UCL School of Management

Paolo Taticchi

Deputy Director (MBA and Global Engagement)
Professor (Education)


Professor Paolo Taticchi is Professor (Education) in Strategy and Sustainability & the School’s Deputy Director (MBA and Global Engagement) at UCL School of Management.

He teaches modules on sustainability and competitive advantage, strategy, consulting and the future of cities. Before UCL, Paolo spent six years at Imperial College London where he is currently a Visiting Professor.

Alongside his work at UCL, Paolo is regularly invited to teach on international MBA and EMBA programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. He has teaching experience in 14 countries in total and is highly recognised for his work in the fields of MBAs, online education and global initiatives.

Paolo’s research on corporate sustainability and performance measurement is internationally recognised. He has authored over 50 published academic journal articles, and edited and co-authored three books with Springer (over 140,000 downloads).

Outside of the academy, Paolo has significant consultancy experience in the fields of strategy, education, and sustainability. He has worked in this capacity for firms of various sizes, and in a range of different industries. Today, Paolo is in the advisory board of several international organisations and is one of the scientific advisors of the Ministry for the Environment in Italy.

Paolo is also active in the entrepreneurial space, co-founding three firms in the fields of engineering and consultancy. As an intrapreneur, Paolo successfully co-founded and directed six New York-based international summer schools associated with prestigious universities; launched an MBA and opened in Italy a campus with Bradford School of Management; secured and developed a multi-million pound project at Imperial College Business School and is the co-founder and co-organiser of an international internship programme.

His projects, quotes and opinions have been featured over 200 times in media outlets like The Financial Times, Forbes, The Telegraph, Semana Sostenible, La Republica, Inspire, Sole 24 Ore, La Nazione, Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, RAI, Sky News, Sky News Radio, Mediaset, and CNN.

In 2018, Paolo was chosen by influential website Poets & Quants as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under the age of 40. In the same year, Paolo received the title of Knight of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. In 2019, Paolo received the “Talented Young Italian Award” from the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the UK. In 2021, Paolo was indicated by Italian’s leading business daily Sole 24 Ore as the most influential Italian under the age of 40.

Read more on www.paolotaticchi.com 


Current research:

Towards a “theoretical toolbox” for sustainable supply chain management: a literature review and research agenda. 

Melissa Demartini, Marco Formentini, Paolo Taticchi, Flavio Tonelli, Kannan Govindan

International Journal of Production Economics - R&R

How does the adoption of sustainable value propositions progressively influence the structure of an ecosystem?

Cristiana Pace, Paolo Aversa, Paolo Taticchi, Mark Michaelides

Strategic Management Journal – R&R

Performance measurement and management. A literature review focused on the role played by management theories with a deep dive into the industry 4.0 environment.

Melissa Demartini and Paolo Taticchi, 


Can Your Organization Achieve “Gracious Growth”?

Tazeeb Rajwani, Paolo Taticchi, Tahiru Liedong, Niccolo Pisani

Organizational Dynamics – R&R