Books from INSEAD Faculty for your 2021/2022 Reading List!

With the end-of-year holidays approaching, here are some great new faculty books to sink your teeth into during those quieter days. From exploring leadership post-pandemic to unpacking the idea of “creative destruction”, keep up to date with the latest in business education from our widely acclaimed faculty.

Journeys into Coronavirus Land: Lessons from a Pandemic 

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change, INSEAD. KDVI Press, 2020. 

This book takes us through the author’s thoughts as he experienced confinement during the pandemic, expanding his explorations into group phenomenon, leadership and organisational dynamics, and economics and environmental  crisis. He asks the reader, knowing each has experienced the pandemic differently – where will this journey lead us? 

This book is available as a free download. A donation to UNICEF Save Generation Covid is appreciated. 


Leading a Board: Chairs’ Practices Across Europe – 2nd ed. 

By Stanislav Shekshnia, Senior Affiliate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, INSEAD; Veronika Zagieva. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 

Eighteen experts from 14 European countries interviewed over 300 chairs, CEOs, directors and shareholders to bring you a distinct view that compares and contrasts the roles of C-suite executives across Europe. 

Organizational Learning from Performance Feedback: A Behavioral Perspective on Multiple Goals

By Henrich Greve, Professor of Entrepreneurship, INSEAD; Pino G. Audia. Cambridge University Press, 2021. 

This book brings a new perspective that is built on a foundation of individual level behaviours. It formulates an agenda for a new wave of empirical research on the interconnections of decision-makers, organisations and the environments that influence organisations’ response to performance.

Quo Vadis? The Existential Challenges of Leaders 

By Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development and Organisational Change, INSEAD. Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.

The author asks questions that are more relevant than ever as we transition out of the pandemic – Why are we here? Where are we going? Quo Vadis? A book about death, fear, angst, honesty, well-being and happiness – it highlights how life is enriched, creating an understanding of the inevitable end. 

The History and Future of Technology: Can Technology Save Humanity from Extinction? 

By Robert U. Ayres, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Political Science and Technology Management, INSEAD. Springer, 2021.

The author examines the history of technology as a change agent in society, focusing on societal roots rather than technology as an autonomous, self-perpetuating phenomenon. Can technology save the human race from the catastrophic consequences of its past success? That is the question this book will try to answer.

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