November 14, 2017

Toronto: Alumni + Friends Holiday Celebration

You are invited to join your fellow alumni at a social to ring in the holiday season. It's a great opportunity to connect with friends old and new; invite a guest! Meet Beedie School of Business Dean Ali Dastmalchian and get the latest news from SFU and learn about his research on global leadership models.

  • Date: Tuesday, November 14
  • Time: 6:00-8:30 PM
  • Location:  National Club, 303 Bay Street
  • Attire: Business casual
  • Cost: 
    • Alumni and guests $10 each
    • SFU co-op students $5 each
    • includes one beverage and appies
    • cash bar available

For any event inquiries, please contact SFU Alumni Relations at


Is the World Really Flat? The Importance of a Global Mindset in Business

Dr. Ali Dastmalchian is President of Globe Foundation, an organization dedicated to the international study of the relationships among societal culture, leadership and organizational practices in 62 countries. In 2014, Globe released results from a groundbreaking study of 1,000 CEOs and 5,000 senior executives from 24 countries and a variety of industries. The findings reinforced the importance of CEOs to organizational outcomes, the considerable influence of culture on societal leadership expectations, and the importance of matching CEO behaviors to the leadership expectations within each society. Dr. Dastmalchian discusses this massive GLOBE study—how it provides convincing evidence as to which leadership behaviors are likely to be most successful and which should be avoided, and the implication for organizations based in Canada.

About Dr. Ali Dastmalchian

Dr. Ali Dastmalchian is an international and award-winning, teacher, facilitator, and researcher. He serves as the Dean and a Professor of Management and Organization Studies and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Dastmalchian brings over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at Canadian Universities; previously serving as Dean of the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria (2002- 2012) and in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge (1997-2002). Dr. Dastmalchian is President and Chair of the Global Leadership & Organizational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) Foundation–a world-renowned, large-scale international research project. Dr. Dastmalchian has held faculty positions, visiting appointments, and has management experience in locations around the world including North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

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