- Business and Management Ranking

France Established: 1957 Scholars: 6
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Business and Management discipline and affiliated with INSEAD. There are a total of 6 researchers included with 3 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in INSEAD is 259 with a mean value for the h-index of 43.17. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in INSEAD is 587 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 97.83.



INSEAD (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires) is a private graduate business school with locations in Fontainebleau, France (main campus), San Francisco, USA, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Singapore. This non-profit university was founded in 1957 and is recognized as one of the top and biggest graduate business schools in the world.

INSEAD Key Statistics

This business graduate school comprises several degree programs in a multi-campus setup. These are the Business Foundations Programme, MBA Programme, Executive MBA Programme, Master in Management, Master in Finance, and the Ph.D. Programme.

INSEAD's student population is approximately over 1,300 students in both postgraduate and Ph.D. programs. It also hosts over 11,000 learners in its executive education programs annually. The school has around 165 renowned faculty members from 41 countries.

The other INSEAD key statistics include its stand-out alumni that include three heads of state, the second most CEOs of the top 500 global firms (next to Harvard Business School), and the top six most billionaires.

It is also a founding member of the Sorbonne University Alliance and has numerous academic and research exchange programs, including with Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Sorbonne University, Kellogg School of Management, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and China Europe International Business School.

INSEAD Research

This business school is recognized internationally for its research excellence and high-level productivity. Its top fields of research are economics, business, and marketing.

Aside from publishing its own journal, INSEAD Knowledge, its scholars have been featured in major scholarly publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Business Review, and the Journal of Financial Economics. INSEAD research teams are a fixture of scholarly conferences such as Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, the International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, and the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

The most cited INSEAD research publication is Dierickx and Cool’s (1989) “Asset stock accumulation and sustainability of competitive advantage.” This classic article was featured in Management Science and has been cited 18,635 times.

The university’s second most cited publication is Amit and Zott’s (2001) “Value creation in e‐business,” which was published in the Strategic Management Journal and has received 8,457 citations.

In addition, the university’s third most cited publication is Dyllick and Hockerts’ (2002) “Beyond the business case for corporate sustainability,” which appeared in Business Strategy and the Environment and has been cited 4,532 times.

The school also publishes a regular series of case studies on the complex environment of international business. Some of these include Yang et al.’s (2021) “Market disruption strategies: The transformation of Xiaomi,” Chick and Aggarwal’s (2021) “Leading the change: Harnessing the power of data intelligence to improve medical diagnostics,” and Costantini and Jarisch’s (2021) “The buzz of blockchain: Hype vs. reality in France.”

INSEAD has 15 research centers spread across its different campuses, conducting studies in diverse industries. These include the INSEAD-Wharton Center for Global Research and Education, INSEAD Innovation and Policy Initiative, INSEAD Corporate Governance Initiative, INSEAD - Blue Ocean Strategy Institute, Emerging Markets Institute, INSEAD Africa Initiative, Wendel International Centre for Family Enterprise, and the Centre for Decision Making and Risk Analysis.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
51 World 1 National Luk N. Van Wassenhove

Luk N. Van Wassenhove

INSEAD, France
D-index 78 Citations 39,447 231
408 World 3 National Henrich R. Greve

Henrich R. Greve

INSEAD, France
D-index 49 Citations 22,216 91
990 World 12 National J. Stewart Black

J. Stewart Black

INSEAD, France
D-index 34 Citations 22,571 55
1020 World 13 National Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

INSEAD, France
D-index 34 Citations 29,840 48
1076 World 15 National Yves L. Doz

Yves L. Doz

INSEAD, France
D-index 33 Citations 17,851 64
1092 World 14 National N. Craig Smith

N. Craig Smith

INSEAD, France
D-index 33 Citations 8,795 76
1104 World 17 National Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

INSEAD, France
D-index 32 Citations 11,984 70

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 30 within the area of Business and Management. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.