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Yves Doz

Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at INSEAD, and


Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at

INSEAD. He was Dean of Executive Education (1998-2002) and Associate

Dean for Research and Development (1990-1995) at INSEAD. Yves Doz

received his Doctoral degree from Harvard University and is a graduate

of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Jouy-en-Josas, France).

From 2005 until early 2011, he was also a part-time Visiting Professor

at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki School of Economics), where he

also acted as Visiting Research Dean of the Center for Knowledge and

Innovation Research. He has taught at the Harvard Business School,

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University, and

Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

His research on the strategy and organization of multinational companies

led to numerous publications, including several books, in particular The Multinational Mission: Balancing Local Demands and Global Vision, co-authored with CK. Prahalad (1987) and From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy

co-authored with José Santos and Peter Williamson (Harvard Business

School Press, 2001) which shows how companies can mobilize dispersed

knowledge to learn from the world. His most recent research work on this

topic is featured in his new book, Managing Global Innovation, co-authored with Keeley Wilson, published in 2012 by Harvard Business Review Press.

Professor Doz currently also carries out research on how companies can achieve strategic agility. In early 2008, he published Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility will Help you Stay ahead of the Game,

(Wharton School Press, with Dr Mikko Kosonen, formerly CIO at Nokia).

The research is based on field work at leading global companies.

Leadership behaviors in these companies, as they rekindled growth, are

detailed in a way that can serve as examples and be readily put in

practice. The book has received widespread acclaim and has been

translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, German, Korean,

Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. His research is being extended

to strategic agility for countries, in collaboration with several

national governments.

Professor Doz directs the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

Programme at INSEAD, an executive seminar drawn from his research on

strategic alliances (Alliance Advantage, a seminal work co-authored with

Gary Hamel was published in 1998).

His research work won numerous awards, in particular a Distinguished

Scholar Award from the Academy of Management (2003) and an election as

“Inaugural Fellow of the Strategic Management Society” (2005). Prof.

Doz was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management (2006), and was also

nominated by The Economist as one of a handful of European ‘Management

Gurus’. He is a frequent speaker at management conferences and

corporate events. He was President of the Academy of International

Business in 2008-2010.

Prof. Doz’ business experience includes work on multinational aircraft

programs; he has consulted for many major multinational corporations and

taught in their internal development programs. His recent assignments

have included advising multinationals on the development of new growth

platforms and designing and implementing competitive revitalization