University of Southern California

James Owens
Associate Professor of Clinical Management Communication

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

Phone: 
213-821-5441
Education: 
MPW, University of Southern California; MBA, Columbia University; BA, Bates College

Overview

James J. Owens is an expert in professional management communication. He has published 100+ articles in national and international publications. Professor Owens has appeared on CNN and has interviewed numerous Fortune 500 CEOs. He worked in the UK, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Africa for companies including Bain Consulting, Agfa-Gavaert, Coco-Cola, and Louis Vuitton, and consults with corporations on topics ranging from communication to leadership. He is Founder and CEO of The World is Just a Book Away, a non-profit literacy organization. Since 2008, WIJABA has launched programs for 25,000+ children with 40,000+ books through libraries and mobile libraries.

Research

Owens, J. (2013) "Leitrim Treasure,".
Owens, J. (2008) "Negotiation: The Art of Persuasion or Zero Sum Game?," Diversity MBA.
Owens, J. (2008) ""Networking for Life"," Minority Nurse.
Owens, J. (2007) "The Changing Face of Venture Capital," Minority MBA: The Career Magazine for Graduate Business Students and Professionals 10-14.
Owens, J. (2006) "Championing Diversity in Southern California: The USC Marshall School of Business," Black MBA Magazine 248-251.
Owens, J. (2005) "The Diversity Pipeline Alliance," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2005) "Fairest Isle for Work and Play: Business Travelers Find Jamaica Has It All, Close to Home," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2005) "MBAs with Disabilities: Another Minority Group," Minority MBA .
Owens, J. (2005) "Power Twins: The MBA and IT," Black IT Professional.
Owens, J. (2005) "From the Rolling Hills of Leitrim to the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts...The McManus Family of East Barrs," Leitrim Observer.
Owens, J. (2005) "Hollywood: The Land of MBA Dreams," Minority MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2005) "Hooray for Hollywood - Career in Tinseltown," Minority MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2005) "Space-The Next Frontier for IT Professionals," Black IT Professional.
Owens, J. (2005) "Exploring the Oil Industry," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2005) "Make Your Career Bloom," Working World.
Owens, J. (2005) "Lottery Ticket or Life Plan? Your Choice," Working World .
Owens, J. (2004) "Working for America: Opportunities in Government," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2004) "Careers in Telecommunications: Behind the Firewall," Black IT Professional.
Owens, J. (2004) "The Road Less Traveled: Career Assignments Abroad," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2004) "Anatomy of the Job Interview - Part III - Execution & Follow Up," Working World .
Owens, J. (2004) "Anatomy of the Job Interview - Part II - Practice," Working World.
Owens, J. (2004) "Job Market Projections for Graduating MBAs.," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2004) "Opportunities to the South," Minority MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2004) "Anatomy of the Job Interview - Part I - Research," Working World.
Owens, J. (2003) "The MBA in Japan: Stretching Your Limits," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. (2003) "Career Fairs: A little Preparation Goes a Long Way," Minority MBA.
Owens, J. (2003) "Changing Jobs," Working World .
Owens, J. (2003) "E-Mail that Works," Working World.
Owens, J. (2003) "Time for a Career Change? Are you doing the job you were born to do? If not, are you at least reasonably happy?," Career Training Magazine.
Owens, J. (2003) "Corps Business: The MBA Enterprise Corps," Minority MBA.
Owens, J. (2003) "You Got the Offer: Now What," Working World.
Owens, J. (2003) "3 Cornerstones of Interviewing: Research, Preparation, and Practice," Working World.
Owens, J. (2003) "8 Easy Steps: Networking Your Way to a Job," Working World.
Owens, J. (2003) "7 Steps to Writing the Ideal Cover Letter.," Working World.
Owens, J. (2003) "Target Your Resume: It's Not Self Expression. It's Marketing," Working World .
Owens, J. (2003) "The Job of Your Dreams," Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals.
Owens, J. (2002) "Cracking the Dress Code," Diversity: Career Opportunities & Insights.
Owens, J. "IT and Entertainment: What's the Future in Hollywood," Black MBA Magazine.
Owens, J. "The Anatomy of a Job Search," Black MBA Magazine.