Faculty & Research

Mary Maloney

Associate Professor : Management Department

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Mary Maloney joined the Opus College of Business faculty in 2005. She teaches courses in international business and organizational behavior in the undergraduate and MBA programs. She advises undergraduate students concentrating in international business and is the faculty advisor for the International Business Club. She was a three-time finalist for the Julie Hays Teaching Award, and has taught custom executive education programs in the Center for Business Excellence for 3M, Deluxe, Lawson, Polaris and US Bank.

Maloney’s research focuses on the intra-organizational challenges of managing globally dispersed organizations. She is interested in teams and their role in helping MNEs achieve organizational goals and coordinate across geographic, cultural and organizational boundaries. She has published articles in scholarly journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Small Group Research and Management International Review. Her work has won several fellowships and awards including: the Carolyn Dexter Award Best International Paper, Academy of Management; Small Group Research Best Article Award 2009-2010 Finalist (Runner-up); International Association of Conflict Management Outstanding Article Award 3rd Place, Juran Fellowship, Rotary Fellowship for International Understanding.

Maloney received a B.A. in international relations from Carleton College, a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in strategic management and organizations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.


Academic Background

B.A., Carleton College
M.I.A., Columbia University, School of International Affairs
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Research Specialties

  • International management
  • Global, virtual and cross-functional teams
  • Social capital and social networks

Current Research

  • Social and cognitive networks developed from team experiences
  • Developing social capital across national and organizational boundaries within multinational enterprises.

Major Works

  • Maloney, Mary, S. Johnson and M. Zellmer-Bruhn, "Assessing Group-Level Constructs Under Missing Data Conditions: A Monte Carlo Simulation," Small Group Research 41:3 (2010): 281-307.
  • Maloney, Mary, M. Zellmer-Bruhn, A. Bhappu and R. Salvador, "When and How Do Differences Matter? An Exploration of Perceived Similarity in Teams," Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes 107:1 (2008): 41-59. 
  • Maloney, Mary, A. Cuervo-Cazurra and M. Manrakhan, "Causes of the Difficulties in Internationalization," Journal of International Business Studies 38:5 (2007): 709-725.
  • Maloney, Mary and M. Zellmer-Bruhn, "Building Bridges, Windows and Cultures: Mediating Mechanisms Between Heterogeneity and Performance in Global Teams," Management International Review 46:6 (2006): 697-720.

Significant Scholarly Honors

  • Carolyn Dexter Award Best International Paper, Academy of Management, All-Academy Award (2010)
  • Small Group Research Best Article Award 2009-2010 Finalist
  • Center for Integrative Leadership (University of Minnesota) Leadership Award
  • Julie Hays Teaching Award Finalist (2010, 2013, 2014)
  • Juran Fellowship
  • Carlson School of Management Dissertation Fellowship
  • McNamara Fellowship for Women
  • Academy of International Business Dissertation Research Award
  • Rotary Fellowship for International Understanding

Current Editorial Board Appointments

  • Journal of International Business Studies