Mahmood Zaidi
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Mahmood Zaidi

Professor Emeritus, Founding Director of International Program Office
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

  • Management Education in Poland and China

  • Global Outsourcing

  • Management education in transition economies

Editorial Appointments

  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Economic Asymmetric

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

Honors and Awards

  • University of Minnesota President's Award for Outstanding Service

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

Scholarly Service

  • Distinguished Fellow, North American Economic and Finance Association