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The Strategic Advantage of Incumbency
The Strategic Advantage of Incumbency
By Thomas W. Malnight, Ivy Buche - 21 December 2021
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Never let a crisis go to waste
By Professor Thomas W. Malnight and Ivy Buche - 24 November 2020
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Put purpose at the Core of your Strategy
By Professor Thomas W. Malnight, Ivy Buche and Chares Dhanaraj - 1 August 2019
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The Power of Divergent Thinking
By Professor Thomas W. Malnight, Ivy Buche and Victoria Kemanian - 1 July 2019
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Mahindra Interview
How purpose, philosophy and poetry are driving Mahindra
By Rajeev Dubey, Group President & CEO and Member of the Group Executive Board at Mahindra & Mahindra - 1 January 2020
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Transformation journeys: The reasons why and the art of how
By Professor Jean-François Manzoni, Professor Albrecht Enders, Professor Anand Narasimhan, Professor Thomas W. Malnight, ... - 1 February 2018
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How not to define your Purpose
By Professor Thomas W. Malnight and Ivy Buche - 1 October 2019
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Finding purpose, dealing with disruption and making the world safer
By Securitas CEO Magnus Ahlqvist - 1 January 2020
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How successful companies redefine their business
By Professor Thomas W. Malnight - 26 August 2019
Thomas Malnight
Emeritus Professor Thomas Malnight
Professor of Strategy and General Management

Thomas W. Malnight is Professor of Strategy and General Management and Faculty Director of the Business Transformation Initiative (BTI) at IMD. His fields of interest are strategy, leading and accelerating…

Ben Bryant
Professor Ben Bryant
Professor of Leadership and Organization, Director of IMD CEO Learning Center

Ben Bryant is a Professor of Leadership and Organization at IMD in Lausanne and the director of the IMD CEO Learning Center. He holds the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for Responsible Leadership. Ben is a highly skilled…

Goutam Challagalla
Professor Goutam Challagalla
Professor of Marketing and Strategy

Goutam Challagalla is Professor of Strategy and Marketing at IMD. Prior to IMD, he spent 20 years as a professor at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Professor Challagalla also worked as Principal at The Monitor Group, a strategy…

Carlos Cordon
Professor Carlos Cordon
Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management

Carlos Cordon is a Professor of Strategy and Supply Chain Management.

Professor Cordon's areas of interest are digital value chains, supply and demand chain management, digital lean and process management.

Carlos Cordon is…

Frederic Dalsace
Professor Frederic Dalsace
Professor of Marketing and Strategy

Frédéric Dalsace is a Professor of Marketing and Strategy at IMD. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as a Professor at HEC Paris, where he held the Social Business / Enterprise and Poverty Chair presided by Nobel Laureate…

Albrecht Enders
Professor Albrecht Enders
Professor of Strategy and Innovation

Albrecht Enders is Professor of Strategy and Innovation at IMD. His major research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of managing discontinuous change and top team strategy development processes.…

Vanina Farber
Professor Vanina Farber
elea Professor of Social Innovation

Vanina Farber is an economist and political scientist specializing in social innovation, corporate social responsibility and sustainable finance with more than 20 years of consultancy, research and teaching experience,…

William Fischer
Emeritus Professor William Fischer
Professor of Innovation Management

William A. Fischer is Emeritus Professor of Innovation Management. He co-founded and co-directs the IMD program on Driving Strategic Innovation, in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at MIT and also authors…

Knut Haanaes
Professor Knut Haanaes
Professor of Strategy and International Management

Professor Knut Haanaes is the Lundin Chair Professor of Sustainability at IMD. He was until recently the Dean of the Global Leadership Institute at the World Economic Forum. At IMD he teaches in many of the key programs,…

Amit Joshi
Professor Amit Joshi
Professor of Digital Marketing and Strategy

Amit Joshi joined IMD as Professor of AI, Analytics and Marketing Strategy. He brings IMD extensive expertise in marketing management and strategy, advertising, digital media, data analytics and marketing accountability.…

Jean-François Manzoni
Professor Jean-François Manzoni
IMD President and Nestlé Chaired Professor

Jean-François Manzoni is the President of IMD, where he also serves as the Nestlé Professor. 

His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on leadership, the development of high-performance organizations…

Winter Nie
Professor Winter Nie
Professor of Management

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Winter Nie’s expertise lies at the intersection of leadership and change management. She has a deep understanding of how people at different levels in an organization react to change and how leaders can…

Vikas Tibrewala
Adjunct Professor Vikas Tibrewala
Affiliate Professor of Management

Dr Vikas Tibrewala is Adjunct Professor of Management at IMD. His primary teaching and consulting interests centre around unlocking growth through outstanding strategy development and execution.

Over the last 30 years, Dr…

John Weeks
Professor John Weeks
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Professor Weeks's unique approach to leadership, organizational culture, and change is reflected in his research, teaching, and over twenty years of working with executives worldwide. He helps leaders understand how they…

Howard Yu
Professor Howard Yu
LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation

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&…

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Victoria Kemanian
Director Business Transformation Initiative

Mrs. Kemanian is Director, Business Transformation Initiative and a founding Director of Latitude, a strategy-consulting firm based in Lausanne. Her work focuses on corporate and business strategy, and sustainable…

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Ivy Buche
Associate Director Business Transformation Initiative

Ivy Buche is Associate Director of the Business Transformation Initiative at IMD. She works with IMD faculty on business transformation projects for multinational companies across diverse industries. Her specialization…

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Anca Burca
Project Lead Business Transformation Initiative

Anca Burca is project lead in the Business Transformation Initiative at IMD. She has over 12 years of experience in advisory and industry on three continents, mainly in strategy, transformation and customer experience…

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Karine Avagyan
Research Associate

Karine Avagyan works with IMD faculty on academic and practitioner research projects and publications across diverse management areas. Her expertise lies in quantitative and qualitative analysis. She has also…

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Mahwesh Khan
Research Associate

Mahwesh Khan works with IMD faculty on academic and practitioner research projects and publications across diverse management areas. Her expertise lies in working with corporate boards and C-suite on integrating…

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