Yves DOZ

Yves Doz is the Solvay Chaired Professor of Technological Innovation at INSEAD and Visiting Professor at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki School of Economics). He was Dean of Executive Education (1998-2002) and Associate Dean for Research and Development (1990-1995) at INSEAD. Yves Doz received his Doctoral degree from Harvard University and is a graduate of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (Jouy-en-Josas, France). He has also taught at the Harvard Business School, Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University, and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo.

His research on the strategy and organization of multinational companies led to numerous publications, including several books, in particular The Multinational Mission: Balancing Local Demands and Global Vision, co-authored with CK. Prahalad (1987) and From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy co-authored with José Santos and Peter Williamson (Harvard Business School Press, 2001) which shows how companies can mobilize dispersed knowledge to learn from the world. His most recent work on this topic features in Managing Global Innovation, co-authored with Keeley Wilson (Harvard Business School Press, 2012).

Professor Doz currently carries out research on how companies can achieve strategic agility. In early 2008, he published Fast Strategy: How Strategic Agility will help you stay ahead of the Game, Wharton School Press, with Dr Mikko Kosonen, formerly CIO at Nokia. The research is based on interviews with 150 executives from leading global companies such as Cisco, HP, IBM, Intel, Nokia, and SAP. Measures, tools and leadership behaviours implemented by these companies as they rekindled growth are detailed in a way that can serve as examples and be readily put in practice. The book has received widespread acclaim and is being translated into Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Thai. The study is on-going with an expansion of the sample to other industries and several publications in strategic management journals.

Professor Doz directs the Managing Partnerships and Strategic Alliances Programme at INSEAD, an executive seminar drawn from his research on strategic alliances (Alliance Advantage, co-authored with Gary Hamel was published in 1998).

His research work won numerous awards: a Distinguished Scholar Award from the Academy of Management (2003) and an election as “Inaugural Fellow of the Strategic Management Society” (2005). Prof. Doz was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management (2006), and was also nominated by The Economist as one of a handful of European ‘Management Gurus’. He is a frequent speaker at management conferences and corporate events. He was President of the Academy of International Business from 2008-2010.

Prof. Doz’ business experience includes work on multinational aircraft programs; he has consulted for many major multinational corporations and taught in their internal development programs. His recent assignments have included advising multinationals on the development of new growth platforms and designing and implementing competitive revitalization programs.


Dominique Moïsi

Co-founder and Senior Advisor of the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Paris, Dominique is CEDEP’s political expert. Participants and members are avid fans of his current affairs knowledge and his excellent political advice for the future. His calm, wisdom and wit make him one of CEDEP’s favourite speakers.

Dominique studied Political Science at the Sorbonne and Harvard. Today, he is Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at Harvard and the Chairholder for Geopolitics at the College of Europe, the oldest educational institution in European affairs, in Natolin.

Also a regular contributor to top European newspapers, Dominique is also a member of the Internal Advisory Council of the Moscow School of Political Studies and the European Council on Foreign Relations.

He has had many publications including,

“L’historien entre l’ethnologue et le futurologue” under the direction of Jérôme Dumoulin et Dominique Moïsi, Mouton Editeur, Paris-La-Haye, 1972.

“Crises et guerres au XXe siècle : analogies et différences” under the direction of Dominique Moïsi, Travaux et recherches de l’IFRI, Economica, Paris, 1981.

“Le système communiste : un monde en expansion”, under the direction of P. Kende

“La géopolitique de l’émotion : Comment les cultures de peur, d’humiliation et d’espoir façonent le monde.”