Our Research Excellence

At INSEAD we pride ourselves on the rigour and relevance of our research. Whether it is academic publications, books, cases, or practitioner-oriented publications, we strive for the highest quality and impact. We produce research that brings new ideas and new knowledge to the world, underpinning pedagogy that is useful to business leaders.

Supported by our strong links with the international business community, our research also benefits from real world testing, feedback and application, creating a powerful academic flywheel. We conduct research in an environment that nurtures intellectual exploration and knowledge creation. We disseminate our research through our teaching and engagement with the world. 

Lily Fang
Dean of Research

Academic Impact



Real World Impact



Centres & Initiatives


Our Centers, Initiatives and Institutes combine research, impact and knowledge exchange by connecting academia and real-world practice.
Through research, we expand the frontiers of knowledge and shape global business leadership. As such, our researchers actively contribute to the school's ambitions.

Case Publishing


INSEAD’s case studies consistently rank among the top global bestsellers. Our world-renowned faculty are notoriously close to the business community, able to unearth the most relevant management insights from deep inside the complex world of international business.

FLYDESK - Empowering the "Modern Working Lifestyle" (A): Should Native Union Invest in FLYDESK?

The case explores the origins of the Hong Kong-based remote working start-up FLYDESK (flydesk.com). Part A centers on its founding and first fundraising round in 2019, when the tech accessories company Native Union seeks to invest in FLYDESK.

By Manuel Sosa, Tobias Baehr
Published 15 Jul 2021
Topic Strategy
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TikTok and Kuaishou: A Tale of Two Short-Video Sharing Apps from China to the Globe

The case compares their respective strategic positions, operations and development. It reveals the success story behind TikTok’s exponential growth and expansion, the emergence of the short-video industry, the parent company ByteDance, and its current and future challenges.

By Guoli Chen, Zhigang Liu, Jianggan Li, Xinhe Zhuang
Published 09 Jul 2021
Topic Strategy
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The Dual Career Negotiation: Role of Alma

The case guides students to resolve a number of questions when embracing a new technology, with a focus on Blockchain, a radical new technology that has attracted a lot of hype although the adoption rate remains low among firms. Consequently, there are few successful business applications and many challenges, uncertainties and risks to be overcome.

By Lara Bekhazi, Martin Schweinsberg, Horacio Falcao, Eric Luis Uhlmann
Published 12 Apr 2021
Topic Leadership & Organisations
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