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Vibha Gaba

Professor of Entrepreneurship


Vibha Gaba is The Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership. She is broadly interested in how organizations learn and how it impacts their ability to innovate and adapt, especially in discontinuous environments. Her more recent research focuses on the implications of multiple goals and aspirations, organizational structure, and decision-makers attributes on adaptive change. Her work has been published in leading management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies. She is currently the Co-Editor of the Strategic Management Journal, a top management journal, after serving two terms as the Associate Editor there.

At INSEAD, Vibha teaches modules on Corporate Entrepreneurship, Organizational Change, and Leadership in various Executive Education programs, including Adidas, Alstom, Astra Zeneca, Bank Mandiri, Cartier, COFRA, EDF, Expedia, Heineken, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Indian Railways, KPMG, Larsen & Toubro, McKinsey, Mitsubishi, Permata Bank, Pertamina, Petronas, Randstad, RHB, Roche Diagnostics, Shell, Star Energy, Sumitomo Chemical, Swire, UNICEF, and World Medical Association. She is also the Academic Program Director for three open enrolment programs - Corporate Venturing & Innovation, Leading Successful Change, and Learning to Lead, for senior and junior executives. She has received the INSEAD Executive Education Award for Outstanding Teaching and Program Direction multiple times.

She has also taught MBA core Organizational Behavior course and an MBA elective on Leadership and Change. Her teaching portfolio also includes Ph.D. courses in Organization Theory and Corporate Entrepreneurship.

Vibha holds a Ph.D. in Management from the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, USA, a Masters in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi University, India.

Vibha has lived on three continents – North America, Europe, and Asia. Currently, she resides in Singapore but teaches on both INSEAD campuses (France and Singapore).

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How to Tell the Age of an Innovation

H. Greve, I. Naumovska, V. Gaba

All innovations make the journey from “eureka” to “meh”. But they don’t do so according to fixed rules.


How Airlines Manage Conflicts Between Profits and Safety

Henrich Greve & Vibha Gaba

Warning: Don’t read this just before your next flight.


Why Do So Many Corporate VCs Die Young?

Specific staffing choices and high investment levels can prolong the lifespan of corporate venture capital units.