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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.

Spring
Paris IMBA

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • International Business Law
  • Business Statistics & Research Methods for Managers
  • Human Resources Management
  • Business Simulations
  • Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
  • E-Commerce & Social Media
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Change Management
  • Global Economics
  • International Marketing
  • Advertising & Communication
  • International Business
Paris DBA/PhD
  • Building Strategic Customer Relationships
  •   Managing SMEs
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Valuation & Acquisition
  • Social Enterprises
  • Design Thinking
Summer
New York IMBA

  • Business Policy
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainable Business Development
  • International Consumer Behavior
New York DBA/PhD
  • Essentials of Financial Instruments & Markets
  • Leadership & Management of Non-Profits
  • Business Simulations
Fall
Paris IMBA
  • Case Methodology
  • Business Ethics & Leadership
  • Global Economics
  • Financial Accounting & Financial Statements
  • Human Resources Management
  • Financial Management
Paris DBA/PhD
  • The Future of Work
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Statistical Software Workshop
  • Research Methods
São Paulo IMBA Executive/DBA/PhD
  • Doing Business in Brazil
  • Strategy Implementation & Innovation Management
  • HSM Expo
  • Brazilian Economy & Trends

The graduation ceremony was a great success. Students, their families, ISM staff, and faculty were delighted to celebrate the culmination of such an important journey in the lives of our students. Fifty-five students graduated: ten IMBA Full-Time, five IMBA Executive, thirteen DBA, and twenty-seven PhD.

I would like to congratulate the graduates and the various groups that made this event possible: the staff at ISM, keynote speakers, sponsors, alumni, and faculty. Six awards were bestowed during the ceremony: three for Commitment to the ISM Community (IMBA Jennifer Castoldi, DBA Raed Skaf, and PhD Henry Ajagbawa) and three for Academic Excellence (IMBA Vincent Smith, DBA Rodney Irwin, and PhD Kimberly Reeve).

In the evening, the joyous group of graduates, their families, and the rest of the ISM community went on a dinner cruise along the Seine. It was a beautiful Parisian night. The bright lights of the buildings along the shores of the river illuminated the path of the boat, and, when the clock struck eleven, the Eiffel Tower’s sparkling lights provided a perfect backdrop for pictures and lasting memories.