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Professor George Lodorfos

Dean of the Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University

Professor George Lodorfos is Dean of the Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett University. He is an electrical and electronic engineer by first degree, holds Masters’ degrees in Automation and Control as well as in Innovation and Technology Management, and a PhD in Strategic Management of Research and Development. George joined Leeds Business School in 2002 as a Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation, progressing to Head of School, then Director of Research, and to Dean in 2016. With more than 20 years’ experience of delivering excellence in teaching, research, and knowledge exchange, he is deeply committed to making a positive impact on students, staff, stakeholders, and communities. As a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, his Teaching and Learning experience is extensive and continues to leave a pedagogical footprint within his School and University and at both national and international levels.
His research is focused on business improvement and sustainable management, with an approach that sits at the strategic interface of marketing and management. He believes we cannot understand the complex challenges facing organizations or consumers by adopting a single disciplinary approach and that we must therefore take a systems perspective to analyze specialization, how functions relate to each other, and also to individuals. He has tested this approach in various research settings, including different types, sizes, and sectors of organizations. His research employs a range of methodological approaches, including case studies, qualitative enquiry, and quantitative analysis (primarily survey-driven, using statistical analysis and structural equation modelling).
George is an active member of a range of professional associations and business networks and has extensive experience as both a member and chair of various school, university, and external boards and committees. He is an independent governor on the Leeds Beckett University’s Board of Governors and a company director of two SMEs. He is also a strong advocate of lifelong learning, responsibility, and creativity. George has undertaken wide-ranging research and knowledge exchange programs to champion and support Small Business Development and Growth.

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