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Professor of Strategy, King's College London

Paolo Aversa is Professor of Strategy at King’s Business School, King’s College London, and the Jonas Persson Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics, Center for Sports and Business.

His research focuses on innovation and the evolution of industries and ecosystems. His investigations concentrate 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 work is published in leading academic journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, and practice-oriented outlets such as Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.

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

He serves as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Management Studies, on the editorial board of Organization Science and Academy of Management Discoveries, for which he is also a guest editor. He is the Director of Communications and an appointed officer of the Strategic Management (STR) Division - Academy of Management. He is a Senior Fellow of Higher Education.


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


Knighthood - Order of of the Star of Italy