North Central College - Naperville, IL

Moussetis, Cavenagh, Hanlon present paper on strategic business leadership

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North Cental College faculty members—Robert Moussetis, associate professor of international business and chair of management and marketing/Bus; Thomas Cavenagh, Schneller Sisters Professor of Leadership, Ethics and Values, professor of business law and conflict resolution, director of leadership, ethics and values, and coordinator of master of leadership studies program; and Brian Hanlon, Coleman Foundation Professor of Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of marketing—presented an award-winning paper at international conference.  

Titled “Strategic Leadership of the Political Environment of the Business Firm: The Relationship of Environment/Organization and Performance,” their paper was presented March 29 at the 48th annual MBAA International Conference of the North American Management Society in Chicago March 28-30. The paper received the Leadership and Leading Track Award and explored how corporate leadership strategically navigates its external environment to optimize economic returns and minimize negative results from the political process. Their presentation was part of management program session dealing with the topic of Leadership and General Management Strategy.

The MBAA International acts as a coordinating body for autonomous groups in a variety of business-related academic areas. Eleven formal tracks with more than 800 active members make up the MBAA International. These organizations represent a variety of disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, health administration, information systems, business society and government, international business, legal studies, management, marketing, operations management and entrepreneurship, and case studies.

Moussetis joined the faculty at North Central in 1998. He earned his B.S. from San Diego State University and his M.B.A. and D.B.A. from United States International University.

Cavenagh has been part of North Central’s faculty since 1990. He earned his B.A. from Trinity College and his J.D. from DePaul University.

Hanlon joined North Central’s faculty in 2006. He received his B.S., M.B.A. and J.D. from DePaul University.