Trident at AIU Business Professor Set to Present at Management Conference

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Trident faculty member Dr. George Belsom’s paper, “Virtual Leader Communication Style: Development of a New Measurement Instrument,” has been accepted for presentation at the 2020 European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference. The conference is scheduled for December 4-6 in Dublin, Ireland.

Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident) is proud to announce that faculty member Dr. George Belsom’s paper, “Virtual Leader Communication Style: Development of a New Measurement Instrument,” has been accepted for presentation at the 2020 European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference.

Co-authors on this paper include Dr. Indira Guzman, Doctoral Studies Director in Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business (GRJ-COB), Dr. Jose Angeles, GRJ-COB Faculty Member, and Dr. Joshua Shackman, Assistant Professor, California State University Maritime Academy.

Based on research carried out for his doctoral dissertation, “The Impact of a Virtual Leader’s Communication Style on Virtual Team Performance,” Dr. Belsom’s conference presentation explores a new theoretical model that defines and explains virtual team leaders’ communication style, and how the style may impact trust, an employee’s emotional attachment or identification with their organization, and knowledge sharing within a team.

Furthermore, this model seeks to understand the significance that supportive communication and motivating language has to a virtual leader.

The three dimensions evaluated by this model are e-leadership, communication style, and motivating language.    

Dr. Belsom is a faculty member in Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business, instructing Introduction to Research in Leadership and Leadership and Change. He has over 30 years of experience working within the Department of Defense, and currently serves as Program Manager at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in St. Louis.

Dr. Belsom earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education from Trident. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Theory from University of Maryland, College Park.

The 2020 European Academy of Management Conference is scheduled to be held from December 4-6 in Dublin, Ireland.

About Trident at American InterContinental University
Founded in 1998, Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident at AIU) is part of an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident at AIU uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident at AIU is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. Trident has received acknowledgements from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit http://www.trident.edu or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident at AIU's wide range of educational options.

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