Mahmood Zaidi
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Mahmood Zaidi

Professor Emeritus, Founding Director of International Program Office (Now Carlson Global Institute)
Department of Work and Organizations


  • BA 1957
    Economics UCLA

  • MA 1958
    Economics UCLA

  • PhD 1966
    Economics Univ. of California-Berkeley


  • International labor market analysis
  • Human capital and multinationals
  • International human resource management

Selected Works

"Labor Shortages, Pay and Training in NAFTA Countries," with M. Cohen, North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 1998.
"Employment, Trade and Foreign Investment Effects of NAFTA," with C. Siebert, Minnesota Journal of Global Trade, 1996
"Public Policy Toward Employee Benefits in the United States, Canada, and Taiwan: Lessons for European Integration," with D. Mitchell and H. Peng, Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 1993
"The Impact of Compensation Practices of American & Japanese Multinationals in Thailand," with J. Lawler, International Human Resource Management, G. Ferris and K. Rowland (eds.), JAI Press, 1990
Global Skill Shortages (with M. S. Cohen), Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd., London, 2002
Polish-American MBA at the Warsaw School of Economics: Lessons Learned from an International Partnership, with A. Sulejewicz (eds.), Warsaw School of Economic Press, Warsaw 2000
The Human Resource Management Handbook, 3 volumes, with D. Mitchell and D. Lewin (eds.), JAI Press, Greenwich, CT, 1997
The Economics of Human Resource Management, with D. Mitchell (eds.), Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1990
"Measuring Global Skills Shortages," in The Sterling Public Servant: A Global Tribute to Sylvia Ostry, Jacob Ryten (eds.), McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal, 2004

Current Activities

Administrative Appointments

  • Member, MUCIA's Committee on International Business

  • Member, University of Minnesota China Center Advisory Council

  • Founding Director, Carlson School's International Programs

Community Relationships

  • President, Minneapolis University Rotary Club

  • President, Minnesota World Trade Week Inc.

  • Member, Board of Directors, Twin Cities Airport Task Force

  • Governor's Commission on Software Technology

Current Research

  • Global Outsourcing

  • Management education in transition economies

  • Management Education in Poland and China

Editorial Appointments

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Asymmetric

  • Member, Board of Editors, The North American Journal of Economics and Finance

Honors and Awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Internationalization of Academic Programs, Graduate School of Business Administration, Zurich, Switzerland

  • University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service

Scholarly Service

  • Distinguished Fellow, North American Economic and Finance Association