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On November 8th, ISM professor Ivo Pezzuto was invited to be a keynote speaker at a conference in Milan organized by the Italian Stock Exchange (Borsa Italiana) and The Global Investor Group of London. The title of the speech was "Outlook for 2018 and beyond: opportunities and risk in the italian market." To learn more about the conference, go to: https://globalinvestorgroup.com/event/14/trading-milan
On October 20, Ali Al-Mana successfully defended his DBA dissertation titled "Measuring Efficiencies and Value Creation of National Oil Companies: A Case Study of Qatar Petroleum." The jury was made up of Professor Muammer Koç (dissertation adviser), Professor Michael Wynne (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean).
ISM would like to congratulate IMBA alumnus Yul Bahat for getting accepted to the Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN), “an international think-tank based in Paris, which aims to contribute to the definition, development, distribution and publication of concepts, doctrines and standards in line with its ambitions in favour of a safer world. CyAN’s goal is to be a source of proposals towards national public authorities and international institutions on issues related to cybersecurity and fight against cybercrime (legislative and regulatory developments, partnership, establishment of best practices...)”. To learn more about CyAN, visit: http://www.cyan.network/team_member/yul-bahat 
On September 15th, PhD candidate Grace Chew presented an extended abstract of her dissertation titled “Critical Success Factors of the Mergers and Acquisitions Performance: Interrelationship of Planning stage (Pre-merger) and Integration Process (Post-merger)” at the 10th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business in Rome. Chew discusses the two main streams that focuses on pre-merger stage and post-merger stage. To read the complete abstract, click here: http://www.ism.edu/images/ismdocs/news/grace-chew-publication.pdf 
PhD alumnus Michael Neubert co-authored “Lean internationalism of high-tech firms” with Augustinus Van Der Krogt. Both authors examine “the internationalisation of high-tech start-up firms (HSFs) from small and open economies (SMOPECs).” They also explore the speed of internationalisation of born global firms. Furthermore, the “study provides new evidence on the speed of internationalisation of HSFs from emerging and developed SMOPECs.” To read the full article, click here: http://www.ism.edu/images/ismdocs/news/michael-neubert-publication.pdf