Henning Piezunka from Heidelberg, Germany. I am an Assistant Professor at INSEAD doing research on  Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy.


My research takes place at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation.  I work on the topics of intermediaries, partner selection, competition and resource constraints, and I study these in the contexts of video games and user suggestions.  Most of my work is done through quantitative methods and network analysis. My committee members are Riitta Katila, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Chuck Eesley and David Krackhardt. More information on my Academic CV and my Google Scholar Profile. Research of mine that has been published includes:

Teaching & Service

I have experience in teaching classes in strategy, entrepreneurship and organizational theory.  As both an instructor and a teaching assistant, I’ve led classes at the undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. and executive educational levels. I’ve also been involved with Stanford’s initiative for online education and served as a student representative for my department.  



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. I also co-founded a web company 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 20 people full time (www.cps-it.de).  The company has continued to do well since I left for Stanford and recently celebrated its 16th birthday.  In my free time, I enjoy cycling (road and mountain bike) and long distance running (half and full marathon). Here are some photos


Some best practices on how to be a good PhD student and to succeed on the job market. At Stanford MS&E I also once crowdsourced on best practices of being a PhD student. You can find the notes here.  


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