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Gerry George is to join Imperial College’s Tanaka Business School to head up the newly-founded Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He will move across town from London Business School, where he is associate professor of entrepreneurship and faculty director of the Institute of Technology, at the beginning of August.
Before joining LBS Prof George was associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US. He is a specialist in entrepreneurship and innovation strategy and his current research centres on the global business impact of human embryonic stem cells.
The competition between UK business schools to attract top-publishing faculty has been hotting up over recent months in preparation for the UK government’s research assessment exercise. Faculty have to be appointed to positions by October 31 2007 for their research to count towards the next RAE, on which the government bases its university funding.