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On September 21st, Essien Efana-Okon successfully defended his dissertation titled "Graduate Employability: Generic competency requirements by multinational Oil and Gas companies in Nigeria."
The jury was made up of Professor Joseph Santora (adviser), Professor Tobias De Coning (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

Professor Chirino-Klevans co-authored a chapter in “Digital Transformation and Innovation in Chinese Education”. Both authors discuss “cosmopolitanism as experience; cosmopolitanism as multiculturalism; and cosmopolitanism as intercultural competency” and in collaboration “between North Carolina State University, and a Chinese school in Beijing in an effort to know more about these three cosmopolitan and educational constructs”. Furthermore, a number of critical incidents are explored and “show the ways that teachers used technology to deepen their intercultural competencies through the lens of cosmopolitanism”.

To read the abstract, go to: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/cosmopolitanism-in-a-world-of-teachers/188060

On September 12, 2017, ISM DBA candidate Vara Kuppam successfully defended his dissertation titled “Cloud Adoption: Factors Influencing Small and Medium Businesses in the United States” with honors.
The defense jury was made up of Professor Nicholas Harkiolakis (adviser), Professor Michael Wynne (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

DBA candidate Sochi Iwuoha published an article titled “Fragmentation of effort: the Canadian energy research dilemma” in collaboration with the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He co-authored the article and identifies “key constraints to the development of evidence-based decision making and highlight the important role of collaboration amongst research institution”.

To read the complete article, go to: http://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2017/8/fragmentation-effort-canadian-energy-research-dilemma/

On September 6, 2017, Tewelde Mezgobo successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled "New Public Management and Path Dependence in Public Organizations in Ethiopia: A Multiple Case Study."
The jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Chris Adendorff (second examiner) and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).