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Name: Global Research and Education Foundation (hereafter GLOBE), incorporated and domiciled in Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.A. II. Vision: GLOBE IS AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS WHOSE ULTIMATE OBJECTIVE IS TO ENHANCE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE IN CROSS- CULTURAL MANAGEMENT. In the academic world, GLOBE aspires to be the model for the design and conduct of cross-cultural research and scholarly publication. it will be the most influential cross-cultural authority in its generation. GLOBE seeks to inspire and motivate young scholars in Ph.D. programs as well as established social scientists in many disciplines by providing a role model of what is possible by a commitment to excellence in this field. In the world of practice, GLOBE wants to make a difference in cross-cultural organizational effectiveness. GLOBE will invest in not only scholar-to-scholar exchanges but also in scholar-to-practitioner exchanges so that public policy makers, non-governmental organization administrators, and corporate executives will come to value GLOBE for influencing the design of strategies, administrative structures and systems, and managerial practices which enhance cross-cultural organizational effectiveness. III. Purpose: GLOBE has a fivefold mission in supporting cross-cultural scholars: A. Sustain and develop GLOBE as a professional association and community of scholars. B. Evaluate the adequacy of proposals for GLOBE-sanctioned status (i.e., large scale, well-funded, research endeavors involving a significant number of GLOBE Members in a large number of cultures.) C. Pursue and attain funds through multiple sources including but not limited to grants, contracts, and private organizations for project expenses as well as for the infra-structure costs of the GLOBE Foundation itself. D. provide advice to principal investigators (pi’s) concerning how to best conduct a cross-cultural project, and how to address the problems and issues that typically arise in this type of research. E. provide access to a highly sophisticaed network of cross-cultural scholars who would help collect data in different countries. F. Facilitate coordination of cross-cultural studies sanctioned by the GLOBE IV. Membership:
A. A Member is a person actively engaged in some phase of a GLOBEsanctioned research project, playing one or more of the following roles: Principal investigator, Country Co-Investigator (CCI), Research Associate, Office Holder in the GLOBE Foundation (Director, Board/Executive Committee Chair Person, Standing Committee Chair Person, Standing Committee Member). B. All members of the GLOBE Coordinating Team (GCT) active in GLOBE Phase Two and all active and contributing CCI’s in GLOBE Phase Two are grand-fathered as Members of GLOBE. C. Any future CCI’s and Research Associates formally appointed by the Executive Committee (see section IX below). D. Any principal investigator of a GLOBE-sanctioned project. V. Member Rights and Duties: A. Each Member has an equal vote in all matters detailed in this Constitution. B. Each Member may be elected or invited to serve in the various Foundation offices described hereunder. C. The Membership will be decisive in the following instances: 1. When a super majority of 60% of voting Members ratify the Constitution. 2. When a simple majority favors or rejects a proposal brought forward in a petition signed by at least 20% of the Membership or by a majority of the Board of Directors. 3. When a super majority of 60% of Members voting agree to amend or change the Constitution. 4. When a super majority of 75 % of voting Members agrees to dissolve the Network. D. CCI Members shall have the right to first refusal in representing their country in GLOBE-sanctioned projects. E. Members have access to the GLOBE-maintained web site. F. Members may use without charge GLOBE-owned research materials (instruments, protocols, scales, databases, analyses, etc.), provided full attribution is given to the GLOBE. G. Members are expected to honor the GLOBE “Shared Values.” H. Members will defer to agreed project publications in timing and content. I. Members will transfer to GLOBE any royalties or fees (beyond those symbolic amounts at or below the 100 USD range) earned from publications or presentations using unpublished GLOBE-owned research materials. Commercializing unpublished GLOBE-owned research materials should benefit GLOBE. Individual Members with such entrepreneurial opportunities should work with the Executive Committee on the appropriate way to proceed.
