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About Maurizio Zollo

Maurizio Zollo is professor of strategy and sustainability, head of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and Scientific Director of the Leonardo Centre on Business for Society at Imperial College Business School. He is also founder and chairman of the GOLDEN (Global Organizational Learning and Development Network) for Impact Foundation.

His research currently involves the active engagement of corporations in the design and execution of field experiments focused on innovation-oriented or sustainability-oriented organizational change challenges. It also involves international institutions including the UN, EU, OECD, World Bank and WEF in developing policy implications to support and stimulate private sector efforts in these areas.

The author of over 50 publications, cited about 20,000 times in scientific articles, including the fourth most cited article on Organization Science to date and the first article showing neauroscientific correlates (fMRI) of strategic decisions on SMJ.

A past Editor-in-Chief of Organization & Environment (IF grew from 2,6 to 8,5) and of the European Management Review, he helped establish and develop the Academy of Business in Society, as well as the Stakeholder Strategy division of the Strategic Management Society, for which he also chaired the Innovation and Knowledge and the Behavioral Strategy interest groups.

Before joining Imperial College in 2019, Prof. Zollo served for a decade on the faculty of Bocconi University, and of INSEAD for the previous decade. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Sloan School of Management of MIT since 2012. He holds a PhD in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a laurea degree in monetary economics from Bocconi University.  Prior to his academic career, he was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. and investment banker at Merrill Lynch in New York.