Professor of Strategy; Executive Education Programme Director, M&As and Corporate Strategy
Laurence Capron is the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership at INSEAD and Director of INSEAD Executive Education Programme on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”. She is Visiting Professor of Strategy at MIT Sloan for the academic year 2011-12.
Her teaching and research activities focus on M&As, Alliances, Corporate Development and Business Portfolio Strategy. She teaches in MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and Ph.D programmes. Professor Capron has received teaching awards, including the INSEAD Best Teaching Award for her MBA elective on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”, which she has taught at INSEAD and Wharton. She is also the recipient of multiple research awards, including Academy of Management Best Paper Award, McKinsey-Strategic Management Society Best Paper Award, HEC Paris Foundation Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. She won the 2011 “Prix Académique Syntec du Conseil en Management” in France for the Best Research Paper in the “Strategy and Finance” category. Her current research agenda focuses on how companies select and use M&As in their corporate development and combine organic growth with their acquisitive growth.
Professor Capron joined INSEAD in 1997 after earning her Ph.D in Strategy from HEC Paris. She was Visiting Associate Professor of Strategy at Wharton (2005-06) and Visiting Scholar at Kellogg (2004-05) and Michigan (1993-94). She directed the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance from 2007-2010. She sits on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, the leading academic journal in the field of strategy.