Thunderbird professors receive Emerald Publishing Award

August 2, 2012

Honor recognizes work on “Conceptualizing and Measuring Global Mindset”

The Emerald Publishing Group has recognized Thunderbird School of Global Management professors Mansour Javidan, Ph.D., and Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., with an Outstanding Author Contribution Award for their research on global mindset. The award recognizes the professors for authoring “Conceptualizing and Measuring Global Mindset,” a chapter included in “Advances in Global Leadership,” Volume 6, (2011). Dr. Javidan and Dr. Teagarden will receive the award at a special reception held during the Academy of Management conference in Boston August 4.

Founded in 1967 as an offshoot of the University of Bradford, Emerald Group Publishing is one of the world’s leading scholarly publishers of journals and books in business and management. The winning chapter describes the Global Mindset Inventory®, a quantitative assessment which seeks to define someone’s ability to influence others who are different than oneself. It analyzes each component of the test: (a) intellectual capital, (b) social capital, and (c) psychological capital, and explains in depth how the test was created and tested.

The Global Mindset Inventory was formulated at Thunderbird School of Global Management, the world’s
No. 1 ranked graduate school of international management. The GMI is available in English, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Russian. More than 10,000 global leaders from over 200 multinational organizations and 115 countries have taken the Global Mindset Inventory® since its creation in 2004.

Mansour Javidan, Ph.D., is the Garvin Distinguished Professor at Thunderbird and the Founding Director of the Najafi Global Mindset Institute. He is a multiple award-winning executive educator and author whose teaching and research interests span the globe. Dr. Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota.

Mary Teagarden, Ph.D., is a Professor of Global Strategy at Thunderbird and editor of the Thunderbird International Business Review. She is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. Dr. Teagarden received her Ph.D. in Global Strategic Management from the University of Southern California.