Dr Mark De Rond

Reader in Strategy and Organisation at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Reader in Strategy and Organisation, Cambridge Judge Business School

Mark de Rond's research interests involve studying people by living with them under the same conditions - trying to understand how and why their world makes sense (to them). Subject-wise, Mark's research focuses specifically on: (1) The experience of being human in high-performance environments; (2) the human imagination of human importance in strategy; (3) the possibility and scope of strategic choice; and (4) causal explanations of why things are as they are and not otherwise in a world of (mostly) unique events.

Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Mark was an assistant professor in strategy at ESSEC Business School, Paris (1999-2001), a college lecturer at University College and Trinity College (University of Oxford), and a research fellow at the Sol C. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mark has been involved in executive teaching and/or consultancy with various organisations, including IBM, McKinsey, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell Exploration, the Department for Education and Skills, Ofcom, Stephenson Harwood, Herbert Smith, Allen & Overy, Addleshaw Goddard, Lloyds-TSB, Coventry Building Society, Anglia Water Group, Diageo, Rolls Royce and BT. His book The Last Amateurs was listed as one of the 12 Best Business Books of 2008 by The Financial Times, and appeared on JP Morgan's 10th annual summer reading list (top 10 of 500).