Henri-Claude de Bettignies

Henri-Claude de Bettignies
Visiting Professor, Organizational Behavior
Contact Info
Henri-Claudede Bettignies
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Henri-Claude de Bettignies had three broad research interests: managing change and corporate culture transformation (particularly in global corporations); ethics and the development of globally responsible leaders (particularly through management education); understanding and anticipating the socio-economic transformation of China (particularly exploring its impact on the rest of the world). His previous work was on the transfer of management knowhow across cultures, particularly in business environments across Asia. He is now working on Chinese business leaders’ attitudes toward the globalization of their economy. He is also involved in a project on ways and means to improve the effectiveness of graduate education in Indonesia.


Visiting Professor of International Business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (since 1988) he is the Aviva Chaired Emeritus Professor of Leadership and Responsibility, Emeritus Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management at INSEAD. He is also Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Globally Responsible Leadership and Founder of the Euro-China Center for Leadership and Responsibility (ECCLAR) at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai. He was educated at the Sorbonne, the Catholic University in Paris and Harvard Business School. He joined INSEAD in 1967 and became full professor in 1980. He created, on the Fontainebleau campus, in 1980, the Euro-Asia Centre that was conducive to the development of the INSEAD campus in Asia (Singapore). Since 1988, he has been teaching several courses at Stanford, in the MBA program (Culture and Management in Asia (STRAMGT382, 1989-2004), Ethics and Global Business (POLECON336, 2002-2004), The Challenge in/with China (STRAMGT 583-1 since 2013) and he taught the Sloan course Management of International Business (S259, 1993-2001). At INSEAD he taught in Fontainebleau and Singapore the course (2014-2015) on the China Challenges.

Academic Degrees

  • ITP, Harvard Business School, 1969
  • Diplôme de Psychologie, EPP, University Catholic of Paris, 1962
  • Licence ès Lettres (sociology and psychology), Sorbonne University, 1960

Academic Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, Stanford GSB, 1988-2006 & 2012-present
  • Professor, European Institute of Business Administration, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, 1967-present
  • Assistant Professor, Boeki Kenshu Daigaku, IIST, Fujinomiya, Japan, 1973
  • Distinguished Professor, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, 2006-2011


Degree Courses


The general objective of the course is to develop a better understanding of the changing socio-economic and political situation in China (with its challenges both for China and for the rest of the world). It should make then less difficult to...

Service to the Profession

Editorial Boards

  • Asian Business & Management, Palgrave-Macmillan
  • Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Emerald
  • Chinese Management Studies, Emerald
  • International Journal of Business Ethics, Inderscience, London
  • Finance & the Common Good, Observatoire de la Finance, Genève
  • Journal of Asian Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Asia Pacific Business Review, Routledge

Board Member

  • Jones Lang LaSalle, 1999-2009
  • Business School Lausanne, International Advisory Board, Lausanne, 2012-present
  • Head Foundation, International Advisory Board, Singapore, 2008-present
  • University of Rennes Business School, International Advisory Board, Rennes, 2014-present
  • China International Business School, International Advisory Council, Shanghai, 2011-2016

Advisory Board Member

  • University of the Common Good, Brussels
  • Shiyao Investment, Shanghai
  • InnoCSR, Shanghai
  • Zermatt Forum, Geneva
  • SPES, Leuwen