Phil Eyre

Phil Eyre graduated with a B.Sc. summa cum laude in Economics from Cardiff University and an M.A. in Management Teaching from the EM Lyon/Lancaster University European Management Teaching Program. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach and using the case method extensively, his classes confront students with the economic and strategic dimensions of business issues from legal, political and economic perspectives. Within the field of International Business, Phil teaches the following courses : European Integration, the European Business Environment, Global Trade, Sourcing and Logistics in Supply Chain Management, Business in Emerging Economies. For the MBA program he takes the Business in the Global Environment elective class and the final capstone module or 'Integrative Case'. In Grenoble he regularly receives student feedback for his teaching at over 4 from a maximum 5.

Over the years, visiting teaching on the above topics includes short deliveries for institutions at graduate and at undergraduate level in the USA, UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Serbia as well as France. He is regularly invited to lecture in the US on European integration issues.

Before focusing on academic activity he gained professional experience in service and manufacturing companies in Britain, France and Italy in the IT, office equipment and tourist sectors. Phil is a British national who has spent most of his professional career working in French business schools apart from short periods in Britain and Italy.

Main Milestones:

2006 to present : GGSB MBA Program Director, with responsibility for onsite and offsite programs, including full-time and part-time MBA programs in Grenoble, London, Moscow and Georgia. He also has academic responsibility for the GGSB-Schneider Electric Corporate MBA in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

From 2010: affiliated faculty for the Harvard 'Microeconomics of Competitiveness' program, widely taught in the GEM, via the Grenoble Lab-Center for Competitiveness led by Dr Mark Esposito.

In 2011 he takes part in the Cambridge (UK) Advanced Management Program, delivering a short session entitled 'Visions of Europe'.

Professor Fernando G. Alberti, PhD,

is Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness and Associate Professor of Strategic Entrepreneurship at the School of Business and Management, LIUC Università Cattaneo. With the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness he has advised cluster initiatives, cluster organizations, institutions and corporations with a focus on competitiveness and coached several start-uppers on the fine-tuning of their business model. He is Visiting Professor of International Strategy at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland and Affiliate Faculty Member in the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Curriculum chaired by Prof. M.E. Porter at Harvard Business School. He is Adjunct Professor of SMEs Management at the University of Milano - Bicocca since 2006 and had similar positions in the past at Bocconi University, St.Petersburg State University, Jönköping International Business School, Aarhus University, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Florence, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Valle d’Aosta, University of Eastern Piedmont, University of Reggio Calabria and IMT in Lucca. He has studied at the London School of Economics, Babson College and Jönköping International Business School and he has a PhD in Small Business Economics. Former Industrial Strategist for UNIDO (2009/2010) and The World Bank (2000/2004) on cluster initiatives and acceleration programs for SMEs, he is advisor to SMES, Large corporations and Institutions in Italy and abroad. He serves in the Advisory board of several cultural foundations and think-tanks throughout Europe and he is Senior Manager for family business coaching and advisory in one of the largest family offices in Europe. He has vastly published in the areas of clusters competitiveness, entrepreneurship, innovation, SMEs strategy and family firms on journals, book chapters and books. Professor Alberti has given speeches to almost a hundred conferences and workshops around the world and his weekly blog on the strategies of SMEs is the most read on the Italian web.

Professor Emanuele Pizzurno, PhD

is Deputy Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness and Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Industrial Engineering of the LIUC Università Cattaneo, where he developed most of his academic activities. He is an affiliate faculty of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Curriculum developed by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School and a member of the Advisory Council of The Netherlands Center for Competitiveness. Furthermore, he is adjunct professor at Scuola Mattei - Eni Corporate University and at the Department of Management and Industrial Engineering - Politecnico di Milano. He serves also as editorial board member and referee for scientific international journals. The major research and teaching topics concern open innovation and technology and innovation management. More recently these topics has been studied in the cluster field, highlighting their contribute to the competitiveness. In the recent past, he has also long studied environmental strategies and management. On these issues, he is the author of several scientific publications on refereed and indexed journals.

Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo

Prof. Dr. Pablo Collazzo has an extensive academic and professional experience in the sustainable competitiveness and strategic leadership fields. He is the Director of the Executive MBA program at Nyenrode University where he also leads the Institute for Responsible Competitiveness. Before joining Nyenrode, he was Director of Academic Affairs at the European Academy of Business in Society. Prior to that he developed a career in investment banking and later in strategy consulting. He has served as board member/advisor to a number of companies and remains Strategic Advisor in Sustainable Competitiveness to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
His academic background is in law and economics, with graduate studies at Boston University (MBA) and ESADE (PhD). Both his teaching and research are on sustainable competitiveness, strategic leadership and corporate governance. He held visiting positions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ESADE and the Vienna University of Economics and is a regular speaker to diverse audiences on competitiveness, leadership and sustainability.

Professor James Hoopes

Professor James Hoopes is Distinguished Professor of History at Babson College. His latest book is Hail to the CEO the Failure of George W. Bush and the Cult of Moral Leadership (Praeger, 2008). The author of half a dozen other books on American history, Hoopes has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other funding agencies. His paper, "Managing a Riot," won the Paul Hersey Award for the best paper on leadership at the 2000 meeting of the Academy of Management. He has taught in both Europe and Asia.

He holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University, a M.A., from the University of Wisconsin and a M.A., & Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins University.

Areas of expertise in the field of History are: History of Management, History of Ideas and Business History. 

Dr. Adrian Kuah

Dr. Adrian Kuah is a senior academic and MBA course director at Nottingham Business School. Previously, he was the Director for Undergraduate Business and Management Studies at Bradford University for over six years, where he advised and trained senior managers of UK regional governments and MBA students on strategy, international competitiveness and regional development issues. Before joining the university sector a decade ago, he has worked in Fortune 500 companies - Silicon Systems and AT&T - and served in the public sector to provide strategic plans and manage budgets up to £100 million.

His expertise on regional competitiveness has received notable grants from agencies like the European Science Foundation, Nokia Foundation, EPSRC, and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment, totalling some £190k, on a number of projects as their Principal Investigator. Of late, he has been commissioned to advise the Northern Ireland’s government on the economics of small open economies, and by the Advanced Institute of Management on Innovation and Measuring Firm Performance in Services. Dr. Kuah regularly reviews for a number of prominent journals like the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Business Venturing, and Business Ethics: A European Review. He has published a book on Regional Economic Policy in Europe coupled with a number of internationally recognized academic and policy papers on competitiveness, financial services, clusters and externalities. In 2010, he was invited to participate in the House of Lords’ debate on the future of UK’s regional agencies.

Dr. Kuah has taught on MBA programmes at Harvard, Manchester, Bradford, TiasNIMBAS, and Liverpool. At Bradford, he was awarded the Dean’s List of Excellent Faculty in 2008. He holds a senior visiting lectureship at the University of Manchester and is an affiliate faculty of the Harvard Business School’s Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness. Dr. Kuah obtained a prize-winning PhD from the Manchester Business School, an MBA from the Strathclyde Graduate Business School and an ITP from SDA Bocconi. He is admitted as a Scholar of the Advanced Institute of Management and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Patrick O'Sullivan

Formerly a Senior Lecturer and MBA Programme Director at Cardiff University Business School, Patrick O'Sullivan was appointed as full Professor and Director of Studies at Grenoble Graduate School of Business within Grenoble Ecole de Management in September 2006.

Since September 2009 he has become Head of Department of Management and Behaviour heading up a diverse team of colleagues across a range of disciplines including Organisatonal Behaviour, Human Resource Management, Economics, politics and Ethics. He has extensive experience in teaching at all levels and in academic administration.

His teaching specialities include Business Ethics, Critical Scientific Methodology, Political Economy of the European Union as well as Managerial Economics. His research interests include Critical Scientific Methodology, Business Ethics, Transport Policy issues and System Timetabling/Planning,a field in which he has some consultancy experience.

