Mark Mortensen

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Expert on Organizational Collaboration; Leading Authority on the Ways Organizations Manage Globally Distributed and Project-Based Teams; Professor, INSEAD

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Mark Mortensen is an associate professor of Organizational Behavior and the chair of the Organizational Behavior Area at INSEAD and the owner and principal consultant of Global Works Consulting. Co-director of Emerging Leaders in a Digital Age, his area of expertise is organizational collaboration, with an emphasis on two increasingly prevalent ways of organizing that do not fit traditional models of team dynamics: globally distributed (virtual) and project-based work. In his research, he has investigated the nature of conflict in distributed collaborations and its relationship to identity, context and communication; the impact of dispersion structure – in the form of balance, imbalance and isolation – on collaboration dynamics; and the effects of first-hand experience – gained through site visits and expatriate assignments – on trust. He has also explored the interpersonal effects of working in multiple, partially overlapping, fluidly shifting projects, developing a fundamentally new model of collaboration.

Professor Mortensen’s research has been recognized by the academic community through awards including the William H. Newman Award, Organizational Behavior Division Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award, and runner-up for the OCIS Division Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management; and the Best Paper Award Finalist nomination by the Interdisciplinary Network of Groups Researchers. His research has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals including Organization ScienceManagement ScienceAcademy of Management ReviewJournal of Organizational Behavior and International Journal of Conflict Management. His works has been featured in multiple edited volumes, practitioner journals such as the MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review Online and IESE Insight; and in media outlets including EconomistThe Boston Globe and The Globe and Mail (Toronto).

Professor Mortensen teaches the Organizational Behavior core course in the INSEAD M.B.A. program. He directs the Global Leadership Program for DNV GL, and teaches modules on Team Dynamics and Virtual Teams; Power, Networks, and Influence; and Organizational Change. He has taught in open Executive Education program including Consulting and Coaching for Change, Managing Global Virtual Teams, Manufacturing in a Global Network and Strategic R&D Management, as well as in the customized program for Associated British Foods, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Bayer / Bayer Crop Science, HCL, KONE, Lundbeck A/S, Ma’aden, Maersk Oil, Manulife Financial, Merck KGaA, MetInvest Holdings, Oliver Wyman, pwc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, United Technologies and the World Economic Forum.

Professor Mortensen consults widely on issues of team dynamics, global collaboration, power and social networks and organizational change. He has worked with companies such as First Solar, Generalized Reinsurance, Goldman Sachs/Pine Street, Maersk Oil and Merck KGaA.

Prior to joining INSEAD, Professor Mortensen was on the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management, and before that, the Desautels School of Management at McGill University. Professor Mortensen holds a doctorate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, both in Computer Science.

Mark Mortensen is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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Mark Mortensen is an associate professor of Organizational Behavior and the chair of the Organizational Behavior Area at INSEAD and the owner and principal consultant of Global Works Consulting. Co-director of Emerging Leaders in a Digital Age, his area of expertise is organizational collaboration, with an emphasis on two increasingly prevalent ways of organizing that do not fit traditional models of team dynamics: globally distributed (virtual) and project-based work. In his research, he has investigated the nature of conflict in distributed collaborations and its relationship to identity, context and communication; the impact of dispersion structure – in the form of balance, imbalance and isolation – on collaboration dynamics; and the effects of first-hand experience – gained through site visits and expatriate assignments – on trust. He has also explored the interpersonal effects of working in multiple, partially overlapping, fluidly shifting projects, developing a fundamentally new model of collaboration.

Professor Mortensen’s research has been recognized by the academic community through awards including the William H. Newman Award, Organizational Behavior Division Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award, and runner-up for the OCIS Division Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management; and the Best Paper Award Finalist nomination by the Interdisciplinary Network of Groups Researchers. His research has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals including Organization ScienceManagement ScienceAcademy of Management ReviewJournal of Organizational Behavior and International Journal of Conflict Management. His works has been featured in multiple edited volumes, practitioner journals such as the MIT Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review Online and IESE Insight; and in media outlets including EconomistThe Boston Globe and The Globe and Mail (Toronto).

Professor Mortensen teaches the Organizational Behavior core course in the INSEAD M.B.A. program. He directs the Global Leadership Program for DNV GL, and teaches modules on Team Dynamics and Virtual Teams; Power, Networks, and Influence; and Organizational Change. He has taught in open Executive Education program including Consulting and Coaching for Change, Managing Global Virtual Teams, Manufacturing in a Global Network and Strategic R&D Management, as well as in the customized program for Associated British Foods, Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Bayer / Bayer Crop Science, HCL, KONE, Lundbeck A/S, Ma’aden, Maersk Oil, Manulife Financial, Merck KGaA, MetInvest Holdings, Oliver Wyman, pwc, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, United Technologies and the World Economic Forum.

Professor Mortensen consults widely on issues of team dynamics, global collaboration, power and social networks and organizational change. He has worked with companies such as First Solar, Generalized Reinsurance, Goldman Sachs/Pine Street, Maersk Oil and Merck KGaA.

Prior to joining INSEAD, Professor Mortensen was on the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management, and before that, the Desautels School of Management at McGill University. Professor Mortensen holds a doctorate in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College, both in Computer Science.

Mark Mortensen is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, conference talks and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.

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