VI. Shared Values: A. Research projects are designed and executed as apolitical.
B. Members are committed to cultural pluralism in project design, project implementation, and in the governance of GLOBE. C. Members share an interest in extending the cultural inclusiveness of GLOBE and in deepening understanding of culture, leadership and organizational effectiveness, using GLOBE-developed research materials. D. Members take on project assignments with a commitment to best-effortperformance as to agreed deliverables and schedule. E. Those planning and directing projects bear an equal responsibility in fulfilling agreed deliverables and schedule. F. Planned project output takes priority and precedence over side-study or personal output. G. Members commit to scrupulous attention to attribution for contributors to all phases of projects. H. Members commit to freely offer and eagerly accept careful academic criticism of proposals or work in process. I. Where at all possible, funded projects will include in their budget an overhead allocation to support GLOBE. VII. Organization Structure: A. Board of Directors 1. Will be the governing body of GLOBE. 2. Will have a maximum of twelve Directors, including up to three PI’s (from the most significant GLOBE-sanctioned projects) ex officio, up to six Members elected by the Membership, and up to three co-opted non-members who bring promise of increased prospects of achieving GLOBE purposes. 3. The ex officio Directors and the elected Directors will identify and approach eminent non-members to convince them to serve as Directors. 4. Elected Directors and co-opted Directors will serve three-year staggered terms. 5. Elected Directors and co-opted Directors may be elected for two, and no more, consecutive terms. 6. Ex officio Directors will serve so long as their projects remain active. 7. Approves the annual plan submitted by the Executive Committee and uses the plan to coordinate the workings of the three Standing Committees and the GLOBE-sanctioned projects. 8. Approves the annual budget submitted by the Executive Committee. Enters into negotiations with and represents GLOBE to external persons and organizations, and is responsible for signing all contracts. 9. The Board disseminates the Annual Plan and Approved Budget to the GLOBE Members via the internet. 10. The Board brings to the Membership strategic and other major issues considered of sufficient moment by at least 50% of the Board. It also brings to a Membership referendum matters submitted by at least 20% of the Membership.
11. On the recommendation of the Research/Scholarship Committee approves GLOBE-sanctioned projects. 12. Once a project is Network-sanctioned, will take on an advocacy role, as requested, with funding agencies, data sources, publication outlets, etc. 13. Will elect will then elect one of the Directors to serve as the Chair Person both of the Board itself and of the Executive Committee. 14. Will elect three of the Directors to chair the three standing committees. C. The Executive Committee 1. Is comprised of four members: the Chair person of the Board, and the Chair persons of the three standing committees. 2. will serve for one three-year term. 3. Operates GLOBE on a day-to-day basis and submits policies and recommendations to the B of D for approval. 4. Will appoint up to five members to serve on each Standing Committee. 5. After consultation with the Chair Persons of the Standing Committees and the PI’s, will propose to the full Board of Directors an annual plan. 6. Will propose an annual budget to the full Board, indicating income sources (grants, project overhead contributions, license fees, royalty income, etc.) and uses of funds (administrative costs, member travel subsidies, research support to members, etc.). 7. Will manage the budget during the year, approving all expenditures. 8. Will inform the Membership of significant happenings (including progress and problems in each sanctioned project) via the email at least once a quarter. 9. On the recommendation of the Activities/Membership Committee approves the appointment of new CCI’s and Research Associates. 10. On the recommendation of the Research/Scholarship Committee considers candidate projects for GLOBE-sanctioned status and forwards those it approves to the Board of Directors for final approval. 11. On the recommendation of the Practitioner Committee considers initiatives for application-oriented programs and forwards precedentsetting programs it approves to the Board of Directors for final approval. 12. Will decide whether and under what terms to permit non-members access to GLOBE owned research materials. 13. Will decide whether and under what terms Members may commercialize GLOBE-owned research material. 14. Will annually prepare a slate of nominees for Board of Director openings, guided by the commitment to cultural pluralism and the mix of talents required to fulfill Director functions at a particular time. E. Standing Committees 1. The Activities/Membership Committee will: a. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee on the appointment of new Members, the replacement of Members, and the termination of Members, after consultation with the PI’s.
