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DBA alumnus (Class of 2014) and PhD candidate O. Uche Ofili co-authored an article that was recently published in the European Scientific Journal. The title is “Obstacles to Entrepreneurship in Albania, Georgia, Morocco, Nigeria, and Pakistan.” Uche joined the ESJ editorial committee in December 2016.

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Recently published Ethics and Neuromarketing: Implications for Market Research and Business Practice was co-edited by N. A. Pop, A. M. Iorga, C. Ducu, and ISM professor Andrew Thomas. The book “defines the rapidly emerging field of neuromarketing, at the crossroads of economics, neuroscience, consumer behavior, and cognitive psychology.” To see more information, go to
Diana Derval is a published author, professor, and ISM PhD candidate. On December 22nd, she successfully taught a MOOC on the physiology of luxury to 10,000 viewers at Tsinghua University in China.
Professor Daphne Halkias, who teaches DBA and PhD e-learning seminars and also serves as a dissertation adviser at ISM, has recently published multiple articles in the past year. These include:

  • Adendorff, C., Halkias, D., Botha, B. & Maliti, V. (2016). Causal layered analysis of South Africa’s inclusion in BRICS. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 21(2).
  • Halkias, D., & Denton, J. W. (2016). A novice entrepreneur’s experiences with the coach–protégé relationship: A narrative case study. International Leadership Journal, 7(3), 6-23.
  • Halkias, D., & Komodromos, M. (2016). Social media and the practice of marketing public relations in Cyprus. International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning, 8(2).
  • Hunter, S., & Halkias, D. (2017). The psychosocial impact of mobile social networking among young adults in Jamaica. International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning, 9(1).
  • Scott, J. A., & Halkias, D. (2016). Consensus processes fostering relational trust among stakeholder leaders in a middle school: A multi-case study. International Leadership Journal, 8(3).
  • Watson, A., & Halkias. D. (2016). Measuring the creativity of marketing vs. non-marketing professionals in South Africa. International Journal of Teaching and Case Study, 5(4).
ISM Professors Daphne Halkias and Joseph Santora co-edited, with Nicholas Harkiolakis and Paul Thurman, Leadership and Change Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, which is due to publish on March 7, 2017.