Andrew Shipilov is Associate Professor of Strategy and Akzo Nobel Fellow at INSEAD. He is an expert in the areas of strategy, innovation and networks. His research examines how social networks, strategic alliances and partnerships affect firms’ competitive advantage. At INSEAD, Prof. Shipilov teaches and directs executive education programs on competitive strategy, collaborative strategy and Blue Ocean Strategy. His clients include Abbott Labs, IBM, Microsoft Corp., Bayer, BNP Paribas, Gazprom, Royal Dutch Shell, Sberbank of Russia and other well-known companies. Prof. Shipilov’s work has been published at the leading management journals including Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. He is an editorial board member of Strategic Management Journal and Strategic Organization, two premier journals in strategy. His research received prizes from the Academy of Management, the leading international association of management researchers.