Visiting Professor

Mark Esposito is recognized internationally as a top global thought leader in matters relating to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the changes and opportunities that technology will bring to a variety of industries. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, an AI scale-up venture. He is Full P-rofessor at Hult International Business School, Clinical Professor of Global Shifts at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird and Professor at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. He served as Institutes Council Co-Leader and Affiliate Faculty at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, at Harvard Business School under the mentorship of Professor Michael E. Porter until 2019 and he oversaw the management of several affiliated research centers which are actively involved with cluster theory research and practice.

Dr. Esposito’s research focuses on the interlink between policy, business and technology and he researches the impact that the transformation of the 4IR technologies will bring to an array of industries. He writes both professional press and academic pieces on the future, foresights and systems analysis and he has been investigating socio-economic complexity.

He was inducted in 2016 in the radar of Thinkers50 as one of the 30 most prominent rising business thinkers in the world Since 2019, he has been inducted by MIT Technology Review into the list of the top 100 Global Tech influencers as well as Top 50 most influential thinkers in AI by Thinkers360. His next books, to be published respectively by MIT University Press ( 2022) and Cambridge University Press ( 2022) deal with questions on the Great reset in a post pandemic world as well as the rise of the emerging economies under the dome of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

He holds a doctoral degree in Economics from Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech in France.



This course addresses the challenges facing executives of modern business who need to deal with increasing community expectations for economic, societal and environmental sustainability of their organizations. Contemporary, economics-based models of firms and markets are used to analyze a wide range of strategic real-world scenarios. Students will learn how to identify and choose a superior competitive position, gain and sustain competitive advantage, and how to create an organizational context to make the chosen strategy work. They will also be exposed to analytic tools that help them in making strategic decisions. The single biggest concern of senior executives in global surveys year after year is that their business models are not innovative and therefore, noncompetitive. A related concern is that, absent an innovative model, their company can easily be disrupted. Academic studies have conclusively demonstrated that the highest return on innovation
investment is in the creation of innovative business models.

Business Innovation Design
Sustainability and Business Innovation
Sustainability Transition Management
Sustainability Transition Management (Part-time)