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Simon MERCADO

PhD in Economics, international political economy

Professor

Strategy, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources

Campus: London

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Biography

Professor Simon Mercado is Campus Dean for ESCP Business School, London (UK). A member of ESCP’s European Executive Committee, Professor Mercado is responsible for the strategic development of ESCP’s London School and directs its senior management team. He also acts as Managing Director of the School’s Corporate Services Board, responsible for executive education provision to high recognition clients including LVMH and leading multinational business firms. ESCP is Europe’s No. 12 ranked business school (FT, 2019) and was voted U.K. Business School of the Year in 2018 by The Times Higher Education (THE) magazine.

Simon has over a decade of senior level experience in UK and International HE. He assumed his responsibilities with ESCP in April 2015 and has served on the School’s Executive Committee since this time. He serves as an active member of Faculty as Professor of Management. 

Between 2011 and March 2015, Simon served as Associate/Deputy Dean at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, where he was also Professor in Global Management and Education. This position was the capstone of 10 years of service as a senior member of the NBS management team. Earlier positions included: Head of International Affairs and External Relations, and Head of Department.

Simon has extensive experience of HE leadership and governance across European markets and within complex matrix structures. Over the last decade in executive and management level roles he has held senior level responsibilities in such areas as: strategy and finance, faculty management, external relations, quality assurance, accreditation, internationalisation, student experience, and academic programmes.

He currently serves at Steering Committee level for the EFMD (and as a Peer Review Team member); as External Examiner for joint/dual international degree programmes at the University of Hertfordshire; and as an Advisory Board Chair/member to international business schools in India, France and Finland.

Simon has been involved in educational projects and collaborations all over the world and has worked collaboratively with a significant number of European institutions in joint/dual degree development and wider educational projects. A strong advocate of cross-border and inter-disciplinary education, his consultancy and HE advisory work is focused on supporting internationalisation processes and accreditation. He is a regular speaker and commentator on education and management issues, presenting and convening at major international events and conferences under the auspices of the AACSB, CABS, AMBA, EFMD, APAIE and EAIE. He was invited Chair of the EFMD Annual Conference (Lisbon) in June 2019 and joined the International Committee of CABS 2020.

Simon holds a PhD in International Political Economy (IPE) and a Masters’ in International Relations (IR) from the University of Nottingham. His primary research interest is in the internationalisation of higher education and commercial services. He has published on issues related to international management and education, including a widely adopted textbook on European Business and Culture. 

His teaching interests and history span international strategy, cross-cultural management, European marketing and management. At both NBS and ESCP he has taught on Bachelors, Masters’ and MBA courses and has supervised both M- and D-level candidates.  Externally, Simon has worked as a Visiting Scholar/Professor for accredited EFMD member business schools in Poland and France.

 

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ESCP Impact Papers

2020

MERCADO, S

Covid-19 and the future of international student mobility

ESCP Impact Papers, 2020-73-EN

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Chapter

2010

MERCADO, S.

Doing Business in Western Europe

In: Global Business Handbook : The Eight Dimensions of International Management, HOOPER M., NEWLANDS D. Gower, pp. 243-264 (21 p.)

Journal Article

2003

MERCADO, S., P.PARBOTEEAH, Y.ZHAO

On-line course design and delivery : cross national considerations

STRATEGIC CHANGE, Vol 13, pp. 183-192 (10p.)

Journal Article

2003

MERCADO, S.

The Impact of EU legislation on the marketing of goods and services in the European Union

ZAGREB INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF ECONOMICS & BUSINESS, Vol. 6, pp. 43-56 (14p.)

Journal Article

2003

MERCADO, S., D.FLOYD

Will there be a free market in Europe for industries previously controlled by national government?

EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES, Vol. 11, pp. 585-594 (10p.)

Chapter

2002

MERCADO, S.

EU Policies and the marketing of goods and services in the European Union

In: An Enterprise Odyssey : Economics and Business in the New Millennium, International Conference Proceedings, S. SHARMA University of Zagreb, pp. 1781-1794 (14 p.)

Textbook

2001

MERCADO, S., R.WELFORD, K.PRESCOTT

European Business

Pearson Education, 608 p.

Journal Article

2000

MERCADO, S.

Role-plays and pre-managerial business education : a role for cultural role-plays?

JOURNAL OF FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION, Vol. 24, pp. 117-125 ( 9 p.)

Chapter

1996

MERCADO, S.

Realities & Myths

In: Global Change: Policy & Practice, THORPE R., MCDONALD F. (Eds.) Manchester Metropolitan Press, pp. 199-215 (17 p.)

Chapter

1995

MERCADO, S.

Towards A New Understanding of International Trade Policies

In: Boundaries in Question: New Directions in International Relations, MACMILLAN J., LINKLATER A. (Eds.) Pinter, pp. 107-127 (21 p.)