January 28, 2013 – Debt and Deficits Worldwide: What Next?

SPEAKER: Dr. John F. Mahon, John M. Murphy Professor of International Business Policy and Strategy

DATE: January 28, 2013
TIME: 7:30 AM
LOCATION: Bangor Public Library

Abstract: We are drowning in debt. Europe is mired in debt and Japan is rarely mentioned but is also mired in debt. How bad is it and what are the options and consequences of action and inaction? What are the political ramifications of all this debt?

About the speaker: John F. Mahon is the John M. Murphy Professor of International Business Policy and Strategy and Professor of Management at the Maine Business School, University of Maine. He was the Founding Director of the School of Policy and International Affairs at UMaine. From 2004 to 2006, was Provost ad interim; from 2007 – 2010 he was Dean, College of Business Public Policy and Health.

Prior to coming to the University of Maine, Dr. Mahon was a Professor of Strategy and Policy and Chair of the Strategy and Policy Department at the School of Management, Boston University. He received his D.B.A. from Boston University, his M.B.A. (with honors) from Bryant College, and his B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author or co-author of over 260 cases, papers and book chapters published in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Business in the Contemporary World, Corporate Public Affairs, Global Business and Economics Review, International Journal of Value Based Management, Global Focus, International Journal of Public Affairs, and the Strategic Management Journal.

Dr. Mahon has won 12 national awards for his research and writing during the period 2008 – 2011. In June, 2009 his co-authored article “Corporate Social Performance and Corporate Financial Performance: Twenty-Five Years of Incomparable Research,” was recognized as the most cited paper in the 50 year history of the peer reviewed journal Business & Society. In January 2012 he was appointed a Visiting Professor to the University of Chester by the Duke of Westminster. In May ’11 he was the recipient of the University of Maine’s Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award.