July 27, 2012
-- Rajesh Chandy, professor of marketing at the London Business school has been awarded a valuable gift by Tony and Maureen Wheeler, founder and Chair of Lonely Planet Publications, the largest travel guide publication in the world. The gift follows the announcement by London Business School who enunciated the establishment of the Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship. Tony Wheeler graduated from the London Business School in 1972 with a Masters in Science and Management, the endowed chair was given as a token of appreciation to the professor.
London Business school’s entrepreneurial courses have become an increasingly popular choice for many business professionals. Ranked within the top three for the size and teaching syllabus, the Financing Entrepreneurship Business (FEB) and Understanding Entrepreneurship Management members have continuously ranked in the top ten positions throughout the last seven years. The school boasts a wide range of case studies written by the school’s faculty who are business owners themselves with exceptional entrepreneurial qualities which students can extract expertise from.
Aside from lectures, the LBS is internationally known for their role in entrepreneurial research, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) program which the school administers with Babson College still remains the largest research activity in the world.
Tony Wheeler specified that entrepreneurship plays a key role in wealth creation in much parts of the world and no more so than in the emerging economies, countries that often the focus for Lonely Planet Publications can bring in early success.
Speaking from an entrepreneur’
s perspective, Mr Wheeler said, “"Entrepreneurship is the key to wealth creation in much of the world, and no more so than in the emerging economies - countries which were often the focus for Lonely Planet Publications' early success. Maureen and I are pleased to support London Business School, which is a leader in entrepreneurship education. To know that the focus of Professor Chandy's work is entrepreneurship in emerging markets is especially gratifying."
Inspired by the honour, Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School, said “On behalf of everyone at the School, I'd like to thank Tony and Maureen for their huge generosity. They have been an inspiration to many students here and this gift will provide an important further link between them and London Business School. It will also make a major contribution to our role in leading edge thinking by supporting Rajesh Chandy. "
Before Joining the London Business School in 2008, Professor Chandy received his PhD at the University of Southern California then served at the US Secretary of Commerce Advisory Committee in Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy.
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