Manuel Sosa is professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD. He directs the Heinrich and Esther Baumann-Steiner Fund for Creativity and Business, the creativity-business learning platform, and the INSEAD-ArtCenter collaboration. He is also the director of the "Innovation by Design" and the "Design Thinking and Creativity for Business (on-line)" open-enrollment executive programmes at INSEAD.
Professor Sosa’s research efforts are applied to improving the management of innovation. His recent research efforts focus on studying the role of design and creativity in transforming incumbent organizations into more innovative ones. He also investigates coordination and innovation networks in complex organizations. His research has been published in various top-rated academic journals in operations and organization management as well as in engineering design.
Professor Sosa’s academic achievements include the development of a 15-year-long program with ArtCenter College of Design (Pasadena, California) to integrate creative and business thinking for successful innovating. Recently, he collaborated with Eight Inc. in the development of the Creative Garage for teaching and research creative thinking at INSEAD’s Asia Campus.
Manuel E. Sosa received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas, Venezuela) and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His work experience includes systems engineering in the petrochemical industry, and development and deployment of computer-aided engineering software applications for the automobile and aerospace industries.
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