(TV) What are business schools looking for? 
Ilian Mihov, INSEAD Dean and Professor of Economics, shares what is different about INSEAD; and how the school is looking for students who wish to make a positive impact to the world. Dean Mihov is speaking from the SDG Tent alongside the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meetings in Davos, where the INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society is an official SDG Tent partner.  

US, 25 January 
INSEAD Institutional Press Release: INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society joins SDG Tent at Davos 

2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index: Nurturing entrepreneurial talent identified as key to the competitiveness of nations and cities 
The 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report, produced by INSEAD in partnership with Adecco and Tata Communications, reveals that Switzerland, Singapore and the United States continue to lead the world in talent competitiveness. Dr. Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director of the GTCI, and Felipe Monteiro,  Academic Director of the GTCI, comment.  INSEAD Press Release 
Global, 21 January 
Media coverage:

O GloboRadio FranceBilanDie WeltFAZThe NationalLe FigaroThe Straits TimesThe Copenhagen PostLes EchosNew Zealand HeraldMSN MoneyExpansionThe Times of IndiaWall Street OnlineCEO WorldGestionGulf NewsMaeil Business NewsEquipos & Talento
Euractiv, HK01IOLSouth China Morning PostThoi BaoBorneo BulletinThe Phnom Penh Post,  Nanyang Siang Pau 

A special GTCI edition of “In the News” is forthcoming.

China may be ready to buy more US goods — but economists say that isn’t what matters
Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, comments that he does not consider bilateral trade deficits to be “a good starting point for negotiations,” but if an imbalance is caused by a nation breaking rules, then its actions are “fair game for negotiators.” CNBC Asia
Singapore, 24 January 
Other coverage: 
Yahoo! Finance

Research: Gender Pay Gaps Shrink When Companies Are Required to Disclose Them 
Morten Bennedsen, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, shares more about his research which is also the first empirical study on the impact of mandatory wage transparency. The study’s results suggest that disclosing disparities in gender pay does in fact narrow the gender wage gap.  Harvard Business Review
US, 24 January 

Why Do Billionaire Bond Traders Bother to Tweet?
David Dubois, Associate Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, comments on how there’s no obvious way of putting the Twitter genie back in the bottle. Today’s customers have become so used to engaging directly with companies and CEOs that sticking one’s head in the sand is no longer tenable. Bloomberg 
US, 22 January 

(TV) Channel NewsAsia’s Primetime Asia (38m09s)
Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD and Professor of Economics, discusses the key themes and topics which will take centre-stage at the World Economic Forum this year; and how people can learn from Singapore, in terms of its industry transformation maps, and how the country prepares for the future. Channel NewsAsia
Singapore, 21 January 



INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society joins SDG Tent at Davos
INSEAD is partnering to sponsor the SDG Tent alongside the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland. The INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society will convene leaders of business and academia to advance the conversation on how to achieve the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals and spur solution-oriented action.  INSEAD Press Release
Global, 17 January 

Media coverage: 

Why some companies are more profitable for years longer than their competitors
INSEAD Assistant Professor of Strategy Phebo Wibbens’ new paper, “Performance persistence in the presence of higher-order resources” (Strategic Management Journal), finds that companies with “higher-order” resources can greatly outlast their competitors. INSEAD Press Release
Global, 9 January 

Media coverage: 
Business Today (Malaysia)Business Brief (South Africa) 

Grab partners with ZhongAn to offer insurance 
Jason Davis, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at INSEAD, comments that Grab offering this kind of one-stop shop helps tech companies attract and lock users in. Financial Times
UK/Singapore, 17 January
Media coverage: 
FT ChineseBao Moi (Vietnam)Bao Nhanh

Risks to watch for in European markets
Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, says that the U.K. is likely to try to postpone the March 29 Brexit deadline and go back to negotiating a deal within the British Parliament.CNBC Asia 
Singapore, 16 January
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New research reveals the enduring benefits of hiring a star
Manuel Sosa, INSEAD Associate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, in his new paper titled, Where Do Stars Come From? The Role of Star vs. Nonstar Collaborators in Creative Settings (Organization Science), finds that working alongside a creative “master” will increase innovators’ creativity and the chance that, one day, they too will become a star.  INSEAD Press Release
Global, 9 January 
Media coverage: 

HRM AsiaBusiness Today (Malaysia)
Dagens Perspektiv (Norway)Newswise

The EU banking union looks well placed to defend against another crisis

It is hoped that the next phase of the EU’s banking union will be able to prevent the need to use public funds to bail out private banks in the event of another crisis. Jean Dermine, Professor of Banking and Finance at INSEAD, comments.  World Finance 
UK, 10 January

(TV) ​China could give some ‘minor concessions’ in trade talks: Prof

Pushan Dutt, Professor of Economics and Political Science at INSEAD, says that it is realistic to expect China to give some minor concessions on technology transfer, intellectual property or market access for goods and energy. CNBC Asia
Singapore, 6 January
(Digital) More stock market carnage could force Trump to make a China trade deal, expert says 
Additional coverage: 
BBC ChineseHong Kong Economic Times (HKET),  US China PressWall Street ItaliaMoneta (Korea)MSN


