J. Stewart Black

J. Stewart Black is Professor of Management Practice in Global Leadership and Strategy at INSEAD. He specialises in leadership, strategy, change, globalisation and stakeholder engagement. 

Across his career Dr Black has lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and North America. During that time he has worked with over of 10,000 executives, helping them develop themselves and their organisations. Much of this work has been with senior teams as they determine strategic direction, identify needed culture and leadership capabilities to implement their strategies, and aligning systems and processes to support the organisational transformation. In addition, he is frequently a keynote speaker at conferences and events on the topics of leading change, organisational culture, global leadership, innovation and strategy.

He is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and cases. His research has been published in the most respected academic journals, such as Academy of Management ReviewAcademy of Management JournalJournal of International Business Studies, as well as in practitioner-oriented journals such as Harvard Business ReviewSloan Management Review and Human Resource Management Journal. He has published articles in and had his work featured in a variety of newspapers and magazines such as Financial TimesThe Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He is frequently sought out by and appeared in both print and live media. 

He is the author or co-author of 18 books, including best-selling textbooks, including Management: Meeting New Challenges, Organizational Behavior and International Business Environments: Text and Cases, as well as books written for practicing executives, such as Failure to Globally LaunchIt Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes OrganizationsThe Global Leadership Challenge and International Assignments: An Integration of Research and Practice

Dr Black received his undergraduate degree in psychology and English from Brigham Young University, where he graduated with honours. He earned his master degree from the business school at Brigham Young University, where he was on the dean’s list and graduated with distinction. After graduation, he worked for a Japanese consulting firm, where he eventually held the position of managing director. Dr Black returned to the US and received his PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine. 

Dr Black started his career on the faculty at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. Later he was a professor of business administration at the University of Michigan and Executive Director of the school’s Asia Pacific Human Resource Partnership. Prior to rejoining INSEAD, Dr Black was Professor of Global Leadership and Strategy at IMD. At INSEAD Dr Black served for four years as Associate Dean of Executive Development Programmes for the Americas, as the founder and programme director of Learning to Lead and Leading for Results, and as the programme director for a variety of company-specific programmes including, Astra Zeneca, Ciba, Ernst & Young, Lexmark, HSBC, IFF, Jones Lang LaSalle, Manpower, National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia, Nissan, NYSE, Rio Tinto, Siam Cement, Shell, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Toshiba, Western Union among others.

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