Alessandro deserves his place in the top 40

An OUBS academic has been named as one of the best 40 under-40 business school professors by the prestigious Poets&Quants. Now in its ninth year, this identifies the most talented young professors currently teaching in MBA programmes around the world.

 Dr Alessandro Sancino is a Senior Lecturer in Management with OUBS and Associate Professor at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Alessandro was one of the most nominated professors and most impactful researchers, with more than three dozen nominations and nearly 1,200 Google Scholar citations. With American institutions dominating the list, Alessandro’s balance of strong research background and classroom effectiveness ensured he is in good company alongside academics from the likes of Harvard, Yale and Columbia.

More than 2,200 nominations were received for nearly 150 professors this year with each nominee evaluated on teaching (70%) and research (30%). Once the professors were scored, the 60 outstanding ones were trimmed down to the top 40.

It’s good to see The Open University name alongside some of the world’s top institutions, and I’d like to acknowledge the great support I received from my OU colleagues who nominated me after hearing of this opportunity. It’s fantastic to be representing research areas in business schools such as social enterprise, collaborative governance and public leadership. I am currently researching the role of local and place-based leadership and how to organise at the local level for social impact and around grand challenges.

Dr Alessandro Sancino, Senior Lecturer in Management

Read Alessandro’s profile here – and the other talented academics here.

With the largest team of journalists covering business schools, Poets&Quants publishes more articles, series and videos on MBA programmes and management education than any other media outlet in the world.

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