Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, #1 Management Thinkers in the World

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne are professors of strategy at INSEAD and co-directors of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute in Fontainebleau, France. They are the authors of the just released book, Beyond Disruption: Innovate and Achieve Growth without Displacing Industries, Companies, or Jobs (Harvard Business Review Press, May 2023) and the over 4 million copy global bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy, which is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, and the New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Los Angeles Times bestseller Blue Ocean Shift.

To date, Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift teaching materials have been adopted by nearly 3,000 universities across the globe. In 2022, Harvard Business Review selected Blue Ocean Strategy as one of the most influential and innovative articles published in Harvard Business Review over the last 100 years. And in 2023 Kim and Mauborgne were honored as two of the four leading thinkers in the 100 years of Harvard Business Review’s publication for the global impact of their paradigm-breaking body of research and ideas.

They have published numerous articles in top academic and managerial journals including Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Financial Times, among others.

Kim and Mauborgne are the recipients of numerous academic and management awards including the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Leadership on Business and Economic Thinking, the Carl S. Sloane Award by the Association of Management Consulting Firms, the Leadership Hall of Fame by Fast Company, the Eldridge Haynes Prize for the best original paper by Academy of International Business, among others. They were named the most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.