Dr Carlo Ludovico Cordasco


Lecturer in Business and Management

Oxford Brookes Business School

Carlo Ludovico Cordasco


I’m a Lecturer in Business & Management at the Oxford Brookes Business School and Affiliate Fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University School of Law. 

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Business Ethics
  • Environmentally Sustainable Business


I'm interested in supervising PhD students whose research areas include: the morality of entrepreneurship, the morality of markets, and the nature of entrepreneurial risk.


My research interests span from political philosophy to business ethics and entrepreneurship theory, with a particular focus on informal institutions (i.e. conventions, moral and social norms).

I'm currently on three main research themes: first, I investigate the role that institutional pillars and social norms play in shaping attitudes to adoption of innovations within the classic professions; second, I analyse the nature of entrepreneurial risk and argue that it mirrors similar risks that citizens face within the democratic political arena; third, I'm developing a normative justificatory framework for entrepreneurial activity based on J.S. Mill's concept of experiments in living.

Research impact

My work has been published in journals such as Technovation, Philosophy and Public Issues, The Independent Review.


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