Laurence Capron is the Paul Desmarais Chaired Professor of Partnership and Active Ownership at INSEAD and Director of INSEAD Executive Education Program on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”. She is Visiting Professor of Strategy at MIT Sloan School of Management during the academic year 2010-11.Her research and teaching activities focus on M&As, Alliances, Corporate Development and Business Portfolio Strategy. She teaches in MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and Ph.D programs. Laurence Capron has received multiple research awards, including Academy of Management Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Society Best Paper Award, HEC Paris Foundation Best Doctoral Dissertation Award and Syntec Award for Best Research in Management. She is also the recipient of teaching awards, including the INSEAD Best Teaching Award for her MBA elective on “M&As and Corporate Strategy”, which she has taught at INSEAD and Wharton. Her current research agenda focuses on how companies select and use M&As in their corporate development and combine organic growth with their acquisitive growth. She sits on the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, the leading academic journal in the field of strategy.