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

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

  • Advisory Council, China Center

  • Adjunct Professor, HHH Institute of Public Affairs

  • Arbitration Advisory Council, Bureau of Mediation Services

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

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

  • 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