Laurence Capron is the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership at INSEAD in France and Director of INSEAD’s Executive Education Program on M&As and Corporate Strategy. Her teaching and research activities focus on M&A, alliances, corporate development, and portfolio strategy. She teaches in the MBA, executive MBA, executive education, and PhD programs at INSEAD. She is the author of numerous articles, including “Finding the Right Path” in Harvard Business Review (with Will Mitchell).
Laurence has received numerous professional honors and awards, including the INSEAD Best Teaching Award for her MBA elective, M&A and Corporate Strategy, which she has taught at INSEAD and Wharton. She is also the recipient of prestigious research awards, including the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Award, McKinsey/Strategic Management Society Award, and HEC Paris Foundation Best Doctoral Dissertation Award. She won the 2011 “Prix Académique Syntec du Conseil en Management” in France for the best research paper in the strategy and finance category. Her current research focuses on how companies obtain new resources and use M&A, alliances, and licensing to supplement their organic growth.
Laurence joined INSEAD in 1997 after earning her PhD in strategy from HEC Paris. She was Visiting Professor of Strategy at MIT Sloan (2011–2012), Wharton (2005–2006), and Kellogg (2004–2005). From 2007 to 2010, she directed the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance. She sits on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal.