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On June 30, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Simon Okechukwu Akpa successfully defended his dissertation titled “Participants, Roles, and Governance in Open Air Marketing Channels in Nigeria.” The defense jury was made up of ​Professor Vincent Onyemah (adviser), Professor Areti Krepapa (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
DBA alumnus Mark Esposito delves into the details of today’s business environment and the non-renewable resources we continue to use: an aging population, depleting natural resources, and so on. Mark asks the question, "Do we continue to do business as usual?" To read the article, go to http://www.europeanbusinessreview.com/business-as-usual/
In May 2017, Professor Ivo Pezzuto, ISM Core Faculty, was keynote speaker at ICTF's International Credit Professionals Symposium in Krakow. His address discussed BREXIT and its aftermath; the banking crisis in Italy and other geopolitical developments in Europe; and the first 100 days of the Trump administration. For more information on the conference, go to http://www.ictfworld.org/mpage/Krakow2017
On June 2, 2017, ISM PhD candidate Amal Khlat successfully defended her dissertation titled “The Moderating Role of Servant Leadership in the Relationship between Shared Governance and Faculty Satisfaction and Engagement in Lebanese Universities.” The defense jury was made of Professors Konstantinos Tasoulis and Areti Krepapa (advisers), Professor Jack Hampton (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
On May 23, 2017, ISM DBA alumnus (Class of 2014) and PhD candidate Onyeka Uche Ofili successfully defended his dissertation titled “Novice Entrepreneurs’ Experiences with the Coach-Protégé Relationship in Developing Economies: A Multiple Case Study from Nigeria.”

The defense jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Michael Neubert (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).