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Michael Jacobides

Michael Jacobides

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Holder of the Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the London Business School

Thinkers50 Thinker of the Month - July 2019

Expert in digital platforms and ecosystems

Michael Jacobides is a leading practitioner in entrepreneurship and strategy in an era of increasing digitization and deregulation.

He holds the Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at London Business School, where is Professor of Strategy. As well as this, he is an Academic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group, a Visiting Scholar at the New York Fed, and Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University.

Michael has worked with some of the world’s largest corporate organisations on how they deal with changes in industry structure, digital ecosystems and a shifting strategy landscape. He is an expert is changes in industry boundaries, and looks at how btoh established and emerging firms can take advantage of the changes brought about by digitization and deregulation.

A frequent keynote speaker, he engages in corporate, industry, and broad-appeal events such as TEDx and the Global Drucker Forum. A winner of the 2018 Theory to Practice Award, awarded yearly by the StrategieForum (WirtshaftsUniversitaet) to a thought leader based on impact, he advises disruptive start-ups and established firms alike in Europe, the US and Asia. He works with Boards, management groups, consultants and policy makers.

Michael has given advice on thought leadership with consultants such as McKinsey, IDEO, Accenture, PwC, Deloitte, Keystone and ECSi, and on strategy with corporates such as Santander, Helvetia, Zurich, CS, Airbus, Lufthansa, Vodafone, Nokia, DeBeers, Burberry, MerckSerono and the NHS.

Amongst other accolades, his work has received teh Sloan Foundation Award. His work has appeared in numerous top academic journals, including in the Harvard Business Review where he has written an article entiteld “In the Ecosystem Economy, What’s Your Strategy?”

Michael Jacobides has also worked on policy with the UK Government, the European Council and has been a co-author of the World Economic Forum’s White Paper on Digital Platforms and Ecosystems. In July 2019 he was the Thinkers50 Thinker of the Month. 



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