Mark Esposito

Mark Esposito
Hult International Business School

Ph.D. business & economics

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Introduction
I'm a Professor in Business & Economics at Hult International Business School and have been on the faculty at Harvard since 2011. I equally served as Co-Leader of the Institute Council of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness network at HBS. I served as appointed Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government. Beside my academic role, I co-founded Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale up and I serve as Expert for the World Economic Forum.
Additional affiliations
April 2016 - April 2020
University of Cambridge
Position
  • Fellow
September 2012 - present
Hult International Business School
Position
  • Professor
July 2012 - present
University of Cambridge
Position
  • Senior Associate
Education
September 2015 - December 2018
École des Ponts ParisTech
Field of study
  • Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Publications

Publications (260)
Technical Report
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To support the development of high-growth, innovation-driven economies across Europe, the Forum has focused for two years on fostering links between young, dynamic firms and large, established businesses. This report highlights approaches and strategies that business leaders and policy makers can take to create sustainable, pioneering and innovatio...
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What might be the future of “the innovative global corporation”? There has been a profound evolution of the corporation over the last hundred years. Corporations have, willingly or unwillingly, developed an ever-greater macro and micro role in societies. In many parts of the world, they have become more powerful and wealthy than governments, and th...
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Fostering Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship in Europe provides an analysis of Europe’s lagging innovation capabilities, the challenges associated with scaling entrepreneurship in the region and the conditions needed to create an enabling environment for ambitious, serial entrepreneurs
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This whitepaper, published in October 2021, is part of the “Back to the Future: Emerging Topics for Long-Term Resilience in Manufacturing” initiative, promoted by the World Manufacturing Foundation, a non-profit organisation with a mission to spread industrial culture worldwide. The initiative involved global focus groups, each exploring a relevant...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) can solve narrow tasks in well‐defined circumstances. It is therefore important to narrow the scope when thinking about what would be the likely use of AI in a business. There are certain things people will be responsible for and certain things that will be best left to the machines. If the decisions are minor, and the...
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没有人知道未来是怎样的。既然如此,企业又该如何为这个充满各种可能性的烧脑未来做好准备呢?针对此,本文提供了几种方法可以降低未知陷阱带来的风险。
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Nobody knows what the future holds in store. How, then, should businesses prepare for the mind-boggling array of scenarios that might arise in the coming years? It turns out there are ways to reduce the risk of being mauled by the savage beast of the unexpected, as this intriguing article explains.
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Capitalism, as we know it, is the result of the industrial revolution, when resources were perceived as abundant and limitless. The population was much smaller and the environmental impact of the industrial activity was perceived as minimal. As the world population increased exponentially and more countries emerged from poverty to join the middle‐i...
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Researchers and managers need to better understand how different ideas of ethics shape how artificial intelligence can be effectively applied and leveraged as a source of competitive advantage. More fundamentally, managers need to understand how the competitive use of artificial intelligence cannot be differentiated from the specific ethical claims...
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Nell'era dell'intelligenza artificiale Un contributo fondamentale per prendere le migliori decisioni in azienda. Con un occhio attento al rispetto delle persone e all'etica del business.
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Being aware of the existence of these crypto and initial coin offering (ICO) mechanisms of immaterial value creation is important to best make sense of the fuzziness of our times.
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Few studies exist on how communication influences the successful implementation of change initiatives in SMEs experiencing turbulent environments. The purpose of this paper is to bridge this gap by exploring a case study where managerial communication skills influence the ability to manage change successfully in a turbulent environment. A detailed...
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Since the industrial revolution, we have been living in a linear economy. Our consumer and “single use” lifestyles have made the planet a “take, make, dispose” world. This refers to a unidirectional model of production: natural resources provide our factory inputs, which are then used to create mass-produced goods to be purchased and, typically, di...
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Since the industrial revolution, we have been living in a linear economy. Our consumer and “single use” lifestyles have made the planet a “take, make, dispose” world. This refers to a unidirectional model of production: natural resources provide our factory inputs, which are then used to create mass-produced goods to be purchased and, typically, di...
Technical Report
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Production is the beating heart of commerce. But it is a double-edged sword, supplying necessities and amenities for humanity while depleting the global commons that sustain life on earth. Our aim in the Accelerating Sustainable Production project is to leverage production as a tool for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs...
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South Africa is one of the fastest-growing economies in the African continent, thanks to its natural resources and an increasing number of dynamic sectors, like transport and finance. A relatively new sector, renewable energy, despite being less than 20 years since the start, is gradually evolving into a cluster. South Africa’s overwhelming product...
