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School of Global Innovation & Leadership

Academic Rank

Professor Emerita, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, 2006-2020

Year Retired from SJSU


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Educational Background

Case Western Reserve University, 1990 Ph.D.

University of Washington, 1972 MSW

Social Welfare, University of Minnesota, 1970 B. A.

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 2002-2020

University of Portland, 1992-2002

INCAE, Central American Institute of Business Administration, 1989-1992

Case Western Reserve University, 1988-1989

Administrative and Professional Experience

Executive Director, Global Leadership Advancement Center (GLAC), SJSU, 2007-2020


Co-founded GLAC; the GLLab; Global Leader Speaker Series; Social Innovation Leadership Forum; Global Leadership Passport Program; Global Leadership Gateway Workshops; Minor in Global Leadership & Innovation; Certificate in Advanced Global Leadership and directed all but the minor, 2008-2020.

Established and taught the Global Leadership Exchange Program with Leuphana University, Germany; 2008-2020

Selected Publications

J. Osland with D. Kolb, I. Rubin & M. Turner. The Organizational Behavior Reader. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Pearson, (5th – 9th Editions: 1991, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2011)

J. Osland with D. Kolb, and I. Rubin. Organizational Behavior: An Experiential Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, (5th – 8th editions: 1991, 1995, 2001, 2007)

J. Osland (1995). The Adventure of Working Abroad: Hero Tales from the Global Frontier. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

J. Osland & A. Bird (2000). Beyond Sophisticated Stereotyping: Cultural Sensemaking in Context. Academy of Management Executive, 14(1): 65-77.

J. Osland (2003). Broadening the Debate: The Pros and Cons of Globalization. Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(2): 137-154.

G. Oddou, J. Osland, & R. Blakeney (2009). Repatriating Knowledge: Variables Influencing the “Transfer” Process. Journal of International Business Studies, 40, 181–199.

J. Osland, M. E. Mendenhall, J. Osland, A. Bird, G. Oddou, et al. (2018). Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development. Cambridge, 3rd edition.

N. Adler & J. Osland (2016). Women Leading Globally: What We Know, Thought We Knew, and Need to Know about Leadership in the 21st Century. Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 9, 15-56.

B.S. Reiche, A. Bird, M. Mendenhall, & J. Osland (2017). Contextualizing Leadership: A Typology of Global Leadership Roles. Journal of International Business Studies, 48: 552-572.

M. Mendenhall, B.S. Reiche, A. Bird, & J. Osland (2012). Defining the “Global“ in Global Leadership. Journal of World Business, 47(4): 493-503.

B. Szkudlarek, L. Nardon, J. Osland, N. Adler & E. Lee (2019). When Context Matters: What Happens to International Theory when Researchers Study Refugees. Academy of Management Perspective, Published online September 11, 2019.

M. Mendenhall, J. Osland, A. Bird, G. Oddou, M. Maznevski, M. Stevens & G. Stahl. (2018). Global Leadership: Research, Practice, and Development. 3rd Edition. London: Routledge.

J. Osland (senior editor) (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019-2023). Advances in Global Leadership, volumes 8-15. Bingley, UK: Emerald.

B. Szkudlarek, L. Romani, D. V. Caprar, & J. Osland (2020). The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management. London: Sage.

J. Osland, A. Bird, B. S. Reiche & M. Mendenhall (2023). "A Model of Trigger Events and Sensemaking in the Intercultural Context: A Cognitive Approach to Global Leadership Effectiveness." Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 15, 111–138.

J. Osland. (2023). "Asking Big Questions That Matter: An Interview with Nancy J. Adler" Advances in Global Leadership, vol. 15, 217 – 241.

A. Johnson, J. Ludema & J. Osland. (2023). "Leading Effective Global Change: Three Design Imperatives That Support Success." Advances in Global Leadership, p. 69-109.

M. Maznevski, J. Osland, B. S. Reiche & M. Mendenhall. Power And Global Leadership: Marking the Transition and Suggesting Future Directions. Advances in Global Leadership (2023), 273 - 287

Personal Commentary

I’m very grateful to SJSU and to Donald and Sally Lucas for allowing me to focus on advancing the field of global leadership and experiment with creating programs and curricula in this relatively young field. It was an honor and a joy to teach SJSU students in an ‘institution of opportunity’ and a pleasure to work with many colleagues, staff and administrators.

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Dr. Joyce S. Osland is an Emerita Professor in the School of Global Innovation and Leadership and former Executive Director of the Global Leadership Advancement Center at San Jose State University. Dr. Osland is a specialist in international management, with a focus on Latin America, global leadership, women's leadership and expatriates. She has extensive experience as an OD consultant and is also known for her work in experiential teaching. Her current research interests are global leadership, intercultural experts, and repatriate knowledge transfer.



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