Curriculum Vitae

Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in Global Business
Visiting Professor, Rikkyo University

Allan W. Bird

313A Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.2002
a.bird@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

PhD in Organizational Studies, University of Oregon
M.A. in International Management, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
B.A. in Special Studies, California State University, Fresno

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Bird has spent nine years researching the challenges facing today’s global leaders. He is currently researching the expert cognition in global leaders and the impact of intercultural capacity on global leader effectiveness. He teaches courses on Cultural Aspects of International Business and Living and Working Abroad.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining Northeastern University, Allan Bird was the Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professor of Japanese Studies and Director of the International Business Institute in the College of Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He was also director of the College’s International MBA program. He previously held positions at California Polytechnic State University (where he headed the Global Strategy and Law Area) and New York University and has been a visiting professor/researcher at Columbia University, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Rikkyo University (Japan) Osaka International University (Japan) and Japan’s National Self Defense Academy. Since 2001, Allan also serves as President of The Kozai Group, Inc., an international consulting firm focused on assessing and developing global leadership potential. He serves on the boards of several organizations in Europe, North America and Japan. Some of the companies he has worked with include AT&T, Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, GE, Molex, Monsanto, Nippon Express, Sharp and Watchmark.

Services to the Profession

His professional service includes tenures as President of the Association of Japanese Business Studies, as well as lengthy service on the Association’s Executive Committee. In the Academy of Management, he was a former chair of the Careers Division and has served on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division. He was a key architect and founding member of the International Organization Network (ION), a network of academics and managers from around the world committed to increasing the quality and impact of research on people and their effectiveness in international organizations. He was also a key architect, founding member and head of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education, a collaborative effort by more than 25 universities.

Awards & Recognition

2013: Outstanding Leadership Book Award, Honorable Mention -Scholarship
  University of San Diego
  Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development, 2nd Edition.

2013: Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013
  Outstanding Author Contribution, Advances in Global Leadership,
  “The Context of Expert Global Leadership”

2011: Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC) Best Article of the Year Award: “Defining the Content Domain
  of Intercultural Competence for Global Leaders,” in Journal of Managerial Psychology 

Publications

Selected Publications

Stevens, M., Bird, A., Mendenhall, M. & Oddou, G. (2014).  Measuring global leader intercultural competence:  The development and validation of the Global Competencies Inventory. Advances in Global Leadership, Vol. 8: 115-154.

Osland, J.S. & Bird, A.  (2000).  Beyond sophisticated stereotyping:  Cross-cultural sensemaking in context.  Academy of Management Executive, 14: 1-12.

Bird, A. & Beechler, S.  (1995).  Links between business strategy and human resource management strategies in U.S.-based Japanese subsidiaries:  An empirical investigation.  Journal of International Business Studies, 26:  23-45.

Wiersema, M. & Bird, A. (1993). Organizational demography in Japan:  Group heterogeneity, individual dissimilarity and top management team turnover. Academy of Management Journal, 36:  996-1025.

Mendenhall, M.E., Osland, J.S., Bird, A., Oddou, G.R., Maznevski, M.L., Stevens, M.J. & Stahl, G.K. (2012). Global leadership: Research, practice, development., 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.


Presentations

Selected Presentations

Bird, A. & Cartwright, C. (October, 2014). Cultivating global change by growing global leaders: Competencies for a collective reality. International Leadership Association. San Diego, CA.

Reiche, S., Bird, A., Mendenhall, M. & Osland, J. (June, 2014). Towards a taxonomy of the global leadership construct. Academy of International Business. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Bird, A. (October, 2013). In search of global leadership. International Leadership Association. Montreal, Canada.

Vodosek, M. & Bird, A. (August, 2013). Global leadership competencies: Managerial microfoundations of dynamic capabilities. Academy of Management. Tampa, FL.

Osland, J., Oddou, G., Bird, A. & Stevens, M. (August, 2013). Global leadership characteristics and adaptation. Academy of Management. Tampa, FL.