Global mindset: A construct clarification and framework

Joana Story, John E. Barbuto

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Global mindset has been proposed to be the only unique characteristic of effective global leadership. This article proposes a framework of global mindset that combines cultural intelligence and global business orientation. In addition, relationships are proposed between global mindset and individual outcomes such as trust, leader-member exchange relationship quality, and organizational commitment. Variables such as complexity of global role and leader distance are also proposed to moderate the relationship between a global leader's global mindset and outcome variables. The authors also discuss the impact of the proposed relationships and discuss directions for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-384
JournalJournal of Leadership and Organizational Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • cross-cultural management
  • global leadership
  • international management


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