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 

PhD Candidates' Research Series


INSEAD PhD in Strategy Candidate, Arzi Adbi, talks briefly about his research with co-authors Chirantan Chatterjee, Matej Drev, and Anant Mishra, “When the Big One Came: A Natural Experiment on Demand Shock and Market Structure in India’s Influenza Vaccine Markets”. The article can be read in full here. For more about Arzi Adbi's research, please visit his PhD Profile Page and Personal Website.

About this project, PhD Candidates’ Research Series: The dissertation is the culmination of a PhD student's doctoral studies. It is intended to represent independent and original research work of a publishable standard. In this PhD Research Series, students talk about their research or dissertation in a nutshell, and a way of displaying their ability to articulate their research to the viewing public.


News & Awards


Two of INSEAD PhD Alumni were recognized in Singapore Business Review's 18 influential business professors aged 40 and under - Onur Boyabatli (TOM) and Gokhan Ertug (STR)

>>More Students and Alumni in the News

Tian Heong Chan (Technology and Operations Management - 2nd prize for best dissertation award 2017 TIMES, INFORMS

Sasa Zorc (Decision Sciences) - Finalist of the prestigious Pierskalla Best Paper Award 2017, INFORMS Healthcare Applications Society

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

Sunkee Lee (Strategy) - 2017 William H. Newman Award Finalist, AOM

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

>>More Student awards

>>More Alumni awards

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