INSEAD in the News

How a Business School Test Helped Boost Women’s Grades 
At INSEAD, the grades of female students consistently lagged those of men, so Zoe Kinias, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, conducted an experiment: she had all students take a test to affirm their core values – and managed to improve the grades of the women by 89 percent.  “The intervention, what it does is level the playing field in terms of assertiveness and confidence in the beginning of our program,” says Timothy Van Zandt, INSEAD Dean of Faculty and Professor of Economics. “Business schools have a responsibility” to help women achieve in an environment where they “feel equally respected and empowered.” Bloomberg 
Singapore – 16 November 


Paradise Papers: So what if my university made offshore investments?
N. Craig Smith, The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility, explains that ‘“The Paradise Papers provide further evidence of the ever-increasing inequality in society and how that is perpetuated.” Global inequality between individuals and countries have increased steadily year and after year to dangerous levels today.The world’s richest individuals – i.e. those who own over US$100,000 in assets – make up only 8.1 percent of the world’s population but they own 84.6 percent of global wealth (this is a conservative estimate – there may be more stored away in other tax havens). Study International  UK – 15 November


The World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers 2017
INSEAD Professors have been ranked the world’s top 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 2017. W. Chan Kim, INSEAD Professor of Strategy and International Management, and Renée Mauborgne, INSEAD Distinguished Fellow of Strategy and International Management are jointly placed fourth. Erin Meyer, INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and Gianpiero Petriglieri, INSEAD Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour, are two of the 11 newcomers to the Thinkers50 List this year, and rank 39th and 47th respectively. Forbes USA  – 14 November