Mesut Akdere

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Mesut Akdere

Associate Professor
Department of Administrative Leadership

Mesut Akdere is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Development and the program coordinator in the Department of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Human Resource Development with a minor in Human Resources and Industrial Relations.

His research focuses on quality management, leadership, and performance improvement through training and organization development. He conducts research both in the US and internationally. He has published in Training & Development, Human Resources, Organization Development, and Education journals. He teaches graduate courses in Human Resource Development, Training & Development, Organization Development, Strategic Planning, and Leadership. He is an affiliated faculty of the Master of Human Resources and Labor Relations Program and the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at UWM.

He served as an Examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award program; and he is currently a reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a member of the Board of the Academy of Human Resource Development, and editorial member of several international journals.

Articles & Book Chapters

Akdere, M., & Egan, T. M. (In Print). An analysis of higher education-community partnerships: A human resource development perspective. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management.

Akdere, M., Gider, O., & Top, M. (2012). Examining the role of employee focus in the Turkish healthcare industry. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 23(8), 1-16.

Akdere, M. (2011). An analysis of decision making process in organizations: Implications for quality management and systematic practice. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 22(12), 1317-1330.

Azevedo, R. E., & Akdere, M. (2010). Measuring the effects of learning styles: Is a little knowledge dangerous for excellence in management education? Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 17(2), 192-200.

Akdere, M. (2009). A multi-level examination of quality-focused human resource practices and firm performance: Evidence from the healthcare industry. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(9), 1945-1964.


Academy of Human Resource Development, The Early Career Scholar Award, 2012.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Education, Research Award, 2010.

American Society for Training & Development, Dissertation of the Year Award, 2005.

View Mesut Akdere's curriculum vitae