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Redefining Executive Education

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Julian J. Rossig successfully defended his PhD thesis on July 21, 2016. The title was "Strategy Development in Humanitarian NGO Positioning." The jury was made up of Professor Joachim Bauer (thesis adviser), Professor Joseph Santora (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
Henry Ajagbawa successfully defended his PhD thesis on July 20, 2016. The title was "Behaviors of Rural and Urban Customers towards Retail Banking Services." The jury was made up of Professor Wendy Wan (thesis adviser), Professor Chung Leung Luk (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
Tamás Landesz successfully defended his PhD thesis on July 13, 2016. The title was "Authentic Leadership and Machiavellianism in Young Global Leaders." The jury was made up of Professor James Sarros (thesis adviser), Professor Joseph Santora (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
Akintoye Akindele successfully defended his DBA thesis on July 12, 2016. The title was "The Determinants of Domestic Bond Markets in Emerging Economies: An Empirical Analysis." The jury was made up of Professor Houcem Smaoui (thesis adviser), Professor Martin Grandes (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research César Baena will be presenting at the IACBE 2016 European Regional Assembly Conference in Paris on October 14, 2016. His presentation will look at innovative ways to introduce Integrative Thinking in the curricula of international business schools with campuses in various countries. It will discuss how to hone students’ Integrative Thinking skills by introducing cross-disciplinary projects in reverse engineering, generative reasoning, and causal modeling.

The conference, hosted by the American Business School in Paris, will take place on October 14 and 15. Its theme is "Beyond the Classroom Walls: The Future of Business Education." For more information, go to https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1855024