This study investigated the impact of nationality on the development of global mindset through an online survey administered to 243 leaders in the U.S. and Germany. The study found no statistically significant difference in global mindset between U.S. and German citizens; however, it did find that dual citizens have significantly higher global mindsets than citizens of a single country. The study also found that the effects of nationality on global mindset are mediated by the personal, educational, and professional factors in the leader’s background. These findings suggest that fundamental factors, such as education and experience, are more important to global mindset than nationality.
Matthes, Heike and Barbuto, John E. Jr.
"TESTING THE MEDIATING ROLE OF LEADERS’ BACKGROUND ON THE
EFFECTS OF NATIONALITY ON GLOBAL MINDSET,"
Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jiibr/vol2/iss1/2