep the level of competition fair across all rounds.           


Find MBA 
UK, 6 February 

Are Management Consulting Firms Reducing their Dependence on MBAs?  
MBAs are still highly valued by consulting firms. According to INSEAD’s 2018 employment report, 52 percent of MBA students joined the industry, up from 49 percent the previous year.  Stephane Ponce, Associate Director of Asia Pacific, Middle-East, North Africa & Global Consulting Lead at INSEAD, comments. 


WeChat Highlights


China, 25 January  
In Chinese 

The 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report, produced by INSEAD in partnership with Adecco and Tata Communications, reveals that Switzerland, Singapore and the United States continue to lead the world in talent competitiveness. Dr. Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of the GTCI, and L. Felipe Monteiro, Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and Academic Director of the GTCI, comment.  


China, 25 January  
In Chinese - Translated from INSEAD Knowledge 

L. Felipe Monteiro, Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and Academic Director, Global Talent Competitiveness Index, elaborates on how Haier's success is driven by its unusual structure and how the company's Rendanheyi business model has created a worldwide entrepreneurship movement. 


China, 25 January 
In Chinese  

新生入学丨来认识INSEAD 2019届MBA的同学们吧!
The 2019 July and December graduating classes add up to 1080 students from different industries and 90 countries and regions. Read on to find out more about who you will meet when enrolling in the INSEAD MBA Programme and what are the unique experiences the programme offers.   



Money Control
India, 14 February

Meet Noel Tata, the latest joinee on Tata Trusts board
Chairman of Trent and Managing Director of Tata International Noel Tata IEP'95Feb is the latest joinee on Tata Trust board. 



La Tribune
France, 13 February
In French

La confiance française se reconstruira par le bas
Jean-Luc Fallou MBA'83J, President of Trust Management Advisors-Stratorg since 1998, and his co-author write about how, in a fiercely individualistic world, trust could be the bedrock of a new organisation of the company, or even of a country and in France.  



China, 11 February 
In Chinese 

Vanessa Gao Xinxin TIEMBA'09Jan is featured in a Q&A on how technology will move forward and bring about changes for societies. 



Ghana, 9 February 

Lucy Quist addresses ethical leadership on a global stage 
International business leader and vice president of the FIFA Normalisation Committee, Lucy Quist MBA'05J, is set to address a global audience on current issues affecting leadership and governance in the world during the 2019 McDonald-Currie Lectures organised by McGill University, Canada.  


Financial Times 
UK, 25 January 

What a dropout disrupter can learn from an MBA
In between his innovative entrepreneurial endeavours, Taavet Hinrikus MBA'10D, co-founder and chairman of TransferWise, did something more conventional: in 2010 he went to INSEAD to study for an MBA. He chose to study at INSEAD partly because of the diversity of its students and also  as the warm climate (in Singapore) was so different to his Baltic homeland.   




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