UNITED KINGDOM Professor of Strategy King's College London Visiting Faculty
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Paolo Aversa is Professor of Strategy at King’s College London. He holds visiting and honorary positions in various institutions, among which The Jonas Persson Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics – Center for Sports and Business. His research interests relate to innovation and the evolution of industries and ecosystems. He usually focuses on technology-driven settings to explore phenomena such as radical innovations, digital transformation, and business models.

He is considered one of the leading academic experts in the Formula 1 and motorsport industry. He serves as associated editor at Journal of Management Studies and guest editor at Academy of Management Discoveries. His works have been published in prestigious academic outlets such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, and practitioner-oriented ones like Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. He serves as officer and Communications Director for STR – Strategic Management Division of the Academy of Management.

He holds a PhD in management from the University of Bologna, and he worked as Post-Doc at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and Marie-Curie Fellow at Bayes Business School.



May they be made of a few executives (as in minor series) or hundreds of people (like in Formula 1) racing teams remain highly complex and competitive organizations which require specific understanding, tools and practices. Racing teams’ performance is influenced by a significant number of technical and management variables, and competition is exacerbated by tight time-frames and limited resources. Courses and programs tailored to managing racing teams are rather uncommon and executives usually learn the job on the field. Yet, in recent years the racing domain has emerged as a viable setting for management research and education. This course thus leverages timely research and practice to formalize and acquire all the competences necessary to managers working in racing team. The learning revolves around four key topics: (1) leadership and management; (2) financial performance and business modeling; (3) technology management and strategic innovation; (4) marketing and public relations.
The course is led by academics who are experts in the field, but it includes direct engagement with managers of racing teams.

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