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Mary Maloney

Associate Professor

  • Education
  • B.A., Political Science/International Relations, cum laude, Carleton College
    M.I.A., Masters in International Affairs, Columbia University - School of International Affairs
    Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management
  • Research Interests
  • Teams, specifically teams with members from different geographies, cultures, languages and functions.

Mary M. Maloney, PhD, teaches courses in both the undergraduate business and MBA programs. In the undergraduate program she teaches an introductory management and capstone course for the international business concentration. She also advises most students in the international business concentration. In the MBA program, she teaches International Business and Effective Team Management elective courses. She has been a co-director for the London Business Semester, teaches custom Executive Education programs for several Minnesota businesses and has been nominated for the Julie Hays Teaching Award three times.

Maloney’s research focuses on teams, specifically teams with members from different geographies, cultures, languages and functions. Her research is published in the Academy of Management Annals, Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Small Group Research. She has won several fellowships and awards for her research.

Maloney loves learning about the world. She has lived outside the U.S., mostly in Asia, for several years as a student, expatriate employee, backpacker, and professor. Before becoming a professor, she worked in marketing management for 12 years and has firsthand experience wrangling with many of the issues she teaches about.


  • Maloney, M. M., Shah, P., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E. (2019). The lasting benefits of teams: Tie vitality after teams disband. Organization Science, (30)(2), pp. 260-279
  • Butler, C. L., Minbaeva, D., Makela, K., Maloney, M. M., Nardon, L., Paunova, M., & Zimmermann, A. (2018). Towards a strategic understanding of global teams and their HR implications: An expert dialogue. The International Journal of Human Resource Management,
  • Maloney, M. M., Bresman, H., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Beaver, G. (2016). Contextualization and context theorizing in teams research: A look back and a path forward. Academy of Management Annals, (10)(1), pp. 891-942
  • Maloney, M. M., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Shah, P. (2015). The Future of Global Organizing Progress in International Business Research. Spillover coordination from global teams (pp. 245-279). Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Maloney, M. M., Johnson, S. J., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2010). Assessing group level constructs under missing data conditions: A Monte Carlo simulation. Small Group Research, (41)(3), pp. 281-307
  • Maloney, M. M. (2010). Advances in International Management. In Devinney, Timothy, Torben Pedersen and Tihanyi (Ed.), Scientific mindfulness: A foundation for future themes in international business (pp. 43-69). The Past, Present and Future of International Business & Management: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
  • Maloney, M. M., Zellmer-Bruhn, M. E., Bhappu, A. D., & Salvador, R. O. (2008). When and how do differences matter? An exploration of perceived similarity in teams. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, (107), pp. 41-59
  • Cuervo-Cazurra, A., Maloney, M. M. (2007). Causes of the difficulties in internationalization. Journal of International Business Studies, (38)(5), pp. 709-725
  • Maloney, M. M., & Zellmer-Bruhn, M. (2006). Building bridges, windows and cultures: Mediating mechanisms between heterogeneity and performance in global teams. Management International Review, (46), pp. 697-720

  • Emerald Best International Symposium Award, Academy of Management, 2014
  • Carolyn Dexter Award Winner: Best International Paper, Academy of Management, 2010
  • OB Division Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management, 2010
  • Carlson School of Management Dissertation Fellowship, 2004
  • Carlson School of Management Ph.D. Student Teaching Award, 2004
  • Juran Fellowship, 2004
  • Center for International Business Education & Research / Academy of International Business, 2003
  • Du Puy Scholarship, 2003
  • MacNamara Fellowship for Women, 2003

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • INGRoup - Interdisciplinary Network for Group & Team Research
  • ION - International Organization Network

  • Associate Professor, Department of Management, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St Paul / Mpls (2012 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Mpls (2005 - 2012)
  • Research Assistant, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis (1999 - 2005)
  • Honeywell, Inc. (1985-1998)