b. Prepare the periodic meetings of the Membership in consultation with the Executive Committee. c. Maintain an up-to-date listing of Member names and addresses. d. Maintain an email network. 2. The Research/Scholarship Committee will: a. Evaluate candidate projects for GLOBE-sanctioned status, reporting results to the Board of Directors through the Executive Committee. b. Provide review services to GLOBE-sanctioned projects and secure, as needed, external non-member referees to assist in reviewing material from GLOBE-sanctioned projects. c. provide access to a team of cci’s who will help to conduct the research. d. maintain an inventory of GLOBE-owned research material and secure copyright for same in the name of the Network. e. provide member access to GLOBE-owned research material. f. provide access to Network-owned research material to non-member scholars (directly or through third parties) on receipt of specific approval from the Executive Committee. g. Maintain a bibliography of GLOBE-sanctioned project presentations and publications authored by Members. h. Maintain a web site for the posting of research results and draft documents. 3. The Practitioner Committee will: a. Search out opportunities to bridge between GLOBE scholarship and the world of practice with public policy makers, administrators, or corporate executives. b. Translate and disseminate GLOBE results in forms and media appropriate for practitioners. c. Draft application programs for such things as training modules, action research or organizational development efforts employing GLOBE instruments, etc., for submission to the Board of Directors through the Executive Committee for approval. d. Pursue and attain funds from public and private organizations for the purposes of enhancing cross-cultural organizational effectiveness. VIII. Intellectual Property: A. Ownership: 1. Data are jointly owned by the collecting CCI (s) and GLOBE. 2. The cross-cultural data base, centrally-done analyses, scales, instruments and protocols are owned by GLOBE. B. Authorship and copyright 1. Authorship of planned cross-cultural research results in GLOBEsanctioned projects will include all Members who have contributed to any phase of the project. By default rule, the order of appearance will be alpha
by family name unless there are obvious primary and secondary roles which dictate another order. Order of authorship will be determined in advance by PI’s and members of each GLOBE-sanctioned project. 2. If publishers do not insist on holding the copyright, the holder of copyright on GLOBE-sanctioned project results will be GLOBE. 3. GLOBE will be the copyright holder of all research materials (instruments, protocols, scales, cross-cultural data base, analyses, etc.) in Network GLOBE-sanctioned projects. B. Access policies. 1. Members have free access to GLOBE-owned research material, agreeing only to give appropriate attribution and to provide GLOBE any data collected with GLOBE-owned research materials and to provide GLOBE a copy of any resulting publication. 2. Non-members desiring to use GLOBE-owned research material will address requests to the Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee finds reason to approve such a request, it will: a) specify the conditions of use, b) charge a usage fee, c) require the non-member user to provide to GLOBE all data collected using GLOBE-owned research material, and d) hand over to GLOBE any royalties or fees earned by the use of such material. IX. Member Appointment and Termination: A. Appointment 1. New CCI’s or Research Associates will submit an application for Membership to the Activities/Membership committee who will consult with the PI’s concerned and advise the Executive Committee of its recommendation. 2. Replacements for CCI’s who have terminated, leaving no CCI in a particular culture, are made by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Activities/Membership Committee which will have consulted with the PI’s. 3. Additional CCI’s (new or replacements) in a location where there are active CCI’s are made by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Activities/Membership Committee which will have consulted with the PI’s and the existing CCI’s in that location. 4. In the case where an existing CCI opts not to participate in a particular GLOBE-sponsored project (i.e., takes a leave) a temporary CCI replacement may be appointed for that project only by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Activities/Membership Committee which will have consulted the PI’s and existing CCI’s in that location. 5. Appointment of CCI’s in new location without a CCI is made by the Executive Committee on the recommendation of the Activities/Membership Committee which will have consulted the PI’s. B. Termination 1. A Member may voluntarily resign.
2. A Member may become incapacitated or die. 3. A Member may be judged unable to fulfill commitments (deliverables and schedule). A concerned PI may request the Activities/Membership Committee to recommend termination of that Member to the Executive Committee. Such Member may appeal to the Board of Directors. 4. Terminated Members will have their contributions acknowledged in later publications in which their work is used. X. Meetings: A. The Executive Committee will attempt to bring the Membership together for a meeting at least every third year, piggybacking, if appropriate, on other international gatherings. B. As technology permits, the Executive Committee should explore various forms of virtual meetings, encouraging the Board, Standing Committees, or interest groups to employ group ware or even teleconferencing. C. The Executive Committee will meet personally, or in the form of a virtual meeting, at least twice a year. XI. Dispute Resolution: A. Informal resolution of disputes (with or without intervention of mediator(s)) should be the first aim of Members who are in disagreement. B. Disputes that may arise between Members should be resolved in the following manner: 1. firstly, the parties should make every effort to resolve the dispute informally among themselves. This may include - if the parties agree - the involvement of another member or members as mediators. 2. if needed, further conflict resolution steps can be taken with the help and guidance of the Executive Committee or – if the Board or one of its standing committees is one of the parties in dispute - by a panel of three Members, one chosen by each party and the third chosen by the first two. XII. Constitutional Amendments/Changes A. The Membership with a super majority of 60% of the voting Members may amend or change the Constitution. B. A submission of amendment or change may be made to the Membership by 50% of the Board. C. A submission of amendment or change may be made to the Membership of the Executive Committee validates that at least 20% of the Members have signed a petition. XIII. Dissolution of the Network A. The Membership with a super majority of 75% of voting Members may dissolve GLOBE. B. Upon dissolution of GLOBE, the custody of research materials will go to that Member or to those Members, designated by Membership vote, who agree to
provide privileged Member access to research materials for a period of five years after the dissolution and before such materials go into the public domain. C. Any GLOBE property, other than research materials, left at dissolution will be given to that non-profit organization designated by Membership vote.
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