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Antecedents and Outcomes of a Global Mindset: A Thematic Analysis of Research from 1994 to 2013 and Future Research Agenda

Advances in Global Leadership

ISBN: 978-1-78635-138-8, eISBN: 978-1-78635-137-1

ISSN: 1535-1203

Publication date: 9 August 2016

Abstract

Within the literature of global mindset there has been much discussion of antecedents. Few attempts have been made, however, to analyze the outcomes of a global mindset. Our chapter undertakes a thematic analysis of global mindset antecedents and outcomes in the 1994–2013 literature. Adopting an inductive approach and borrowing methods from international business and managerial cognition studies, we map, assess, and categorize 42 empirical and 10 theoretical studies thematically. We focus on the antecedents and outcomes at individual, group, and organizational levels. We conceptualize corporate global mindset as a multidimensional construct that incorporates global mindset at the individual level and is dependent on a robust communications infrastructure strategy for its cultivation throughout the organization. Our study categorizes antecedents and outcomes by level and identifies the gaps in global mindset outcomes and firm performance for future researchers to address.

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Hruby, J., Watkins-Mathys, L. and Hanke, T. (2016), "Antecedents and Outcomes of a Global Mindset: A Thematic Analysis of Research from 1994 to 2013 and Future Research Agenda", Advances in Global Leadership (Advances in Global Leadership, Vol. 9), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 213-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-120320160000009008

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