Mario Bognanno
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Mario Bognanno

Professor Emeritus
Department of Work and Organizations


  • BS 1962
    Foreign Service Georgetown Univ.

  • MA 1965
    Economics Univ. of Iowa

  • PhD 1969
    Economics Univ. of Iowa


  • Negotiations
  • Arbitration
  • International industrial relations
  • Labor markets and collective bargaining

Selected Works

  • "The Evolution of Korea's Industrial Relations - System and Change in the Wage-Strike Relationship," with Young-Myon Lee and M.L. Bognanno, Korean Social Sciences Journal, December 2004
  • "NAFTAs Labor Side Argument: Withering as an Effective Labor Law Enforcement & MNC Compliance Strategy," with J. Lu, edited by W. Cooke, Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategies, 2003
  • "The Influence of Wages and Industrial Relations Environments on the Production Location Decisions of US Multinational Corporations," with M. Keane and D.H. Yang, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, January 2005
  • Contemporary Collective Bargaining
  • "Trade Liberalization and 'Delocalization': New Evidence from Firm-Level Panel Data," with S. Feinberg, Canadian Review of Economics, October 1998
  • "Is Arbitration Habit Forming? The Narcotic Effect of Arbitration Use," with F. Champlin and P. Schumann, Labour, 1997
  • "Institutional Turmoil and Strike Activity in Korea," with J. Budd and Y. Lee, The Journal of Industrial Relations, 1996
  • Labor Market Institutions and The Future Role of Unions (co-edited), Basil Blackwell, 1992
  • Labor Arbitration in America, (co-author), Praeger, 1992
  • The North American Free Trade Agreement: Labor, Industry, and Government Perspectives (co-edited), Quorum Books, 1993

Current Activities

Community Relationships

  • Advisory Council, China Center

  • Adjunct Professor, HHH Institute of Public Affairs

  • Arbitration Advisory Council, Bureau of Mediation Services

  • President, Research & Education Foundation, National Academy of Arbitrators

Current Research

  • Governing the Global Workplace (Symposium and Book)

  • Discharge & Discipline in the Workplace (Book)

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award for Outstanding Service, Office of the President, Univ. of Minnesota, 1997

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, 1979, 1989

  • TCPA Award for Excellence in HRM, 1989

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, IRC Alumni Society, 1987

Scholarly Service

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Board of Regents, Univ. of Minnesota, 1993

  • Board of Governors, National Academy of Arbitrators, 1986-1989

  • President, Education & Research Foundation, National Academy of Arbitrators, 2004

  • Plaque of Appreciation, Industrial Relations Center & Alumni Association, 2005