• Japanese management
  • diversity management
  • international/cross-cultural organisational behaviour and human resource management



  • Jesse Olsen earned his PhD in organisational behaviour from the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. His research focuses on diversity management and international/cross-cultural management. He has published his work in such outlets as the Journal of Applied Psychology , Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes , and the Journal of Organizational Behavior , and he is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management . Jesse has also presented his research at numerous academic and professional conferences, receiving best paper awards from the Academy of Management.

    Jesse's professional experience includes his position as international exchange coordinator at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan. He was also employed as a business project manager in the Merger Integration Office and Corporate Strategies Group of SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. Before coming to The University of Melbourne, Jesse conducted research and taught courses in the US, South Korea, and Japan.   


Member of

  • International Academy for Intercultural Research. Member 2011 -
  • Japan HR Society. Member 2011 -
  • Academy of Management. Member 2006 -
  • Society for Human Resource Management. Academic Member 2006 -
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management. Editorial Board Member 2013 - 2015


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology 2010
  • BBA, University of Georgia 2001

Awards and honors

  • Academy of Management - International Management Division, 2013
  • Rae and Dr. Dan Landis Outstanding Dissertation Award, International Academy for Intercultural Research, 2011
  • Best Paper Award (Best Field-Based Paper), Academy of Management - Conflict Management Division, 2010
  • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management - International Management Division, 2008