Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are internationally renowned leaders in their chosen fields of business practice. They combine deep theoretical knowledge from their cutting-edge research with the latest practical insights from their extensive work with industry and government.

Their combination of published research and consultancy work for commercial clients means our academic staff use the real challenges of current business situations to provide up-to-date practical illustrations of the latest thinking and theory.

Although there is considerable breadth in faculty interests, research at the Business School focuses on innovation, entrepreneurship, quantitative finance and healthcare management, providing world-leading expertise.

The following faculty teach courses on the Imperial Global Online MBA:

Dr Andreas Eisingerich

Professor in Marketing

Andreas is best known for his work on consumer engagement strategies, service innovation, and brand management. Current projects include marketing research into how users form product adoption decisions across different countries in the world, the engagement of consumers in different business contexts, the management of brand extension portfolios for greater firm value and how firms can manage their inter-organisational relationships more effectively to trade upon more successful service innovation outcomes.

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Dr Mark Kennedy

Associate Professor

Mark’s research focuses on the emergence of new markets and industries and the more basic building blocks of organising – categories, identities, forms, strategies, practices, reputation criteria and so on. Within this broad topic, he pays particular attention to meaning construction processes, often by using text-mining techniques to extract and analyze patterns of association among actors, ideas and objects as they appear in conventional and new social media. Mark was educated at Northwestern University and Stanford University. He received his PhD (Joint Program in Management and Organizations and Sociology) and MBA degrees from Northwestern and its Kellogg School of Management and his A.B. in Philosophy (Program in Formal Systems) from Stanford.

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Dr Yuri Mishina

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour/Strategy

Yuri’s research examines how top management team and stakeholder belief systems influence a firm’s strategic choices and outcomes. Some of his current projects include an exploration of how corporate social performance and illegal activities can influence firm performance, and a study of why some supergroups (i.e. rock all-star bands) are more successful than others. Prior to joining Imperial College, he was an Assistant Professor of management at Michigan State University. Yuri’s research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal and he is currently an editorial review board member of the Academy of Management Journal.

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Professor Nelson Phillips

Acting Dean and Chair in Strategy and Organisational Behaviour

Nelson’s interests lie in new institutional theory, family business and social entrepreneurship, strategy and innovation, and qualitative research methods. Nelson has published over 75 academic articles and book chapters for journals and is also the co-editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry.

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Professor James Sefton

Chair in Economics

James works in academia as Professor of Economics and previously worked in industry as a Senior Quantitative Analyst at UBS, where he specialised in understanding asset pricing anomalies and equity investment strategies. James has published widely in areas as varied as computable general equilibrium modelling, national accounting, portfolio management and econometrics.

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Dr Omar Merlo

Assistant Professor

Omar is a Lecturer in Marketing whose main teaching, research and consulting interests are in the area of strategic marketing. As a consultant and executive educator, Omar has worked with clients such as McKinsey & Co., Ernst & Young and Laing O’Rourke. Before joining Imperial he was Lecturer in Marketing at Cambridge’s Judge Business School, Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge University and Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Melbourne.

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