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International Business

Expert cognition in global leaders

Dr Joyce Osland, San Jose State University

23rd Aug 2012  12:00 pm - Meeting Room 7, Darlington Centre, School Building

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to determine how global leaders think and behave in order to accelerate their effective training. The investigated sample consists of outstanding leaders, mostly from the high tech industry in Silicon Valley. The presentation will include preliminary results of the investigation as well as an overview of the field of global leadership research.

Speaker: Dr. Joyce Osland, a senior partner of The Kozai Group, Inc., is a specialist in international management with a focus on global leadership, Latin America, and organization development. As the Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, Joyce founded the Global Leadership Advancement Center at San Jose State University. She has won numerous awards for teaching, research, and leadership, and was a Senior Research Fellow at the Army Research Institute.

Joyce has over 80 articles and chapters in academic journals and professional publications. She is the co-author of two OB textbooks: The Organizational Behavior Workbook: An Experiential Approach and The Organizational Behavior Reader. The second edition of her co-authored book on Global Leadership is due out in October. Joyce has lived and worked overseas for 14 years in seven different countries, mostly in Latin America and West Africa, and continues to be a visiting professor in graduate programs all over the world.