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On October 26, Randa Saadeh successfully defended her PhD dissertation. The title of the dissertation was “The Nature of Career Counseling Programs at Private Universities in Lebanon: A Multiple Case Study.” The jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (diss. adviser), Professor Chris Adendorff (second examiner), and César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
On October 7th, ISM’s PhD candidate Merit Al-Sayed attended the OECD MENA Conference on Women's Economic Empowerment in Cairo, Egypt. She was one of the speakers on the panel titled “Financial Literacy and Inclusion.” To learn more about the conference and Merit’s participation, go to: http://www.oecd.org/mena/competitiveness/WEEF-launch-agenda.pdf 
On September 15, Marion Endter defended her PhD dissertation successfully. The title of her dissertation was “Mandated Economic Measures in France Applied to Balance the Labour Market: Do They Achieve Their Objectives or Do They Rather Inhibit the Labour Market’s Natural Balance?" The jury was made up of Professor Patrick O'Sullivan (dissertation adviser), Professor Ivo Pezzuto (second examiner), and César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
ISM’s PhD alumnus Michael Neubert published his recent article titled “International Pricing Strategies for Born-Global Firms.” The article “aims to understand how born global firms develop their international pricing strategies, practices, and models. It aims to expand the study of international entrepreneurship and born global firms by including a broader and deeper range of pricing aspects than is normally found in the international entrepreneurship and pricing literature.” To read the full article, click here.
We are pleased to announce that our Director of Academic Affairs, Matthew Andrews published an article in the latest Journal of Organizational Psychology titled “Turbulent and Dynamic Times: The Importance of Tacit Knowledge and Organizational Learning in a Young E-Commerce Company.” He discusses on how e-commerce “is experiencing rapid growth and is having a major impact on how consumers shop, how companies manage their branding and communications, and how transactions and deliveries are made.” To read the article, click here.