Selected for Insight Grant

NEW The GLOBE team is proud to announce that we have been selected for the prestigious Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in order to pursue the next phase of GLOBE. Contact us below for more information or to get involved in GLOBE Phase 4.

2016 GLOBE Best Research Paper Contest Winner!

The GLOBE Robert J. House Best Research Paper Award honors an outstanding recent dissertation based article or published paper on leadership, societal or organizational culture using the GLOBE database, GLOBE research tools, GLOBE leadership or GLOBE culture theory. The winner of the 2016 award is Ute Stephan and Saurav Pathak for their paper "Beyond cultural values: Cultural leadership ideals and entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 31(5), 505-523."

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Our Work

GLOBE is an organization dedicated to the international study of the relationships among societal culture, leadership and organizational practices. With more than 200 researchers from 62 countries studying more than 17,000 mid-level managers in the initial phases, the 2004 study is the largest and most prestigious study of its kind in the social sciences. In the latest 2014 study, more than 70 researchers collected data from over 100 CEOs and 5,000 senior executives in corporations in a variety of industries in 24 countries. This study demonstrated the considerable influence of culture on societal leadership expectations and the importance of matching CEO behaviors to expectations for leadership effectiveness.

About the Studies

About the Foundation

In the early 1990s, Professor Robert J. House, conceived the idea of a large-scale international study of cultural, leadership and organizational practices.

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Publications including articles, chapters, presentations and proceedings discussing the studies' findings.

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Awards and Honours

2015. Scholarly Rigor and Critical Thought award for Strategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries" received the 2015 University of San Diego and International Leadership Association (ILA) leadership book award.

2008. American Psychological Association award for “Culture and Leadership Across the World: The GLOBE Book of In-Depth Studies of 25 Societies.” Recipient of the 2008 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award, given annually by the International Psychology Division (52), American Psychological Association, to authors of the book that makes the most significant contribution to psychology as a global discipline.

2007. Bob House received the Eminent Scholar award for his long years of contributions to the field of leadership.

2007. Academy of Management Perspectives (formerly Academy of Management Executive). Best journal paper award for “In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross cultural Lessons in Leadership from project GLOBE.” Javidan, M., Dorfman, P., Sully de Luque, M., and House, R.J.

2005. Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Inc., annual M. Scott Myers Award for Applied Research in the Workplace. Awarded to the GLOBE Project team for development, conduct and application of outstanding practice of industrial-organizational psychology in the workplace (business, industry, government).


The GLOBE books represent results from a twenty-year research program investigating the influence of culture on societal and organizational effectiveness. Our latest book showcases our examination of strategic leadership effectiveness for top-level management based on data from more than 1,000 CEOs and over 6,000 top-level managers in 24 countries.

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