Mark Esposito is an Instructor at Harvard Extension School, Division of Continuing Education and an Associate Professor in the department of People, Organizations and Society, at Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France and a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Program in Sustainability Leadership, in the UK.
At Harvard, Mark teaches Systems Thinking, Complexity Management & Modern Dilemmas for the Extension and Summer Schools and serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School.
Mark is the Founding Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, a think tank affiliated with the MOC network of Professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School, which purports to study competitiveness as a bottom up approach towards the creation of equality in society. Through the Lab-Center, Mark has worked extensively, on the topic of creation of prosperity and sustainable business practices within large and complex stakeholders constituencies. His Lab comprises today 12 renowned Fellows and a busy agenda of research activities, across industries and regions.
Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability, Complexity and Competitiveness worldwide, including advising to the United Nations Global Compact, National Banks and the NATO through various Executive Development Programs. He acts as Vice-President of the Institute for Transformative Thought & Learning, a Phoenix based research think tank, dealing with transformational, human and organizational congruence issues.
He is a Research Fellow of the Center for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School as well as Research Fellow at the Institute of Competitiveness in India. In 2012 he is being nominated for Young Global Leaders initiative at the World Economic Forum.
He is the author and co-author of 8 books, and his academic work appears regularly on the Academy of Management, as well as The Economist and Harvard Business Review. Grounded in both Humanities and Economics of Strategy, Mark has a B.A. and a M.A. in Human and Social Studies from the University of Turin in Italy, and a Doctorate in Business Strategy from the International School of Management in Paris, on a joint program with St. John’s University in New York City. From 2009 to 2011, Mark has attended Post-Doctoral Education at the Harvard Business School, as well as at IMD in Switzerland.
In 2012, Mark Esposito was featured by the Financial Times, as Professor of the Week, where he contributed with 3 terms to the lexicon of the FT.