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On January 11th, ISM's Director of Academic Affairs Matthew Andrews defended his dissertation successfully. The title of the dissertation was "Strategic Value of Tacit Knowledge and Learning Processes in a Young E-Commerce Company." The jury was made up of Professor Stan Smits (dissertation adviser), Professor J.C. Spender (second examiner), and Professor César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).
On December 18th, the Driving Division News published an exclusive interview with ISM’s IEMBA alumnus Philippe Jaillette, the new ELS Chair. “I’m very proud to have the chance to sustain the fantastic job that was done during the last 3 years!” Visit the following link to read the full interview:

http://embedded-lighting.com/driving-vision-news-published-an-interview-of-philippe-jaillette-new-els-chair-on-monday-december-18th-2017/ 
ISM DBA alumnus and PhD candidate Onyeka Uche Ofili presented a paper at the 9th International Scientific Forum on 23 November in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The paper is titled " Intellectual Property Rights Protection and Economic Development: The Case of Nigeria.” This paper “seeks to know whethertightening intellectual property rights protection in a typical developing country such as Nigeria can indeed promote innovation, attract foreign direct investment and invariably spur economic growth.” He also concludes this article emphasizing that “for Nigeria, to therefore to effectively take advantage of the potential benefits of IPRs protection it must first put in place the right policy framework that will help boost its economic and technological standing.” To read the full article, click here.
ISM PhD alumnus Khaled Zayed published his first book titled “Information Security Awareness: Managing Web & Mobile Security." The book describes that “companies and their employees rely on information technology (IT) and internet-enabled technology to conduct their business and communications. This offers many advantages, but also introduces risks related to information security. The present study sought to address the challenges of IT security alongside the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) programs and the lack of user awareness of related best practices." To learn more about the publication, go to: https://www.morebooks.de/store/gb/book/information-security-awareness:-managing-web-mobile-security/isbn/978-620-2-07536-7 
ISM DBA Candidate Ernest Wooden Jr., CEO of Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have started a new initiative to bring tourism to Los Angeles, called "Everyone is Welcome". This initiative is reinforcing the diversity and cultural hub that Los Angeles is known for.

This initiative has brought high amounts of tourism to the city, welcoming 48.3 million visitors to Los Angeles in 2017. This is over 1 million more visitors than in 2016! This increase in tourism is incredible given that Los Angeles will be home to the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic games. Wooden Jr. hopes by expanding the mission and feeling of hospitality to Los Angeles will help fuel their goal of reaching up to 50 million tourists in Los Angeles by 2020. To read the full article, go to: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180110005982/en/Los-Angeles-Welcomes-Record-48.3-Million-Visitors