CHAPTER 6General Discussion and Conclusions

This report presents a conceptual model designed to help identify what it takes to be an effective global manager. The model is based on the literature and our experience working with international executives. With this research we have been able to help answer questions about roles, characteristics, traits, and experiences of effective global managers.

Returning to our conceptual model (see Figure 1 on p. 3), the antecedent variable personality does help to explain the kinds of managerial capabilities and role behaviors a manager is most likely to acquire. Personality is also associated with managerial effectiveness as predicted. Personality was not, however, related to a manager’s previous work ...

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