Dear Colleagues: We in the GLOBE community are deeply saddened to share the news of Ali Dastmalchian’s death. Ali was the Dean of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and a former Dean of the University of Victoria and the University of Lethbridge. He was reappointed for a second five-year term at SFU in May. Ali was also co-founder of the GLOBE research program in the early 1990’s and serving a second term as the CEO and Chair of the Board of the GLOBE Foundation. In late 2016, he started the GLOBE 2020 research program. He recruited the team of professors and others who are on the GLOBE research and administrative teams and personally reached out to potential Country Co-Investigators around the world. He raised substantial funds to support this very ambitious research program that we all care so much about. It goes without saying that we will miss him leading this research project among so many other things.
Ali was a unique human being. He was honest and loving. His passion in life was to help others and often donated his time and energy selflessly. He had an amazing ability to bring people together and to make them feel valued and important while always bringing out the best in everything and everyone. The GLOBE community, the management education and research community, and all who have known him throughout his life have lost a beautiful human being. He will be sorely missed. Read more about Ali's life and legacy here.
Awards and Honors
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).
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