Mark Esposito teaches Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for the Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education 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. His newest course on Economic Strategy and Competitiveness will be taught in the Spring 2016, at the Extension School.
Mark is also a tenured 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, where he also teaches in the Executive Programs at the Judge Business School. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Business Impact Scientist at IE Business School in Spain.
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 15 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.
He has been named one of the emerging tomorrow's thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50, the world’s premier ranking of management thinkers and inducted into the "Radar" of the 30 most influential thinkers, on the rise.
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 Social Progress Fellow, advocating for an inclusive measurement of growth.
He is the author and co-author of 9 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 last book, "From Hubris to Disgrace" deals with the shortcomings of the Financial Industry and its decline. All of his articles can be found on Research Gate.
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 from CSU and a Doctoral Degree in Business 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. He is currently candidate for his second doctorate, due at the end of 2016, at Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech.
Mark has contributed to projects with The World Economic Forum, on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship in Europe as well as Collaborative Innovation, as a cross theme contributor and author of opinion editorials.
He is fluent in 6 languages and In his non academic life, he holds the rank of Master Instructor, Black Belt IV Dan, at the International Budo Institute in Canada.