George Foster

The Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management and Director of Executive Program for Growing Companies, Stanford Graduate School of Business


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Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Vaasa (Finland); Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Ghent (Belgium); Ph.D., accounting and finance, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; M.Ec., accounting, University of Sydney (Australia)

Summary of Experience

Professor Foster's teaching and research interests are new venture globalization strategies, sports business management, strategic cost analysis, and business modeling in litigation analysis. He is active in venture capital and the Silicon Valley business community. He serves on the boards of several start-ups and is an advisor to entrepreneurs. He is author or coauthor of seven books or monographs, including Financial Statement Analysis and Cost Accounting: A Management Emphasis. Professor Foster is also author or coauthor of more than 30 articles and has received multiple research awards from academic and business associations. Companies he has worked with include Apple Computer, ARCO, Australian Stock Exchange, Borland, DEC, Exxon Corporation, Frito-Lay, Hewlett Packard, McDonald's Corporation, and PepsiCo.

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