Mark Esposito, DBA

Professor of Business and Economics, Grenoble School of Management and Senior Associate, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Mark Esposito has been teaching at Harvard Extension School since 2011. He also serves as the co-leader for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MoC) program at Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness.

In addition to his role at Harvard, Esposito is a senior professor at Grenoble Graduate School of Business; and holds positions at the University of Cambridge in England as a research fellow at Judge Business School, and a senior associate for the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He consults in the area of corporate sustainability, complexity, and competitiveness worldwide, including advising the United Nations Global Compact, national banks and governments, and NATO, through various executive development programs. Esposito is the founding director of the Lab-Center for Competitiveness, a think tank that produces research on cluster and cluster policy and is affiliated with the MoC program at Harvard Business School.

From 2013 to 2014, he advised the president of the European parliament, Martin Schulz, in the analysis of the EU systemic crisis, and worked as a cross-theme contributor for the World Economic Forum reports on Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship and Collaborative Innovation. He was named one of tomorrow's emerging thought leaders most likely to reinvent capitalism by Thinkers50, the world's premier ranking of management thinkers, and was inducted into the Thinkers50 Radar of the rising 30 most influential business thinkers in the world.


  • DBA International School of Management


Courses with Mark Esposito

Fall Term 2016

Business, Government, and Society: Understanding Nonmarket Strategies

Business operates in both a market and a nonmarket environment, the latter being the space where the formal and informal rules governing market competition are set and enforced. Successful corporate strategy aligns the firm's capabilities with the demands of both its market and nonmarket environment.

Spring Term 2017

Economic Strategy and Competitiveness

With the developments of the world economy becoming ever more unpredictable, there is not only a need for executives to have a good idea what is happening around us right now—they need to also think about how the future could unfold, strategically.