My name is Henning Piezunka. I am from Heidelberg, Germany. I am an Assistant Professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
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.
- Piezunka, H., & L. Dahlander. “Distant search, narrow attention: How competition for attention alters organizations’ filtering of suggestions in crowdsourcing” Academy of Management Journal, 58(3) 856-880 (Video regarding the article, Blog post by Henrich Greve, Article on INSEAD Knowledge)
- Dahlander, L., & H. Piezunka (2014) “Open to suggestions: How organizations elicit suggestions through proactive and reactive attention.” Research Policy, 43 (5), 812-827 (Article on INSEAD Knowledge)
- Katila, R., Chen, E., and H. Piezunka (2012), “All the right moves: How entrepreneurs compete effectively in new and old markets”. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 6, 116-132
- Piezunka, H. (2011) “Technological platforms - An assessment of the primary types of technological platforms, their strategic issues and their linkages to organizational theory” Journal für Betriebswirtschaft 61(2-3), 179-226,
- Eisenhardt, K. and H. Piezunka “Complexity and corporate strategy” (2011) Sage Handbook of Complexity and Management. P. Allen, S. Maguire and B. McKelvey. 506-523
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.
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.