Cultivating world-class talents to generate continuous value  
Felipe Monteiro, Affiliate Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, hosted the Chairman and CEO of Haier Group Mr. Zhang Ruimin, who gave a distinguished lecture about the Rendanheyi management model. bBusiness Today
Malaysia, January edition


Is the European Union on the brink of disintegration?
In his book “European Disintegration? The Politics of Crisis in the European Union”, Douglas Webber, INSEAD Professor of Political Science, takes a close look at the dynamics, character and consequences of these crises, and whether the union’s foundations are strong enough to maintain unity should new crises emerge or old ones flare up again.  CCR Magazine 
UK, January edition


The three secrets of James Dyson’s machine success
Andrew Shipilov, Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, and Brian Henry, Research Fellow at INSEAD, write on how James Dyson’s unexpected shift from home appliances to electric vehicle production bodes well; backed by his passion for inventions, professionalisation and perseverance. South China Morning Post
Hong Kong, 1 December 

Global challenges need global mindset
In her new book “The Global Cosmopolitan Mindset: Lessons from the New Global Leaders”, Linda Brimm, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, highlights that people who have lived and worked in multiple cultures can help build coalitions needed to address big cross-national challenges.  Work Magazine (Perspectives) 
UK, December edition



Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge

Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge
Application closes on 15 January 2019.

Ant Financial, the parent company of Alipay, and NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore, are committed to promoting equal development opportunities in the Southeast Asia region.

The Alipay-NUS Enterprise Social Innovation Challenge is a joint initiative to seek out the most innovative social impact enterprises, with a focus on digital technology towards building an inclusive society. Top innovations will receive further support to amplify their positive impact on the society.

The challenge will be accessible to all start-ups which aim to achieve social impact in Singapore and/or Southeast Asia (starting with Indonesia and Malaysia first) by leveraging digital technology to solve social issues relating to equality development and opportunities.

The proposed challenge aims to attract start-ups that are ready to scale based on proof of concepts. Up to 10 start-ups will be shortlisted in each country where on-site pitching will be carried out.

Full details here on the website or on Facebook.




展望2019 | 欧元20周年,欲再挑战美元霸权地位
Douglas Webber, Professor of Political Science at INSEAD, comments on whether the eurozone can strengthen the international status of the euro at its 20th anniversary in 2019. China Business News ( 
China, 1 January 
In Chinese  
Other coverage:  Sina 


(TV) 28 Dec 2018 Singapore Tonight (From 32m6s)
Amitava Chattopadhyay, Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, elaborates that when setting New Year’s resolutions, aiming to keep things as they are (status quo), is perceived as more difficult than achieving small but higher goal. Channel NewsAsia
Singapore, 29 December


(Radio)  Does expensive wine really taste better?
According to a study by Hilke Plassmann, the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience and Associate Professor of Marketing, people appeared to enjoy wine they’re told is expensive more than wine they’re told is cheap – even if it’s exactly the same wine. Money FM 89.3
Singapore, 26 December 


Asian business confidence wallows near 3-year low on trade worries
The 2018 Q4 Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asian Business Sentiment Index edged up to 63 in the October-December quarter, slightly above a near three-year low of 58 seen in the previous period. Antonio Fatas, Professor of Economics at INSEAD, comments.  INSEAD Press Release
Asia, 19 December 
Media coverage: 

ReutersSohuThe Business TimesYahoo!,
MoneyFM 89.3MoneyControlThe Asahi Shimbun,  
Arabian Post,  InteraksyonLianhe ZaobaoSinchew,
Business StandardThe Edge (Singapore),  Taipei TimesDaily TimesMalay MailABS-CBNInvestor TaiwanMoney Link


Top business authors share their greatest leadership advice
CNBC Make It interviewed the authors of some of the best business books to find out their greatest advice to set one on the path to becoming a successful future leader. W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Professors of Strategy at INSEAD, and Linda Brimm, Emeritus Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD, are featured. CNBC Asia
Singapore, 19 December  


(TV) Singapore Tonight: “Eat less for a happier holiday season” 
Pierre Chandon, INSEAD Professor of Marketing, discusses how the human brain is terrible at judging portion sizes and how marketers can adopt innovative solutions to better align business growth with consumer health and wellbeing.  Channel NewsAsia
Singapore/France, 18 December 

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(TV) First Look Asia with Professor Douglas Webber
Douglas Webber, Professor of Political Science at INSEAD, discusses the latest development of Brexit.  
(For the video, please email us.) Channel NewsAsia
Singapore, 14 December


NAA Singapore seeking Volunteers

NAA Singapore seeking Volunteers

The NAA Singapore is seeking volunteers in a number of areas. If you are interested in helping out to serve and grow this diverse community, please contact us. Assistance is needed in the following specific areas:

  • Treasurer succession
  • Clubs and groups
  • Social
  • Senior graduates events
  • Family and sports events