Chan Kim

Professor of Strategy of International Management

W. Chan Kim is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and The Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Henderson Chair Professor of Strategy and International Management at INSEAD, France. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was a professor at the University of Michigan Business School, USA. He has served as a board member as well as an advisor for a number of multinational corporations in Europe, the U.S. and Pacific Asia. He is an advisory member for the European Union. Kim is also a fellow of the World Economic Forum.

Chan Kim

Professor of Strategy of International Management

W. Chan Kim is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and The Boston Consulting Group Bruce D. Henderson Chair Professor of Strategy and International Management at INSEAD, France. Prior to joining INSEAD, he was a professor at the University of Michigan Business School, USA. He has served as a board member as well as an advisor for a number of multinational corporations in Europe, the U.S. and Pacific Asia. He is an advisory member for the European Union. Kim is also a fellow of the World Economic Forum.

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Biography

Kim and Reneé Mauborgne co-founded the Value Innovation Network, a global community of practice on the Value Innovation family of concepts that they created. VIN embraces academics, consultants, executives, and government officers. He is also a board member of the Value Innovation Action Tank established in 2004 to bring Value Innovation to Singapore’s private, public and people sectors. L’Expansion named Kim along with his colleague Renee Mauborgne as “the number one gurus of the future”. The Sunday Times, (London) called them “two of Europe’s brightest business thinkers. Kim and Mauborgne provide a sizeable challenge to the way managers think about and practice strategy.” The Observer called Kim and Mauborgne, “the next big gurus to hit the business world.”

Topics

  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Business Management
  • Corporate Strategy
  • International Business Development
  • Managing Multinationals
  • Value Innovation

Publications

  • Blue Ocean Strategy (with Reneé Mauborgne) (2005)
  • Value Innovation: The Strategic Logic of High Growth (2004)
  • Creating New Market Spaces (2003)

Awards

  • In 2014, Kim, along with his colleague Renée Mauborgne, received the Carl S. Sloane Award for Excellence from the Association of Management Consulting Firms due to the impact their management research has made on the global consulting industry
  • Kim was named among the world’s top five best business school professors in 2013 by MBA Rankings
  • Blue Ocean Strategy is a bestseller across five continents. It has won numerous awards including “The Best Business Book of 2005″ Prize at the Frankfurt Book Fair. It was also selected as a “Top Ten Business Book of 2005″ by Amazon.com, and as one of the 40 most influential books in the History of the People’s Republic of China (1949-2009)
  • After being among the top five most influential business thinkers in 2009, Professor Kim was ranked No. 2 on The Thinkers50 2011 list of the world’s top management gurus. He also won the 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award for his research on Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Professor Kim was selected for the 2011 Leadership Hall of Fame by FastCompany magazine for his book, Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Winner of the Prix DCF 2009 (Prix des Dirigeants Commerciaux de France 2009) in the category of « Stratégie d’entreprise »
  • Kim is the winner of several Case Centre awards including “All-Time Top 40 Bestselling Cases” in 2014, “Best Overall Case” in 2009 across all disciplines and “Best Case in Strategy” in 2008
  • Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking 2008
  • Winner of the Eldridge Haynes Prize, awarded by the Academy of International Business and the Eldridge Haynes Memorial Trust of Business International, for the best original paper in the field of international business

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