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Global Leadership 2e

Research, Practice, and Development, 2nd Edition

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Global leadership has been frequently heralded by writers and executives as the key to sustained competitive advantage on the part of organizations. In addition, it is clear that the possession of leadership qualities and the display of leader behavior are requirements for individuals attempting to progress in their careers. It is important for aspiring managers to learn about the nature of effective global leadership and how they can develop their own competencies in this area. This textbook provides an important overview of this key emerging area within business and management.

Offering a view into the nature of global leadership and the competencies necessary for aspiring managers to succeed, Global Leadership is essential reading for students of leadership, organizational theory, strategic management, human resource management, and for anyone working and managing in the global arena. Now in its second edition, it draws from recent research to both contemporize timeless topics and address today's relevant topics, from corporate social responsibility, to cultural competencies, to current technology.


All leadership today is global, but all leadership certain is not as effective. This highly impressive team of authors has brought together an important and timely integration of the global leadership literature that will help all of us to better understand the wide range of leadership approaches that will define the 21st century.

Nancy J. Adler

S. Bronfman Chair of Management

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Author, "Leadership Insight" (Routledge)

Global Leadership provides the best comprehensive overview available on this subject. To understand the history, breadth, and practical implications of research on global leadership, there is no better source. The authors are leading scholars who cover a range of relevant issues in a format that is accessible to a wide audience. Thank you for this new contribution to our knowledge about a topic so important to our global future!

Ernest Gundling

President, Aperian Global

Co-author, "What is Global Leadership?"

Table of Contents

1. Leadership and the Birth of Global Leadership Mark E. Mendenhall 2.The Multidisciplinary Roots of Global Leadership Joyce S. Osland 3. An Overview of the Global Leadership Literature Joyce S. Osland 4. Mapping the Content Domain of Global Leadership Competencies Allan Bird 5. Process Models of Global Leadership Development Joyce S. Osland and Allan Bird 6. Assessing Global Leadership Competencies Allan Bird and Michael J. Stevens 7. Leading Global Teams Martha Maznevski and Celia Chui 8. Global Leadership Knowledge Creation and Transfer Allan Bird and Gary R. Oddou 9. Leading Global Change Joyce S. Osland 10. Global Leadership Development Gary R. Oddou and Mark E. Mendenhall 11. Responsible Global Leadership Günter K. Stahl, Nicola M. Pless and Thomas Maak 12. Looking to the Future B. Sebastian Reiche & Mark E. Mendenhall

About the Authors

  • Mark E. Mendenhall holds the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.

    Dr. Joyce Osland is the Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership at San José State University’s College of Business in San José, California (Silicon Valley).

    Allan Bird is Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business, Northeastern

    University, and Visiting Professor, Rikkyo University.

    Gary R.Oddou is a professor of international management and directs the Global Business Management program at California State University, San Marcos.

    Martha L Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at the Institute for Management Development (IMD), and the Master of Business Administration Program Director.

    Michael J. Stevens is Associate Professor, Business Administration-Human Resource Management, Weber State University.

    Günter K. Stahl is Professor of International Management at WU Vienna and Adjunct Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD.

About the Series

Global HRM

Edited and authored by the best and most well known researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. To be used individually or together, these books cover the main bases of the area, including titles on global alliances, corporations, leadership, legal systems, staffing and compensation systems.

The series is organized into three strands: the first reflects general issues of global HRM; the second more specific HR functions in a global context; and the third, comparative human resource management.

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this is a groundbreaking new series that answers a real need for serious textbooks on global HRM.


Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors, and Profesors Schuler, Jackson, and Sparrow wish to dedicate the series to his memory.

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