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Papuzza, Antonio Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Papuzza's research is focused on cross-cultural management. His research, through practical experiences, collaborations, and interviews, looks at the data available from different countries and at the resources that companies, organizations, and institutions are currently using to lead and manage across cultures. His research also collects and analyzes data in the field by interacting with international professionals (both formal and informal interviews) in all the six regions of the globe: North America, Latin America, Europe (southern and northern), Asia, and Oceania. Dr. Papuzza wants to use the results to elaborate and deliver a hypothesis/theory on intercultural dynamics in life, work, and business.


  • Cross-Cultural Management, leading and managing across cultures within multidisciplinary context, international business, intercultural business communication, cross cultural training, geopolitical analysis and country evaluations, global strategy Organizational Behavior, leadership and professional development, organizational culture assessment and change management, business consulting training and coaching, negotiation & conflict management, peace keeping, cultural business mediation


courses taught

  • BADM 1260 - First-Year Global Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    In today's world of increased mobility, globally aware students have more choices for employment upon graduation and are immediately ready to contribute in global environments. They are aware of global issues and cultural differences, and their global mindset allows them to recognize good ideas from whenever they might come and new market/product opportunities wherever they might exist. This course is the first step toward the development of a global mindset. It provides a meaningful global experience to first-year business students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region.
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • IAFS 3000 - Special Topics in International Affairs
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Junior or senior level umbrella seminar spanning a variety of topics relevant to the study of international affairs. Subjects addressed under this heading vary according to student interest and faculty availability. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • INBU 3300 - International Business and Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    This survey course takes a broad and comprehensive perspective on managing and operating in a rapidly growing global economy. Explores regional and national approaches to international management, including trade practices, country penetration strategies, international finance and accounting, marketing across cultures, global service and manufacturing operations, cultural and legal differences, ethical and sustainability issues and global competitive strategy.
  • MBAX 6531 - Negotiations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Practice the art and science of successful negotiations. Provides students high interaction with businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • MBAX 6561 - Executive Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides an opportunity to examine leadership from the executive perspective in organizations including private and public sector firms and non-profits. Topics covered include how executives lead change and innovation in organizations, interact with the top management team, deal with the board of directors, leadership issues involved with governance of the firm and strategies for enhancing executive influence.
  • MBAX 6595 - Special Topics in Organizational Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics with the potential of being incorporated into the standard MBA curriculum. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • MBAX 6846 - Global Strategy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    The ability to compete effectively globally is increasingly important for many firms. Topics such as globalization and the competitive environment; key differences in institutions around the globe and their implications; how firms can succeed internationally (e.g., different entry strategies, how to manage across country borders, the firm's broader responsibility in the global community) will be discussed.
  • MGMT 3010 - Negotiation and Conflict Management
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Provides an opportunity to learn and practice the foundational skills of negotiation and conflict management. This class provides a set of conceptual tools for diagnosing problems and obtaining agreement in difficult situations. Theoretical frameworks from Game Theory get explained and mastered through class simulations. Students will learn to identify and strategically execute a set of options that allow them to obtain their business objectives while building effective and harmonious work relationships. Formerly MGMT 3010.
  • MGMT 3030 - Critical Leadership Skills
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an opportunity to learn about and practice the skills required of all managers. These skills include leadership, negotiation, conducting performance appraisals, delegation, effective communication, interviewing and making hiring decisions, and managing employees with problem behaviors. Objectives include developing self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses as a manager, gaining familiarity with theory-based skills, and developing proficiency in the use of these skills. Formerly MGMT 3030. Degree credit not granted for this course and LEAD 1000.


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