Mark Esposito is an Instructor at Harvard Extension School, Division of Continuing Education; an Associate Professor of Business & Economics, at Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France and a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute in Sustainability Leadership, in the UK.
At Harvard, Mark teaches Systems Thinking, Business, Government & Society & 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 13 renowned Fellows and a busy agenda of research activities, across industries and regions, which also led to the creation of the Political Economy and Sustainable Competitiveness Initiative.
Since 2013, Mark is also an Affiliate Faculty of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), based in Cambridge, MA.
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.In 2013, Mark advised the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, in the analysis of the EU systemic crisis.
He has served as Research Fellow of the Center for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School and is an appointed Research Fellow at the Institute of Competitiveness in India. Since 2014, he has been appointed as Member of the Advisory Board for the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Italy as well as Elected Member for 2014-17 of the Board of Directors for The Academy of Business in Society.
He is the author and co-author of 8 books, and his academic work appears regularly on Academic Peer Reviews as well as The Economist, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Il Sole24ore , The Huffington Post, CNBC, CNN, Linkiesta. His next book, "From Hubris to Disgrace" is due to be released in 2015, published by Routledge.
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, a Master of Business Administration in Organizational Theory and a Doctoral Degree in Business Strategy and Economics 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, where he refined his pedagogical skills on leadership and case method, complimenting them with doctoral seminal work on Competitiveness and Strategy.
Mark has contributed to projects with The World Economic Forum, on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship in Europe as a cross theme contributor and author of opinion editorials.
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.