Professor Gerard George is vice dean of Imperial College Business School and the director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre. The Centre facilitates Imperial College London's strategic commitments in India for joint research initiatives and educational programmes in innovation and entrepreneurship. In July 2013 he begins a three year term as editor of the Academy of Management Journal.
Gerry holds a Professorial Fellowship from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to work on resource-constrained or inclusive innovation. His work investigates business models, organisational design, and its implications for innovation and entrepreneurship in multiple settings including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and rural electrification in Kenya and Tanzania, among others.
Gerry’s book on business models (with Adam Bock), Models of Opportunity: How Entrepreneurs Design Firms to Achieve the Unexpected was published in February 2012 by Cambridge University Press. Before joining Imperial College London, Gerry held tenured positions at the London Business School, where he served as faculty director of the Institute of Technology, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he directed the Applied Ventures in Entrepreneurship Program.