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Panel Discussion: The Scientific and Practical Implications of Globalization

Abstract: This panel discussion brings together scientists and practitioners with first-hand experience witnessing and researching the influence of globalization on the science and practice of I-O psychology. Specific topics include strategic and international human resource management, leadership, expatriate management, and organizational culture. George Hollenbeck, Hollenbeck Associates, will serve as the moderator of this lively and spirited discussion.

David Campbell
David was educated in the Midwest, earning his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University, and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Minnesota.

In 1960, he joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota, rising to full Professor in 8 years. During that period, he co-authored the widely used Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory. In 19734, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC and then joined the Center as Executive Vice President. In 1981, he was appointed as the first Smith Richardson Senior Fellow. In 1979, he was a Honorary Research Fellow at the University of London and in 1986-1987, he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

His lecturing and professional activities have taken him to dozens of U.S. Corporations and universities, and to many foreign countries, notably Russia, China, Peru, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Chile, the Philippines, and much of Western Europe.

David has recently published a new psychological test battery, the Campbell Development Surveys, which includes individual surveys designed to analyze working interests, skills, leadership potential, teamwork, and working satisfaction.

His honors include the E. K. Strong, Jr. Gold Medal for excellence in psychological testing research. In 1998, the University of Colorado awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. He also received the 2001 Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In 2006, David received the Distinguished Psychologist in Management Award from the Society of Psychologists in Management.

David is perhaps best known for his popular books: “If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else”; “Take the Road to Creativity and Get Off Your Dead End”; “If I’m in Charge Here, Why is Everybody Laughing?”

During Spring semester 2006, David served as the first Hellervik/PDI Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Angela Lynch
Angela Lynch is a managing consultant for IBM's Business Consulting Services Strategy and Change internal practice and has engaged in several of IBM's worldwide transformation initiatives. Her areas of expertise include organizational design, culture transformations, change management, performance management, survey technology, research methodology, advanced qualitative and quantitative analyses, and IT solutions design. Prior to her consulting career, she worked in IBM's Global Employee Research, specializing in survey design and analysis and in the impact of culture on employee attitudes. She received a Ph.D. degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Lynch holds a master's degree in mathematics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania. Prior to her studies in organizational psychology, she was an executive in the insurance industry, where she had responsibility for strategic network planning and implementation for the personal lines of business of a major insurance company.

Christopher Robert
Chris Robert (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998) is an Assistant Professor of Management and Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Robert's research involves cross-cultural and international management issues, including the influence of culture on the effectiveness of management practices, the interaction between humor and culture in organizational contexts, and the effects of group processes and culture on negotiation and conflict. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, and Personnel Psychology.

Mark A. Royal
Mark Royal is a Senior Consultant within Hay Group Insight, Hay Group’s employee and customer research division.  Mark plays a leading role in directing the Hay Group’s annual research with Fortune magazine to identify the World’s and America’s Most Admired Companies and uncover the business practices that make these companies both highly regarded and highly successful. Mark holds Ph.D. and MA degrees in sociology from Stanford University and a BA in sociology from Yale University. Before joining Hay Group, Mark was an Associate Practice Group Director with International Survey Research, a consulting firm specializing in employee and management opinion surveys. Prior to that he was an Associate Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, a not-for-profit social science research firm.

Randall Schuler
Professor, Human Resource Strategy; Director, MHRM Program and Founder, Center for Global Strategic Human Resource Management in the Department of Human Resource Management at the School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University. He has written a number of articles on the topics of strategic human resource management and business strategies, human resource management and total quality management, and international human resource management. His focus in these articles is how firms can systematically link the management of their human resources with the strategic needs of the business.

Moderator: George Hollenbeck

George is an organizational psychologist specializing in leadership development; he consults in the areas of individual executive coaching, assessment, and development with senior executives.  His career includes positions at Merrill Lynch in New York, (including Vice President and Division Director-- Human Resources), at Fidelity Investments (Vice President, Organization Planning), and at the Harvard Business School (Senior Director, Executive Education). 

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, he joined IBM, and he worked  at The Psychological Corporation.  He was a James McKeen Cattell Fund Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and, as a Merrill Lynch executive, he attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

Complementing his consulting, George teaches, writes and speaks about leadership: as an adjunct professor at Boston University’s Graduate School of Management, he has taught in the MBA and Executive MBA programs, and participates in the Executive Development Roundtable. 

George is the co-author, with Morgan McCall, of Developing Global Executives: The lessons of international experience, published in January, 2002 by the Harvard Business School Press, as well a number of articles on global leadership development. He and McCall have most recently compteted a book chapter “Getting Leader Development Right: Shift from Competencies to Competence,” to appear in The Practice of Leadership by J. Conger published by Jossey-Bass in 2006.  Other writings include “Self-confidence and Leader Performance (with D.T.Hall in Organizational Dynamics, 2004), “Coaching Executives: individual leader development” in The 21st Century Executive; (Jossey-Bass, 2002),  “Behind Closed Doors: What Really Happens in Executive Coaching” appearing in the Winter, 1999, issue of Organization Dynamics.  In 1994, his book CEO Selection: A Street-Smart Review was published by the Center for Creative Leadership.

In 2003, George was the recipient of the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award of the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  He is a Fellow of that Society, a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology.