Ben Bensaou, INSEAD


Ben Bensaou Biography

Ben 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’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.