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Sydel Sokuvitz

Associate Professor

Academic Division: Management
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Bio

​​Dr. Sokuvitz is a professor in the Management Division at Babson College, where she also designs and conducts programs for global leaders at Babson Executive Education. Her areas of expertise include team-building, negotiations, leading in global and cross-cultural contexts, high impact communication skills, and organizational behavior. She coaches entrepreneurs in start-ups with particular interest in the financial, engineering, and biotech fields. Among Dr. Sokuvitz's clients are Access Technologies, Atlantic Data Services, Beam Inc., Decisions Architects (a Michael Porter company), the DEA, EMC, Instrumentation Labs, Intel, John Hancock Funds, Johnson & Johnson, and Parametric Technologies Corportation. Dr. Sokuvitz has been honored as Professor of the Year at Babson College, for her teaching excellence at The Ohio State University, and was recipient of the Florida State Teaching Award. Her scholarly work has been published in such journals as High Technology Entrepreneurs (in Chinese). Human Communication Research and The Business Communication Quarterly.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Ohio State University
  • MA, Ohio State University
  • BA, University of Florida

Academic Interests

Management Communication; Cross-Cultural Leadership

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • FME 1000: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • MOB 3582: GLOBAL MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATIONS
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MOB 7523: COMMUNICATING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
  • MOB 7502: PERSUASIVE BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Sokuvitz, S., Perkinds, S. (2015). "Managing Crisis Communication in the Construction Industries: A Pedagogical Approach". The International Journal of Education and Social Sciences, Feb 2015, 9. link
  • Sokuvitz, S., Spinelli, (2004). Forming Perceptions of Entrepreneurial Discourse. The Proceedings of the 2004 Meeting of the Association for Business
  • Sokuvitz, S. (2003). Developing Communication Skills for the Global Marketplace. High Tech Entrepreneurs

Conference Proceedings

  • Sokuvitz, S., Halsey, R.F., Rourke, K.E., Wilson, P.R. (2014). Strategic Business Communication for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully-Integrated Learning Experience. Proceedings of The Association for Business Communication International Meeting,
  • Sokuvitz, S. (2012). Communication Technology: The Key to Educating Globally Intelligent Business Persons. Global Business & International Management Conference Journal,

Others

  • Sokuvitz, S., Reza, A. (2011). Crossing Boundaries: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Global Business Communication

Presentations

  • Managing Crisis Communication in the United States and China: The Contracting and Construction Industries
    Sokuvitz, S., Perkins, S. Managing Crisis Communication in the United States and China: The Contracting and Construction Industries Association for Global Business/International Academy of Linguistics Behavioral and Social Sciences Annual Conference 2012, Orlando, FL (2014)
  • Strategic Business Communication for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully-Integrated Learning Experience
    Sokuvitz, S., Halsey, R., Rourke, K., Wilson, P. Strategic Business Communication for Graduate Accounting Students: A Fully-Integrated Learning Experience Association for Business Communication 79th Annual International Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The Future of International Business Consulting: Communication and Cultural Values
    Sokuvitz, S. The Future of International Business Consulting: Communication and Cultural Values 2014 Joint Meeting of the Federation of Business Disciplines (National and International) and the Association of Business Communication, Southwestern, Dallas, TX (2014)
  • Emailing and Texting in Globally-Dispersed Corporations: Advantage or Addiction
    Sokuvitz, S., Ekizian, Emailing and Texting in Globally-Dispersed Corporations: Advantage or Addiction Association for Global Business/International Academy of Linguistics Behavioral and Social Sciences Annual Conference 2012, Las Vegas, NV (2013)
  • Communication Technology: The Key to Educating Globally Intelligent Business Persons'
    Sokuvitz, S. Communication Technology: The Key to Educating Globally Intelligent Business Persons' The Global Business & International Management Conference , Portland, Oregon (2012)
  • The Business Discourse of Future Entrepreneurs: Creating a Glossary of Global Idiomatic Expressions
    Sokuvitz, S. The Business Discourse of Future Entrepreneurs: Creating a Glossary of Global Idiomatic Expressions Association for Global Business/International Academy of Linguistics Behavioral and Social Sciences Annual Conference 2012, Washington, DC (2012)
  • Corporate Discourse: Organizational Rhetoric and Cultural Values
    Sokuvitz, S. Corporate Discourse: Organizational Rhetoric and Cultural Values International Conference of the Association for Business Communication , Montreal, Canada (2011)
  • Crossing Bouncdaries: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Global Business Communication
    Sokuvitz, S., Reza, A. Crossing Bouncdaries: A Collaborative Approach to Teaching Global Business Communication Southeastern Regional Conference of the Association for Business Communication, Charleston (2011)
  • Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Business Communication Survival Guides
    Sokuvitz, S. Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Business Communication Survival Guides International Conference of the Association for Business Communication , Phoenix (2008)
  • Women Who Make a Difference
    Sokuvitz, S., Robinson, Women Who Make a Difference , Babson College (2005)
  • Gendered Issues in Business Communication
    Sokuvitz, S. Gendered Issues in Business Communication Women’s Leadership Program(2005)

  • Sokuvitz, S. Babson’s 7th Annual Leadership Conference(2004)
  • Corporate Communication Survival Guide for Women
    Sokuvitz, S. Corporate Communication Survival Guide for Women New York Leadership Council, Manhattan (2004)