MIT Faculty Insights Series #3: Professors Loredana Padurean and Jose Santos

Third in our series, we warmly welcomed Prof Jose Santos, Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management at INSEAD, France and former Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan. He led an insightful session on Managing the Global Enterprise, keeping us all fully engaged with many an a-ha! moment.

Prof Santos introduced data which indicated that local companies were winning vs multinational companies (MNCs) in emerging economies. One of the key takeaways was that MNCs cannot just adapt to the local environment and markets, but must be part of the process of changing the country as it emerges (i.e. truly become local) before they can win.

He was joined by Prof Loredana Padurean, Professor of Management and Faculty Director for Action Learning at the Asia School of Business, and International Faculty Fellow at MIT who presented The Case of Tesla and A new framework for entrepreneurial operations developed by Prof Charles Fine, President and Dean of the Asia School of Business and Prof Padurean.

Feel free to download Prof Loredana Padurean’s presentation, by clicking here.

For Prof Jose Santos’s presentation on Managing the Global Enterprise, click here for the morning session and here for part 1 and part 2 of the afternoon session. Download his recommended reading material, Developing a Global Chain on Innovation and The New Mission for Multinationals.

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Professor Jose Santos

José F.P. dos Santos is Affiliated Professor of Practice in Global Management at INSEAD, France and former Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan. Joe’s research and teaching focus on the management of the multinational enterprise, particularly on the management of global integration and global innovation.

He regularly presents in conferences around the world and works with top management teams of multinational corporations from Europe, Americas, and Japan. The book From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy, co-authored with colleagues Yves Doz and Peter Williamson, was published by Harvard Business School Press.

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Prof Loredana Padurean is Professor of Management and Faculty Director for Action Learning at the Asia School of Business. She is also International Faculty Fellow at MIT. Prior to joining ASB, she taught undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education courses in Operations Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Indian School of Business, Brandeis University, and Lasell College.

Her most recent research focuses on Operations for Entrepreneurs and the development of principles for entrepreneurial companies to build operations strategies and capabilities consistent with their business objectives.

Prof. Loredana has an MA in Communication and Economics and a PhD in Management from USI Switzerland. The Swiss National Research Foundation awarded her twice with a grant for an action research dissertation in understanding governance models through multiple lenses.

She is a serial entrepreneur, and a board member and advisor for start-ups. Loredana is a passionate teacher and interested in creating innovative learning environments.

The MIT Faculty Insights Series is a platform for MIT Faculty visiting the Asia School of Business to share their recent research as well as participate in a Q&A session with the attendees. Participants will have the opportunity to tap into faculty expertise, as well as experience interactions on cutting-edge topics, which contribute to the Asia School of Business learning culture.

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