Dr. Mendenhall's Publications


Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development, 2nd Edition (2013)
Mendenhall, M.E., Osland, J., Bird, A., Oddou, G., & Maznevski, M., Stevens, M.J., & Stahl, G.  London: Routledge.
Global leadership has been frequently heralded by writers and executives as the key to sustained competitive advantage on the part of organizations. In addition, it is clear that the possession of leadership qualities and the display of leader behavior are requirements for individuals attempting to progress in their careers. It is important for aspiring managers to learn about the nature of effective global leadership and how they can develop their own competencies in this area. This textbook provides an important overview of this key emerging area within business and management.

Offering a view into the nature of global leadership and the competencies necessary for aspiring managers to succeed, Global Leadership is essential reading for students of leadership, organizational theory, strategic management, human resource management, and for anyone working and managing in the global arena. Now in its second edition, it draws from recent research to both contemporize timeless topics and address today’s relevant topics, from corporate social responsibility, to cultural competencies, to current technology.


Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior, 5th Edition. (2012) Guenter K. Stahl, Mark E. Mendenhall, and Gary R. Oddou.

This book examines cross-cultural interactions between people, cultures and human resource systems in a wide variety of regions throughout the world.  This new edition includes 1) new readings and case studies positioned alongside trusted ‘tried and true’ readings and cases from past editions; 2) a companion website featuring supplemental material and teaching notes to enhance instructors’ abilities to use the readings and cases with their students; and 3) an approach that enables students to meet the international challenges that they face every day and to sensitize them to the complexity of human resource issues in the era of globalization.  This text is a vital resource for all those studying international human resource management.


Global leadership: Research, Practice, and Development (2008)
Mendenhall, M.E., Osland, J., Bird, A., Oddou, G., & Maznevski, M. London: Routledge.

Global leadership is an emerging field that seeks to understand and explain the impact of globalization processes on leadership. This is the first book to review the theoretical, empirical and conceptual literature on this important subject, and to analyze what this body of knowledge means for managers who lead in a global business context.

Accessible to both student and practitioner alike, it explains how changes in the global context have created a demand for a distinctive set of qualities for effective leaders. This volume defines the skill set that global organizations are now looking for, highlighting the need to establish communities across diverse groups of stakeholders and initiate change as key aspects of global leadership. It also presents a critical analysis of the training and development of global leaders of the future.

Global Leadership provides an important overview of a key emerging area within business and management. It is essential reading for students of leadership, organizational theory, strategic management, human resource management, and for anyone working and managing in the global arena.


Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management (2007)
Mendenhall, M.E., Oddou, G., & Stahl, G.K. . (4th edition). London: Routledge.

This book addresses topics in human resource management from an international, cross-cultural perspective. The collection of cases and readings has been carefully selected from prominent authors and researchers to challenge students and help them fully explore human resource issues in a global context.


Mergers and Acquisitions: Managing Culture and Human Resources (2005)
Stahl, G.K., & Mendenhall, M.E. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

In mergers and acquisitions (M&A), special emphasis is usually placed on the strategic and financial goals of the deal, while the psychological, cultural, and human resource implications do not receive as much attention. This book examines the dynamics of the sociocultural processes inherent in M&A and “fleshes out” their implications for postmerger integration management.

The book’s contributors come from a variety of subdisciplines within the field of management, and thus provide new insights into the managerial, social, and cultural processes inherent in M&A. Executives with extensive experience managing M&A have offered commentaries at the end of the chapters, providing “real-world” perspective to empirical and theoretical insights.


The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management: International Management (Volume 6)
McNett, J. Lane, H.W., Maznevski, M., Mendenhall, M., & O’Connell, J. (2005) Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

This revised edition of The Blackwell Encyclopedia of International Management provides clear, up-to-the-minute definitions and explanations of the key concepts in the fast-changing field of international management. It covers recent developments arising from globalization, the Internet, e-commerce and meta-markets. It also includes information on new International Standards, together with the impact of the European Union and the new geo-political areas of the Russian Federation and China.


Global Leaders, International Assignments: An Integration of Research & Practice
Stroh, L., Black, J.S., Mendenhall, M.E., & Gregersen, H. (2005). London: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates, Inc.

This volume looks at such critical aspects of the assignment process as the selection process, the training required, factors that affect adjustment, performance, and commitment, and how to retain and capitalize on the international experience once employees return home.

This book is written for human resource managers and executives whose focus include the global economy and the strategic role of people in achieving international competitiveness. It can be used as a textbook for courses in international human resource management.

The importance of international human resource management cannot be overemphasized in our world of growing “global” markets. It is extremely important to develop globally competent leaders and managers. Authored by top researchers in this field, this book will provide a practical guide to help managers and researchers who are involved in international assignments.


The Handbook of Global Management: A Guide to Managing Complexity
Lane, H.W., Maznevski, M., Mendenhall, M.E., & McNett, J. (2004). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.

This book provides an overview of current approaches and research in the field of international organizations with a focus on implementation issues in a globalized context. It is written by a team of recognized leaders in the field, associated with the growing and influential International Organizations Network (ION). The book covers topical issues such as managing virtual teams and globalization. It makes a cohesive statement about the field of international organizations. The focus is on implementation issues. It offers a solid contribution to the closing of the gap between researchers and practitioners.
Globalizing People Through International Assignments
Black, J.S., Gregersen, H., Mendenhall, M., and Stroh, L. (Japanese reprint, 2002) Tokyo: Hakuto Shobo Publishers.


The book offers a systematic guide for constructing effective international assignment systems that will enable companies to achieve critical competitive results. It brings together best practices and solid science in an effort to improve the results of international assignments for organizations and individuals.




Developing Global Business Leaders: Policies, Processes, and Innovations
Mendenhall, M., Kuhlmann, T., & Stahl, G. (2001) Westport, CT: Quorum Books.

The widening gap between the requirements of multinational organizations and the strategic and managerial abilities of their leaders, many of whose core experiences predated the globalization of business, has created the need for this book. Editors Mark E. Mendenhall, Torsten M. Kuhlmann, and Gunter K. Stahl have organized the results of their research--and that of their colleagues in the fields of leadership development, international management, and organizational psychology--for the benefit of scholars and practitioners alike. After surveying current practices to bring the reader up to speed on global leadership development as pursued by the United States, Germany, Japan, and with regard to women in leadership positions, the book's focus shifts to a discussion of effective organizational processes. In the third and final section, contributors analyze the research that has been done on extending human resource management functional practices--such as selection instrumentation, the use of assessment centers, multinational work groups, cross-cultural training programs, and repatriation policies--to global leadership development.



Cases in International Organizational Behavior
Oddou, G., & Mendenhall, M. (1999) Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers.

Drawing on a diverse collection of examples from major organizations around the world, Cases in International Organizational Behavior examines the complexity of managing people across boarders. The unique "multi-functional" nature of the case selected is designed to focus attention on the decision-making processes involved in international management.

The cases deal with issues such as conflict arising through cross-cultural interaction; the differing worldwide perception and value of business ethics; the importance of understanding local organizational designs; and how appropriate leadership, motivation, and communication are key to business success. Not only is Cases in International Organizational Behavior an ideal supplement to organizational behavior and international management courses, it also offers invaluable insights to practitioners who need to excel in the workplace.