Full Name
Noah Askin
Job Title
Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour
Speaker Bio
An award-winning case writer and teacher, Noah directs two Executive Education programs—Leading for Results and the Product Management Executive Programme—in addition to teaching the organisational design and leadership core course in INSEAD's MBA program. His teaching focuses primarily on firms’ organisational-strategic alignment, understanding and utilizing social networks, driving organisational change, managing corporate culture, and fostering creativity in organisations.

Noah’s research is focused on social and cultural networks, the causes and consequences of creativity (particularly in the creative industries), the production and consumption of culture, and the dynamics of organisational and individual status.

His work, which has garnered him recognition on the Thinkers 50 Radar list, has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, and computational social science publications. He has been interviewed by the BBC (radio and television) and Salon.com, and his research has been covered in The Economist, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Business Insider, Quartz.com, The Times of London, and music industry blogs. He has given a TEDx talk on what makes popular songs popular.

Prior to becoming a business school academic, Noah had a number of roles in the business and not-for-profit sectors. He was a management consultant for the Monitor Group, working in its strategy practice and its Executive Development group. This was followed by several years as an early member of a start-up in the educational services space. Noah received a joint PhD from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and its Sociology department. He also has an MA in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Booth, as well as an AB in Psychology from Harvard University.
Noah Askin