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Samsung and the 2018 Winter Olympics
Ethical Boardroom, UK - May (Available upon request)
Samsung comes under the watchful eye of the country’s lawmakers following the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. Morten Bennedsen, Professor of Family Enterprise and Academic Director of the Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, and Brian Henry, Research Fellow, shine the spotlight on Samsung, the family-owned conglomerate in South Korea and the intrusive role the huge Chaebol played at the Games. Did Samsung contravene laws or disregard basic principles of corporate governance? These are the questions that legislators, led by President Moon Jae-in, are asking.



How Nokia Embraced the Emotional Side of Strategy

Harvard Business Review, US - 23 May

Quy Huy, INSEAD Professor of Strategy, and his co-author investigate how emotions shape strategy making by studying how Nokia executives dealt with the company’s severe strategic challenges between 2007 and 2013. They conducted interviews with board members and top managers at the company and discovered that three emotion regulation practices helped Nokia senior executives to make one of the most difficult decisions in the company's history — to renew itself radically by divesting its main business.



Four Essentials for a Successful CEO

Trends Middle East, UAE - 16 May

Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entreprenuership and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, shares the attributes that make global business leaders effective - envisioning; nominating; enabling and managing crisis.



Board Chair leads best

Associations Now, USA - 16 April

The nature of the board-chair role will always make it something of a challenge. But that doesn’t mean the chair lacks real opportunities to lead. In Harvard Business Review’s “How to Be a Good Board Chair,” INSEAD Professor Stanislav Shekshnia reports on the results of a study of a few hundred chairs, board members, and other stakeholders to better define success in the role.



Corporate Culture an alarming low priority

Khaleej Times - UAE – 28 February 
Erik van de Loo, Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, and Jaap Winter, Visiting Professor of Corporate Governance at INSEAD, say that boards need to build better expertise on culture by understanding the firm's atmosphere.


How Boards Can Create Lasting Value Through Strategic Project Oversight

NACD Magazine - Jan/Feb 2018

By Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez and Ludo Van der Heyden


The authors examine how baords can create long term value through strategic project oversight. Both good governance practices and execution capabilities play an important role in creating and capturing the value for long term success of the organisation.



INSEAD discusses governance with its alumni community in Muscat

Muscat Daily - 1 Feb 2018


INSEAD Professor Ludo Van der Heyden and Peter Nathanial visited Oman at the request of Bank Muscat and gave a talk to INSEAD alumni and guests of the Bank on key insights and lessons from over 20 years in corporate restructuring at Citigroup and The Royal Bank of Scotland.


Launch of Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018

INSEAD - 22 Jan 2018


The Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2018 report found that Switzerland still leads the way in terms of talent competitiveness, followed by Singapore and the United States. In general, European countries continue to dominate the GTCI rankings, with 15 in the top 25. This year’s edition also revealed that the top ten countries have several key characteristics in common and share one major feature: they all have a well-developed educational system providing the social and collaboration skills needed for employability in today’s labour market.




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