George Hess, Ph.D. - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

George Hess, Ph.D. George Hess, Ph.D.

Professor of Management, College of Business Administration | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, US








George Hess is a management professor at Loyola Marymount University. He has a rich background in sales, research and planning experience with the General Electric Company and the Xerox Corporation. Hess is active in several community service organizations. He is Director of WorkNet, which assists unemployed executives. He is also the co-founder of Global Business Incubation (GBI), a member of the California Business Incubator Network (CBIN), and a member of the American Southern California Education and Economic Development Council. He was Chairman of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Religious Education Presidents Advisory Board. Hess was also President of the Religious Education Board at Our Lady Queen of Angeles Parish.

Education (3)

Arizona State University: Ph.D., Postgraduate Studies 1974

Xavier University: MBA, Graduate Studies

Xavier University: B.A., Undergraduate Studies


Areas of Expertise (4)

Sales Research Planning Management

Industry Expertise (3)

Business Services Research Education/Learning

Affiliations (3)

  • California Business Incubator Network (CBIN)
  • American Southern California Education and Economic Development Council
  • Global Business Incubation (GBI)

Event Appearances (1)

Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education

Third Annual CJBE Conference  Pennsylvania


Articles (2)

Would future entrepreneurs be better served by avoiding university business education? Examining the effect of higher education on business student thinking style Academic OneFile


This study empirically examined the impact of undergraduate business education on entrepreneurial thinking style by comparing thinking styles of 275 entering freshmen and 247 graduating seniors who were general business and accounting majors enrolled in a private university in southwest United States.

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Cognitive style and innovation in organizations European Journal of Innovation Management


The purpose of this paper is to validate cognitive style (i.e. linear, nonlinear, and balanced thinking) with innovation intentions and behaviors. It was hypothesized that a balanced linear/nonlinear thinking style and the inclination toward more innovative intentions are strongly related.

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