Bird, A. (Presenter Only), Rollins College Guest Speaker Series, "Re-Imagining Undergraduate International Business Education,” Rollins College, Orlando, FL. (December 3, 2010).
Bird, A. (Presenter Only), International Leadership Association, "Assessing Intercultural Competency in a Global Context: Using the Global Competencies Inventory,” International Leadership Association, Boston, MA. (October 2010).
Bird, A. (Presenter Only), Academy of Management, "Drawing lines and building fences,” Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. (August 2010).
Bird, A. (Presenter Only), Academy of Management, "What is global leadership?,” Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. (August 2010).
Bird, A. (Presenter Only), Northeastern Lead Dog Event, "Globalization, Complexity & Leadership,” Brown Brothers Harriman, Boston, MA. (May 18, 2010).
Industry and Academic Experience
Prior to joining Northeastern University, Allan Bird was the Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Professor of Japanese Studies and Director of the International Business Institute in the College of Business Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He was also director of the College’s International MBA program. He previously held positions at California Polytechnic State University (where he headed the Global Strategy and Law Area) and New York University and has been a visiting professor/researcher at Columbia University, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Rikkyo University (Japan) Osaka International University (Japan) and Japan’s National Self Defense Academy. Since 2001, Allan also serves as President of The Kozai Group, Inc., an international consulting firm focused on assessing and developing global leadership potential. He serves on the boards of several organizations in Europe, North America and Japan. Some of the companies he has worked with include AT&T, Coca Cola, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, GE, Molex, Monsanto, Nippon Express, Sharp and Watchmark.
His professional service includes tenures as President of the Association of Japanese Business Studies, as well as lengthy service on the Association’s Executive Committee. In the Academy of Management, he was a former chair of the Careers Division and has served on the Executive Committee of the International Management Division. He was a key architect and founding member of the International Organization Network (ION), a network of academics and managers from around the world committed to increasing the quality and impact of research on people and their effectiveness in international organizations. He was also a key architect, founding member and head of the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education, a collaborative effort by more than 25 universities.
Allan W. Bird
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