Mussio, Laurence B. 1964-

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MUSSIO, Laurence B. 1964-

PERSONAL: Born December 15, 1964, in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada; son of Egidio (a maintenance supervisor at a petrochemical refinery) and Vittorina (Pighin) Mussio; married Flavia Gonsalves (a communications strategist), October 25, 1997. Ethnicity: "Italian-Friulano." Education: University of Western Ontario, B.A. (with honors), 1987; McMaster University, M.A., 1988; York University, Ph.D., 1995. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: International travel, enology, languages, jogging.

ADDRESSES: Office—Executive Research and Communications, 275 Coleridge Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4C 4J2. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Self-employed historian, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1994-98; Executive Research and Communications, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, principal and senior communications and strategic consultant, 1999—. McMaster University, lecturer, 2001—.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow in Italy, Regione Autonoma, Friuli Venezia-Giulia, 1986.


Telecom Nation: Telecommunications, Computers, andGovernments in Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2001.

Sun Ascendant: A History of Sun Life of Canada, McGill-Queen's University Press (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Perspectives on the New Economics and Regulation of Telecommunications, edited by W. T. Stanbury, Institute for Research on Public Policy (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1996. Contributor to periodicals, including Canadian Journal of Communication.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on the struggle over international standards, specifically the politics, regulation, and emergence of a global communications infrastructure; research on twentieth-century Canadian business in the global economy; "The Digital and the Divine," a research project on religion in culture in the contemporary West.



Business History Review, winter, 2001, Hudson Janisch, review of Telecom Nation: Telecommunications, Computers, and Governments in Canada, p. 869.

Technology and Culture, July, 2002, Vincent Mosco, review of Telecom Nation, p. 627.