Ashok Som is Professor of Strategy and International Management and is the founder of the India Research Center at ESSEC. His three main research areas are in organization re-design, innovative HRM and innovation in Asia. He authored Organization-Redesign and Innovative HRM and International Management: Managing the Global Corporation as well as more than 45 case studies for which he has been recognized by the EMFD Case Writing Competition and the Case Centre. He has been a Visiting Professor at GSB, Keio University (Tokyo), IIM Ahmedabad (India), Tamkang University (Taiwan) and AUT University (New Zealand). Ashok consults with some prominent MNCs in emerging markets. He holds a PhD in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.