Michael G. Jacobides

Michael G. Jacobides is Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the London Business School.  He passionately believes that research and engagement in strategy and policy should go hand in hand. He looks at how firms should navigate the increasingly complex and digitised environment: where and why value migrates, how firms can best capture it and how they should respond to the dramatic growth of business ecosystems. 

His main areas of interest are digital platforms and ecosystems, financial services and turnarounds. He is involved in several research projects and initiatives. He's a co-editor of Industrial and Corporate Change and publish in top strategy and innovation journals such as SMJ, Organization Science, AMJ, AMR and Research Policy.

To share his views with a broader audience than academics, he haa penned OpEds for Kathimerini, the Financial Times, El Pais and Huffington Post, and blogged for HBR.org and Forbes.com.

During the Greek sovereign crisis Michael made regular appearances on CNN and other media; in recent years he has focused more on blogs, interviews and webinars, and the odd BBC appearance.

He has recently been recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top 50 management thinkers, and a finalist for their Strategy Award. He is a regular speaker at events such as the Global Drucker Forum and meetings organized by the WEF.

Michael enjoys working on real-life problems. He is the Lead Advisor of Evolution Ltd, a consulting pop-up, with a great group of specialists who join forces for cutting-edge projects advising top corporates in Europe and Asia. He's also Academic Advisor to Boston Consulting Group, working with the leadership of the Global Advantage Practice and the BCG Henderson Institute on their thought leadership. He's collaborated with McKinsey & Co, but also IDEO, Keystone Strategy, The European Centre for Strategic Innovation, and PwC and Accenture.

He is also the Chief Expert Advisor on the Digital Economy for the Hellenic Competition Commission, and a Visiting Scholar at the New York Fed, as he  thinks research should not only help businesses, but also regulators and society at large.