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On September 12, 2017, ISM DBA candidate Vara Kuppam successfully defended his dissertation titled “Cloud Adoption: Factors Influencing Small and Medium Businesses in the United States” with honors.
The defense jury was made up of Professor Nicholas Harkiolakis (adviser), Professor Michael Wynne (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

DBA candidate Sochi Iwuoha published an article titled “Fragmentation of effort: the Canadian energy research dilemma” in collaboration with the Canadian Energy Research Institute. He co-authored the article and identifies “key constraints to the development of evidence-based decision making and highlight the important role of collaboration amongst research institution”.

To read the complete article, go to: http://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2017/8/fragmentation-effort-canadian-energy-research-dilemma/

On September 6, 2017, Tewelde Mezgobo successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled "New Public Management and Path Dependence in Public Organizations in Ethiopia: A Multiple Case Study."
The jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (adviser), Professor Chris Adendorff (second examiner) and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

On June 21, 2017, Dorothy McAleer successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled "A Global Meta-Data Analysis of Factors Influencing Sustainability Report External Assurance."
The jury was made up of Professor Manomita Nandy (adviser), Professor Michael Wynne (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

On August 2, 2017, ISM DBA candidate Troy Troublefield successfully defended his dissertation titled “Gaps in Cross-Cultural Training in the US Military: Building Cross-Cultural Competence in Service Members Assigned to South Korea.” The defense jury was made up of ​Professor Nicholas Harkiolakis (adviser), Professor Andrew Thomas (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM’s Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).