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This book highlights the key issues, opportunities and challenges facing African firms, industries, cities and nations in their quest to compete successfully in the global economy. Exploring a topic which has grown in importance as Africa faces a period of subdued economic development, this edited collection takes a unique multi-disciplinary, multi...
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Improving Africa’s competitiveness has taken on a heightened importance as the region experiences subdued growth following a decade of commodity-fueled expansion. Meanwhile, efforts to industrialize and diversify beyond the extractive economy are being hampered by their weak competitiveness, a prevalent and persistent problem across the region. On...
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This article examines the research literature to understand the current and emerging trends pertaining to the role of business development service (BDS) providers in the performance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The MSMEs account for 60% to 80% of the total jobs thereby posing a key influence in the economic growth of the nations....
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Few studies exist on how communication influences the successful implementation of change initiatives in SMEs experiencing turbulent environments. The purpose of this paper is to bridge this gap by exploring a case study where managerial communication skills influence the ability to manage change successfully in a turbulent environment. A detailed...
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The technology-driven model of agriculture may offer a means to address farm output and food security in the years to come.
Technical Report
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The future of work is undergoing major shifts, driven by various forces from technological developments to demographic realities. Due to the nature of its workforce and labor market, the UAE is deeply impacted by these global transformations. As a result, it has demonstrated unwavering commitment towards investing in its local talent, innovation an...
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Purpose This article draws on data from a qualitative study conducted in Italy that explored the effects of performance-related pay (PRP) among five hundred high school teachers. Design/methodology/approach Qualitative Studies Findings These results are consistent with theoretical predictions that monetary incentives for activities with a stro...
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Though governments and research institutions are giving more consideration than ever to the regenerative prospects of the circular economy, efficient solutions are still in need. A perfunctory look at the numbers shows some unsustainable and troubling math. It has been estimated that growing global consumer demands will require the natural resource...
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The global business landscape is undergoing a dynamic transformation due to the increasing penetration of internet and communication technologies. This article reviews the e-commerce literature to understand the emerging trends and future directions, which are shaping the competitive trends in the global business landscape. The article focuses on t...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the conceptual construct of social innovation in business as distinct from social innovation implemented by civil society and the state. The general absence of sustained research and analysis of this phenomenon, and the dominance of grey and policy-oriented literature, mean that a broadly accepted def...
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2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Though governments and research institutions are giving more consideration than ever to the regenerative prospects of the circular economy, efficient solutions are still in need. A perfunctory look at the numbers shows some unsustainable and troubling math. It has been estimated that growing global consumer demands will...
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A circular economy will need a society-level recovery system that takes all parts into account. One of the most serious challenges of operating a circular economy is reverse logistics, a major component of how the circular economy functions. The question of how to manage the recovery of waste-which might include such disparate items as working mobi...
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2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.A circular economy will need a society-level recovery system that takes all parts into account. One of the most serious challenges of operating a circular economy is reverse logistics, a major component of how the circular economy functions. The question of how to manage the recovery of waste-which might include such dis...
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Your business’s success depends on how you prepare for the future. While business leaders of the past looked in the sideview mirror to predict the road ahead, we must now look at the greater forces affecting the social, business and economic world today—megatrends.
Technical Report
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether corporate social responsibility (CSR) really adds value to corporate financial performance (CFP) in the pharmaceutical industry. Most pharmaceutical companies currently practice CSR by taking a “triple bottom line” approach of environmental, social, and economic strategies to manage their...
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There is no doubt that the world is constantly changing at a faster-than-ever pace. This makes it seemingly impossible to predict what our future holds, and we should be naturally wary of anyone, promising a clear look into the future. DRIVE is a framework that helps us determine the changes needed today, to correct the trajectories of tomorrow. ©...
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This article undertakes the literature review to understand the emerging trends on the conceptualization of business model theme. The purpose of this article is to stimulate the reflective introspection towards the feasibility of theoretical grounding of business model concept based upon the comprehensive review of the existing academic literature...
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The aim of this call for papers is to open up further discussions on the concept of Circular Economy, an issue that lately has been gaining a great deal of tractions in business, societal and political conversations. In direct contrast to our prevailing linear, " cradle-to-grave " economic model, the new type of economy stresses the fact that compa...