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Donghua University Press recently published ISM PhD candidate Diana Derval’s book “奢侈品品牌营销 (Luxury Brand Management),” and it’s already on’s New Marketing best-seller list.
Originally published in the June 2016 issue of The Global Analyst magazine, Professor Ivo Pezzuto’s article “Venezuela: Crisis in Caracas” appeared on last month. In it, he discusses the global collapse in oil prices, the causes, and the impact of Venezuela’s economic crisis on domestic and international markets.

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ISM Professor Patrick O’Sullivan and DBA alumnus Mark Esposito co-authored an article on the 2016 Social Progress Index in Harvard Business Review France, “L’indice de progrès social, un nouvel indicateur de bien-être.” To read the complete article, go to
ISM alumnus Joseph Gilkey, Jr. (PhD Class of 2015) was appointed Executive Director of the Ignite Institute and Director of the Center for Consumer Studies at Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey.
Poly Ike Emenike (ISM PhD Class of 2014) has two new books out: The Benefits of Adventures and How to Alter Your Destiny to the Direction You Want. The two books were recently unveiled at a high-profile book event held in Lagos, Nigeria, as part of activities to mark the author’s 60th birthday.

The Benefits of Adventures chronicles the odysseys of some of the world's most renowned adventurers of the past, including Christopher Columbus, Mungo Park, Bartolomeu Dias, Nathaniel Courthope, Yuri Gagarin, and many more. In the book, Poly draws an analogy between the experiences of contemporary political and business leaders with those of the adventurers of old, using his own personal life and business experiences as a veritable case.

His other book, How to Alter Your Destiny to the Direction You Want, is a success-oriented handbook based on seven of the seventeen Principles of Personal Achievement espoused by Dr. Napoleon Hill. Poly believes that the understanding and application of these principles is the very key to achieving whatever success one may desire in life.

Since the completion of his PhD program at ISM, Poly has been quite taken with writing. His first book, Entrepreneurial Spirits, was published in 2014.