People and Performance Management
INSEAD Programmes and Research
INSEAD has a significant number of world-class faculty who are carrying out cutting-edge research into people and performance management. Here are just a few highlights of the academic work that supports our teaching in this area.
Leadership. INSEAD is particularly strong in the field of leadership. Our faculty includes famous names such as Herminia Ibarra (recently shortlisted for the Thinkers 50 Leadership Award) and Manfred Kets de Vries (who pioneered the psychoanalytical study of leadership and, more recently, developed an innovative new group approach to coaching). Click here to find out more about our teaching and research, specifically on leadership education and training.
Cross-cultural management and strategy. As might be expected from the most international of the world’s top business schools, INSEAD places a strong emphasis on managing across borders. We approach this from both a human perspective (Erin Meyer’s work on cultural dimensions and Mary Yoko Brennan’s research on leveraging the skills of bicultural individuals) and a strategic viewpoint (the work on multinationals and “metanationals” of Professors José Santos, Yves Doz and Subramanian Rangan).
Negotiation. INSEAD’s faculty includes one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation, Horacio Falcão. His recent book Value Negotiation: How to Finally Get the Win-Win Right, outlines an innovative new approach to negotiation that delivers the most possible value at the least possible risk in the widest range of situations.
Networks and communication. INSEAD has leading experts in two areas that combine both soft skills and technological innovation. Martin Gargiulo studies the formation of informal networks and their effects on performance of organisations – and has recently designed a tool to measure the effects and effectiveness of networks. Meanwhile, Roderick Swaab explores the factors lead to effective communication (including the non-verbal kind) in a global business environment that is both culturally diverse and technologically sophisticated.
Change management. INSEAD has several experts in change management. They include Professor Vibha Gaba whose research investigates questions that relate to organisations' ability to adapt, learn and innovate. In addition, Hal Gregersen and Stewart Black recently published an influential book about a more individualised approach to organisational change, It Starts With One.
Humanitarian Logistics. Professor Luk Van Wassenhove heads up a research group devoted to facilitating cross-learning between all those currently engaged in humanitarian response activities – including private-sector organisations. His work focuses on disaster preparedness, response coordination, and stakeholder collaboration – and is just one example among many of INSEAD’s ability to go beyond business to wider global issues.
Our research enables us to provide a distinctive and powerful perspective in our teaching across a wide range of programmes on People and Performance Management:
- Management Skills for International Business
- Management in the Humanitarian Sector
- Business Strategy for HR Leaders
- Achieving Outstanding Performance
- Managing Global Virtual Teams
- Leading Successful Change