Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
Manuel is a Research Affiliate at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and a Research Analyst at ISTARI, a global cybersecurity platform that was established by the Singaporean investment company Temasek to help companies build cyber-resilience.
Manuel holds a DPhil in Cybersecurity and Management Studies from the Said Business School. He studied under the joint supervision of Professor Thomas C. Powell and Professor Thomas B. Lawrence. He is a continuing member of Linacre College.
Prior to his DPhil, Manuel received his Master of Science with distinction from the London School of Economics, where he studied Management, Information Systems, and Digital Innovation. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Management.
- organisational resilience
- strategic management
Manuel’s research examines the resilience of companies in the face of cyberattack. The aim of his research is to understand the origins and nature of organisational resilience, and to explain the role of organisational resilience in producing strategic advantage and superior returns.
Using comparative research methodologies, he investigates why companies anticipate and respond differently to serious cyberattacks.
His research has won several awards.
Building cyber resilience before the next attack occurs
Journal article | MIT Sloan Management Review | 5-2022
Manuel Hepfer, Thomas B. Lawrence, Julian Meyrick, Pompeo D'Urso
The heterogeneity of organizational resilience: Exploring functional, operational and strategic resilience
Journal article | Organization Theory | 3-2022
Manuel Hepfer, Thomas B. Lawrence
Make cybersecurity a strategic asset
Journal article | MIT Sloan Management Review | 8-9-2020
Manuel Hepfer, Thomas Powell
A CEO and investor’s view on cybersecurity and resilience
Interview | ISTARI Perspectives | 9-2021
CHIA Song Hwee, Manuel Hepfer
The Cybersecurity Wake-Up Call
Book Excerpt | Financial Times | 11-2021
Manuel has taught undergraduate students, MBA students and managers in Oxford’s executive programmes.
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