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Global Leadership

Research, Practice, and Development, 3rd Edition

Edited by Mark E. Mendenhall, Joyce Osland, Allan Bird, Gary R. Oddou, Michael J. Stevens, Martha Maznevski, Günter K. Stahl


414 pages | 49 B/W Illus.

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This text focuses on leading across cultural, economic, social, national, and political boundaries simultaneously. Global Leadership presents the field’s latest studies and practices in a succinct and engaging style that helps scholars, managers, and students grasp the complexities of being a global leader.

The authors begin by explaining the conceptual differences between general leadership and global leadership before examining the various dimensions of the global leadership field, and how it will develop in the future. Users of previous editions will notice that the book has been restructured into five new parts to provide a better conceptual flow. Other new features include:

  • A new chapter on talent management and its relationship to global leadership processes.
  • Updates to the chapter on global leadership development, including material on international service learning approaches and other "best practice" examples.
  • Significant updates to the chapters on responsible global leadership and leading global teams, accounting for recent advances in both disciplines.

This edition will prove a useful guide for graduate students of global leadership, international business, and general leadership classes as well as scholars and managers seeking a thorough understanding of the field today. PowerPoint slides and a list of suggested cases are available to further assist instructors.


"This new edition of Global Leadership is a must-read for professionals and students who are interested in keeping abreast of how to lead in the global context. Authored by some of the field’s top scholars, the book is far ranging in its treatment, and includes the latest thinking on global leadership trends and best practices." Allen Morrison, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, USA

"This book provides a comprehensive review and integration of existing research in the field of global leadership, as well as showing the implications of this research for creating global leaders in all types of organizations. Importantly, the authors also propose a new global leadership typology that provides a path forward to understand better this complex and increasingly important domain of research and practice." Schon Beechler, INSEAD, France

"In an age crying out for responsible global leaders, we business school educators bear a critical role in their development. For the last 30+ years I have watched with great pride the rigorous and committed scholarship of Mendenhall, Osland, and their colleagues as they have worked meticulously to define global leadership and explain how to develop it. All of us working to train the leaders of tomorrow are forever in their debt." Nakiye A. Boyacigiller, Sabancı University, Turkey

Table of Contents


Part I: History of the Field of Global Leadership

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

Part II: Global Leadership Competencies

4. Mapping the Content Domain of Global Leadership Competencies Allan Bird

5. Assessing Global Leadership Competencies Allan Bird & Michael J. Stevens

Part III: Global Leadership Development

6. Process Models of Global Leadership Development Joyce S. Osland & Allan Bird

7. The Emerging Field of Global Talent Management and its Implications for Global Leadership Development Ibraiz Tarique and Ellen Weisbord

8. Global Leadership Development: Processes and Practicies Gary R. Oddou and Mark E. Mendenhall

Part IV: Global Leadership Roles

9. Leading Global Teams Martha Maznevski & Celia Chui

10. Global Leadership Knowledge Creation and Transfer Allan Bird & Gary R. Oddou 11. Leading Global Change Joyce S. Osland

12. Responsible Global Leadership Günter K. Stahl, Nicola M. Pless, Thomas Maak, & Christof Miska

Part V: The Future of Global Leadership

13. Back to the Future: Leveraging a Typology of Global Leadership Roles to Guide Global Leadership Research Mark E. Mendenhall and B. Sebastian Reiche

About the Editors

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, USA.

Joyce S. Osland is the Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership and the Executive Director of the Global Leadership Advancement Center in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San José State University, USA.

Allan Bird is the Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, at Northeastern University, USA.

Gary R. Oddou is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Global Business Management Program at California State University–San Marcos, USA.

Michael J. Stevens is Department Chair and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of Management at Weber State University, USA.

Martha L. Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey Business School at Western University, Canada.

Günter K. Stahl is the Chair and Professor of International Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria.

About the Series

Global HRM

The Global HRM Series has for over a decade been leading the way in advancing our understand of Global HRM issues. Edited and authored by the leading and highest-profile researchers in the field of human resource management (HRM), this series of books offers students and reflective practitioners accessible, coordinated and comprehensive textbooks on global HRM. Individually and collectively, these books cover the core areas of the field, including titles on global leadership, global talent management, global careers, and the global HR function, as well as comparative volumes on HR in key global regions. 

The series is organized into two distinct strands: the first reflects key issues in managing global HRM; and the second comparative perspectives human resource management.  

Taking an expert look at an increasingly important area of global business, this well-established series has become the benchmark for serious textbooks on global HRM.  

The Publisher and Editors wish to thank the Founding Editors of the series – Randall Schuler, Susan Jackson, Paul Sparrow and Michael Poole.

Dedication: The late Professor Michael Poole was one of the founding series editors and the series is dedicated to his memory. 

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