Laurence B. Mussio

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Laurence B. Mussio
Mussio after a keynote address at the Sir John A. MacDonald Building in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Born Laurence Basilio Mussio
(1964-12-15) December 15, 1964 (age 53)[1]
Sarnia, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater Università del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Università degli Studi di Udine
King’s College, University of Western Ontario
McMaster University
York University
Occupation Author, Historian, Consultant
Spouse(s) Flavia Gonsalves Mussio

Laurence B. Mussio (born December 15, 1964) is a Canadian business historian, author, professor and management consultant, best known for his publications in finance, communications, political economy and reputation management.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Mussio was born and grew up in Sarnia, Ontario. He studied at Università del Sacro Cuore di Milano and the Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy, before earning degrees from King’s College, University of Western Ontario, McMaster University and York University. He majored in history, working under H.V. Nelles, FRSC at York University, where he earned his doctorate.[3]

Mussio established himself as a senior business historian and author after publishing works on various aspects of Canadian and international business history and communications, principally with the McGill-Queen’s University Press (MQUP) In 2013 he translated the secret wartime diaries of a senior Vatican cardinal from the Italian, written in that tumultuous period between 1938 and 1947.

He is the founder Signal Influence Executive Research and Communications, a communication and consulting company based in Toronto and MLEK Consultants & Strategic Advisors, a training and development firm. In 2011, Mussio was named to Canada’s Who’s Who.[4]

Teaching career[edit]

As an academic, Mussio has taught post-graduate courses at McMaster University, Hamilton (Master of Communications Management program), Syracuse University, NY (S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications) and York University, Toronto (Schulich School of Business MBA).[5] At McMaster University, he also designed and led undergraduate courses in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia and both taught and coordinated graduate theses in the Master of Communications Management (MCM) Program. In 2015, Mussio was awarded the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Award for Teaching Excellence.[6] In addition to his current teaching and consultancy schedule, Mussio is engaged in a multi-year research and publication project examining two hundred years of the Bank of Montreal. In 2017, he has embarked on a speaking tour of Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom related to the Bank’s bicentenary.



  • Mussio, Laurence B. (2016). A Vision Greater than Themselves: The Making of the Bank of Montreal, 1817-2017. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. ISBN 9780773548299.[7]
  • Mussio, Laurence B. (2001). Telecom Nation: Telecommunications, Computers and Governments in Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. ISBN 9780773521759.[8][9]
  • Mussio, Laurence B. (2001). Sun Ascendant: A History of Sun Life of Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. ISBN 9780773520400.[10]
  • Mussio, Laurence B. (2005). Becoming Bell: The Remarkable Story of a Canadian Enterprise, 1st Edition. Bell Canada. ISBN 9782980884917.
  • Mussio, Laurence B. Whom Fortune Favours: The Bank of Montreal and the Ascent of Canadian Banking, 1817-2017. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Mussio, Laurence B. Nation, Communication, Reputation. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Other publications[edit]

  • The Secrets of a Vatican Cardinal: Celso Costantini's Wartime Diaries, 1938-1947, written by Celso Costantini, edited by Bruno Fabio Pighin, translated by Laurence B. Mussio, (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014) ISBN 978-0773542990
  • The Present and Future of Public-Private Partnerships in Canada (National Bank Financial Markets Research Paper, May 2011).
  • The Persuasive Presentation and the Successful Executive (CSAE Monograph Series, 2010) ISBN 978098119100
  • Briefing Executives In An Information Intensive World (CSAE Monograph Series, 2009) ISBN 9780981191003
  • "Canadian Entrepreneurs and the Preservation of the Capitalist Peace in the North Atlantic Triangle in the Civil War Era, 1861-1871." (Co-author Andrew Smith). Enterprise and Society August 2016, Volume17 (Issue 3) 515-545
  • "Prophets Without Honour? Canadian Policy Makers and the First Information Highway, 1969-1975" in Communication history in Canada, ed. Daniel J. Robinson (Oxford University Press, 2003) ISBN 0195430182
  • ""Hello Central?": Gender, Technology and Culture in the Formation of Telephone Systems." Canadian Journal of Communication 18, no. 2 (1993).
  • "Depth perceptions (Review of" The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr)." Journal of Professional Communication 1, no. 1 (2011).
  • Three Generations Strong: A History of the Famè Furlane Club of Toronto, 1932-2009 (Famee Furlane, 2009) ISBN 978-0968168806


  • Canadian Training and Development Professional Designation (CTDP)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations of the United Kingdom (CIPR)
  • Association of Business Historians (ABH) in the United Kingdom
  • North American-based Business History Conference (BHC)


  1. ^ "Mussio, Laurence B. 1964- - Dictionary definition of Mussio, Laurence B. 1964- | FREE online dictionary". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  2. ^ "The Business History Conference". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  3. ^ "Famee Furlane Facilities". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  4. ^ "Canadian Who's Who".
  5. ^ "Dr. Laurence B. Mussio - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  6. ^ "Awards". OUSA. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  7. ^ "Vision Greater than Themselves, A | McGill-Queen's University Press". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  8. ^ Mussio, Laurence B. Telecom nation : telecommunications, computers and governments in Canada / Laurence B. Mussio. Montreal: MCGill-Queen's University Press. ISBN 0773521755.
  9. ^ Roper, Pam (2016-04-06). "Telecom Nation: Telecommunications, Computers, and Governments in Canada by Laurence B. Mussio (review)". The Canadian Historical Review. 84 (1): 127–129. ISSN 1710-1093.
  10. ^ "Sun Ascendant - Laurence B. Mussio - (9780773520400) - Bøker |". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2017-05-28.

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