Edward Buckingham’s areas of expertise are strategy, international business and operations management. His research focuses on the boundaries of the firm and the strategic implications of operating in developing countries.
Edward has extensive experience in executive education, and has taught in French, Indonesian and Mandarin as well as English. His specialist areas in executive education include strategy and leadership. His industry interests include agribusiness, manufacturing, education and natural resources.
Edward began his career with BCG in Shanghai where he worked on steel, automotive, pharmaceutical, energy and consumer goods industries for Chinese and international clients. After completing his MBA at INSEAD, he joined the senior management team of a French manufacturing company supplying the pharmaceutical industry. There he established a sales presence in China, served as head of R&D, and later as General Manager. As a manager in Schlumberger’s business consulting practice, he advised oil and gas companies on manpower and strategic planning processes in Europe, Africa and Asia.
Between 2008 and 2010 Edward directed INSEAD’s EMBA programmes which he led into the strategic new markets of the Middle-east and China – via a joint venture. Both of these programmes topped the FT EMBA rankings.
Currently, he is Professor of Management and Director Engagement of the Monash Business School. Edward graduated from INSEAD and the John Hopkins – Nanjing Centre for China studies. He has a B.Sc. in Materials Science, a B.A. with honors in Indonesian literature. He earned a PhD from SOAS at the University of London, which focused on an ethnographic study of entrepreneurship in Indonesia.