His publications include classic academic articles, including some case-study work, a methodological monograph (book) and a custom textbook for Cardiff University. Patrick is a native speaker of English and fluent in French and Italian.

Dr. Joseph C. Santora

Dr. Joseph C. Santora has held numerous administrative, professorial, and practitioner positions in the US and abroad. He has served as a business school dean, assistant dean, coordinator of a business administration department, director of program development, and tenured full professor of business and management. As a practitioner, he founded and served as the managing director of two consulting organizations which provided leadership and staff development, succession planning, and board training to more than two dozen nonprofit organizations.

On the international scene, Dr. Santora received a five year (2009-2013) appointment as an adjunct senior research fellow (associate professor rank), department of management, Monash University (Australia) to conduct research and write about leadership. A visiting professorial fellow, at Monash Mt-Eliza Business School (Australia), attached to the Leadership Centre, his mandate includes the production of leadership and management cases, and lecturing in the leadership development program. He has served as an external PhD and MBA thesis examiner for several universities. Dr. Santora was the founding editor of the International Leadership Journal, an on-line, refereed academic journal devoted to exploring multi-disciplinary organizational leadership issues. He serves on eight international academic editorial boards.

Dr. Santora’s current research interests focus on leadership, change management, executive succession, organizational behavior, and nonprofit organizations. He has published more than 50 refereed articles and cases and some 100 practitioner papers, cases, book chapters, and reviews. His research has appeared in academic and practitioner journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives, British Academy of Management, Career Development International, Development and Learning Organization, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organization & Leadership Studies, Nonprofit World, and SAM Advanced Management Journal,. He received the Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 for a co-authored paper published in Development and Learning Organizations. A second co-authored paper published in Leadership and Organization Development Journal was list among the Top 10 Downloaded Article in the 30-year history of the journal. Dr. Santora has presented papers at international conferences in more than a dozen countries on three continents.

Dr. Santora received his doctorate from Fordham University, New York City and has completed post-doctoral work at Harvard and Princeton.

Professor Soufani

Professor Soufani is an Associate Professor of Finance and Director of the Desjardins Centre for Innovation in Business Finance at Concordia University in Montreal - Canada. He is also a Fellow of Finance in the Judge Business School at Cambridge University. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Economics and a Ph.D. in Financial Economics. He specialises in corporate finance, financial economics, financial and managerial strategy. He has published extensively in the area of financial management, corporate restructuring, M&A, private equity, venture capital and family business, and also the financial and economic affairs of small-medium size enterprises.

Professor Soufani has published on the strategies of financial management and short-term working capital and business performance using invoice financing and factoring, his work has been widely cited and included in policy reports by organizations such as the EU on Access to Finance to SMEs, OECD, and the Institute of Directors. He has taught a number of courses in finance and economics and is a regularly invited scholar. He was nominated and received research and teaching awards.

He is on the editorial board of a number of international academic journals.

Terence Tse

Terence Tse is an Associate Professor at the London campus of ESCP Europe, where he teaches corporate finance. He is also the UK Director of Studies.

Terence began his career as a merger and acquisition analyst at Schroders (now Citigroup) and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York. For several years, he worked as an independent consultant to a University of Cambridge-based biotech start-up and a number of major corporations including Laing O’Rouke and Shell.

Terence later joined Ernst & Young, focusing on advisory to the UK financial services sector. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK.  He also holds a Masters of Arts in Corporate Strategy and Governance from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Masters of Economics from the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany.

Terence earned his Honors Bachelor of Arts in German and Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has published a number of articles in the areas of corporate finance and strategic management in both English and Chinese. 

