Martha Maznevski

Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Faculty Co-Director of Executive Education at Ivey Business School at IMD Executive Education

Professor, Organizational Behaviour at Ivey Business School

at Yale School of Management

Biography

IMD Executive Education

Martha Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics in academic and management arenas, and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership at all levels in today’s highly complex global environment.

Dr. Maznevski completed her Ph.D. at Ivey with research on multicultural teams, and has expanded that research stream throughout her career. She publishes the popular textbook International Management Behavior, now in its 7th edition, with Ivey professors emeriti H. Lane and J. DiStefano. Her research has been published in leading journals including Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal. Her current research unlocks the performance dynamics of lateral teams – teams that coordinate across multi-unit organizations such as global key account teams or matrixed product or function groups.

Prior to joining Ivey as a Professor, Dr. Maznevski served fifteen years as Professor at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland. She developed, directed, and taught in open and custom executive education programs for senior leaders, including CEOs, from a wide range of industries and in countries around the world. She also directed IMD’s globally top-ranked MBA program. Prior to IMD, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia. She has served as a consultant and advisor to public and private organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and she works frequently with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.

Ivey Business School

Martha Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics in academic and management arenas, and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership at all levels in today’s highly complex global environment.

Expertise

  • Global teams
  • Global leadership
  • Culture & Identity
  • Diversity & Inclusion

Teaching

  • Leading People in Organizations (HBA)
  • Global Management Practices (MSc)

Experience

  • Professor, IMD 2001-2016 (Director, MBA Program, 2009-2013; Director, Program for Executive Education, 2006-2008)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, 1994-2001

Yale School of Management

Martha Maznevski is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Faculty Director for Executive Education at Ivey. She is an expert in global teams, global leadership, culture and identity, and empowering individual differences. She has published widely on these topics in academic and management arenas, and also works closely with leaders and their companies around the world on innovative approaches to leadership at all levels in today’s highly complex global environment.

Dr. Maznevski completed her Ph.D. at Ivey with research on multicultural teams, and has expanded that research stream throughout her career. She publishes the popular textbook International Management Behavior, now in its 7th edition, with Ivey professors emeriti H. Lane and J. DiStefano. Her research has been published in leading journals including Journal of International Business Studies and Strategic Management Journal. Her current research unlocks the performance dynamics of lateral teams – teams that coordinate across multi-unit organizations such as global key account teams or matrixed product or function groups.

Prior to joining Ivey as a Professor, Dr. Maznevski served fifteen years as Professor at IMD (Institute for Management Development) in Switzerland. She developed, directed, and taught in open and custom executive education programs for senior leaders, including CEOs, from a wide range of industries and in countries around the world. She also directed IMD’s globally top-ranked MBA program. Prior to IMD, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Virginia. She has served as a consultant and advisor to public and private organizations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia on challenges and opportunities of managing people globally, and she works frequently with global humanitarian and conservation NGOs.

Education

  • B.A. (Hon) Western University, Anthropology & Linguistics
  • B.Ed. University of Toronto
  • Ph.D. Western University, Business Administration (Organizational Behaviour)

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Ikegami, J.; Maznevski, M. L.; Ota, M., 2017, "Creating the asset of foreignness: Schrödinger’s cat and lessons from the Nissan revival", Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, March 24(1): 55 - 77.
  • Shaner, J.; Maznevski, M. L., 2011, "The relationship between networks, institutional development, and performance in foreign investments", Strategic Management Journal, May 32(5): 556 - 568.
  • Jonsen, K.; Maznevski, M. L.; Schneider, S. C., 2011, "Diversity and its not so diverse literature: An international perspective", International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, April 11(1): 35 - 62.
  • Jonsen, K.; Maznevski, M. L.; Schneider, S. C., 2010, "Gender differences in leadership believing is seeing: implications for managing diversity", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, December 29(6): 549 - 572.
  • Stahl, G. K.; Makela, K.; Zander, K.; Maznevski, M. L., 2010, "A look at the bright side of multicultural team diversity", Scandinavian Journal of Management, December 26(4): 439 - 447.

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