About Ben M. Bensaou
Ben M. Bensaou is Professor of Technology Management and Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He served as Dean of Executive Education in 2018–2020. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School for 1998–1999, a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School of Management for 2007–2008, and a Visiting Scholar at the Haas
School of Business at UC Berkeley for 2013–2015.
Bensaou holds a PhD in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, USA; an MA in Management Science from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan; a Diplôme d’Ingénieur (MS) in Civil Engineering, and a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (DEA) in Mechanical Engineering from two Grandes Écoles in France: the École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État, Lyon, and the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.
Bensaou’s research and teaching activities focus on (1) how to create innovating capabilities and competencies as a way to build an innovating organization and culture; (2) Blue Ocean Strategy and Value Innovation implementation and roll-out processes across the whole organization; (3) how to build social capital within firms; (4) new forms of organizations, in particular, networked corporations, strategic alliances, joint ventures, and value-adding partnerships; and (5) the impact of digital technologies on innovation. He addresses these issues from an international comparative perspective, with a special focus on Japanese organizations.
Bensaou’s research on buyer–supplier relations in the US and Japanese auto industries won him the Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in the field of information systems and a finalist honorin the Free Press Award competition for outstanding dissertation research in the field of business policy and strategy. His cases on Innovation won him multiple Best Case Awards at The Case Centre.
His publications include papers in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Information Systems Research, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, book chapters, and con-ference proceedings. He has been a member of the editorial boards of Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and MISQ Executive.