Elizabeth George

KPMG Professor of Management Studies

BA (Bombay University), MA (Tata Institute of Social Sciences), PhD (The University of Texas at Austin)

My research interests include nonstandard work arrangements and how they affect individuals and organisations, and how dissimilarity in a team affects both the team and the organisation. More recently I have been exploring the longer terms implications of both nonstandard work and dissimilarity for individual and organisational effectiveness.

My work has appeared in academic journals like the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Elizabeth George.

My details

Contact details

[email protected]

Academic area

Organisational Behaviour

Professional experience

Professor George is the Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Annals. She has previously served as Editor of Organizational Psychology Review, Associate Editor of Academy of Management Annals and Organizational Psychology Review, Area Editor of the Australian Journal of Management, and Senior Editor of Organization Studies. She is a member of the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discovery, Academy of Management Review, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, and Vikalpa. She has worked as a consultant at the Tata Management Training Centre, and Price Waterhouse.

Previous appointments

Professor George was a professor at the University of Auckland Business School prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School. She has also held academic appointments at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland and Western Michigan University. 


Selected publications

Journal articles

Books, monographs, reports and case studies

George, E. and Chattopadhyay, P. (2017) Understanding nonstandard work arrangements: using research to inform practice. Society for Human Resource Management and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

George, E. and Chattopadhya, P. (2015) Non-standard work and workers: organizational implications. Geneva: International Labour Office.

Book chapters

  • Chattopadhyay, P., George, E. and Ng, C.K. (2011) “An uncertainty reduction model of relational demography.” In: Joshi, A., Liao, H. and Martocchio, J.J. (eds.) Research in personnel and human resources management (Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, vol.30). Bingley: Emerald, pp.219-251 (DOI: 10.1108/S0742-7301(2011)0000030007)
  • George, E. and Ng, C.K. (2011) “Nonstandard workers: work arrangements and outcomes.” In: Zedeck, S. (ed.) APA handbook of industrial and organizational psychology, vol.1: building and developing the organization. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (DOI: 10.1037/12169-018)
  • George, E. and Qian, C. (2010) “Organizational identity and control: can the two go together?” In: Sitkin, S.B., Cardinal, L.B. and Bijlsma-Frankema, K.M. (eds.) Organizational control. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp.167-190 (DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511777899.007)
  • George, E. and Chattopadhyay, P. (2009) “Group composition and decision making.” In: Hodgkinson, G.P. and Starbuck, W.H. (eds.) Oxford handbook of organizational decision making. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.361-380 (DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199290468.003.0019)

Awards and honours

  •  E Yetton Award for Best Paper Published in the Australian Journal of Management, 2016
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Review, 2006

News and insights

Equality, diversity and inclusion

3 ways diversity can impact team dynamics

Three recent studies by new Cambridge Judge faculty members Elizabeth George and Prithviraj Chattopadhyay look at how diversity in gender, geography and pay grade affect the modern workplace.

Professor George often focuses on issues surrounding nonstandard work, including how people adjust to new types of work such as temporary contracts and remote working.