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Professor of Strategy, Bayes Business School, City, University of London

Paolo Aversa is Professor of Strategy at Bayes Business School - City, University of London - where he served as Director of the Full Time MBA (2017-2021). His research concentrates on innovation and the evolution of industries and ecosystems. He focuses on technology-intensive settings to explore radical innovations, digital transformation, and business models. He is globally considered one of the leading academic experts in the motorsport and Formula 1 industry.

His works are published in Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management. Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, California Management Review, and Long Range Planning, among others. He serves in the editorial board of Organization Science and Academy of Management Discoveries, for which he is also guest-editing a special issue on "Exploring the Modern Organizational Context Through the Lens of Sports." He is also Director of Communications and appointed officer of the Strategic Management STR Division of the Academy of Management.

His research often features in international media, including in the Conversation, The Financial Times, New York Times, BBC, Sky, Forbes, Reuters, Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph, The National, and in most sport-related outlets.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Strategy, City University London


  • 2011 
    University of Bologna, Ph.D. in Management


Marie Curie Fellow