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European competitiveness: the key is innovation

Interactions, May 2015

Interview with Professor Javier Gimeno discussing the results of the INSEAD European Competitiveness Alumni Survey, the first edition

Luxury’s Talent Factories

SHIPILOV Andrew, GODART Frederic
Harvard Business Review 93, 6 (2015) 98-104

Are Wage Inequalities Fair?

Klaus Wertenbroch, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, Douglas Frank, INSEAD Adjunct Professor of Strategy and William Maddux, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behavior

INSEAD Knowledge, 13 October, 2015
Pay-for-performance or collective bargaining: The pay system we prefer says as much about the way we view the world as the economic conditions in which we find ourselves.

INSEAD press release

The Euro Is in Deep Trouble

Jonathan Story, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy

INSEAD faculty blog, 14 July 2015

Last-minute agreements may have prevented a “Grexit”—for the moment—but the Eurozone’s troubles are only likely to worsen.

European Identity: Strength or Weakness?

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

INSEAD Knowledge, November 2014

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

Latest articles and opinion pieces

European Competitiveness Case Study Collection

The featured case studies by INSEAD faculty explore and help to understand the long-term global competitiveness of Europe-based companies, as well as identify current trends in the European business landscape. Please consult the leaflet

Micromanaging European Reforms is Sowing Disunity

Antonio Fatás, INSEAD Professor of Economics INSEAD Knowledge, July 2015

“More Europe” is not necessarily the solution to ensuring a robust domestic reform agenda in member states.

Who Killed Nokia? Nokia Did

Quy Huy, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and Timo Vuori, Assistant Professor of Strategy, Aalto University, INSEAD Knowledge, 25 September 2015

Despite being an exemplar of strategic agility, the fearful emotional climate prevailing at Nokia during the rise of the iPhone froze coordination between top and middle managers terrified of losing status and resources from management. The company was wounded before the battle began.

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

Europe’s Solution Factories

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

Harvard Business Review, The April 2014 Issue

The Case Centre’s bestselling authors

European Competitiveness Champions

Markus Christen, Ludo Van der Heyden, Karel Cool and Charles Galunic are featured among Case Centre's bestselling authors over the past four decades.  Find out why Karel Cool teaches only his own cases – and now takes as long, if not longer, to write them as he did a decade ago.

Bestselling authors
Latest Research

Consult the latest research by INSEAD faculty on European competitiveness


Austerity’s quick-fix flaws require durable solutions

The Irish Times, Ireland, 30 October 2015

A new research by former US treasury secretary Larry Summers and INSEAD Professor of Economics and Political Sciences Antonio Fatás analyses the dangers of excessive fiscal consolidation at the general level and supports the notion of “self-defeating” consolidation which perpetuates economic depression.

Why the French want less income inequality than the Americans: The role of just-world beliefs in cultural differences in preferences for performance pay or redistribution

INSEAD press release, September 2015

It’s Time for the EU to Embrace Haircuts on Greek Debt
Theo Vermaelen, INSEAD Professor of Finance, INSEAD Faculty blog, 4 September 2015

European taxpayers have already lost money on loans to Greece. EU lenders should accept a haircut on Greek debt to shield them from even greater losses.

The Foolhardy Quest for a European Google
Sami Mahroum, Academic & Executive Director of INSEAD’s Innovation and Policy Initiative, INSEAD Knowledge, 19 August 2015

With the increasing globalisation of businesses and their supply chains European policy-makers should take a second look at where the real value lies.



Please see the latest IECI news

Global Business Leaders Conference Europe: What Works!

10 November 2015, Vienna, Austria

Industrial Excellence Award

29-30 September 2015 Ludwigsburg/Stuttgart, Germany European Champion of the Best Factory 2015 Award will be announced at the 12th WirtschaftsWoche conference. The conference gives an opportunity to meet the winners and benefit from their award-winning production strategies, experience what makes the best factories in Europe successful, as well as to discuss the benchmarks set by the European industrial elite and learn how the champions hold their own against global competition.

Please consult the upcoming events