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Tomasz Fediuk

Visiting Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Tomasz A. Fediuk received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in communication. His research interests center on the opportunities and challenges of business ownership, including entrepreneurial ventures and trans-generational family enterprises. The underlying foundations of his research and consulting come from the social, behavioral and communication sciences.

Dr. Fediuk has previously held full-time faculty positions at the University of Minnesota Duluth and Illinois State University. He also spent one year as a visiting scholar at the Business School at Aarhus University in Denmark. He has served as associate editor of Management Communication Quarterly from 2011-2013. He is managing director at a family enterprise advisory firm, co-founder and contributor for the Impact Capitalist, and chief communication officer with an entrepreneurial venture in regenerative medicine.


  • Ph.D., communication, Michigan State University
  • M.S., communication, Illinois State University
  • B.S., public relations, sociology, Illinois State University

Course Topics

  • Transitions I: Self Ownership and Direction
  • Professional Communications

Research Interests

  • Communication in and around family enterprises
  • Core stories and business
  • Foundations in business ventures
  • Strategic corporate communication issues/crisis communication


  • Boyd, B., Botero, I.C., Fediuk, T.A. (2014). Incumbent decisions about succession transitions in family firms: A conceptual model. International Journal of Financial Studies, 2(4), 335-358.
  • Botero, I. C., Thomas, J., Graves, C., & Fediuk, T. A. (2013). Understanding multiple family firm identities: An exploration of the communicated identity in official websites. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 4(1), 12-21.
  • Botero, I. C., Graves, C., Thomas, J., & Fediuk, T. A. (2012). Recruitment challenges of family firms: The effects of message content and type of applicant on organizational attractiveness. International Journal of Management Practices, 5(4), 343-360.
  • "Crisis response effectiveness: Methodological considerations for advancement in empirical investigation into response impact." In W. T. Coombs & S. J. Holladay (Eds.), Handbook of Crisis Communication (pp. 221-242). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • E. M. Ekanayake, R. L. Thaver and D. R. Plante, "The Effects of Exchange Rate Volatility on South Africa's Trade with the European Union," Global Conference on Business and Finance Proceedings 6 (2), 620-627 (2011).
  • Fediuk, T. A., Coombs, W. T., & Botero, I. C. (2010). Exploring crisis from a receiver perspective: Introducing a cognitive model for understanding information processing during a crisis event. In W. T. Coombs & S. J. Holladay (Eds.), Handbook of Crisis Communication (pp. 635-656). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Fediuk, T. A., Pace, K. M., & Botero, I. C. (2010).
  • Pace, K. M., Fediuk, T. A., & Botero, I. C. (2010). The acceptance of responsibility and expressions of regret in organizational apologies after a transgression. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 15(4), 410-427.

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