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INSEAD Knowledge showcases cutting-edge business research with articles and video interviews. As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and to transform organizations. A global perspective and cultural diversity are reflected in all aspects of its research and teaching. With campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, INSEAD’s business education and research spans the world. INSEAD continues to conduct cutting edge research and to innovate across all its programs to provide business leaders with the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere. These core values have enabled it to become truly “The Business School for the World.”

The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2016

Aug 27, 2016

Innovation is essential for sustainable growth. Countries should maintain their R&D investments and cooperate internationally to protect their innovation momentum in the face of low-growth scenarios. The Human Brain Project (HBP), a global, 10-year scientific research project aimed at advancing the understanding of neuroscience, brain-inspired computing and brain-related medicine, got...

The Road to Brexit and What it Would Mean

Mar 07, 2016

The implications of a Brexit—for the EU as well as the UK—are important and overwhelmingly negative. The battle-lines have been drawn. Having “renegotiated” the terms of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union (EU), Prime Minister David Cameron has called a referendum on June 23 giving voters a say on...

The Path of an Exemplary Leader

Mar 29, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew was a pragmatic realist who favored logical problem solving over idealism. Singapore is his monument. The founding father of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, who died on March 23, aged 91, exactly 50 years after he led the island nation to independence in 1965, left a nation...

Not the Debt, But the Future: The Crux of the Eurozone Crisis

Jan 29, 2015

Now that the Syriza party has won the Greek elections, what comes next will not be easy. The momentous victory for anti-austerity party Syriza signals some tough negotiations on the horizon for the eurozone. It’s not that the policies proposed by the leftist party are particularly radical or unreasonable —...

This is How Greece Might Leave the Euro

Jan 08, 2015

Germany and the European Central Bank may not come to the rescue this time. An interesting month lies ahead for the euro area. On January 22, the European Central Bank (ECB) will meet and they will either announce a QE-style monetary policy action, as most expect by now, or they will...

Eurozone Growth: Stagnation or Recovery?

Aug 24, 2014

A battle between pessimism and optimism is being waged about whether Europe is stuck in a quagmire or marching back to growth. Euro area growth rates continue to be disappointing. Despite all the excitement that the launch of a new currency in 1999 brought to Europe, since 2007 we have...

The Abaya in the Boardroom

Nov 11, 2013

With strong role models and new opportunities, Arab women are making their mark in big business. By Jane Williams “I’m a serious private equity professional and not just a woman in finance.” At 26, Haif Zamzam, is senior analyst for Masdar Capital, the private equity arm of the multi-billion dollar Abu...

Combating Diabetes: Some Things Money Can’t Buy

Nov 11, 2012

Faced with a deadly and expensive diabetes epidemic, Gulf states are looking at innovative business marketing techniques to promote healthy behaviour and keep a cap on spiralling health costs. By Jane Williams Strong oil prices have bankrolled an affluent lifestyle in the Middle East’s Gulf region, with deadly consequences. Rich...

Can Egypt Rise Like a Phoenix From its Economic Ashes?

Jun 09, 2012

The outcome of Egypt’s first free presidential elections will flag a new direction for the region, but can it move the country out of crisis? Egypt, once the centre of gravity in the Arab world, is in crisis. With mounting debts, dwindling foreign reserves and the almost inevitable devaluation of...

Grass Huts to Halls of Ivy: Can Money Buy Academic Excellence?

Feb 16, 2012

Faced with a small local workforce and the need to diversify its economy, Abu Dhabi is overhauling its entire education system and fulfilling its desire to be recognised as a regional academic powerhouse. Fifty years ago, Abu Dhabi students were taught by local mullahs, in schools made of palm fronds,...

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