Chris is an organizational scholar, currently carrying out a PhD at Imperial College Business School in London, which focuses on organizational economics and business model design. His research looks specifically at how multinationals design themselves to operate efficiently in low-income and geographically distributed markets, such as India and China; environments characterized by weak institutional infrastructure. His research interests also relate to national innovation systems and the role of universities in fostering localized technology and economic clusters. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked as a journalist for the BBC World Service in Paris and the Independent newspaper in London. He has also spent time in advertising, in the digital arm of the WPP group. Chris also holds a degree in history and political science from King’s College London.