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About Yves Doz

Throughout his career, Professor Yves Doz has endeavored to act as a valuable bridge between management practice and academic research. He began his professional life working on international helicopter development programs, then moved into academia, first at HEC, then Harvard Business School, and joining the faculty of INSEAD in 1980. As a public acknowledgement of his bridging role, Professor Doz was the first recipient of the CK Prahalad Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award, by the Strategic Management Society in 2011.

The “red-thread” in his research, teaching and consulting work over the decades, is a concern with helping companies reach good strategic decisions when facing contradictory demands: For example, local vs. global pressures in multinational firms, collaboration vs competition between alliance partners, dispersed knowledge search vs co-location in fostering innovation, and strategic commitment vs. agility in fast-changing industries.

Professor Doz has been at the forefront of conceptualizing and proposing a number of widely adopted management practices over the years, from his early work on reconciling global integration and local responsiveness in multinational companies with CK Prahalad to his conceptualization of the enablers of Strategic Agility. Professor Doz has co-authored several books, most recently: Ringtone: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones, which won the much coveted George S. Terry Award from the Academy of Management “for best book on management” in 2018. He is also the author of numerous articles, both academic and managerial.

He has advised to the top management of many companies, been a keynote speaker at numerous conferences, and has taught at business schools around the world including Stanford GSB, Seoul National University and both Aoyama and Keio in Japan at. At INSEAD he created and for many years directed a senior executive seminar on strategic alliances and has taught numerous company-specific programs.