Professor Jeremy Williams

Professor Jeremy Williams has more than 20 years of experience in the higher education sector. Before taking up the position of Chief Academic Officer at Knowledge Universe Education, he held the positions of Dean of Corporate Programmes and Director of Research at U21Global, Singapore, and Teaching Fellow and MBA Director at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Jeremy’s main disciplinary expertise is economics, with a focus on ecological sustainability. He is a member of the International Society for Ecological Economics, and the Australia Institute, and serves as Adjunct Professor at QUT and Visiting Professor at Reims Management School in France, where he teaches graduate level courses in sustainable development. An active researcher in this area, he has published in the likes of Ecological Economics and the International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment

Jeremy is also a pioneer and specialist in the field of online education. In this regard, he has won the recognition of his peers, winning awards for teaching excellence and outstanding academic contribution, and acting as a keynote speaker at numerous international seminars and conferences. Jeremy's main research focus is authentic assessment and the ways in which Web 2.0 technologies might be harnessed to promote greater student engagement and deeper learning. This has been of particular interest to educational institutions in both the secondary and tertiary sectors, and to businesses looking to optimise their expenditure on corporate education.

A member and former executive committee member of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite), he has published three books, and close to 100 articles and reviews in journals such as the British Journal of Educational Technology, Educational Media International, Educational Technology and Society, and Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. Jeremy is an editorial board member of the Journal of Learning Design, and also serves as an advisory board member of the Centre for Educational Development at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and the Brisbane Graduate School of Business in Australia.

Welsh by birth, Jeremy completed his BA and MA degrees in the UK, and spent three years teaching at a high school in Yorkshire before commencing his PhD studies at the University of New England, Australia. Now a dual-national British-Australian, permanent resident of Singapore, and frequent traveller in the Asia-Pacific region, Jeremy feels 'at home' in a number of places, not least of which is India where he has made in excess of 60 business trips in the last ten years. Married with two daughters, Jeremy swims a kilometre every morning, runs in the odd marathon, and plans to learn his own language (Welsh) one day.

Dr. Bruno S. Sergi

Dr. Bruno S. Sergi is currently teaching International Economics at the University of Messina, Italy. Graduated with an MSc and MPhil in Economics from the University of London and a PhD in Economics from the University of Greenwich Business School – London, his primary research interest is the political economy of transition countries (Russia, Central Europe, and China).

Bruno is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for EMEA Banking, Finance and Economics at the London Metropolitan Business School. He has acted as Adjunct Professor, Visiting Professor, Researcher, and Visiting Researcher at several institutions, including Harvard University, New York University, the IMF, CERC-University of Melbourne, Latvian University, Prague International Business School, City University (Slovakia), ISM University of Management and Economics (Lithuania), the University “Aleksandër Moisiu” (Albania), several central banks in Europe, and the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels. He has been an Honorary Fellow of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne (2010- 2011).

He has authored, co-authored and co-edited several books on transition economics and global business. Some include Economic Dynamics in Transitional Economies (Routledge 2003); Global Business Management (Ashgate 2007); The Political Economy of Southeast Europe from the 1990 to the Present (Continuum 2008); and Misinterpreting Modern Russia: Western Views of Putin and His Presidency (Continuum 2009).

Sergi’s work has appeared in quality international journals such as Global Economy Journal; Global Economic Review; Russian and East European Finance and Trade; Frontiers of Economics in China; Transition Studies Review; Économie Appliquée; Eastern European Economics and many others.

He is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Trade and Global Markets; International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies and International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance.

Dr. Amit Kapoor

Dr. Amit Kapoor is Professor of Strategy and Industrial Economics at Management Development Institute; Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness studying firms, clusters and economies; Director for The Competitiveness Institute, Sloan Affiliate; and member of the Collective. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness course of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School.

He offers the course at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. Prior to his appointment with MDI, Gurgaon he was with IIM, Lucknow and has also been the Chief Economist with Datamonitor PLC. He is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and an accomplished academician and has received the ESSID Scholarship and MIT DCA Scholarship. Amit has been a faculty and consultant in the domain of strategy, innovation and competitiveness. He is a Ruth Greene Memorial Award winner for writing the best case of the year, by North American Case Research Association (NACRA). He has been invited by Kennedy School of Government & Harvard Law School, Harvard University; World Economic Forum at its India Economic Summit and Asia Summit to present his views on various issues and themes like strategy, outsourcing and economic development. In all he has been a speaker at over 100 industry forums, international conferences and events across the globe. He has been a resource for journalists and expert committees.

