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On May 18, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Ray Li successfully defended his dissertation titled “Study on the Wealth Effects of Mergers and Acquisitions.” The defense jury was made up of Professor Gianfranco Gianfrate (adviser), Professor Ivo Pezzuto (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
Risk & Insurance, an online business journal, recently interviewed ISM Professor Jack Hampton in an article titled “U.S. Economic Nationalism.” Here, Professor Hampton discusses tariffs, trade and supply chains, the complexity of international trade and manufacturing, and their effects on American companies. “Even if you walk into your local barber shop, you’ll look around and notice how many products in there come from overseas. It’s not just big companies that will be impacted by trade restrictions. Smaller, local businesses will suffer most.” To read the article, go to http://riskandinsurance.com/u-s-economic-nationalism/.
ISM DBA candidate Patricia Murgami designed and led the first Global Women 4.0 Leadership Conference, which focused on raising women's leadership ability across 4 domains: Self-Care & Renewal, Relating Authentically, Home Management, and Leadership Ability & Brand. You can listen to Patricia Murgami present the conference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TZGwXR8d-I.
On April 27, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Conrad Fernandes successfully defended his dissertation titled “Challenges to Long-term Sustainability of Chinese Outward Foreign Direct Investment” with honors. The defense jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Jack Hampton (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

Head of Alternative Credit at NN Investment Partners and ISM PhD candidate Gabriella Kindert was quite busy this spring, travelling to London multiple times to attend and speak at conferences as an expert. Read more about her participation below.