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Michaël Bikard

Associate Professor of Strategy


Michaël Bikard researches how individuals and firms use new knowledge as a source of competitive advantage. For example, what are the drivers of scientific advances? Under which conditions are firms and individuals able to exploit opportunities emerging from those advances? To find answers to those questions, he takes advantage of "natural experiments." For example, he developed a new method that uses simultaneous discoveries in science in order to conduct the first “twin studies” of new knowledge.

His work has been published in leading management journals including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Organization Science. His research has also received a number of awards, including first place in the MIT Sloan Doctoral Research Forum, the MIT Energy Fellowship, the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, the J Robert Beyster Fellowship and an NSF SBE Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant.

Before joining INSEAD, Professor Bikard was on the faculty of the London Business School. He completed his PhD at MIT Sloan in the Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management group.

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When Two Isn’t Always Better Than One

M. Bikard, K. Vakili, F. Teodoridis

Receiving outsized credit can encourage individuals to work together even when it results in lower-quality output.


Innovation Plucked from the Zeitgeist

Michaël Bikard

A method to quantify the phenomenon of simultaneous discoveries sheds insight into how one innovation wins and another is left on the shelf.


Creating, Fast and Slow

Michaël Bikard

Instead of bickering about the superiority of specialists or generalists, why not recognise that creative strategies involve trade-offs?


Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19 Recovery

M Bikard, C Lin, A Shipilov

Which companies and industries seem to be getting it right, and which are floundering?


Firms Favour Academic Insights That Come From Hubs

M. Bikard

Innovators can improve their performance by paying attention to academic science.