Ron Adner is Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management and Associate Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD. His research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and technology...
Ron Adner is Akzo-Nobel Fellow of Strategic Management and Associate Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD. His research and teaching focus on innovation, strategy, and technology management. His work introduces new approaches to topics such as assessing strategic opportunities and threats, managing innovation in collaborative ecosystems, managing the resource allocation process for investments in innovation, and identifying and responding to changes in consumers’ definitions of value and performance.
Professor Adner’s academic research on these topics has been published in Management Science, the Strategic Management Journal, the Rand Journal of Economics, the Academy of Management Review, Advances in Strategic Management, and in edited book chapters. His managerial articles have been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, the California Management Review, and the Financial Times.
Professor Adner is an active speaker, consultant, and executive education instructor around the world. He is an accomplished teacher and has won INSEAD's Outstanding Teacher award five times (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) for his MBA electives on innovation strategy.
Professor Adner is a member of the executive committee of the Technology and Innovation Management division of the Academy of Management as well as a member of the research committee of the Business Policy and Strategy division. He is an associate editor of Management Science and a member of the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and of Strategic Organization.
Professor Adner holds a Ph.D. in Management and an M.A. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.