Dr. Mark Esposito


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 is being taught since Spring 2016, at the Extension School.

Beside his role at Harvard, Mark is a senior professor at Grenoble Graduate School of Business and a Senior Associate at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, and a Research Fellow at the Judge Business School, where he is involved with the Circular Economy Research Initiative.

Mark is the Founding Director of the Lab-Center for Competitivenesswhich is a research center affiliated with the MOC program at Harvard Business School. The Lab-Center is one the largest producer of cluster-based case studies in the world.

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 sits on the Board of Directors of the The Academy of Business in Society in Brussels and in the Advisory Councils of the Institute for Innovation and Competitiveness in Italy, the Netherlands Institute for Competitiveness and the India Council for Competitiveness. He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C.; as well as with the Center for Disruptive Innovations at Ashridge-Hult in San Francisco.

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. 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.