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Publication Date

Fall 2018

Degree Type

Thesis - Campus Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Altovise Rogers

Subject Areas

Organizational behavior


To respond to the challenge of how organizations can develop global leaders, this study empirically tested the Global Leadership Expertise Development (GLED) model of Osland and Bird (2013) to determine if exposure to other cultures, training in global leadership, and individual characteristics impact one’s global leadership expertise. The analysis of a sample of 354 college students indicated a positive relationship between exposure to other cultures and higher self-reported global competencies, with one’s self-perception of global leadership expertise. A relationship between global leadership expertise and global education, however, was not found. Recommendations for organizations and future research are provided to expand the knowledge on global leadership development. The results of this study may provide more information to organizations on how to train their employees in global leadership skills.