George Ball is an Associate Professor of Operations and Decision Technologies at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. George's research explores causes of, and early warning indicators for, product recalls across all major recall-intensive industries. He has published research investigating automotive, pharmaceutical, and medical device recalls.
George also explores managerial discretion that exists in firm's voluntary product recall decisions. This stream of research includes behavioral experiments with industry managers, and econometric analyses on large, secondary data sets. George has also provided recall expertise and assistance to the Food and Drug Administration, some of the world's largest medical device firms, and to U.S. district attorneys offices to help federal attorneys understand when and how firms make recall decisions.
Before his academic career, George spent over a decade as a manager in two global, market-leading medical device firms, and prior to that served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.