ECSI Research Centre

Striving for novelty and relevance at ECSI

We aim to contribute to management practice with new theories, cases and ideas to meet the following broad challenges:

  • Building extraordinary organizational capabilities able to sustain long-term profitable growth
  • Creating organizations that win with innovation.

ECSI research is based on rigorous standards and published in the best global management magazines and media, such as the Harvard Business Review, London Business School Review, Rotman Management, and the European Business Review (for the full library, visit “Publications”).

Our ambition is to make a difference to management practice. This is why in selecting research topics we look for novelty and, equally importantly, for relevance, ideas that address concrete business issues and are on the strategy agenda of global business leaders.

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Our Thinker Partners

Collaborating with the brightest minds for a shared purpose

In addition to the ECSI Research Centre, we partner with a select number of leading management thinkers around the world. We tap into their brains and ideas. Either we collaborate on joint research cases or we develop their thinking to make it more applicable to the real business world. In the latter case we experiment and co-create tools and methods to deliver consulting engagements based on their ideas.
The thinkers we partner with have an extraordinary personal interest in advancing the practice of management. Their ideas must be original, relevant and practical for business leaders. Our network of thinkers also acts as a sounding board for our company’s strategy.

Our relationship with thinkers is deep. We share a sense of purpose in advancing management practices. They are also colleagues who we enjoy working with.

Marshall Van Alstyne at BU and MIT

We collaborate on “Platform Strategies and business models”

Julian Birkinshaw at LBS

We collaborate on “Strategic and Organizational Agility”

Gary Pisano at HBS

We collaborate on “Innovation Strategy”


Michael Jacobides at LBS


We collaborate on “Value Migration in Evolving Ecosystems”

Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne at INSEAD

We collaborate on “Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Leadership”

Mark J. Greeven at IMD

We collaborate on “Chinese Digital Ecosystems”

Kasturi Rangan at HBS

We collaborate on “Innovating Social Strategies”