Bringing Together the Brightest Minds to Collaborate and Inspire Cutting Edge Research




Research is a fundamental component of the PhD Programme at INSEAD.  Our doctoral degree is designed to teach you many cutting edge research methodologies to enable you to contribute to a global body of knowledge that informs how business is and should be conducted.  Our programme will train you to create and even publish your own original body of research, which will become the foundation for your career as a professor in business.

Because of the international, cultural and geographical diversity at INSEAD, we also offer a unique interdisciplinary approach when it comes to research.  Professors and PhD students do not simply work together across our campuses, they also collaborate across academic areas, offering an even greater breadth of research opportunities and a myriad of inspiring perspectives.

Furthermore, INSEAD is affiliated with nine research centres and initiatives addressing a broad range of issues and industries. In Paris, INSEAD also has a behavioural research centre where over 40,000 people have participated in studies. INSEAD has also launched an eLab initiative which represents INSEAD's commitment to management excellence in the digital economy. These research centres bring together faculty members who have agreed to support a common research agenda. In many cases, they may provide unique opportunities for INSEAD PhDs to work alongside the INSEAD faculty from different academic departments.

Doctoral Dissertations


This is a reference page for the INSEAD doctoral dissertations. You will find details about the Dissertation Proposals that have been defended and are now moving toward completion, along with a comprehensive listing of the INSEAD Doctoral Dissertations that have been produced since the very beginning of the PhD Programme at INSEAD.

List of dissertations 

News & Awards


Along INSEAD Faculty members, two of INSEAD PhD Alumni are recognized in Singapore Business Review's 18 influential business professors aged 40 and under - Technology and Operations Management Graduate, Onur Boyabatli, and Strategy Graduate, Gokhan Ertug. 

>>More Students and Alumni in the News

Simona Abis (Finance) - one of the winners for the 5th AQR Top Finance Graduate Award at CBS 2017

Yidi Guo (Strategy) - Best Conference Paper Prize, SMS Special Conference in Hong Kong 2016

Haibo Liu (Technology and Operations Management) - Honorable Mention Award, 2016 INFORMS TIMES

Haiyang Yang (Marketing) - Overall Winner The Case Centre Awards Competition 2016 

>>More Student awards

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