Areas of Expertise
- Cross-cultural competence
- Women’s leadership development
- Authentic talent development
- Qualitative research methods
“A must-read for those committed to realizing true multiculturalism and educating others about it.”
— Stella M. Nkomo, University of Pretoria, South Africa
“A terrific synthesis and extension of theories and concepts that help explain the success or failure of coordination projects between Anglo and Navajo participants. Inter-cultural differences in power and culture, as well as the history and cultural memories of the groups and how these differences are handled, prove to be very useful in accounting for success. Debebe's study uses a variety of qualitative data sources and has implications for many other multi-cultural projects.”
— Mayer N. Zald, University of Michigan
“A very worthwhile book” that “adds substantial value to the field of organizational studies.... It will be of interest to scholars in cross-cultural communication, interorganizational learning, multi-party dispute resolution, and the development of dialogue among discrepant communities of practice.”
—Administrative Sciences Quarterly
Edited Special Issue
Debebe, G. (2017) "Authentic Leadership and Talent Development: Fulfilling Individual Potential in Sociocultural Context," Advances in Developing Human Resources, 19(4): 420-438.
Reinert, K.A., Reinert, O.T., and Debebe, G. (2016) “The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Better But Not Enough,” Development in Practice, 26(6): 816-823.
Debebe, G., Anderson, D., Bilimoria, D., Vinnicombe, S. (2016) “Women's Leadership Development Programs: Lessons Learned and New Frontiers,” Journal of Management Education, 40(3): 231-252.
Debebe, G. (2011) “Creating a Safe Environment for Women’s Leadership Transformation,” Journal of Management Education, 35(5): 679-712.
Academy of Management Best Paper 2010
Featured in Journal of Management Education podcast
Featured in Sage Publications, Management INK
Debebe, G. (2011) “Creating Cross-Cultural Knowledge: Process, Relationship, and Task Aspects,” Issues in Intercultural Communication, 3(1): 1-20.
Debebe, G. (2010) “Fostering Receptivity in Cross-Cultural Coordination: The Practices of Civic Virtue,” Human Resource Development International, 13(4): 443- 461.
Debebe, G. (2009) “Transformational Learning in Women’s Leadership Development Training,” Advancing Women in Leadership Journal, 29(7): 1-12.
Debebe, G. (2008) “Cross-Cultural Competence and Power-Based Rules: A Native American Case Study,” International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 32(5): 399- 414.
Wrzesniewski, A., Dutton, J.E., and Debebe, G. (2004) “Interpersonal Sensemaking and the Meaning of Work,” Research in Organizational Behavior, 25: 93-135.
Received over 670 Google Scholar citations
Subject of an Academy of Management session entitled “Interpersonal Moments at Work,” 2010
Debebe, G. (2002) “Guest Learning and Adaptation in the Field: A Navajo Case Study,” Development in Practice, 12(3): 355-369.
Contributions to Edited Volumes
Reinert, K.A. Reinert, O. T. and Debebe, G. (2020) “Voluntary Standards for Multinational Enterprises.” In K.A. Eliott (Ed.), Handbook of Labour Standards. Edward Elgar.
Debebe, G. (2017) “Global Organizations,” K.A. Reinert (Ed.), Handbook of Globalisation and Development, Edward Elgar.
Dutton, J.E., Debebe, G., and Wrzesniewski, A. (2016) “Being Valued and Devalued at Work: A Social Valuing Perspective,” in K. Elsbach (Ed.), Qualitative Organizational Research: Best Papers from the Davis Conference on Qualitative Research, Volume 3, Information Age Publishing.
Debebe, G. and K.A. Reinert (2014) “Leading With Our Whole Selves: A Multiple Identity Approach to Leadership Development, in M. Miville and A. Fergeson (eds.), Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Psychology, Springer.
Debebe, G. (2009) “Cross-Cultural Knowledge Creation: A Native American Case Study,” in Frank H. Columbus (ed.), Cultural Diversity: Issues, Challenges, and Perspectives, Nova Science Publishers.
Debebe, G. (2009) “Brain Waste,” in K.A. Reinert and R.S. Rajan (eds.), Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Princeton University Press.
Debebe, G. (2003) “Guest Learning and Adaptation in the Field: A Navajo Case Study.” In J. Pettit and L. Roper (Eds.), Development and the Learning Organization. Oxfam and Institute for Development Studies. Translated into Spanish, French and Portuguese .
Wrzesniewski, A., Dutton, J.E., and Debebe, G. (2002) “Help from Unexpected Places: Access and Assistance from within an Organization.” In M. Feldman, J. Bell, and M. Berger (Eds.), Gaining Access to People and Organizations. Altamira Press .
Quinn, R.E., O’Neill, R., and Debebe, G. (1996) “Finding the Path to a Balanced Academic Life,” in P. Frost and S. Taylor (eds.), Rhythms of Academic Life, Sage Publications.
Faculty Speaker, The George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Master’s Graduation Ceremony, 2019.