College Speaker Series: Dr. Peter Dorfman, New Mexico State University, The GLOBE Project

Date: November 14, 2008
Time: 12 PM
Location: Business Room 323

The Global Leadership and Organizational Behaviour Effectiveness research program (GLOBE) is a long-term program designed to conceptualize, operationalize, test and validate a cross-level integrated theory of the relationship between culture and societal, organizational, and leadership effectiveness. A team of 160 scholars have worked together since 1994 to study societal culture, organizational culture, and attributes of effective leadership in 62 cultures. Leadership, Culture, and Organizations reports the findings of the first two phases of GLOBE. The book is primarily based on the results of the survey of over 17,000 middle managers in three industries: banking, food processing, and telecommunications, as well as archival measures of country economic prosperity and the physical and psychological well-being of the cultures studied.GLOBE has several distinguishing features. First, it is truly a cross-cultural research program. The constructs were defined, conceptualized, and operationalized by the multicultural team of researchers. Second, the industries were selected through a polling of the country investigators, and the instruments were designed with the full participation of the researchers representing the different cultures. Finally, the data in each country were collected by investigators who were either natives of the cultures studied or had extensive knowledge and experience in that culture.

Here in COBA, we welcome Professor Peter Dorfman of New Mexico State University for a research presentation on The GLOBE Project, Friday, November 14, 2008. A Professor in Management, Dr. Dorfman’s professional and consulting areas of interest include human resource management, leadership processes in organizations, cross-cultural management practices, statistical analysis and psychometric theory. He has been a member of the GLOBE Project team for development and the conduct and application of outstanding practices of industrial-organizational psychology in the workplace. He is an Executive Committee member of the GLOBE Foundation for Research & Education; and has acted as co-author, editor, investigator and team member of the GLOBE Project. He is author/co-author/editor of several books and has published in Journal of International Business Studies, Leadership Quarterly, Advances in Global Leadership, Journal of World Business, Academy of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management and many other noted journals in the field. Dr. Dorfman will be meeting with faculty and doctoral students at 12:00 p.m., November 14 in Room 323. Come join us!



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