Ph.D. - Economics
Academy of Economics,Poland - 1986
M.S. - Economics
Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland - 1981
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.
A Comparative Study on Cultural Behavior in Indian, Polish, Russian and American Employees. With P. Budhawar. Annual ERU Conference. Cardiff, UK: September 2004. 2004 - Publication
Cultural Similarities among Employees Working for Organizations of Similar Functions 2003 - Publication
Cultural Value Systems of East European Countries: A Gender Based Analysis. With P. Budhwar and L. Lucwicz. Eastern Academy of Management International Conference. Porto, Portugal: June 20-24, 2003. 2003 - Publication
Measuring the African American Cultural Value Systems in Eleven Cultural Dimensions; Do the African Americans Have Their Own Cultural Identity? With O. Stain-Taylor. 2003 National Conferences of African American Studies. Houston, Texas: February 17-22, 2003. 2003 - Publication
Cultural Similarities among Employees Working for Organizations of Similar Functions. With M. Woldu. Human Resource Management. 3.6 (2003): 55-70. 2003 - Publication
Comparing the Value Systems of American and Indian Managers. With P. Budhwar. 3rd Asia Academy of Management Conference. Bangkok, Thailand: December 12-14, 2002. 2002 - Publication
St. Petersburg Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia [1995–1995]
University of Texas at Dallas [1993–1993]
Senior Lecturer III
University of Texas at Dallas [1993–Present]
Richland College, Dallas [1989–1992]
Academy of Economics, Poznan, Poland [1986–1988]
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)
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
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.
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.
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.