Global Matters is a speaker series designed to enrich Minnesota professionals’ global business acumen. The event features speakers at the forefront of global business who share their expertise in emerging issues in international business and management. The series is a platform for business, government, media and academic professionals engaged in global business to create and develop a valuable network.
Dr. Mansour Javidan, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Topic: Global Mindset: What Is It and Why Does It Matter in Business Today?
Location: Carlson School of Management, 3M Auditorium
Event Schedule: 3:30–5:00 p.m. Speaker and Q&A; 5:00–6:00 p.m. Reception
Cost: $35 (includes parking in University of Minnesota's 19th Avenue and 21st Avenue ramps)
It is estimated that 95% of the world's consumers live outside of the United States and 87% of world economic growth over the next five years will occur outside of the U.S. As commerce continues to globalize, there is an increasing recognition of the importance of global mindset to companies, their employees and their leaders. But what exactly does it mean to have a global mindset and how can it positively impact the bottom line?
Dr. Mansour Javidan will discuss the global trends that companies are facing and the implications for individual employees, managers and executives. He will explain the concept of 'global mindset' and its ingredients, and will offer examples of how and why it is critical for success in global roles. Dr. Javidan will end his talk with some suggestions on how individuals can develop their own global mindset and what steps organizations can take to help.
About the Speaker
Multiple award-winning executive educator and author whose teaching and research interests span the globe, Dr. Mansour Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Garvin Distinguished Professor and Director of Najafi Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
Dr. Javidan has been designated an Expert Advisor (Global Leadership) by the World Bank and a Senior Research Fellow by the U.S. Army. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association. He has designed and taught a variety of executive development courses, offered and facilitated workshops, conducted consulting projects, and made presentations in 25 countries around the world.
His publications have appeared in such journals as Harvard Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Leadership Quarterly, Management International Review, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Human Relations, Journal of World Business, and Journal of Organizational Change Management.Register