Mansour Javidan

Garvin Distinguished Professor of Management


Director, Najafi Global Mindset Institute and Garvin
Distinguished Professor

Areas of Expertise:
Global leadership, Global Mindset, Managing across cultures, Cross-cultural
communications, Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Managing global teams

Cross Cultural Communication, Leading With a Global Mindset &
Multicultural Teams & Leadership

Multiple award-winning executive educator and author whose teaching and research
interests span the globe, Dr. Mansour Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from
the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He recently stepped down as Dean of
Research and is currently the Garvin Distinguished Professor at Thunderbird School of Global Management
at Arizona State University. His latest book on Global Mindset was published in July 2013.
Mansour is the Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the world-renowned
research project on national culture and leadership, titled GLOBE (Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness). He is a co-editor of the 2004 GLOBE book, which won the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology’s (SIOP) “M. Scott
Myers Award for Applied Research in The Workplace”. He is also a co-author of the latest GLOBE book, published in August 2013.

Dr. Javidan has been designated an Expert Advisor (Global Leadership) by the World
Bank and a Senior Research Fellow by the U.S. Army. He is the Vice Chair of the Board of
Directors of the International Leadership Association ( He has
designed and taught a variety of executive development courses, offered and facilitated
workshops, conducted consulting projects, and made presentations in 27 countries.
His publications have appeared in such journals as Harvard Business Review, Journal of
International Business Studies, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal,
Academy of Management Perspectives, Leadership Quarterly, Management International
Review, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, Human
Relations, Journal of World Business, and Journal of Organizational Change Management.
A proven academic, Dr. Javidan took a four-year sabbatical from his university teachings
to work with the CEO of TransCanada PipeLines, a multi-billion dollar Canadian energy
company. Dr. Javidan was instrumental in helping the CEO develop new directions and
strategies, and facilitate cultural change within the company and its pipeline business. He
was directly involved in the acquisition of a $15 billion corporation, at the time the largest
such merger in Canada. The merger resulted in the formation of the fourth largest energy
services company in the world. He established a process for new business development
that involved over 200 employees throughout the company and produced new business
ideas estimated to produce $50 million in net after tax earnings.

Dr. Javidan is the Past Senior Editor, Global Leadership, for the Journal of World Business.
He also served a three-year term on the editorial board of the Academy of Management
Executive. He was elected a Fellow of the Pan Pacific Business Association and was named
in Lexington’s 2001/2002 Millennium Edition of the North American Who’s Who Registry
and Empire’s 2003 Who’s Who Registry


Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 506Communicating & Negotiating
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TGM 579Communicating Global Context
TBX 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TBX 598Special Topics