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Paul Sweeney


Full-Time Faculty

School of Business Administration: Management and Marketing, International Business


Email: Paul Sweeney
Phone: 937-229-5031

Courses Taught

  • MGT 301 - Organizational Behavior
  • MGT 403 - International Management
  • MGT 404 - Groups & Teams
  • MGT 410 - Seminar in Leadership
  • MBA 610 - Business Data Analysis
  • MBA 611 - Statistical Techniques
  • MBA 670 - Principles of Organizational Behavior


  • University of Pittsburgh, PhD, 1984
  • University of Pittsburgh, MS, 1980
  • California State University, BA, 1978

Professional Activities

  • Sweeney’s work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, & more. In 2006, he was named to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management, a leading research journal.
  • Sweeney has also written several books with colleague Dean McFarlin, including International Management (Houghton Mifflin, 3rd Ed.), Organizational Behavior: Solutions for Management (Irwin/McGraw-Hill) & House of Mirrors: Narcissistic Leaders & How to Survive Them (Kogan Page Ltd., London).

Research Interests

  • International management
  • Organizational justice

Selected Publications

  • Enns, H., McFarlin, D. B., Sweeney, P. D. How CIO's Overcome the Competing Values Challenge: Irish CIO's Perspectives. To appear in Communications of the Association for Information Systems.
  • McFarlin, D. B., Sweeney, P. D. (In press 2012). International Organizational Behavior: Transcending Borders and Cultures (1st). New York: Routledge Press.
  • McFarlin, D. B., Sweeney, P. D. (2011). International Management: Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges (4th). New York: Routledge Press.
  • Sweeney, P. D., McFarlin, D. (2010). The Corporate Reflecting Pool: Antecedents and Consequences of Narcissism in Executives. In T. Hansbrough and B. Schyns (Eds.),When Leadership Goes Wrong: Destructive Leadership, Mistakes and Ethical Failures. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
  • Sweeney, P. D. (2008). Corporate Governance Across Borders: Do Market Maturity and Culture Matter? Academy of Management Perspectives, 22, 118-120.