Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Saïd Business School / Fellow, Wolfson College
Dr. Marc Ventresca is an economic sociologist on the Management Faculty, University of Oxford and a Governing Body Fellow of Wolfson College since 2004. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Technology and Management for Development Centre at Queen Elizabeth House and a member of the Management Committee, Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, DPIR. His research and teaching focus on innovation, institutions, and infrastructure, with empirical work on emerging technologies and nascent markets. By training, he is an economic and organizational sociologist, a specialist on technology strategy. Current research investigates comparative infrastructure and governance in knowledge – intensive industries and digital platform technologies. His earlier work analysed the global growth of financial markets in support of high tech industries. He has an extensive research and engagement profile in social innovation and systems change.
He is an advisor to startup ventures founded by recent Oxford alumni (digital transformation in banking, design consultancies) and on the Advisory Boards for Global Thinkers Forum and The Civic Foundry. He is Academic Director of the Oxford Fintech Lab. He works with the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum on long-term strategy. He was a founding member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council ‘Economics of Innovation’. He is currently research lead for the EY Beacon Institute - Oxford collaboration on ‘Purpose-Led Transformation’. Follow him @marcventresca.