Howard Yu

Howard Yu

Howard Yu is the LEGO® Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD.

He is the author of the award-winning book LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

In 2015, Professor Yu was selected by Poets&Quants as one of "The World's Top 40 Business Professors Under 40," and in 2018 he appeared on the Thinkers50 Radar list of thirty management thinkers "most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led."

He is also a two-times (2013-2015) prize-winning case writer awarded by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) - Europe's largest network association in the field of management development, with more than eight hundred member organizations. In 2017, Yu was awarded for his work in the "outstanding case writer on the hot topic Big Data - Risks and Opportunities" category at the Case Centre Awards, which are called the business school Oscars by the Financial Times.

He delivers customized training programs at IMD for major global companies in Asia and Europe including China's TravelSky, China Resources, COFCO, and Tencent; Japan's Nitto and Recruit Holdings; Singapore's Temasek, ASML, Daimler, Bosch, Electrolux, LEGO, Sanofi, and Novartis.

Professor Yu is a Hong Kong native with a doctoral degree in management from Harvard Business School. Prior to his doctorate, he worked in the Hong Kong banking industry.

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Howard Yu's Publications
Explore or exploit? How your organization can strike a balance between new opportunities post-COVID-19
Surviving a crisis – Why preparation is key to resilience
How can China tech giants survive regulators? Cash - From abroad
LEAP: How to thrive in a world where everything can be copied
No one is going to win in trade war, academic says | Capital Connection
BBC World News: Talking Business