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 Institute 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 13 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. Since 2013, Mark is also an Affiliate Faculty of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), based in Cambridge, MA.
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, Harvard Business Review, The Guardian, The Financial Times, Il Sole24ore and The Huffington Post, CNBC, CNN, Linkiesta.
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 worked in projects with The European Parliament, The World Economic Forum, Women's Forum, The NATO and the UN for the last 10 years.
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.