Mzamo P. Mangaliso
 

Associate Professor of Management


Telephone: 413-545-5698

Email: mangaliso@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: Isenberg 219C 

 

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Education:

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1988
M.B.A., Cornell University, 1984
U.E.D., University of Fort Hare, 1975
B.Sc., University of Fort Hare, South Africa, 1974

Research/Teaching Interests:

Strategic management and environmental uncertainty
Corporate strategies (growth, mergers and downsizing)
Theoretical foundations of organizations
Strategic management
Organizational theory
Principles of management


Publications/Presentations:  

Ubuntu and African Culture. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. Anaheim, CA. August, 2008.

 

Environmental Uncertainty in Decision-making: Building the Case for a Meta-Analysis of the Construct. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management held in Washington, DC, May, 2008.

 

Building research capacity in South Africa: Key Trends, Issues, and opportunities. Keynote address given at the Annual Meeting of the American Education and Research Association. March, 2008.

 

Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle in the Management and Organizational Discourse. Paper presented at Conference of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines held in Orlando, FL, January, 2008.

 

Prophecies and Protests: Ubuntu in Glocal Management. (With H. Van den Heuvel and P.A. Van de Bunt). Rozenberg Publishers, Amsterdam & UNISA Press, Pretoria. 2007.

 

Ubuntu Leadership: A Prototype for Cellular Economic Development (with N.A. Mangaliso, B. Kahn, B. Knipes, N. Ovitsky, R. Pellisier, and M. Rogers.). Symposium presented at the Eastern Academy of Management's 12th International Conference on Managing in a Global Economy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. June, 2007.

 

Practitioners and Academics on Global Management: An Academic Response. Eastern Academy of Management's 12th International Conference on Managing in a Global Economy. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. June, 2007.

 

Challenges on Global Leadership, Diversity and Performance Culture. Panel discussion held at the ING House with L. van de Bunt (Vrije University, Amsterdam); L. Chambers (ING Group); M. van Hoewijk (ING Bank); and D. Moody (ING Bank). Eastern Academy of Management's 12th Biennial Conference on Managing in a Global Economy. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. June, 2007.

 

Managing ethically in times of transformation: Challenges and opportunities (with S. Gopalakrishnan and D.A. Butterfield). Group and Organizational Management (Special Issue), forthcoming.

 

Unleashing the Synergistic Effects of Ubuntu: Observations from in South Africa (with N.A. Mangaliso). In Prophecies and Protests: Ubuntu in Glocal Management edited by H. Van den Heuvel, M.P. Mangaliso, and P.A. Van de Bunt). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers/Pretoria: UNISA Press, pp. 2007.

 

Contextualizing ubuntu in the glocal management discourse (with P.A. Van de Bunt). In Prophecies and Protests: Ubuntu in Glocal Management edited by H. Van den Heuvel, M.P. Mangaliso, and P.A. Van de Bunt). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers/Pretoria: UNISA Press, pp. 2007.

 

Business and Societal Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities for Economies on the Move - Editor's Introduction (with D.A. Butterfield). Organization Management Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Special Issue), pp. 92-93. 2006.

 

Emerging Management Concept: Living Human Values in South Africa (with Mangaliso, N.A.). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA. August, 2006.

 

Beyond Parochialism in the Organizational Discourse: Insights from Ubuntu in Southern Africa (with Mangaliso, N.A.). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August, 2006.

 

Toward Globally Sustainable Competitive Advantages for SMES: Transaction Cost and Resource Based Views (with Galli-Debisella, A. & Crosby, E.). Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management held in Saratoga Spring, NY, May, 2006.

 

Performance Implications of the Corporate Restructuring Strategy of Downsizing (with Crosby, E. & Culhane, J-M.). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Academy of Business Disciplines Conference held in San Diego, CA April, 2006.

 

Globalization in the Strategic Management Discourse: An Evaluation through the Resource Based View and Transaction Cost Economics Theory (with Galli-Debisella, A. & Crosby, E.). Paper accepted for presentation at the International Academy of Business Disciplines Conference held in San Diego, CA April, 2006.

 

Belief-Systems and Core Values in Traditional and Emergent Management Styles in Southern Africa and the Middle World of Northern Africa and the Middle East (with D.T. Weir). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Honolulu, HI. August, 2005.

 

Interactive Distance Learning Alliances: The Possibilities and Limitations (with N.A. Mangaliso, B. Kahn, B. Knipes, N. Ovitsky, R. Pellisier, and M. Rogers.). Symposium presented at the Eastern Academy of Management's 11th International Conference on Managing in a Global Economy. Cape Town, South Africa. June 26-30, 2005.

