Habte Woldu

Clinical Professor - Management
habte.woldu@utdallas.edu
972-883-6357
SOM4805
Tags: Organizations, Strategy and International Management

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Economics
Academy of Economics,Poland - 1986
M.S. - Economics
Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland - 1981

Research Areas

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.

Publications

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 2009 - Publication
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 2009 - Publication
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. 2008 - Publication
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. 2007 - Publication
Price Changes of Polish Agricultural Products after Poland's Accession to European Union. With Agnieszka Olsztynska. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Product Management Challenges of the Future in Marketing. Poznan, Poland: May 18-20, 2006. 2006 - Publication
Is Turkey Culturally Different than the European Union Members? The Case of Austria, Poland and Turkey. With Agnieszka Olsztynska. Asian International Business, Annual Conference. Bangkok, Thailand: December 2006. 2006 - Publication
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. 2006 - Publication
Determining the Direction of African Trade. With K. Ofori-Brobbey. Proceedings of the 3rd EAF-EARO International Symposium on Economic Development Studies. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: June 2005. 2005 - Publication
Do Nations with Access to Water Economically Outperform Land-locked Nations? Empirical Studies on African Countries. Proceedings of the 3rd EAF-EARO International Symposium on Economic Development Studies. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: June 2005. 2005 - Publication
Measuring Cultural Value System of International Employees with Similar Professional Background. Academy of International Business U.S. Southwest Chapter. Orlando, Florida: March 2-6, 2004. 2004 - Publication

Appointments

Visiting Professor
St. Petersburg Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia [1995–1995]
Research Assistant
University of Texas at Dallas [1993–1993]
Senior Lecturer III
University of Texas at Dallas [1993–Present]
Instructor
Richland College, Dallas [1989–1992]
Assistant Professor
Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland [1986–1988]

Additional Information

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. (see.www.hrdiv.org/pdfs/IHRM%20Scholarly%20Research%20Award%20Report.doc )
  • 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)
Recognition
  • 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

News Articles

Prof's Human Resource Paper Wins Recognition
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.
Cultural Assimilation Study Draws Intense Interest
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.
Study Finds Culture Gap With Mexico Narrowing
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.