School

  • Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics
  • Expertise

  • Marketing performance measurement
  • Marketing ethics and consumerism
  • Communication of market research and other complex information
  • Business ethics and Catholic teaching
  • Languages

  • Maltese
  • Abela also consults and trains for major companies

    Abela also provides consulting and training in internal communications to several major corporations, including JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft Corporation, HJ Heinz, and the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Prior to his academic career, he spent several years in industry as brand manager at Procter & Gamble, management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board.

    In the Media

    Publications

    • A Catechism for Business

      A Catechism for Business

      March 05, 2014

      A Catechism for Business presents the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to more than one hundred specific and challenging moral questions that have been asked by business leaders.

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    • Journal of Business Research

      April 16, 2013

      In an article titled "Appealing to the imagination: Effective and ethical marketing of religion," Abela develops the concept of a type of marketing communication designed to engage the imagination of the target audience.

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    • Communio

      December 01, 2010

      Abela's article "Caritas in veritate and the Market Economy" appears in the WInter edition of the magazine.

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    • Advanced Presentations by Design: Creating Communication that Drives Action

      September 22, 2008

      Abela provides fact-based answers to critical questions about business presentation design.

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