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Fiona Sussan, MBA, Ph.D.

For the past fifteen years, Professor Sussan’s research in online consumer behavior has won awards from Association for Consumer Research (ACR), American Marketing Association (AMA), Emerald, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and others, with all of her work emphasizing the changes Internet brought forth to consumer behavior, marketing strategies, and even Intellectual Capital reporting. Her latest award in 2015 from AMA American Collegiate Retailing Association investigates online multichannel consumer behavior and informs the adaptation sales profession needs to do. Her award winning research focuses on digitalization and its impact on consumer behavior, marketing communications, selling technique, and entrepreneurship. Her reserach has been published in Journal of Business Research, International Marketing Review, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Corporate Communications, Asian Journal of the Asian Pacific Economy, Journal of Payments Strategy and Systems, International Journal of Business and Globalization, SAM Advanced Management Journal, International Journal of Applied Management Science, Journal of Military and Information Science, the Japan Journal of Administrative Science, among others. Professor Sussan serves on editorial boards of various journals. In 2015, she was a keynote speaker on economic policy and entrepreneurial ecosystems for the ASEAN-Korean Forum in Seoul, Korea. In 2015 – 2016, Professor Sussan co-authored the first global digitization Index (Telefonica Index of Digital Life) with a Global Fortune 100 company investigating digitalization and its impact on daily lives in more than 30 countries. During the same time, Professor Sussan was a Senior Fellow at School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University. Prior to her academic career, Professor Sussan worked in international finance industry as an international bond trader in Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, and New York. She has been featured in the Japan Times. Originally a native from Hong Kong, Professor Sussan is fluent in Cantonese, Putonghua, Japanese, and English.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-