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Professor George Lodorfos - Leeds Beckett. Leeds, West Yorkshire, GB

Professor George Lodorfos

Dean of School | Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, West Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor George Lodorfos has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of Strategic Management.



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Professor George Lodorfos is Dean of Leeds Business School at Leeds Beckett University.

He is an electrical and electronic engineer by first degree, he 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. In addition, he has supervised to completion and he has examined many PhDs both in the UK and Europe and is an external examiner for two UK universities.

He has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of Strategic Management, R&D and Adoption of New Technologies and Innovation. In addition, he has done extensive research and enterprise work in the areas of buyer behaviour with particular interest in online purchasing and the use of technology to enable the sustainable growth of businesses.

Furthermore, he has done extensive research and enterprise work in the areas of Small Businesses Development and Growth.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (6)

Adoption of New Technologies

Strategic Management

Enterprise and Change


Consumer Behaviour


Education (4)

The University of Manchester: Ph.D., International Business 2004

The University of Manchester: M.Sc., Strategic Technology and Innovation Management 1999

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: M.Sc., Automations and Control, Engineering 1998

University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne: B.Sc., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering 1997

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (3)

What are the top 32 business schools in the UK?

Business Leader  online


Based in the heart of Leeds’s thriving financial and business district, the school offers a range of innovative and varied courses covering subjects across the landscape of business. The school’s aim is to help entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life and provide access to knowledge and funding to develop thriving, sustainable firms. Dean Lodorfos has extensive practical and academic experience in the field of strategic management, R&D and adoption of new technologies and innovation.

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Yorkshire Leadership Awards – winners revealed

The Business Desk  online


Professor George Lodorfos, Dean of Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University, said: “The inaugural Yorkshire Leadership Awards are a great way to showcase the depth and variety of talent we have across the county.

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Calderdale businesswoman supporting the next generation of women leaders

Halifax Courier  online


Professor George Lodorfos, Dean of Leeds Business School, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nicky as chair of the #WECAN steering group. Nicky brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and, in her role as CEO at the Piece Hall Trust, she will be an excellent role model and source of inspiration for our future leaders who are taking part in the #WECAN project .”

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Articles (5)

The tripartite partnership between female entrepreneurs, banks and governments in female entrepreneurship-development: a case study of Zambia

International Journal of Organizational Analysis

2022 This paper aims to provide insights on the void between the needs and demands of bank finance from female entrepreneurs and the supply, as well as the approaches of banks for that finance. In addition, it creates a conceptual framework recognising a tripartite and dynamic partnership amongst female entrepreneurs, banks and governments as essential to female entrepreneurship-development, based on Zambia as the context.

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Cultural distance and value creation of cross-border M&A: The moderating role of acquirer characteristics

International Review of Financial Analysis

2019 This paper examines the effects of culture and the interaction between cultural distance and salient acquirer characteristics on value creation of acquiring firms based on a sample of 209 firms over the period of 1998–2012. The findings indicate that Chinese acquirer experience wealth gains ranging from 0.45%–1.49% over a 10 day event window. We find cultural distance to exert a negative influence on value creation of acquirers in the short-and long-term.

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Do ethical work climates influence supplier selection decisions in public organizations? The moderating roles of party politics and personal values

International Journal of Public Sector Management

2019 The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between ethical work climates (EWCs) and supplier selection decisions (SSDs), and the moderating roles of party politics and personal values on this relationship.

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Antecedents of supplier selection decisions in the public sector in Nigeria

Journal of Public Procurement

2019 This paper aims to develop and test a conceptual model of supplier selection decisions in the public sector. The study seeks to determine the relative importance of a broad range of non-economic variables in explaining supplier selection decisions during strategic organizational purchases.

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Food and Drink Industry in Europe and Sustainability Issues

The Sustainable Marketing Concept in European SMEs

2018 The food and drink industry is one of the world’s largest manufacturing sectors and an integral part of the world’s social, economic and cultural mix. As well as contributing to the economic development of nations, manufacturers have a key strategic role to play in ensuring fair trade between nations and future food security against the combined effects of climate change, higher global demand and increasing pressure on finite resources.

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