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.

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 faculty below teach on the Weekend MBA.

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Chair in Economics

Professor Jonathan Haskel’s main research interests are productivity, innovation, intangible investment and growth. His current research includes study of how much firms invest in “intangible” or “knowledge” assets – such as software, R&D and new business processes, how much such investment contributes to economic growth as a whole and what public policy implications there might be, especially for science policy. Professor Haskel has just finished eight years as a Member of the UK Competition Commission, including serving on the panel investigation into British Airports Authority.
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Dr. Jonathan Pinto

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Dr Jonathan Pinto teaches the Organisational Behaviour core module and the Managing Negotiations elective on the MBA programmes. Jonathan holds Bachelor of Commerce and LLB degrees from the University of Mumbai, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business. Prior to embarking on his doctorate, Jonathan had eight years of corporate experience and four years of entrepreneurial experience. His research revolves around trust and interdependence.

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Kalyan Talluri

Professor Kalyan Talluri

Professor of Operations Management

Professor Kalyan Talluri teaches on the core module Decision Analytics on the Weekend MBA. Professor Talluri’s research interests are in network and service design, data analytics, revenue management and pricing. He is also the Programme Director for MSc Business Analytics, and teaches Network Analytics and Machine Learning on the MSc Business Analytics programme.

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Dr Wolfram Wiesemann

Associate Professor

Dr Wolfram Wiesemann’s research focuses on the development of tractable computational methods for the solution of stochastic and robust optimisation problems, as well as applications in operations management, finance and health care. He teaches on the Decision Analytics core module on the Weekend MBA, as well as the Data Analysis Tools module on the MSc Business Analytics programme.

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Dr Andreas Eisingerich

Professor of Marketing

Dr Eisingerich is best known for his work on consumer engagement and communication strategies, brand management, and service innovation. His current research projects are on the engagement of consumers in different business contexts, including e-commerce and healthcare, the management of brand extension portfolios for greater firm value as well as the positive feedback effects of far brand extensions.

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Dr Omar Merlo

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Dr Omar Merlo’s main teaching, research and consulting interests are in the area of strategic marketing, services, and customer management. On the Weekend MBA, he will be teaching on the Marketing Management core module. Dr Merlo has been the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and research, including teaching prizes from several universities, a European Union Award for Excellence, a Fellowship from the Swiss Research Fund, and a Best Paper award from the American Marketing Association. As a consultant and executive educator, he has worked with clients such as McKinsey & Co., Ernst & Young, Laing O’Rourke, Nokia, and others.

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J.A Sefton

Professor James Sefton

Chair in Economics

Professor Sefton has worked both in academia and industry; he is currently a Professor of Economics at Imperial, but was previously also a Senior Quantitative Analyst at UBS Investment Bank. As an academic, he participates in the current debate on intergenerational equity, as a financial analyst he specialises in understanding asset pricing anomalies and equity investment strategies. He has published widely in areas as varied as computable general equilibrium modelling, national accounting, portfolio management and econometrics.

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Professor Bart Clarysse

Chair in Entrepreneurship

Professor Clarysse is a founder of several high-tech start-ups in businesses such as digital cinema, mobile internet and venture incubation. He consults on innovation and technology matters for various European governments and agencies. He is also an advisor in innovation policy to the Flemish Government, the Belgian Government and European Commission. Professor Clarysse’s on-going research interests include the analysis of acquisition decisions by established companies to enter new technological domain or adjacent markets. He analyses the growth strategies of technology ventures in adjacent markets and the valuation patterns of these ventures.

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Dr Namrata Malhotra

Associate Professor in Strategy

Dr Namrata Malhotra’s research interests lie in the areas of organisational change and institutional change, drawing on both organisational theory and strategy. Her research predominantly focuses on examining change processes in professional service firms, and internationalisation strategies of engineering consulting firms. Currently, Dr Malhotra is working on a project examining micro-processes of institutional change unfolding in law firms with the emergence of innovative career models. She teaches strategic management, managing change in organisations and organisational behaviour.
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Dr Angus Armstrong

Visiting professor in Global Macroeconomics

Dr Angus Armstrong is the Director of Macroeconomic Research at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He leads NIESR’s macroeconomic research and analysis, including on macro-financial issues. He was previously Head of Macroeconomic Analysis at Her Majesty’s Treasury. He has a PhD in economics and has studied at Imperial College, Harvard and MIT graduate schools.

Professor David Shepherd

Visiting professor in Global Macroeconomics

Professor Shepherd holds a PhD from the University of London and has extensive international teaching experience. In addition to his appointment at Imperial College, he has held professorial positions at the University of California, the University of Melbourne, the Brisbane Graduate School of Business and the University of Notre Dame. His research interests are in macroeconomics, international finance and applied statistics. He is particularly interested in the statistical analysis of the business cycle and factors affecting regional, national and international economic performance.