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On February 23, 2017, ISM DBA candidate Ivonnne Ranisch successfully defended her dissertation titled “Women’s Leadership in Maritime Law Firms: The Australian Case.” The defense jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Wendy Wan (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
Al-Ahram Weekly, an English-language newspaper printed in Egypt, recently interviewed ISM PhD candidate Merit Al-Sayed for an article titled “Readying to Go Public.” In it, she discusses the IPO of the third largest public-sector bank in Egypt, Banque du Caire, saying “there is much to be achieved in terms of financial inclusion through access to formal financial services by households and firms.” To read the article, go to: http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/19605.aspx 
K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) hosted the 12th SIMSR Global Marketing Conference on February 9-10 in Mumbai, India. The theme was “New Age Customer Centric Marketing.” On the second day, ISM PhD candidate Diana Derval presented her research on "Designing Luxury Brands: The Neurophysiology of Shiny" and had the honor of giving the valedictory address.
ISM DBA alumnus Mark Esposito, and ISM professor Terence Tse recently published the article “Some Electrifying Thoughts,Urbanisation and driving power”. In the article, Esposito and Tse discuss how urbanization boosts economic growth, but brings in challenges to environmental issues such as air pollution. They discuss how electric vehicles could play an increasing role in improving air quality and potentially in balancing electricity supply and demand. To read their article, click here.
On February 2, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Grant Groves successfully defended his dissertation titled “Developing a Digital Communication Strategy for the Pharmaceutical Industry.” The defense jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Philippe Salphati (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).