Interview Live from Davos 
Peter Zemsky, INSEAD Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation, was interviewed ‘live’ during the World Economic Forum at Davos. He predicted that French President Macron will play well and drive further momentum in the rebranding of France as more business and innovation friendly. France – January


2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index: Talent Diversity and Competitiveness will fuel the future of work
The 2018 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report found that Switzerland still leads the way in terms of talent competitiveness, followed by Singapore and the United States. Bruno Lanvin, INSEAD’s Executive Director for Global Indices, and Paul Evans, INSEAD Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour, who are also the co-editors of the report, explain the countries’ performance. Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean and Dean of Innovation of INSEAD, also stresses that “Diversity is a crucial leverage for innovation”.


Why diversifying your business doesn’t always bring success
When entering any new industry, strategy should come before size and if businesses do choose to diversify, there are plenty of positive examples to follow. INSEAD Professor of Strategy Andrew Shipilov explains the differing reaction to Dyson and IKEA’s respective moves. “There are two kinds of diversification: related and unrelated. The latter involves businesses entering markets in which they have no related resources. However, the more that businesses move away from their core competencies, the greater the chance of problems emerging.” European CEO
UK – 22 January

Should virtual coin trading be banned?
Massimo Massa, INSEAD Professor of Finance, comments on regulations on virtual coin trades and says that “The simplest way would be to have disclosure and/or restrictions of trades that restricts to sort of qualified investors, the same restrictions that discriminate between trading in regulated stocks exchanges and OTC (over-the-counter).”  Korea Times
Korea – 17 January

Risks to watch for in European markets 
Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor of Economics, says that instead of euro strength, European politics are what could potentially derail growth in the region. CNBC Asia 
Singapore – 17 January

The Gender Case Gap
INSEAD Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise Henning Piezunka has thoughtfully written about the importance of promoting gender balance in academia (Male Professors Can (and Should) Promote Gender Balance) and confirms that issues are part of a wider context. Connect (The Case Centre)
UK – 16 January

Is won on course toward 3-digit level?
Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor of Economics, says that it is important to pay attention to the movement of the Korean won against other major currencies, such as the Euro, to see how the fluctuations will translate into the economy. He also expects that the won’s movement against the greenback to possibly affect exporters, but its effect won’t be that large for several reasons. The Korea Times
South Korea – 15 January


Multicultural members boost team performance
According to new research by Sujin Jang, INSEAD Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, multicultural individuals can enhance the creative performance of diverse teams. These individuals can act as ‘cultural brokers’ within such teams, whereby they facilitate interactions between individuals across cultural boundaries.
Other coverage:
Singapore – HRD Asia


Hiring managers guilty of beauty-bias 
According to research conducted by INSEAD, employers are less inclined to choose attractive candidates when they’re recruiting for menial jobs that are considered less desirable. Stefan Thau, INSEAD Professor of Organisational Behaviour, says that “people are judged according to the ‘what is beautiful is good’ bias,” and that “as with any discriminatory hiring practice, a looks-related bias of any kind threatens to degrade a company’s talent pipeline.”  Human Resources Director
New Zealand – 12 January


In high gear
Antonio Fatas, INSEAD Professor of Economics, says that the global economy slowly improved its outlook in 2017 through a combination of a recovery from the global financial crisis and the fact that “potential risks have not materialised”. “You put all of this together and you see that all engines of the world economy are working. Asia is a reflection of what is happening in the world.” China Daily Asia Weekly
China – 8 January

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INSEAD #1 Again and other NEWS

INSEAD tops the Poets&Quants’ international MBA ranking for the third consecutive year
For the third consecutive year, INSEAD has topped Poets&Quants’ (P&Q) 2017 international MBA ranking. The P&Q ranking is a composite of four major, most credible MBA rankings published by theFinancial Times, The Economist,Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes. The achievement in the composite ranking firmly cements INSEAD’s position as the world’s leading international business school.  Poets&Quants USA – January 
Original article from Poets&Quants: 
The 2017 Best International Business Schools

How Football can change what you eat 
Believe it or not, football can have an affect on how you eat. The study conducted by INSEAD Professor of Marketing Pierre Chandon, found that the day after watching your favorite team lose, you are likely to consume 16-28 percent more high-calorie, high-fat foods than average.The study found that junk food eating is actually a form of self-medicating. You feel down about the loss and the high-calorie foods provide pleasure for your brain. Fun 107
USA – 4 January

How You’ll Look For A Job In 2018
Five percent of more than 13,000 workers polled by SurveyMonkey and INSEAD say curiosity “should be in the top two most rewarded employee characteristics to help companies change and adapt for the future.”  Fast Company
USA – 1 January

Singapore Tonight News: Professor Chattopadhyay Interview in Channel News Asia
(Interview segment starts at 9:25 min)
Amitava Chattopadhyay, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, discusses how Singapore Airlines (SIA) sudden reversal of decision to charge consumers an additional credit card transaction fee will impact its brand and what the airline could have done before implementing such fee changes.   Channel NewsAsia
Singapore – 4 January