Peter Williamson is Affiliate Professor of International Management and Asian Business at INSEAD in Fontainebleau and Singapore.
A British national, with a first degree in economics, Peter's business career began in banking with Merrill Lynch
in London, Singapore and New York.
He then went on to complete his Ph.D in Business Economics at Harvard University in 1984.
This was followed by four years with The Boston Consulting Group
working on client assignments in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Professor Williamson then joined the London Business School where he taught strategic management and directed executive programmes in Japan and South East Asia.
In 1990 he became Dean of MBA Programmes at London and Professor of Strategic and International Management, followed by an appointment as Visiting Professor of Global Strategy and Management at Harvard Business School.
Peter's latest book, Winning in Asia: Strategies for Competing in the New Millennium , was published by Harvard Business School
Press in June 2004.
In 2001 he
published From Global to Metanational: How Companies
Win in the Knowledge Economy , with Yves Doz and J. Santos (also from Harvard Business Press).
other books include The Economics of Financial Markets (1995); Managing the Global Frontier (1994) and The Strategy Handbook (1992).
is also co- editor of two other volumes: European Cases in Strategic Management (1993) and Global Future: The Next Challenge for Asian Business (2005).
In June 2007 he
will publish " Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Companies
Will Change Global Competition ", again with Harvard Business School
publishes in both mainstream academic and management journals, with articles in Academy of Management Journal
and Strategic Management Journal
as well as three articles in Harvard Business Review and three in the MIT Sloan Management Review.
most recent article in Harvard Business Review, " China's Hidden Dragons ", discussed the emergence of companies from China as powerful, new global competitors.
In 2004 he
published two articles in the MIT Sloan Management Review: " Strategies for Competing in a Changed China " (with M. Zeng) and " Is Your Innovation Process Global?".
The latter was runner up in the 2005 Sloan- Pricewaterhouse Coopers Awards to honour those articles that have contributed to the enhancement of management practice.
has acted as consultant on business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and international expansion to numerous companies throughout the Asia- Pacific region as well as in Europe and North America.
has worked on projects and researched in China since 1983, assisting numerous multinationals and joint ventures, and more recently Chinese companies venturing abroad.
Professor Williamson serves as a nonexecutive director on the boards of several listed companies.
He is Chairman of the global hedge-fund manager, Tactical Global Management, Chairman of Imparta Ltd, and serves as a director of Green Gas International (which contributes to the Kyoto initiative to tackle global warming) and of Energy Edge Limited.
Peter is also a director of the Chinese software company, Geong International Limited, which recently listed in London through an IPO.