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Max Boisot


PhD (Lond), DIC, MA (Cantab) MCP (MIT), MSC (MIT) Dipl Arch (Cambridge)


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Max Boisot is Professor of Strategic Management at E.S.A.D.E. in Barcelona, Associate Fellow at Templeton College, University of Oxford, and Senior Associate at the Judge Institute of Management Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is also a research fellow at the Sol Snider Center, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He holds an MSc in Management from M.I.T. as well as a doctorate in technology transfer from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London University. From 1984 to 1989 he was dean and director of the China-EC Management Program, first MBA programme to be run in the People's Republic of China in Beijing. The program has today evolved into the China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, where Max Boisot remains a visiting professor. Since 1994 he has set up the Euro-Arab Management School in Granada, Spain, for the EU Commission.

Max Boisot has carried out consultancy and training assignments for a number of multinational firms - BP Exploration, GEC-Alsthom, Thomson CFS, UBS, are the most recent ones - in the field of international management and technology strategy. His current research is being conducted in association with the Wharton business school. It involves building a simulation model of knowledge flows within and between organisations.

In addition to his China experience, Max Boisot has taught in Japan, the US, Hong Kong, South Africa, the Middle East, Russia and France. He is the author of "Information Space: a framework for analyzing learning in organizations, institutions, and cultures." (1995, Routledge) and "Knowledge Assets: securing competitive advantage in the information economy." (1998, Oxford University Press). He has also published numerous research articles.