Dr Christian Busch is Inaugural Deputy Director and Researcher at the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Innovation and Co-Creation Lab, where he works with companies to develop sustainable business models. His related research focuses on business model innovation, social impact, and innovation communities, and he teaches several MSc- and exec. MBA- courses at LSE.
Christian was co-founder of Sandbox (now: Thousand Network), the leading community of young innovators, which he expanded into 20 countries. He has been named as one of Diplomatic Courier’s ‘Top 99 Influencers’, JCI’s ‘Ten Outstanding Persons’, a TEDster, a ‘Key Influencer’ (Siemens), and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). He frequently speaks at conferences and his ideas have been featured by outlets such as Harvard Business Review and the UN. His presentations, as well as workshops at companies such as Dell and Danone, have reached over 700,000 people. Previously his work has taken him to Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, Germany and the US. Busch served as Impact Advisor at the National Entrepreneurs Association, is a member of Ashoka’s Selection Panel, and on the Global Jury of the African Entrepreneurship Award.
Dr Christian Busch has lectured at ESADE, Peking University, and Strathmore Business School, and his work has been published by journals such as IJEV & featured by Le Monde, The Guardian, WIRED, Academy of Management Journal, among others. Christian holds a PhD (LSE: Management), MSc (LSE: Management, governance), B.A. (Hagen: Sociology, psychology) & B.B.A. (Furtwangen & Moscow Business School: Business). Christian holds a PhD (LSE: Entrepreneurship), MSc (LSE: Management, governance), B.A. (Hagen: Sociology, psychology) & B.B.A. (Furtwangen/Moscow Int. Business School: Business). Busch’s work has been covered by major media outlets including Harvard Business Review, AP, France24, BBC, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, The Irish Times, Stern, Your Story India, TechCrunch, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Huffington Post, and The Next Web, as well as academic journals including IJEV.
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