Department of Management

Mark Frederick Peterson

Part-time Professor

Mark Frederick Peterson
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Prof. Mark F. Peterson (Ph.D., University of Michigan) holds the Hofstede Chair in Cultural Diversity at Maastricht University. His principal interests are in questions of how culture and international relations affect the way organizations should be managed. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in economics by Tartu University (2015). He has held Fulbright Chairs in Japan (Osaka University, 1986) and Canada (MacMaster University, 2008). He has held the Gen. John R. Galvin Chair at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2003).

He has published over 125 articles and chapters as well as several books. The articles have appeared in major management and international business journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Management International Review, Organization Studies, and Organization Science. He has also contributed international management themes to the basic social science literature through chapters in the Annual Review of Psychology, the Communication Yearbook, the Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and an Area Editor for the Journal of International Business Studies. His books include a third edition with David C. Thomas of Cross Cultural Management: Essential Concepts (Sage Press, 2015). He has edited two four-volume book sets for Sage Press, including Foundations of Cross Cultural Management Research (with Mikael Soendergaard, 2008) and Cross Cultural Research (2015).

Specific topics in his writings include basic conceptual and methods issues in cross cultural research (e.g., cultural boundaries, change, levels of analysis), the role different parties play in decision making in organizations throughout the world, the way immigrant entrepreneur communities operate, and the way that intercultural relationships in multicultural teams and across hierarchical levels should function.


Academic Positions 

  • Professor (part time), Aarhus University. Department of Management. September 2018 to present
  • Professor (part time), Hofstede Chair in Cultural Diversity.  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, June 2006 to August 2018
  • Professor of Management and International Business (tenured).   Department of Management and International Business, Florida Atlantic University, August 1997 to December 2015.  (Visiting Professor, 1996-7.)
  • Professor (tenured), Management Area, Texas Tech University, August, 1990 to August 1997. Associate Professor, September 1985 to August 1990. Member, Graduate Faculty. Courtesy appointment, School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of General Business, Management and Organization, University of Miami, May 1983 to August 1985. Assistant Professor, August 1980 to May 1983. Secondary appointment in Department of Psychology.  Member, Graduate Faculty
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Organizational Sciences, Wayne State University, September 1979 to June 1980 


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Organizational Psychology, September 1979
  • M.A., University of Michigan, Organizational Psychology, August 1977
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University, Psychology, May 1975

Administrative Roles                       

  • Chair of College of Business Faculty Assembly, Florida Atlantic University, April 2005 to April 2007
  • Department Advisor, Ph.D. Concentration in Management, Florida Atlantic University, October 1999 to December 2007
  • Introductory Management Course Coordinator, Florida Atlantic University, January 1997 to 2002
  • Director, Japanese Studies Program, Texas Tech University, May 1990 to August 1996 
  • Director, Program in International Leadership and Management, Institute for Management and Leadership Research, Texas Tech University, May 1990 to September 1994 
  • Advisor, Management Area Doctoral Specialization, College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University, January 1989 to July 1992, September 1993 to June 1996 
  • Acting Director, Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program, University of Miami, January to December, 1983


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