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Healthcare Management

INSEAD's research and contributions to the health sector.

The Healthcare Management Initiative at INSEAD was founded on the belief that many of the systemic challenges of the healthcare industry globally can benefit from the application of principles that stem from rigorous, evidence-based thought leadership.

INSEAD's research and contributions to the health sector.

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Operations

How Seeing a Regular Doctor Improves Primary Care

Michael Freeman

In primary care, patient-doctor continuity not only brings positive health outcomes, but also productivity benefits.

Operations

How to Boost Health Product Supplies in Developing Regions

Prashant Yadav

Are development banks and philanthropic foundations using the right incentives to encourage global life sciences companies to cater to underserved markets?

Responsibility

Unravelling the Link Between Socioeconomic Status and Obesity

P. Chandon, M. Langlois

A longitudinal study conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic suggests that stress plays a key role in explaining why obesity is more common among the poor than the rich.
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Operations

Scaling Innovation in Genetics and Precision Medicine

Rachel Eva Lim

How biotech start-ups can identify and solidify their customer base, scale their operations and unlock the full potential of precision medicine.

Entrepreneurship

Local Innovation as a Driver of Global Development

Prashant Yadav

To achieve critical development goals, we need to champion local, innovative solutions to social problems.

Entrepreneurship

Solving Grand Societal Challenges Through Creative Organisation Design

A. Szerb, I. Kivleniece, V. A. Aggarwal

Combining for-profit entrepreneurship with a non-profit social mission through novel organisation design can achieve scale and impact.

Strategy

Food Security in a Pandemic: Lessons From India’s Lockdown

W. W. Koo, X. Li

Portable food ration cards allow migrant populations to shelter in place, but implementation across state borders faces hurdles.

Operations

Building the Supply Chain for Large-Scale Covid-19 Testing

Prashant Yadav

Widespread Covid-19 testing will be a fact of life for years to come. Scaling up the supply chain requires governments to answer five key questions.

Operations

Why Public Healthcare Systems Weren’t Prepared for the Pandemic

S. Bhattacharya, S. Hasija, L. Van Wassenhove

Healthcare resource sharing can be the difference between life and death. And it can be done without sacrificing agencies’ autonomy.
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Operations

The Supply Side of Covid-19 Patient Management in Hospitals

S. Chick, A. Alban

A tool for hospital managers faced with scaling up their ICU capacity to handle Covid-19 cases.

Operations

Lessons From Past Outbreaks Can Inform Public Health Policy Now

Stephen E. Chick

Scientific approaches to infectious disease transmission models can help us make better decisions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Responsibility

Collaboration Unlocks Global Health Solutions

Rachael Noyes

Business is a force for good in global healthcare when partnered with academia and non-profits.
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Operations

Supply Chain Solutions for Healthcare Inequality

Atalay Atasu

Hospitals in developed countries have more supplies than they need; those in less fortunate countries lack the basics. Academic research can help close the gap.

Operations

What Firms Can Learn From NGOs in Africa

L. V. Wassenhove & H. de Vries

Cross-learning between the corporate world and non-profits helps both sectors to best serve their stakeholders.

Responsibility

Using Innovative Finance to Scale Up Corporate Base-of-Pyramid Initiatives

J. Bhuvaraghan & J. Singh

Developments in innovative finance may enable companies to lead cross-sector partnerships, addressing some of today’s biggest global health challenges.

Economics & Finance

Viewing Healthcare Through the Lens of Economics

Hubert Gatignon

A multidisciplinary group of experts share their insights into health economics.

Economics & Finance

Unemployment Doesn’t Have to Be So Damaging

Alexandra Roulet

Adequate government policies can eliminate the health and death hazards that usually come with business shutdowns.

Entrepreneurship

Neuroscience-Based Product Innovation: Hype or Hope?

H. Plassmann, A. Ling

AI and Big Data allow innovators to leverage neuroscientific knowledge at scale to untapped markets.
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Strategy

A Matchmaker for Public-Private Partnerships

Manuel Sosa

Collaborations between dissimilar organisations can benefit from the involvement of neutral third parties.
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Entrepreneurship

Insurtech Is Hitting Critical Mass

C. Angoulvant, K.Cool, B. Rogers

The wisest insurance incumbents will seize the collaborative opportunities springing from this new environment.
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Operations

Local Capacity Building Crucial to Contain Pandemics

Luk Van Wassenhove

Building local capabilities and supply chains is half the battle in winning the war on pandemics.

Operations

A Better Way to Design Clinical Trials

Stephen E. Chick

A new type of trial design can help the healthcare industry bring beneficial therapies to patients sooner and stop researching inferior ones earlier.

Entrepreneurship

From Inequality to Immortality

Pushan Dutt

A burgeoning industry promises to help the wealthy defeat the ultimate equaliser: Death.
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Operations

Improving the Accuracy of Hospital Rankings

Ville Satopää

Decision makers should never lose sight of reality when providing public ratings.

Entrepreneurship

A Pathway to Scale in Emerging Markets

Ridhima Aggarwal

Achieving both growth and broad-based consumer access hinges on funding and operations choices.

Operations

India’s Free Specialty Hospitals Combine Medicine With Mindfulness

Sunil Shenoy

How a pair of Indian hospitals have made no-cost surgery a sustainable healthcare paradigm.
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Marketing

Disrupting a Traditional Industry by Breaking its Rules

Joerg Niessing

An INSEAD alumnus takes on the global beverage business.
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Responsibility

The Drug Price Dilemma

N. Craig Smith

Are drug companies primarily responsible for patients or making money for shareholders?

Economics & Finance

What Really Matters Is Poverty, Not Income Inequality

P. Dutt, I.Tsetlin

Machine learning affords insight into what affects social and economic progress.
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Strategy

The Harmful Effects of Workplace Incivility

Quy Huy

Low-level unpleasantness in the workplace can have disastrous results – but managers can do something about it.
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