Faculty Profiles

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Our world-class faculty are leaders in the field of business practice. They combine 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.

Faculty belong to three research departments

  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The faculty below teach on the 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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Nelson Phillips

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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J.A Sefton

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 Paola Criscuolo

Associate Professor

Dr Criscuolo is Deputy Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department. Paola’s research focuses on the transfer of knowledge across both individuals and firms, open innovation and the strategic use of patents. Her research has been published in international academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Research Policy, and in practitioner journals such as California Management Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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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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George Yip

Professor George Yip

Associate Dean 

Professor Yip is the Associate Dean for Executive Programmes and one of the world’s leading authorities on global strategy and marketing., managing global customers and internalisation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of MIT Sloan Management Review. Previous business positions include Vice President and Director of Research and Innovation at Capgemini Consulting and Senior Manager at Price Waterhouse (USA).

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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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Jolande Bot-Vos

Financial and Management Accounting

Jolande Bot-Vos is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Finance Group of Imperial College Business School. Prior to joining Imperial College Jolande was Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in Financial Management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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