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ISM Dean César Baena shares his insights on business in Brazil in preparation for ISM's 2017 Doing Business in Brazil program. As part of his analysis, Dean Baena discusses how Brazil is the economic engine of South America, as well as how this emerging market is linked to other South American countries. To read his insights, please continue below.

DBA candidate Vara Kuppam recently filed a nomination for the Coppell (Texas) Independent School District (ISD) Place 5 in this May’s School Board election. Vara was featured on the front page of his local paper, Citizens’ Advocate: http://www.coppellcitizensadvocate.com/. He is quoted as saying he would like to bring his global experience to build “next generation innovators and global leaders from Coppell ISD students.”
On February 23, 2017, ISM DBA candidate Ivonne 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.