James Abruzzo

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Instructor and Co-Director of Institute of Ethical Leadership
Office Location: 
WP 1052
Office Phone: 
973-353-1134
Academic Info
Education: 

M.F.A., Brooklyn College; Arts Management
M.A., Queens College; Music

Expertise: 

Nonprofit governance, leadership, ethical leadership and leadership training, compensation, executive search, strategic planning, expert witness

Teaches: 

Personal and Leadership Development: Empowering Leaders to Create a Civil Society

Mr. Abruzzo is the co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School (RBS). He is an internationally recognized nonprofit management consultant, writer and educator. He concurrently serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Nonprofit Practice of DHR International, a global executive search firm. Over the last thirty years he has provided ongoing strategic advice to many national and international nonprofit organizations. He is on the faculty of RBS and additionally, Mr. Abruzzo serves on the faculty of the Department of Economics, University of Bologna and is a frequent guest lecturer at the Freie Universität of Berlin. The author of Jobs in Arts and Media Management, Mr. Abruzzo served on many nonprofit boards; for the last sixteen years on the Board of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation.

 

Faculty Insights

Rutgers Business School News

Faculty Insight: James Abruzzo's opinion piece argues that Congress is behind the times on business policy

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In an opinion piece published on mycentraljersey.com, James Abruzzu wrote about how Republicans in the U.S. Senate have recently worked to block legislation that would use building codes to increase energy efficiency. "It was the latest example of the party burnishing its pro-business reputation," Abruzzo wrote. "Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., later said proposals intended to combat global climate change would be "devastating to the economy.” "GOP leaders are sticking to a Milton Friedman notion of the market," Abruzzo continued. "They believe that business, unfettered from too much government interference, creates competition and improves products, prices and ultimately the economy."  More ›

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Faculty Insight: Institute for Ethical Leadership Co-Director James Abruzzo makes a case on BigThink.com that art world needs its own code of ethics

Friday, May 9, 2014

“Every profession has a code of ethics. Doctors have a code of ethics - the Hippocratic Oath - lawyers, accountants, journalists. In fact part of a profession is that there is a code of ethics,” said James Abruzzo, the co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School. But there is no code of ethics when it comes to art. The freedom that this allows may seem suited for the highly subjective, boundary-pushing world of art. But in this clip from Big Think's interview, Abruzzo presents compelling case studies that show why he argues for the art world to finally establish its own code of ethics. More ›

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James Abruzzo op-ed on social responsibility is smart business featured in The Star-Ledger

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Co-founder of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School James Abruzzo's opinion piece, "Social responsibility is smart business," was published by The Star Ledger. More ›

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