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Habte G Woldu
Clinical Professor - Int'l Business Management
Office MailstopMail Box: SM43, SOM4805 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-6357    Media Contact
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.EconomicsAcademy of Economics,Poland1986
 M.S.EconomicsAcademy of Economics, Poznan, Poland1981
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Research Interests

Research in comparative cultural studies, measuring national and organizational cultures. Analysis of East European human resources in cultural perspectives. Determining the emphasis of Dallas-based international corporations on training programs. International trade and foreign direct investment.

Teaching International Business, International Marketing, Comparative Management methods Global Economics, Area Studies: East Europe, Far East: China and Area studies: South Africa as well as teaching MBA Global Online courses: International Marketing Management and Comparative Management Methods.

Organizing seminars on trade and Investment in Africa and East Europe and study tours to East European, Far East: China and African countries and Participating in International Conferences.

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Is the Mexican Culture Becoming Similar to That of Unites States in Post-NAFTA Era? Viewing Both Cultures Through Four Cultural Dimensions, With Skuza, A. Academy of International Business and Public Disciplines, AIBPD Annual Conferece Procedding, CD version, Dallas, Texas, April 2009
Category: Academy of International Business and Public Disci...
Peer reviewed
Enhancing Organizational Responsiveness by Developing Employees' Transferable Skills: The Case of Poland, With Skuza A. Academy of International Business and Public Disciplines, AIBPD Annual Conference Proceeding, CD version, Dallas, Taxas April 2009
Category: Academy of International Business and Public Disci...
Conference paper
A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Value Orientations of Indians and Migrant Indians in USA. With P. Budhwar, and E. Ogbonna. International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. 8.1 (2008): 79-105.
Category: International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management
Peer reviewed
A Framework of Learning Organization: From Learning Organization Context to Employee Learning Orientation. With Agnieszka Olsztynska. 33rd EIBA Annual Conference, Political Science. University of Catania, Italy: December 13-16, 2007.
Category: 33rd EIBA Annual Conference, Political Science
Conference paper
A Cross-national Comparison of Cultural Value Orientations of Indian, Polish, Russian and American Employees. With P. Budhwar, and C. Parkes. Journal of International Human Resource Management. 17.19 (2006): 1058-1094.
Category: Journal of International Human Resource Management
Peer reviewed
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1995-1995Visiting ProfessorRussian-American Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
1993-PresentSenior Lecturer IIISchool of Management, University of Texas at Dallas
1993-1993Research AssistantSocial Science University of Texas at Dallas
1989-1992Instructor  Richland College, Dallas
1986-1988Assistant Professor  Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland
 News Articles
Study Finds Culture Gap With Mexico Narrowing
UT Dallas News Center
The cultural divide that has existed between the U.S. and Mexico is slowly diminishing, at least among young, educated professionals, research by a UT Dallas professor has found.
The study, co-authored by School of Management faculty member Dr. Habte Woldu, reveals that the cultural differences between the two nations as a whole have remained unchanged. However, when controlling for age, gender, education and occupation, the research indicates that younger, more educated, professional Mexicans demonstrate more cultural assimilation with the U.S. cultural value system.
These findings could have important implications for international managers designing human resource and cross-cultural management strategies, Woldu said. The study could also enhance communication and understanding of the two cultures, he said.

Cultural Assimilation Study Draws Intense Interest
UT Dallas News Center
Though recognized among “The 50 Most Frequently Read Articles” by the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM), Dr. Habte Woldu’s recent study actually sits in the Top 20.
Woldu, a faculty member in the UT Dallas School of Management, published “A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Value Orientations of Indians and Migrant Indians in the USA” in April.  Barely a month later, the study was garnering enormous attention.  It’s the 17th-most-read paper among the Top 50 published in IJCCM between 2003 and 2008.
“For the first time we are measuring cultural values using certain numbers—a quantitative approach,” Woldu said. “It’s a unique approach, trying to measure culture with numbers instead of words, or qualitative techniques.” Habte explains the work with an example that, for him, hits close to home.

Prof's Human Resource Paper Wins Recognition
UT Dallas News Center
The U.S. Academy of Management has recognized a paper by UT Dallas School of Management faculty member Habte Woldu, Ph.D., as one of the most influential papers published in the field of international human resource management during 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Woldu is the lead author of “A Cross-National Comparison of Cultural Value Orientations of Indian, Polish, Russian and American Employees,” which the International Journal of Human Resources published in its June 2006 issue. Co-authors of the paper are Pawan S. Budhwar and Carole Parkes, both faculty members at the Aston Business School, Aston University, in Birmingham, England.
Their paper is among 26 the international committee of the U.S. Academy of Management chose to receive its first Scholarly Research Award, which recognizes scholars who have advanced international human resource management in a significant way through a single piece of published work.

