Multiple award-winning executive educator and author, Dr. Mansour Javidan received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He is the Garvin Distinguished Professor and Director of Najafi Global Mindset Institute at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. For more information on the Najafi Global Mindset, please read the 2015 Impact Report.
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 coeditor 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 coauthor of the latest GLBOE book, published in August, 2013.
Javidan has been designated an Expert Advisor (Global Leadership) by the World Bank. He has designed and taught a variety of leadership and executive development programs and workshops in 27 countries. His latest book on Global Mindset was published in July, 2013.
Mansour 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.