LBS professor named a Favourite Business School Professor

Poets & Quants features Professor Markides in favourite professors list


A London Business School professor has been named by Poets & Quants as a ‘Favourite Business School Professor’.

Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School, has been named among Poets & Quants Favourite Business School Professors, as voted for by MBA students from top ranking business schools.

Anne-Marie Kruk, who graduated with an MBA from London Business School this summer, said: “He brought such energy and enthusiasm to his classes. Each class flew by because he spoke with passion, an incredible knowledge of strategy and business, and this was very motivating and inspiring!”

Professor Markides says: “I am honoured to receive this recognition! I derive my energy from my audience so if the students say that I am energetic and passionate; this is a reflection of the quality of our students more than anything else. And I am very lucky to be teaching at London Business School because our students make teaching easy – we learn as much from them as they learn from us.”

Repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 50 business thinkers by the Thinkers50, Professor Markides is recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts on strategy and innovation. An internationally acclaimed teacher and conference speaker, Professor Markides has researched the topics of strategic innovation, business model innovation, diversification and international acquisitions.

His work explores how established companies could pursue radical or disruptive innovation and how they can compete with two business models in the same industry. He also examines how companies can create a culture of continuous innovation and the role that individual managers play in making a company more innovative.

About Costas Markides

Costas Markides is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship; Robert P Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership; Executive Education Faculty Director at London Business School

He teaches on the following programmes: