Research Seminar 'In Search of Global Managerial Values' by Professor Alfred M Jaeger

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
SDSB Faculty Lounge

SDSB presents Research Seminar on 'In Search of Global Managerial Values' by Professor Alfred M Jaeger



A central debate in the international management literature on globalization has focused on the divergence and/or convergence of managerial values. A key contributor to this debate was Ralston (e. g. 2008) who introduced the notion of crossvergence, which posits that managerial values are impacted by both socio-cultural and business ideology influences. The former are seen as more local and stable whereas the latter are seen as being shaped by global influences. More recently, Jaeger et al. (2016) have introduced the notion of groupvergence which suggests that two groups of managers can co-exist in local environments: those holding local (divergent) values and those holding global (convergent) values. Despite the interest in convergent (global) values, there is sporadic work on what these values actually are. The evidence in the literature of the nature of global values will be reviewed and the role they can play in cross-cultural collaboration will be examined.


Speaker’s Profile

Dr. Alfred Jaeger joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1978. His prior academic appointments include Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He has served as Area Coordinator of the Organizational Behavior Area in the Desautels Faculty of Management as well as Associate Dean - BCom Program (1988 - 1994) and Associate Dean - Masters Programs (1998 - 2004). He also served as Associate Dean (Academic) of the School of Continuing Studies (2006-2012). Currently Prof. Jaeger is the Academic Director of the McGill MBA Japan Program in Tokyo.


Prof. Jaeger teaches Cross-Cultural Management and Organizational Behavior to undergraduate and MBA students has taught a doctoral seminar on Organizational Behavior and Theory and has acted as the supervisor several doctoral students. He has published in such journals as Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal and has presented at numerous conferences and colloquia worldwide.


Prof. Jaeger has been active in directing linkages between McGill and Asian, European, South American and US institutions and in encouraging the internationalization of McGill's business students. He was Director of Student Exchanges at the Faculty from 1986 to 2004. Dr. Jaeger is a member of the Academy of Management, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the Strategic Management Society and the Academy of International Business.