Leading Global Innovation: Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration

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Leading Global Innovation: Facilitating Multicultural Collaboration and International Market Success

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Responding to the need for organizations to improve global innovation performance, how can leaders and teams ensure success for strategic initiatives around the world? Filling an important gap in knowledge and research on global innovation, Dr. Jensen introduces a new framework for leading and facilitating multicultural collaboration in service of organizational performance.

Cases and findings are shared from international studies of over 200 leaders and 45 multinational firms with headquarters based in Asia, Europe, and North America. Leading Global Innovation provides a practice perspective with specific models and solutions for facilitating multicultural team collaboration, from concept to market. This book offers crucial guidance for executives, managers, consultants, and educators who would like to understand how to lead and orchestrate innovation in a culturally diverse and networked business environment.

Karina R. Jensen is a Practice Director at the Centre for Leadership and Effective Organizations and a Professor of Global Innovation and Leadership at NEOMA Business School in France. She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Global Minds Network, a consulting and training firm. An international management consultant, change facilitator, and educator with 20+years of experience, she has launched and managed global products, services, and programs for leading multinational firms. Originally from San Francisco, Karina earned her PhD in international management at ESCP Europe in Paris.


Along with Kimberley Barker, Ph.D. Kim received her doctorate in Organization Development from Benedictine University. She also has her MBA and BSBA from Hawai’i Pacific University. She has taught at Eastern Michigan University, Management Department, since 2015. Kimberley is a Scholar-Practitioner who wants to assist you in ‘living your best life at work’! She has spent five years in Human Resources... and over 15 years in Hospital Administration. Kimberley serves as Vice President for the International Society for Organization Development and Change (ISODC). Her research interests include Global Organization Development, the Upside of Change, Cultural Competence and Dilemma Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution, Gender Equality and Inclusion, Business Communication, and Compassionate-Lean-Servant Leadership. Dr. Barker can be reached at Follow Kimberley Barker on YouTube by clicking here!

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