It is hard to argue with the claim that adjustment is one of the most prominent topics related to global mobility. Annual industry surveys, such as Cartus or Brookfield surveys, regularly point to a high prevalence of adjustment challenges. This is also reflected in the academic literature, where adjustment has been assumed a critical psychological […]
A couple of weeks ago I introduced the main premises of my latest academic research (forthcoming) on the benefits of shared language in multinational corporations in the blog. Based on an extensive international sample, my colleagues Harzing, Pudelko and I argue that shared knowledge is related to increased knowledge inflows from HQ to multinationals’ foreign […]
Common to many publications about the future of the global workforce is the alarming notion of global demographic changes. Specifically, despite a growing global population, the future prospects indicate that the population in developed countries is aging, which means that the working population is shrinking. As a recent Ernst &Young report on business trends shows, […]
Global leadership is the buzzword of the 21st century. Reviewing the global leadership literature with my colleagues (Mendenhall, Reiche, Bird & Osland, 2012), we have noticed that although there is a plethora of definitions available, few attempts have been made to unify them. Hence, our intent was to fill this gap and we came up with a conceptual model of ‘global’.