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Europe’s Solution Factories

Article by Stephen E. Chick, Arnd Huchzermeier and Serguei Netessine

Harvard Business Review

The April 2014 Issue

European Identity: Strength or Weakness?

Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD Distinguished Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change

INSEAD Knowledge, November 27, 2014

With Europe in a state of flux, is the continent heading for a national identity crisis?

Not the Debt, But the Future: The Crux of the Eurozone Crisis

Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor of Economics

INSEAD Knowledge, January 27, 2015

Now that the Syriza party has won the Greek election, what comes next will not be easy.

Europe’s Power is Waning

Douglas Webber, INSEAD Professor

of Political Science

INSEAD Knowledge, October 13, 2014
With its economic and political influence increasingly questioned, can Europe ever hope to become a genuine world power?

Alumni Forum Europe 2015 "Europe at a Crossroads"

June 2015, Italy

Latest articles and opinion pieces

Please consult the latest articles and opinion pieces by INSEAD faculty on the subject of European competitiveness

Industrial Excellence Award

Consult the INSEAD Knowledge articles on the Industrial Excellence Award


European Competitiveness Case Studies Collection to be announced soon
What Could Have Saved Nokia, and What Can Other Companies Learn?

Quy Huy, INSEAD Associate Professor of Strategy and Timo Vuori, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Aalto University

INSEAD Knowledge, March 13, 2014

How likely is it that the European Union will disintegrate? A critical analysis of competing theoretical perspectives

Douglas Webber, Professor of Political Science
European Journal of International Relations June 2014 vol. 20 no. 2 341-365

Latest Research

Consult the latest research by INSEAD faculty on European competitiveness at Research@INSEAD




Family businesses fail because of no succession planning

The Economic Time,  India, 30 January 2015

When INSEAD Professor of Economics and Political Science Morten Bennedsen and Joseph P.H. Fan, Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, started comparing notes on family firms in Europe and Asia, they realised that companies across these continents faced startlingly similar challenges.

Greece to see a 'tough negotiation' ahead: Pro

CNBC, US, 25 January 2015
INSEAD Professor of Economics Antonio Fatas explains to CNBC why he sees an "extremely tough negotiation" taking place in Europe after the elections in Greece.

Taittinger: A mission of happiness

Campden FB, UK, 17 October 2014
Taittinger runs a thoroughly modern operation these days, although the recipe remains unchanged.  It is one of a few champagne houses still in family hands, but the third-generation business was almost lost. "The family brings the soul of the business. This soul rests on values," says INSEAD Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship Christine Blondel. "The commitment and stewardship is there, not just for your personal gain, but because you are committed to the business," she adds.

Creatividad en el lujo, ¿cadena o sistema de valor?

Harvard Deusto (HBR Spanish version), September 2014 (in Spanish)
Comparing France and Spain, INSEAD Assistant professor of Organisational Behaviour Frédéric Godart and IE Business school professor David Millan explain why Spain is so good at fashion distribution and why France is so good at luxury, but not the other way around.


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Building European Competitiveness Through Effective Capital and Talent Markets

INSEAD Global Business Leaders Conference 2014

20 June 2014, Sintra-Linhó, Portugal

In spite of recession and financial turmoil, Europe is still host to the world’s largest trading bloc, with 21 million European companies catering to 175 million jobs and supplying more than 500 million consumers. However, some important challenges lie ahead, such as the effectiveness of European capital and labour markets in allocating financial resources and talent to the most productive enterprises and opportunities.

These two dimensions of market effectiveness have not only been pointed out by a recent INSEAD Survey on European Competitiveness as the areas that should concentrate most of Europe’s efforts to remain competitive with other advanced and emerging economies. They have also played a central role in the life and work of António Borges (1949-2013), Dean of INSEAD from 1993 to 2000 and one of the most successful Portuguese economists.


An in-depth Investigation of why Nokia lost the smart phone battle against Apple and others
Research conference on Nokia

led by Professor Quy Huy, INSEAD