Professor George Foster receives one of Australia’s highest honors

GEORGE FOSTER, the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business, was recently named to the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours List for his significant service to education.

George Foster. (Image credit: Madeline Ellerm)

The Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, a title bestowed by the governor-general, recognizes the outstanding service and contributions of Australians.

Since joining Stanford GSB, Foster has leveraged his roles within the school and his native Australia, simultaneously. As a professor of management as well as the director of Sports Management Initiatives and the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford GSB, he has regularly hosted numerous Australian politicians, entrepreneurs and sporting executives and coaches, as well as visits by Australian high school students.

Foster left Australia to earn his doctoral degree from Stanford GSB after completing his undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics at the University of Sydney. He taught at the University of Chicago and the Australian Graduate School of Management before returning to Stanford GSB to teach accounting. His recent research interests include entrepreneurship, sports business management and globalization challenges facing companies with new ventures and sporting organizations.

The Order of Australia lists have been released twice a year since their inception in 1975 — once on Australia Day in January and once on the Queen’s Birthday in June. This title makes Foster the second Stanford GSB faculty member to receive an Australian Honour, following ROBERT JOSS, the Philip H. Knight Professor, Emeritus, and former dean of the Graduate School of Business, who was awarded the title of AC in 2016.

Read the full article on the Graduate School of Business website.