 

*Dimensions of Traditional and Emergent Management Styles in Southern Africa and Northern Africa/Middle East (with Mangaliso, N.A., and Weir, D.T.H.).  In Wong-Mingji, D.J. & Mangaliso, M.P. (Eds.). Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management's 11th International Conference on Managing in a Global Economy, pp. 791 - 809. Cape Town: UCT Graduate School of Business. 2005

 

Mythology and Leadership: A Multicultural Exploration of Models and Styles (with E. Kessler, L. Lucas, T. Peridis, S. Gopalakrishnan, & H. Ma.). Symposium Presented at the Eastern Academy of Management's 11th International Conference on Managing in a Global Economy. Cape Town, South Africa. June 26-30, 2005.

 

The Impact of Uncertainty and Decentralization on Information Usefulness: An International Comparison (with J.C. Alves, & A.Osorio). Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Eastern Academy of Management. Springfield, MA. 2005.

 

Preface to Managing in a Global Economy XI - Business and Societal Transformation: Challenges and Opportunities for Economies on the Move" (with D. Mingji-Wong and D.A. Butterfield). Eastern Academy of Management Conference Program, Cape Town, South Africa, p. 1. www.eaom.org/_i_/CapeTown/EAMI2005-WebProgram.pdf. 2005.

 

Globalization in the management discourse: Some Unresolved Issues (with R.A. Mir). Management Today, Vol. 20, No. 9 (October), pp. 12-17. 2004.

 

World Business and Economic Issues: An International Network of Interactive Distance Learning Alliances to Resolve Tensions and Realize Opportunities (with B. Kahn, B. Knipes, N. Mangaliso, N. Ovitsky, and M.Rogers). Symposium at the Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management. New Orleans, LA. 2004.

 

Unleashing the Synergistic Effects of Ubuntu: Observations from South Africa (with N. Mangaliso).  Presented at the Conference on Ubuntu and Afrocentric Management Approaches held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2004.

 

A Spiritual Approach to Managing Change (with S. Young and L. Thomas). Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meetings of the Eastern Academy of Management, Providence, RI, pp. 2261-2286. 2004.

 

World Business and Economic Issues: An International Network of Interactive Distance Learning Alliances to Resolve Tensions and Realize Opportunities (with B. Kahn, B. Knipes, N. Mangaliso, N. Ovitsky, and M.Rogers). Symposium at the Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management. New Orleans, LA. 2004.

 

Unleashing the Synergistic Effects of Ubuntu: Observations from South Africa (with N. Mangaliso).  Presented at the Conference on Ubuntu and Afrocentric Management Approaches held at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2004.

 

A Spiritual Approach to Managing Change (with S. Young and L. Thomas). Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meetings of the Eastern Academy of Management, Providence, RI, pp. 2261-2286. 2004.

 

Building Competitive Advantage from Ubuntu: Management Lessons from South Africa. Reprinted as a chapter in International Management: Insights from Fiction and Practice. Edited S.M. Puffer, pp.150-7.  ME Sharpe, Inc. 2004.

 

Usefulness of Management Information: Perceptions of Managers in Two Countries. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, August, 2003.

 

Usefulness of Management Information: Perceptions of Managers in Two Countries. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, August, 2003.

Perceived Environmental Turbulence: Towards a Measurement of the Underlying Dimensions of the Construct Using Lisrel (with L-C. Malan). Presented at the Conference on Managing in A Global Economy in Porto, Portugal. June.

 

From Strategic Thinking to Strategy Implementation: How Companies Shape an Industry (with Osorio Fernandez, A.). In 10th Biennial Conference on Managing in A Global Economy. Porto, Portugal, June.

 

The Entrepreneurial Orientation - Performance Linkage in High Technology Firms:  An International Comparative Study (with Culhane, J-M.). In 10th Biennial Conference on Managing in A Global Economy. Porto, Portugal, June.

 

A Retrospective Review of the Eastern Academy of Management. Presidential Address Delivered at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Eastern (US) Academy of Management. Baltimore, MD.

           

Email in the Workplace: Searching for Unproductive Elements (With Cavanagh, C.). Annual Conference of the Association for Business Communication. Toronto, CANADA, April.

 

Ethical Crisis in America - What Business Schools Can Do (with R. Marx, G. Jones, & R. Lussier). Presented in Ethical Footprints: 17th Annual Mid-Atlantic Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. March 21-22.

 

Building Competitive Advantage from Ubuntu: Management Lessons from South Africa. Reprinted as a chapter in Readings and Cases in International Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Edited by D.C. Thomas. Sage Publications. 2003.


Academic and Professional Activities: 

Co-editor for Business and Societal Transformation for Economies on the Move, 2005

Group and Organizational Management Editorial Board Membership

Southern African Business Review Editorial Board Membership