GLOBE 2020 (Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour Effectiveness) country coordinator for Malta, Professor Sandra C. Buttigieg, Head of Department of Health Systems Management and Leadership, FHS was assisted by Professor Vincent Cassar, Deputy-Dean FEMA and Dr Stephanie Fabri, Lecturer FEMA to actively participate in the unique large-scale study of cultural practices, leadership ideals, and generalized and interpersonal trust.
The three UM academics were each awarded a certificate of excellence in cross-cultural research as a recognition for their contribution.
Prof. Buttigieg's certificate:
Prof. Cassar's certificate:
Dr Fabri's certificate:
GLOBE was founded in the early 1990s, by the late Professor Robert J. House from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and a visiting professor at Gustavson School of Business at the time. He conceived the idea of a large-scale international study of cultural, leadership and organizational practices. His host Gustavson’s Dr Ali Dastmalchian, together with his colleague Dr Mansour Javidan were the first to begin the data collection in the Middle East. In January 2015, the GLOBE project moved to the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria when Dr Ali Dastmalchian was elected by GLOBE members to be president and chair of the Board of Directors for the GLOBE Foundation for Research & Education.
As president, Dr Dastmalchian follows GLOBE’s founder and first president, the late Professor House; Professor Mansour Javidan from Thunderbird School of Global Management; and Professor Peter W. Dorfman from New Mexico State University. The GLOBE project has expanded to more than 500 researchers from 160 countries and has become one of the largest, most prestigious and most comprehensive studies of its kind in the social sciences. The GLOBE project has become a leader with award-winning books, more than 400 academic and practice-oriented journal articles, a massive database, and GLOBE has been adopted by university scholars, diplomats and consulting agencies around the world.