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Rob Marjerison successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 8, 2016.
The title was “Identifying an Organization Assessment Methodology for Allocating Funding to New Venture Proposals in Bhutan.” The jury was made up of Professor Guillermo Jiménez (thesis adviser), Professor Mary Kate Naatus (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research). 

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Kimberly Reeve successfully defended her PhD thesis on September 8, 2016. The title was “Strategy Development for Financial Sustainability in the Nonprofit Sector.” The jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (thesis adviser), Professor Jack Hampton (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

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Adebola Akindele successfully defended his DBA thesis on September 5, 2016. The title was “Increasing Chinese Enterprises in Nigeria.”

The jury was made up of Professor Patrick O’Sullivan (thesis adviser), Professor Martin Grandes (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

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Bradley Taylor successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 5, 2016. The title was “The Impact of Tax Rates and Other Tax Incentives on Decision Making: Mining Companies’ Investments into Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).” The jury was made up of Professor Patrick O’Sullivan (thesis adviser), Professor Ivo Pezzuto (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).

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Professor Jack Hampton

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I am proud to have been part of the ISM family since 2004 when I first began teaching MBA and DBA courses, including Corporate Strategy, Modern Leadership, High Performance Management, Business in the Post-American World, and Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Issues in International Business.

By any measure, ISM is a leader in graduate education for entrepreneurs, executives, professors, and government officials from around the world. The seminars are alive with critical thinking, challenging observations, and intense sharing of perspectives on how to conduct, improve, and advance management and leadership.

Interaction with ISM candidates enhances my professional work, which lies primarily in the area of risk management. Discussions contributed to concepts presented in my American Management Association books, Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management (Two Editions 2008 and 2014) and The AMA Handbook of Financial Risk Management (2014). Ideas spawned in seminars were partly responsible for the books winning two innovation awards and for one of them being selected as an outstanding business reference book of 2012.