Gerry George

Research Director and Professor of Management at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Gerry George is Professor of Management at McDonough School of Business. Previously, he served as Dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Professor George has published extensively in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tackling grand challenges in society, and achieved the Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher distinction for Cross-Field Impact. Before joining SMU, he was Deputy Dean of Imperial College Business School, Founding Director of the Gandhi Centre, and Academic Director of the London Stock Exchange’s Elite Program, which supports ambitious private companies through their next stage of growth. Before Imperial, he earned tenure at London Business School and University of Wisconsin-Madison. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Editor of the Academy of Management Journal, the flagship empirical journal in the field of management.

Among other distinctions, he was awarded a prestigious Professorial Fellowship from the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council to work on socially-inclusive innovation in natural resources, healthcare, and energy. His co-authored books are Handbook on the Business of Sustainability (Edward Elgar, 2022), Handbook of Inclusive Innovation (Edward Elgar, 2019), Managing Natural Resources (Edward Elgar, 2018), The Business Model Book (Pearson, 2018), Implausible Opportunities (Cambridge Press, 2012), and Inventing Entrepreneurs (Pearson, 2009). He received an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of St. Gallen for contributions to the fields of strategic management, innovation and entrepreneurship. He was conferred Fellowship of the City & Guilds of London Institute and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (Pilani). He is Senior Global Fellow at University of Pennsylvania’s Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies and Visiting Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Singapore Management University.