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CEO & Director General
Allen J. Morrison is the Chief Executive Officer and Director General of the
Thunderbird School of Global Management. Dr. Morrison previously served as a
senior advisor for global management education and executive education initiatives
at Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 2014, Morrison was Professor
of Global Management and the holder of the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Chair for
Responsible Leadership in the Maritime Industry at IMD. Professor Morrison was also
Director of the IMD Global CEO Center, which focuses on the challenges CEOs face
while leading their companies in the global economy.
Professor Morrison has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and case studies,
and 11 books including Sunset in the Land of the Rising Sun, Global Explorers:
The Next Generation of Leaders, Failure to Globally Launch: The Case for Aspiring
Market Giants, Competition in Global Industries, and International Management,
currently in its 5th edition (Irwin McGraw-Hill). His research has been published in a
range of journals including Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal,
Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management, and the Journal of International
Business Studies. Professor Morrison has also served as Editor of the Journal of
International Management and on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of
International Business Studies. His research has won awards from the Academy of
Management, the Academy of International Business, the Administrative Sciences
Association of Canada and the Strategic Management Society.
Professor Morrison has consulted with a wide range of companies around the world.
Some of these companies have included Shell, Toshiba, The World Bank/IFC, NYSE
Euronext, IBM, E&Y, Rio Tinto, Skanska, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, HSBC,
Accenture Consulting, ExxonMobil, KPMG, The Limited Brands, ING Bank, Nissan,
IFF, Hutchison Port Holdings, Dow Chemical, General Motors, DSM, Mubadala,
Manulife, AT&T, Maple Leaf Foods, Mattel, ARCO/BP, Bata Shoe, Amcor, Dofasco, the
Kellogg Company, and PCCW.
Prior to joining IMD, Professor Morrison taught on the faculty at INSEAD where
he directed numerous custom and public executive programs. He was also J.
Armand Bombardier Chair of Global Management and Associate Dean-Executive
Development at the Ivey School of Business in Canada. Professor Morrison has been
a visiting professor at the Anderson School at UCLA and a professor at The American
Graduate School of International Management-Thunderbird. He has taught on
executive programs at Harvard Business School, the University of Michigan and at
leading business schools in Australia and China.