Mark Esposito

Director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness & Professor of Business in Society

Mark Espositos an Associate Professor of Business and Society in the department of People, Organizations and Society, at Grenoble School of Management in France and a member of the faculty at Harvard University since 2011.

At Harvard, Mark teaches Systems Thinking and Complexity Management for the Harvard Extension School and the Summer School, to professionals stemming from all industries. He 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 11 renowned Fellows and a busy agenda of research activities, across industries and regions.

Mark consults in the area of Corporate Sustainability and Sustainable Strategies worldwide, including Board of Directors, Communities and National Governments and 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 Fellow of the Center for Business and Sustainability at Ashridge Business School as well as a member of the visiting faculty for the University of Cambridge Master in Sustainable Leadership, in the UK.  He is the author and co-author of 8 books, over 20 published case studies, regular guest editor on academic journals and his academic work appears regularly on the Academy of Management, as well as 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, a MBA in Organizational Theory from Columbia Southern University and a Doctorate in International Business and Management from the International School of Management ,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.

Dr. Esposito has been granted several awards such as “Professor of the Year 2007 and 2008” in Switzerland, ”Outstanding Professor Award 2008 & 2009” in France and “Excellence in Education Award 2008, 2009, 2010” in Singapore and recently he was awarded the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award 2011, conferred for all of Europe, Middle East and Asia.