The widening gap between the requirements of multinational organizations and the strategic and managerial abilities of their leaders, many of whose core experiences predated the globalization of business, has created the need for this book. Editors Mark E. Mendenhall, Torsten M. Kuhlmann, and Gunter K. Stahl have organized the results of their research-and that of their colleagues in the fields of leadership development, international management, and organizational psychology-for the benefit of scholars and practitioners alike. After surveying current practices to bring the reader up to speed on global leadership development as pursued by the United States, Germany, Japan, and with regard to women in leadership positions, the book's focus shifts to a discussion of effective organizational processes. In the third and final section, contributors analyze the research that has been done on extending human resource management functional practices-such as selection instrumentation, the use of assessment centers, multinational work groups, cross-cultural training programs, and repatriation policies-to global leadership development.
The editors define and analyze global leadership and, in their review of the research, clarify exactly what we know and don't know about developing global leadership skills and what it might be profitable to learn. Practitioners will benefit from the contributors well-grounded insights into such issues as the key distinctions between global and domestic corporations, which dimensions of competency transcend internal corporate leadership dimensions, and how global leadership competencies should be developed.
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 614 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27 mm
?...this book contains a great deal of important information for both academics and practitioners. It will be very helpful to organizations just starting to develop their own competency models.?-Personnel Psychology
.,."this book contains a great deal of important information for both academics and practitioners. It will be very helpful to organizations just starting to develop their own competency models."-Personnel Psychology
"This book is a must read' for all business people who need to know what it takes to thrive and not just survive in today's hyperspeed global business world. A real find."-Mary Beth Lamb Director, Global Effectiveness Wilson Learning
"Developing Global Leaders is a book which scholars and international managers have been waiting for. Blending tha work of an impressive group of North American and European writers, Mark Mendenhall, Torsten Kuehlmann, and Guenter Stahl have assembled a rich resource of information on current practices, critical processes and new developments concerning global leadership development which is a key driver of successful global enterprises. This book will be a valuable resource for researchers, MBA students, and managers."-Peter J. Dowling University of Tasmania Australia
"If, as the authors suggest, leadership involves setting ideas, people, and organizations...in motion, ' they have indeed demonstrated such leadership themselves in this stimulating text. Putting aside the current rhetoric on the importance of global leadership, they have instead grappled substantively with the core issues facing multinational organizations. While we all once thought locally, we now must act globally. The editors have gathered an insightful group of authors who reflect on both the theory and practice of global leadership development. The result is that they have surely set new ideas, people, and organizations in motion!"-Janet M. Bennett, Ph.D. Director Intercultural Communication Institute
"A plethora of information for developing global executives. This book will be considered the timeless primer for leaders functioning in a global context."-David W. Timothy Intercultural Business Consultant
"This book is required reading for academics and business executives alike. Developing true global leaders for the New Economy is a necessity for survival as well as a recipe for success. Go get it today or suffer the consequences of global ignorance!"-Professor Jan Selmer, Ph.D. Hong Kong Baptist University
"This book contains a wealth of fresh knowledge--timely, well balanced, well selected, and readable signposts that will enhance any global leader's thinking about global leadership development. It also contains many what to do' suggestions that will challenge and guide fast track program architects in internationalizing their international human resource devlopment strategies. Here is a wide range of useful, fascinating, and provocative mental constructs--products from mainly German thinking factories' that are solidly founded in thorough and painstaking research. Today's global leaders who wish to ensure that their young and talented global leaders of tomorrow will be competitvely capable in the global market place should make urgent use of this book by selecting and implementing particularly relevant and strategically useful items in their organizations very soon."-Josef Fritsch, Vice President Corporate Area HR: Leadership Development Siemens AG.