My name is Henning Piezunka. I am from Heidelberg, Germany. I am an Assistant Professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Research

My research is on competition and innovation. I study these in the contexts of video games, user suggestions, and Formula 1.  Most of my work is done through quantitative methods. My committee members are Riitta Katila, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Chuck Eesley and David Krackhardt. More information on my Academic CV, my ResearchGate Profile, and my Google Scholar Profile. Funny story, the following list can be used to find an article to read not just to count them. 

Teaching 

I teach the class on New Business Ventures in the INSEAD in the MBA and in the EMBA program. It is about how to transform an idea into a business. I like teaching it a lot. It has been well received. For example, in 2016 I won the INSEAD Best Teacher Award and was featured on Poets&Quants. Generally, I’ve led classes at the undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. and executive educational levels. I’ve also been involved with initiatives for online education.  

Background

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Before joining INSEAD, I attended the University of Mannheim (Germany), the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (France), the London School of Economics (UK) and Stanford University (US). I also co-founded a web design company in 1998 that serves clients in more than 60 countries (including the German Chambers of Commerce and the Federal Ministry for the Environment) and employs more than 25 people full time (www.cps-it.de). I do team sports like cycling (road and mountain bike) and long distance running (half and full marathon). Here are some photos

Musings on Academic Careers

I have collected  job market advice on how to be a good PhD student and to succeed on the job market. Please also have a look at this presentation by Corey Phelps that provides a very good overview. If you are pre PhD wondering if a PhD in management is a good idea for you and how to apply, you should read this great discussion by Abhishek Nagaraj or check out this book by Peters Roberts

Contact

henning.piezunka@insead.edu
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