Mark E. Mendenhall holds the J. Burton Frierson Chair of Excellence in Business Leadership in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Dr. Mendenhall is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of global leadership and international human resource management. In 1998, he held the Ludwig Erhard Stiftungsprofessur endowed chair at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). From 1999-2004 he was a visiting professor at the Europa Institute at the University of Saarland (Germany). In 2013, he was a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria), and from 2009-2015 he was a visiting professor at Reykjavik University (Iceland).
Dr. Mendenhall has co-authored and edited 29 books, some of which include Global Leadership: Research, Practice and Development, 3rd edition (Routledge), Responsible Global Leadership: Dilemmas, Paradoxes, and Opportunities (Routledge), Managing Culture and Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions (Stanford University Press); Developing People Through International Assignments (Addison-Wesley); Blackwell Handbook of Global Management: A Guide to Managing Complexity (Wiley-Blackwell); and Global Assignments: Successfully Expatriating and Repatriating International Managers (Jossey-Bass).
He has published 122 journal articles and scholarly book chapters in a variety of publications, including Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Human Relations, Organizational Dynamics, Human Resource Management, Management International Review, and Journal of Management Inquiry. A firm believer in applying findings from the research literature to organizations, he actively consults organizations in global leadership. Some of the firms he has consulted with include IBM-Asia Pacific, IBM-Japan, General Motors, Monsanto, JCB, Japan Airlines Corporate Academy, Premier Health, Molex, The Global Leadership Advancement Center, Volkswagen, and BUPA International. He has consulted with many local companies in the greater Chattanooga region, some of which include The Dixie Group, Tennessee Valley Authority, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, CBL & Associates Properties, Leadership Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Police Department, the Erlanger Health System, and others.
Dr. Mendenhall has also presented numerous training seminars on leadership and other management-related issues for many organizations. Participants attending his seminars have come from such companies as Mitsui Manufacturers Bank, Whirlpool, Toyota, Xerox, McKee Foods, DuPont, Maytag, ABB Combustion Engineering, Nippon Express, Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs Realty, Hitachi, Phizer Consumer, Inc., Ricoh, Sony Ericcson, Sony, Mitsubishi Chemical, JVC, Canon, Mitsubishi Electric, Agilent Technologies, Yokohama Rubber, Pioneer, and Mitsubishi Motors, Conagra, Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Tennessee Valley Authority, Combustion Engineering, Velsicol Chemical Corporation, Provident Life & Accident Insurance Company, Alco Chemical, and the American Heart Association.
He is active in the Academy of Management and is currently past president of the International Division of that organization. Dr. Mendenhall has traveled widely and has lived overseas for a total of nine years (New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, and Germany). He received his Ph.D. degree (1983) in social psychology from Brigham Young University.