He has made contemporary contribution towards thought on dynamics of evolution of firms and impact of regulation on the performance of firms. His research interest lies in the fields of Enhancing Competitiveness, Competitive Advantage and Leveraging Technology for Success.

Michele Coletti

Michele Coletti is an affiliated Professor at the Grenoble Ecole de Management. Currently based in Milano (Italy), Michele has an extensive international experience in management consulting and training. At GEM, he teaches Creativity and Innovation Management in a number of programs at undergraduate, graduate and executive level. He also teaches Business and Innovation Networks. Moreover, he tutors students for their final dissertations and innovation projects.

Michele has also been involved in a number of projects and impact assessments for the European Commission and other public bodies and he is often involved in economic development projects with local public administrations. His academic interests focus on collaborative innovation, in particular in industrial districts, technology clusters and firm networks.

Michele is a certified management consultant (CMC), and is currently serving in the board of APCO, the Italian Management Consultants Professional Association. He holds an MBA with Distinction from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business and a MSc in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU at the University of Sussex (UK).

Dr. John C. Beck

Dr. John C. Beck is President of the North Star Leadership Group and Senior Research Fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future. Previously, he founded Hult Labs, and served as the Dean of Globis University--the first non-Japanese to lead a bilingual professional degree program in Japan–and as a Professor and Senior Advisor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.

He was formerly Director of International Research at Accenture and a Senior Advisor at Monitor Group.  Dr. Beck has been a Professor of Global Management & Dean of Research at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He earned his B.A. in East Asian Studies and Sociology summa cum laude from Harvard University, and was the first graduate of Harvard’s integrative Ph.D. program in Organizational Behavior.  Dr. Beck has been a Visiting Professor at the International University of Japan, IMD (Switzerland), IPADE (Mexico) and ESMT (Germany).

John has also taught at numerous other universities like: Harvard, UCLA, USC, and the Ivey School in Canada. He was the impetus behind The Economist’s Business Professor of the Year award. Dr. Beck served as the senior strategic advisor to the First Prime Minister, Prince Ranariddh, during Cambodia’s first three years as a democracy; and advised other presidents and prime ministers. He has hundreds of articles and nine books including the business best-sellers: The Attention Economy and The Kids are Alright.  His books have been translated into eleven languages.

He has appeared on CNN, CBS Evening News, BBC, Fox News and National Public Radio.  He is quoted and cited in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times and other leading papers and magazines. His latest books is Good vs Good.

Dr. Olaf J. Groth

Dr. Olaf J. Groth is a Global Professor of Strategy, Economics, Management and Innovation at HULT International Business School, teaching across campuses in the US, China, Europe and Middle East.  He is also Managing Director of Emergent Frontiers Group LLC, advising executives and investors on global economic and innovation trends, strategy, networks and negotiations.

Olaf has held leadership and advisory roles for corporate, business, market, operations and venture development.  Employers and clients include AirTouch, Bechtel, Boeing, Siemens, Q.Cells, Qualcomm, Vodafone, Volkswagen, a global oil major, startups in transportation and microfinance, and a Silicon Valley VC firm. He has helped qualify, negotiate and stand up new initiatives for 30+ countries with opportunity of $100M to $2B dollars.  

He is a panel judge for GE Ecomagination, a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s “Europe’s Competitiveness 2.0,” a fellow at the Competitiveness Center at Grenoble Ecole de Management, co-chair for innovation ecosystems at the Corporate Innovators Huddle, an adviser at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, a member of the research council at the Bay Area Economics Institute, and BMW Foundation’s Transatlantic Forum.

Olaf holds a Ph.D., M.A.L.D., M.A.I.P.S. and B.A. in international affairs with concentrations in international business and economic relations from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and the Monterey Institute of Middlebury College.  He studied negotiation at Harvard, trade at Georgetown, finance at Berkeley and leadership at the Center for Creative Leadership.

A dual US/German citizenship he speaks German and English fluently and has basic comprehension of French, Spanish and Dutch.