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The 9th annual EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB) Conference on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Digital Ecosystems took place last month in Warsaw, Poland. PhD candidate Raphael Schlup presented his paper titled “How European Tier-One Automotive Suppliers Evaluate and Select Efficient Market Entry Modes to India,” which he co-authored with ISM PhD alumnus and professor Michael Neubert. Michael was also in attendance to present his paper “Lean Internationalisation” as well as DBA alumnus Murtazali Dibirov, who authored “Transformations.” To read all the papers from the EMAB Conference, go to this link. This year’s conference aimed to “provide a unique international forum to facilitate the exchange of cutting-edge information through multidisciplinary presentations on examining and building new theory and business models for success through management innovation.” For more information about the EMAB Conference, go to http://www.euromed2016.com/.

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Ira Cohen successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 9, 2016. The title was “Coach Facilitated Action Learning: Lessons from a Qualitative Study among SME in China.” The jury was made up of Professor Pauline Fatien Diochon (thesis adviser), Professor Jane Horan (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

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Rob Marjerison successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 8, 2016.
The title was “Identifying an Organization Assessment Methodology for Allocating Funding to New Venture Proposals in Bhutan.” The jury was made up of Professor Guillermo Jiménez (thesis adviser), Professor Mary Kate Naatus (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research). 

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Kimberly Reeve successfully defended her PhD thesis on September 8, 2016. The title was “Strategy Development for Financial Sustainability in the Nonprofit Sector.” The jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (thesis adviser), Professor Jack Hampton (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

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Adebola Akindele successfully defended his DBA thesis on September 5, 2016. The title was “Increasing Chinese Enterprises in Nigeria.”

The jury was made up of Professor Patrick O’Sullivan (thesis adviser), Professor Martin Grandes (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

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