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Courses Taught
  • Graduate: Comparative Management Methods, International Marketing Management, Global Economy, Area Study: East Europe, Area Studies: Africa and Comparative Economic Policies
  • Undergraduate: International Business, International Marketing, Macro and Microeconomics, and Human Resource Management

National and International Professional Activities
  • World Business Congress
  • Academy of International Business Southwest Conference
  • Eastern Academy of Management International Conference
  • Academy of Management
  • Asian Academy of Management
  • British Academy of Management
  • EAF International Conference-Western Michigan University
  • East Forum Biannual Conference
  • International Human Resources Management
  • Poznan (Poland) Academy of Economics
  • Southwest Business Symposium Conference
  • Texas Conference on Organization
  • The Society for Advancement of Management

Service for the University
  • Proposed and Presented to the OSIM and Undergraduate Committee the Idea of Creating Undergraduate International Business Concentration. The Project Has Been Supported by Committee and OSIM Faculty Members Unanimously.
  • Attends Regularly, Research Presentation Seminars Conducted by Outside Researchers, Job Candidates And Invited Professors in OSIM Area.
  • Volunteers in the Evaluation of All Junior Job Applicants in the School of Management. Coordinator of Foreign Study Trips for the School Of Management, 2000-Present.
  • Co-chair of Committee of Student Life, University of Texas at Dallas, (2000-present)
  • Coordinator of Foreign Study Trips, School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, 2000-present
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member for the School of Management at University of Texas at Dallas (1994-Present)
  • Advisory Committee member for African Students Union, University of Texas at Dallas, 2000- present
  • Presented a paper titled “How the African National Cultures Fit with that of the United States: The Influence of Culture on Doing Business in Africa”, Global Business Conference, Greater Dallas Chamber, September 29, 2000
  • Developed Two Curricula for MBA Online Program Courses, School of Management, UTD, Spring, 2000 and 2001
  • Developed and Proposed a New Curriculum for UG in the School of Management International Human Resource Management/Cross-Cultural Management (1999)
  • Developed a New Curriculum, East European Studies: Area Study--Poland in the School of Management, 1999
  • Managed to Establish Cooperative Activities between UTD School of Management and Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland and School of Business, Prague which Include Overseas Study Tour Programs and Collaborative Research.
  • Presented a Paper under the title "Countries That Belong to a Specific Region Show Cultural Similarities, but Convergence Exists among the Culture of Certain Specific Groups of People across Regions", School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas, April, 1999
  • Regional Coordinator of the 1999 Annual Conference of the National Association of African- American Studies, Houston, 1999
  • Presented a paper on Business Opportunities for Greater-Dallas Chamber Members, World Trade Center, December, 1998
  • Helped organize a Seminar on "Trade and Investment Opportunities in Ethiopia", Greater Dallas Chamber at the World Trade Center, December, 1998
  • Gave a lecture on "How Culture Affects Business Practice" for MBA Students and Professors at the School of Marketing, Poznan, Poland, June 29, 1998
  • Organizes and leads a study tour to the Southern African countries
  • Primary and Secondary Reader: Honor’s Thesis (1994-present)
  • Independent Studies Supervisor (1994-present)
  • Lecture on Global Perspectives for freshman UTD students (1993-present)
  • Participates in the orientation and recruitment of potential candidates among high school students for the School of Management at UTD (1994--present)
  • Russian-American School of Management Studies Committee Member (1994-1996)

