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Mzamo Mangaliso

Department Chair, Associate Professor



PhD Strategic Management, University of Massachusetts, 1988
MBA in Marketing & Finance, Cornell University, 1984
Post Grad. Dipl. in Science and Math Educ., University of Fort Hare, South Africa, 1975
B.Sc. in Chemistry and Physics, University of Fort Hare,South Africa, 1974

Professional Experience

President & CEO, National Research Foundation of South Africa, 2006-2008
Associate Director, Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research, 2001-2003
Program Director, MBA & MS Acctg. Programs, Isenberg School of Management, 1990-1992
Associate Director, South African Orientation Program, Denison University, OH, 1985-1990
Production Manager, Soaps Division, Unilever South Africa, 1976-1984

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Management, UMass Amherst, 1997-Present (tenured 1996)
Assistant Professor of Management, UMass Amherst, 1990-1996
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management, UMass Amherst, 1988-1989

Recent Honors / Awards

Elected Member, Academy of Sciences of South Africa, 2008
Elected Fellow, Eastern Academy of Management, 2007
Winner, University of Massachusetts Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999
Recipient, College Outstanding Teaching Award, 1999
Recipient, Lily Teaching Fellowship Award, 1993

Research Interests

Business Strategy
International Comparative Management
Culture & Globalization
Ethics & Corporate Responsibility

Teaching Interests

  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Principles of Management
  • Perspectives on Leadership from around the World
  • Organizational Planning and Strategy
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Seminar on Great Books on Strategy
  • Long Range Planning

Selected Publications

Akisik, O. A & Mangaliso, M. P.(2019) How IFRS influence the relationship between the types of FDI and economic growth: An empirical analysis on African countries. Accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Accounting Research (Emerald, Accepted).

Zandvakili, E.;Washington, E.; Gordon, E.; Wells, C.; Mangaliso, M.P.(2019). Patterns of critical thinking with the 3CA model: Concept maps, critical thinking, collaboration, and assessment. Accepted for publication in SAGE Open Journal,9(4),2158244019885142.

Mangaliso, M. P. (2018). Gauging management researchers’ interests in uncertainty: A preliminary assessment from three decades of publications. Journal of Business and Economics, 9(10), 833-846.

Mangaliso, M.P. & Gannon, M.J. (2015). South African Townships. In Gannon, M. & Pillai, R. (Eds). Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 31 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity (6th Edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Forthcoming.

Mangaliso, M. P., & Mangaliso, N. A. (2013). Transformation to an Equitable Socioeconomic Dispensation: Observations and Reflections on South Africa. Journal of Black Studies, 44(5), 529-546.

Mangaliso, M.P. & Lewis, A.O. (2012). Making Strategic Management Research Relevant to Emerging Market Countries. Research Methodology in Strategy and Management. Edited by Wang, C.L., Ketchen, D.J., and Bergh, D.D., 7: 241-263.

Chawla, C, Mangaliso, M.P, Knipes, B.J. & Gauthier, J. (2012). Antecedents and Implications of Uncertainty in Management: A Historical Perspective. Journal of Management History, 18(2): 200 - 218.

Mangaliso, M.P. (2010). Strategic Choice Under Uncertainty: Multinational Corporations and the Pressure to Divest from South Africa. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group.