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Marc Ventresca

Fellow & University Lecturer, University of Oxford

Marc J. Ventresca joined the University of Oxford in 2004, at Said Business School and Wolfson College. His research and teaching focus on innovation, institutions and infrastructure in strategy.

His research investigates processes of institutional politics, innovation, and governance in new markets and in knowledge –intensive industries (financial markets, higher education, public services, and ecosystem services). He works closely with ‘systems change’ initiatives in the UK and Canada. He is Academic Lead for ‘Ideas to Impact’ (I2I) initiative, a collaboration with the Oxford Sciences Division in support of science enterprise and innovation.


He is Research Lead for the EY Beacon Oxford collaboration on corporate purpose and transformation.

He has held advisory roles with World Economic Forum units and initiatives, Pivotus Ventures, the Global Hubs, Global Thinkers Forum, and Participatory City.

Marc earned degrees in politics and political philosophy and in economic sociology at Stanford University. He was on faculty previously at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and the University of California, and has been teaching faculty at Copenhagen Business School and Mediterranean School of Business, Tunis. Follow Marc @marcventresca.

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