George Serafeim

Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration

George Serafeim is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has taught courses in the MBA, executive education and doctoral programs, and is currently teaching the elective course “Reimagining Capitalism: Business and Big Problems” in the MBA curriculum. He has presented his research in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the most popular business authors, according to rankings of the Social Science Research Network.

Professor Serafeim's research focuses on measuring, driving and communicating corporate performance and social impact. His work is widely cited and has been published in the most prestigious academic and practitioner journals, such as The Accounting Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review. His research has been recognized with numerous awards and is regularly cited in the media, including The New York Times, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Economist, The Guardian, BBC, Le Monde, El País, Corriere della Sera, Washington Post, and NPR. 

Professor Serafeim has professional experience as a senior advisor and board member in both non-profit and private sector organizations. Moreover, he has entrepreneurial experience as one of the co-founders of KKS Advisors. Professor Serafeim earned his doctorate in business administration at Harvard Business School, where his dissertation was recognized with the Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research. He received a master's degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he was awarded the Emeritus Professors' Prize for best academic performance. He grew up in Athens, Greece.