Dr Nadia  Millington

Dr Nadia Millington

Associate Professor (Education) of Management

Department of Management

+44 (0)20 7106 1169
Room No
MAR 5.37
Key Expertise
Social intrapreneurship in multinationals, Business model innovation

About me

Dr Nadia Millington is an Associate Professor (Education) of Management specialising in social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, sustainable business model development and open innovation. She teaches on several Masters and customised executive education courses at LSE.  

Dr Millington helped to establish the Masters in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and served as its inaugural Deputy Director . Her academic credentials include a Masters in Management Organisations and Governance from the LSE and an MBA from the University of Bath; gaining distinctions and top awards in both (noteworthy is the Academic Excellence prize, having gained distinctions in all subjects during her Masters). Her PhD, also from LSE, is based on longitudinal qualitative research in Bangalore, India at one of the world’s most innovative companies. Here Dr Millington focused on defining the underlying mechanisms driving failure of the firm to innovate new business models for the poorest markets (often referred to as the base of the pyramid).  This two-year experience of dealing with poverty in India, combined with her involvement in a social enterprise she co-founded in Brazil, further fuelled a passion to focus on the world’s most pressing problems of poverty and inequality. In this regard, Dr Millington also served as the Deputy Director of the LSE Innovation and Co-creation lab and has worked with organisations from Mexico to Africa to empower change makers and leaders to design and scale social enterprises as a force for social transformation. 

Before taking up the Senior Lectureship role at LSE, Dr Millington had over 10 years experience working as a strategy consultant in the UK and Caribbean as both a senior team member and an independent consultant. She has advised over 20 Boards, Executive Leadership teams and Senior Government officials, guiding them through strategy development and implementation engagements that have led to measurable results and in some cases large-scale business transformation programmes.  

Organisational Behaviour Faculty Research Group 

Expertise Details

Social intrapreneurship in multinationals; business model innovation (especially Frugal or Ghandian); the base of the pyramid; social entrepreneurship; scaling social impact

My research