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.
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
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]
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)
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.