Positions in Academic Conferences
  • Presenter and Co-char of a Paper, AIB-Southwest Annual Conference, Dallas, March 2006 (forthcoming)
  • Presenter of Two Papers along with Professor Agnieszka Olsztynska from Poland and Professors Tev Dalgic and David Ford, AIB-Southwest Annual Conference, Dallas, March 2005Presenter and Reviewer of Academic Papers, AIB-Southwest Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, March, 2004
  • Reviewed Submitted Papers for Publication, “An Exploratory Examination into the Challenges to Technology Transfer in the Transitional Economy of Croatia” for Thunderbird Business Review, 2002
  • Reviewed Three Academic Conference Papers for Easter Academy of Management International Conference, June, 20-24 June, 2003, Porto, Portugal, 2002
  • Reviewed Two Academic Conference Papers for the 3rd Asia Academy of Management Conference, 12-14 December, 2002, Bangkok, Thailand, 2002
  • Moderator of Session, National Conferences of African American Studies, February, 17-22, 2003, Houston, Texas
  • Lead Paper Presenter, V International Annual Conference, November 17-18, 2001, Management Change and Design, Wroclaw Academy of Economics, Poland
  • Program Chair, East Forum Biannual Conference, March 2-5, 2001, Human Resource Management in East European Countries, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Reviewer of Academic Conference Papers (Reviewed three manuscripts in the area of Human Resources Management Strategy), for The 17th Annual Southwest Business Symposium Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma April, 20 &21, 2000
  • Reviewer of Academic Conference Papers on, African Globalization and Tourism Industry and Globalization and African Reality, 2000 International Academy of African Business and Development Conference, St. Joseph’s Philadelphia’s Jesuit University, Philadelphia
  • Program Chair, East Forum Biannual Conference, March 2-5, 1999, Business Ethics in Central and Eastern and Europe, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Panel Discussant, March 28-30, 1999, The Cultural Difference between China and United States", SAM Advanced Management Conference, March, 1999, Las Vegas
  • Regional Conference Coordinator, 1999-2000, National Association of African American Studies Annual Conference, Houston, Texas
  • Program Chair, Personal Values, Work Ethics, and Privatization Issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East, Southwestern Federation of administrative Disciplines 25 Anniversary Conference, March 4-7, 1998, Dallas

  • Recognized by the Dallas Committee for International Affairs for Organizing a Panel Discussion
  • and Hosting Middle East and North African Women for Economic and Business Leadership in the School of Management, UTD, January 23, 2006 Outstanding Online Teaching Award, School of Management, UTD, 2001-2002
  • Recognized in the International Business Manuscript, Ninth Edition, for Valuable Suggestions Forwarded to the Authors: Ball et al., 2002
  • Invited to be a Keynote Speaker by the Polish V International Conference on Management
  • Changes and Design, Wroclaw Academy of Economics, November 17-18, 2001
  • Guest of Honor, Seventy Fifth Anniversaries of University of Economics, Poznan, Poland, May 14, 2001
  • Award of $500 for a best paper appearing in Zeszyt Naukowy (Quarterly Journal of Polish Academy of Economics in Poznan), 1999, Vol.3 No.5, pp73-81

Community Service
  • A member of Council of International Leaders, DFW International Community Alliance, since2011
  • Co-organizer of International Conference on A Development Strategy for Horn of Africa, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington , Texas , October 20-22, 2006
  • Organizer and Facilitator of A Panel Discussion for Business Women and Government Officials 7 from 7 North African & Middle East Countries, State Department Representatives and School of Management Faculty Members, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, (January, 2006)
  • Guest Speaker on the Need for Dialogue and Cooperation among African Countries: The Case of Ethiopia and Eritrea, People to People, Voice of America Special Program, (December, 2005)
  • Guest Consultant on “The Impact of U.S. African Trade Policies on Economic Development Policies, People to People, Voice of America Special Program, (2004, 2009)

Awards and Honors
  • Special Invitation by the Pro-Rector of UPE to talk on a conference on “ Man and His Work in Social Policies” and to submit a manuscript to be included in a special refereed edition, University of Poznan Economics, Poland, April, 22-23, 2010
  • Awarded an Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, by Golden Key Intentional Honor Society, the University of Texas at Dallas, August, 2009
  • Best paper Award on “Is the Mexican Culture becoming similar to that of United States in postNAFTA Era? Viewing both cultures through four cultural dimensions, Academy of International Business and Public Disciplines, AIBPD Annual Conference Proceeding, CD version, Dallas, Texas, April, 2009 
  • Most-read papers recognition, by the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management Studies. In August, 2008, the paper was ranked 9th among the top 50 published papers in IJCCM between 2003 and 2008 . Budhwar, P., Woldu, H., and Ogbonna, E., A Comparative Analysis of Cultural Value Orientations of Indians and Migrant Indians in USA, P., International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 2008, Vol 8(1): 79-105 
  • High Merit Paper, by the American Academy of Management. Woldu, H.G., Budhwar, P.S. and Parkes, C. (2006) A cross-national comparison of cultural value orientations of Indian, Polish, Russian and American employees. International Journal of HRM, 17 (6): 1076-1094. ( )
  • Outstanding Online Teaching Award, School of Management, UTD, 2001-2002 
  • Recognized and featured in the Online Magazine on “What Educators Say about Online Education”, 2003
  • Guest of Honor, Seventy Fifth Anniversary of University of Economics, Poznan, Poland (May 14, 2001)

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