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Mark DesJardine
Pennsylvania State University

Mark is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at the Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business. Prior to joining Smeal, Mark was an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Business Policy at HEC Paris, where he taught Strategic Management to MBA students. Focusing on corporate short-termism, Mark’s research intersects strategy, sustainability, and finance. His primary focus is on understanding how financial markets shape the time horizons and sustainability of publicly-traded companies. Through this work, Mark helps managers balance their short- and long-term priorities, ultimately seeking to build stronger, more sustainable companies. His work has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of Management, and Strategic Organization. Mark is a CFA Charterholder and holds a PhD from Western University’s Ivey Business School, where he was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Outside work, Mark is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and white water kayaking.