‘Leave no stones unturned’: due diligence in China’s private equity market
China’s budding private equity industry is booming, with new firms springing up every other day to tap the country’s vast economic potential. But even as competition for deals heats up, investment firms should be wary about being too hasty in concluding their corporate due diligence.
What Is the Work Environment for a Journalist?
The work environment for a journalist used to involve sitting down
at a desk or working in the press room, but journalists are
increasingly working remotely. Discover how modern journalists often
have deadlines throughout the day with help from a journalism professor in this video.
What Is It Like to Be a Reporter?
Reporters have to meet a lot of deadlines and spend a lot of late
nights, but the profession is rewarding, as well. Learn about the
different perks of being a reporter from a journalism professor in this video.
How to Become a Fashion Journalist
In order to become a fashion journalist, a person must have
expertise in both journalism and the fashion industry. Discover why most fashion journalists have to work for national publications or Web sites from a journalism professor in this video clip.
Mergers and acquisitions: Reducing the private firm discount
Owners of private companies normally sell their shares at a 20-30 per cent discount during mergers and acquisitions. The private firm discount is one reason the stock market reacts more favorably when companies announce a private acquisition than whenthe target is a publicly-listed firm.
From the buyers point of view, says INSEAD Associate Professor of Strategy Laurence Capron, the discount reflects a presumed higher risk associated with the value of private assets due t
Innovation: Using externally-oriented or 'X' teams can prove a winning strategy
Good teams can often fail when it comes to innovation. That’s the message from a new book by INSEAD Assistant Professor Henrik Bresman and MIT Professor Deborah Ancona. The reason such teams fail is not because of a lack of talent or they can’t work together, but because they don’t take into account external stakeholders and conditions.
Business schools and the crisis
I have heard from a lot of people in the past month. Many of them ask me about the job market for our MBAs, our endowment, our executive education business and about our alumni whose jobs are at risk. But there are some who ask what are you doing about this? What is your role now and in the future as a business school?
The new deal at the top
"Most companies have key managers reporting directly to the CEO on a one-to-one basis, with responsibility for their units or regions," says Yves Doz, who holds the Timken chair in Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD. The Professor of Business Policy says the result is that "the businesses or regions tend to behave in an autonomous fashion similar to the way a baron would manage his fiefdom."
A winning combination: sales and marketing
The great divide between sales and marketing has been exacerbated by the recession, and the marketing camp seems to be losing the good fight.
Gucci: In the business of selling 'dreams'
As many look to cut costs to cope with the worsening economic downturn, you would expect consumer spending patterns to be adversely affected, with the luxury goods segment being one of the hardest hit.
Not so according to Robert Polet, chairman of the Gucci Group. While he agrees that consumer psyche vis-à-vis buying behaviour has taken a hit, he believes that his company is in the business of selling dreams – and you can’t put a price tag on a dream.
The Momentum Effect: Mobilising brainpower for efficient growth
INSEAD professor Jean-Claude Larréché reveals the secret to delivering growth that is both efficient and sustainable.
Marketing: How behaviour prediction can help reinforce or break habits
Human beings are creatures of habit. Many of our actions are repetitive and require little conscious thought or effort. However, by predicting our behavior we can actually reinforce good habits and break bad ones, says INSEAD Assistant Professor of Marketing Pierre Chandon.
The Chinese Gunpowder
Gunpowder was invented, documented and used in ancient China where the Chinese military forces used gunpowder based weapons technology. This video talks about how gunpowder was discovered and how they used it for firecrackers. (Professional video)Run time 06:17
Fast Strategy: Staying ahead of the game
How can you make sure your company not only keeps its edge over its competitors, but also seizes new opportunities? In a new book called Fast Strategy: How strategic agility will help you stay ahead of the game, INSEAD professor Yves Doz and co-author Mikko Kosonen, a former senior Nokia executive, say the best way to do this is by making the most of what they call ‘strategic agility’.
"I personally experienced how Nokia, as a leading company, gradually lost some of its strategic s
Middle managers linchpin to dynamic team leadership
Although research suggests there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach to leadership, a fixed or generic notion of leadership still gets taught at all levels, to be used at all times, for all problems. That’s according to Professor Steve Kozlowski of Michigan State University, who spoke to INSEAD Knowledge on the sidelines of the first INSEAD-Wharton Research Conference on Leadership, about his study into dynamic leadership
Professor George Wolfe discusses secondary succession in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. The video uses lecture format along with notes and illustrations on a white board. Run time 09:06.
The reasons for attrition
This paper focuses on a) to reflect on an approach, decisions and subsequent knowledge with regard to non response and b) to discuss the "attrition survey", rather than discussing the actual results of an overall longitudinal study. This should be linked to the paper "student experiences of enterprise education"
The New Art of Gaming Heather Chaplin, Assistant Professor of Journalism, The New School, and Author From her perspective as the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, and as a journalist covering tech issues, Heather will discuss what new developments we should look for in the game biz. Fasten your seatbelts. [Recorded April 18, 2012]
Heather Chaplin, Assistant Professor of Journalism, The New School, and Author
From her perspective as the co-author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, and as a journalist covering tech issues, Heather will discuss what new developments we should look for in the game biz. Fasten your seatbelts. [Recorded April 18, 2012]
Recording Reading Fluency on the Ipad
This video shows how the use of the iPad for recording students is beneficial and simple. Students can time and record themselves which builds reading fluency, oral development, and aids in the keeping of running records. (00:27)
E-Portfolio Toolkit - Booklet
This E-Portfolio Toolkit is based on experience of developing the “Year Abroad E-Portfolio”, undertaken by the School of Languages at Leeds Metropolitan University. We use an E-Portfolio to assess our students on their period abroad because we think it encourages them to fully engage with culture(s) and language of the target country and to reflect on the resulting cultural and linguistic development. As part of our project, we have also developed a set of learning activities and materials,