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 is serving on the editorial boards of several international journals such as Human Resource Development Quarterly, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Human Resource Development International, Human Resource Development Review, Advances in Developing Human Resources, and The European Journal of Training & Development. He is the recipient of the 2012 Early Career Scholar Award of the Academy of Human Resource Development.

He teaches courses in Human Resource Development, Human Resource Management, Training & Development, Strategic Planning, Organization Development & Change, Leadership Development, Leadership Ethics, Quality Management in Education, Decision Making, and Emerging Research. 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. He has also provided consulting to organizations and companies on various human Resource issues both in the US and abroad.He is a regular visiting professor to Colleges of Business in Turkey and Brazil.

Articles & Book Chapters

Top, M., Akdere, M., & Tarcan, M. (Accepted). Transformational leadership, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, organizational trust in Turkish public hospitals: Public servants versus private sector employees. International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Akdere, M., Top, M., Dikmetas, E., & Ergin, G. (Accepted). An analysis of resident physician occupational burnout in Turkey: Implications for organizational culture. European J. of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management.

Kirchner, M. J., & Akdere, M. (2014). Leadership development programs: An integrated review of literature. The Journal of Knowledge Economy and Knowledge Management,9(1), 137-146.

Bales, B. L., & Akdere, M. (2014). Navigating the storm: High school Mathematics teachers, the common core, college readiness, and quality management tools. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 116(1), 836-841.

Thomas, K., & Akdere, M. (2013). Social media in the new century: The role of collaborative media in workplace learning. Human Resource Development Review, 12(3), 329-344.

Akdere, M., & Egan, T. M. (2013). Examining higher education-community partnerships through human resource development: Implications for innovation and technology management. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 10(4), 1350008-18. doi:10.1142/S0219877013500089

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.

Azevedo, R. E., & Akdere, M. (2011). Examining agency theory in training & development: Understanding self-interest behaviors in the organization. Human Resource Development Review, 10(4), 399-416.

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.


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.

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