Bradley George is an Associate Professor and the former holder of the John A. Hornaday Term Chair in Entrepreneurship. Professor George has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa, and a B.S and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Louisville. His research focuses primarily on the areas of strategic decision making processes and research methodology. His research has appeared in the Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research, and Venture Capital: An International Journal of Finance. He was awarded the Stevens Institute of Technology Wesley J. Howe Award for the best paper on the topic of Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in 2008 for his paper entitled “Is IPO the Death of Innovation”. His work also appears in the book Life Cycles of New Ventures: A Cross-National Investigation and he has co-authored three teaching cases in entrepreneurship. His areas of interest and expertise include strategic decision making, the role of governance structure in corporate innovation, sustainability and research methodology.
Professor George teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship as well as special courses in environmental and sustainable entrepreneurship. In addition to his courses in entrepreneurship, Professor George has also taught courses in strategic management and leadership, organizational theory and change, business statistics and calculus at the University of Louisville, University of Northern Iowa, and Indiana University. Prior to joining Babson College, Professor George spent 15 years in the diesel engine industry in a variety of positions in training, technical sales and service support, design, manufacturing, marketing, strategic planning and business process reengineering. Additionally, he has advised a number of small and start-up businesses and served on the Board of Directors of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra. Professor George also has extensive international experience, having worked in approximately 30 countries around the world.