Phanish Puranam

Professor of Strategy

Phanish Puranam is the Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organisation Design, an Academic Director of the PhD Programme and Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.

Phanish studies the design and management of collaboration structures within corporations (i.e. between divisions or departments) as well as between corporations (i.e. alliances and acquisitions). He has published his research in internationally reputed academic journals, and has served in senior editorial roles in such journals. His research has won international awards and competitive grants awarded across the social and natural sciences. He is currently working on a book, Organizing Collaboration: the micro-structural approach to organization design to be published by Oxford University Press. His book on the prospects for India to emerge as a global hub for innovation, “India Inside” (co-authored with Nirmalya Kumar) was published by Harvard Business Review Press in 2012.

Phanish obtained his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and was on the faculty of London Business School between 2001 and 2012, where he was School Chair Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, chaired the School’s PhD programme and co-directed the Aditya Birla India Centre. He joined INSEAD in September 2012.  In 2011 he was listed among the “World’s 40 best business school professors under the age of 40” by Poets &Quants. In 2013, he was included in the “50 Most Influential Business Professors” worldwide by MBA rankings.net, and among the top 50 management thinkers of Indian origin by Thinkers50 India in August 2013.

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