Subramanian Rangan

Subramanian Rangan is a Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD. He received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in political economy from Harvard University.

His current work explores the future of capitalism and in particular how enterprises may better integrate performance and progress. In 2013 he initiated the Society for Progress, a fellowship of eminent philosophers, social scientists, and business leaders ( Their first work was published in a volume entitled Performance & Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society (Oxford University Press, 2015). Their second book is Capitalism Beyond Mutuality? Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science (Oxford University Press, 2018). His other research explores the political sociology of discrimination of foreign transnational firms and these firms’ non-market strategies. In 1998 he won the Academy of International Business’ Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original work in international business. In 1995 that academy awarded their Best Dissertation Award to his doctoral thesis. In 2010 his research won the Emerald award for Top 50 papers in management.

His articles appear in the Administrative Science QuarterlyAcademy of Management ReviewBrookings Papers on Economic ActivityJournal of International Business StudiesStrategic Management JournalSloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. Subi is coauthor of two books: Manager in the International Economy, and A Prism on Globalization. He is associate editor of the Academy of Management Review; former chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals; a member of the board of trustees of Fundacao Dom Cabral, a leading business school in Brazil; and a member of the Board of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship.

Subramanian directs INSEAD’s top executive seminar AVIRA: 'Awareness, Vision, Imagination, Role, and Action', as well as the newly launched 'Integrating Performance & Progress'. Professor Rangan is a multiple-time recipient of the Outstanding Teacher award and Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Teaching.

Donald John Roberts

Donald John Roberts has been a member of the Stanford faculty since 1980, when he joined the GSB from Northwestern University, where he had been a professor in the Kellogg School of Management.

Born in Winnipeg in 1945, he was educated at the Universities of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Minnesota. His research has contributed primarily to the development of economic theory and game theory and their application to problems of economics and management; to the study of industrial competition, especially when informational differences among market participants are important; and to the economics of organization.

He is the author or coauthor of over 70 scholarly articles, numerous business cases and books. The first of these, Economics, Organization and Management, was the first text to apply modern theories of incentives and contracting to managerial problems. His more recent book, The Modern Firm: Organizational Design for Performance and Growth¸ was named as the best business book of the year by The Economist. He is the co-editor of The Handbook of Organizational Economics.

Recently his research has involved running controlled experiments to investigate the effects of changing management practices in large firms.

Roberts’ teaching in the MBA, Sloan, and Executive Programs has, in recent years, focused on strategy and organization, with special attention to multinational business. He has also advised numerous PhD students who have joined the faculties of many of the world’s leading business schools and economics departments.

He has held visiting, research appointments at Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (Louvain, Belgium), the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, California), All Souls College and Nuffield College (Oxford, England) and McKinsey & Co. (London). He has also been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Jerusalem, the Department of Economics of the University of California, Berkeley, the Institute of Economics and Statistics of Oxford University and the Sloan School of Management at MIT, a visiting lecturer at the Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in Paris and a visiting professor at the Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse. In 1997 he gave the inaugural Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at Oxford and in 2000 he was the Minnesota Lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Minnesota. In 2005 he was a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Bath and in 2007 he was the Freehills Distinguished Lecturer at the University of New South Wales.

He has also consulted to major corporations in the United States, Japan and Europe. A Fellow and former Council Member of the Econometric Society, Roberts was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.

In 2002, Roberts received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Stanford Graduate School of Business' Sloan Master's Program. In 2004, The Economist named his book The Modern Firm the year's best business book and in 2005 he received the school's Robert T. Davis Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award.

He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Winnipeg in 2007.