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On November 21, DBA alumnus Raed Skaf was a speaker at the Dubai International Project Management Forum - The Region's Largest Project Management Event. The title of the discussion was “Project Management for Youth: Impact of Project Management on Youth.” To learn more about the forum, click here: http://www.dipmf.ae/ 
ISM professor Daphne Halkias publishes article in collaboration with professor Nicholas Harkiolakis and Marcos Komodromos in the International Leadership Journal. The article is titled “A Historical View of Leadership Prototypes: Looking Backwards to Move Forward.” and “presents an explanation of prominent leadership prototypes based on Zaccaro’s framework (2014) describing four leadership prototypes: teacher, warrior, problem solver, and politician. This work further refines Zaccaro’s framework by interfacing and reinterpreting these prototypes through four historical representations as seen through the lens of modern models of leadership.” To read the full article, go to: https://www.tesu.edu/documents/ILJ_Summer_2017.pdf#page=4 

Daphne Halkias also co-authored article titled “The psychological impact of mobile social networking among young adults in Jamaica.” The article was published in the International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning. To read the full abstract, click here: https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1504/IJTEL.2016.082319 
ISM’s PhD alumnus Michael Neubert publishes article in the Technology Innovation Management Review. The title of the article is “Lean Internationalization: How to Globalize Early and Fast in a Small Economy.” The article “examines the early market internationalization of 32 high-tech startups that operate internationally from small and open economies.” Furthermore, “ the literature on the classification of high-tech startups and the effect of their country of origin is reviewed. Then, the research methodology of a comparative cross-national multiple case study research design is described. Next, the findings compare the commonalities and differences between the cases. Finally, the article concludes with a list of key findings and recommendations.” To read the full article, go to: https://timreview.ca/article/1073 
Congratulations to ISM’s DBA alumnus Adebola Ismail Akindele who has been named Lagos State Man of the Year 2017. The award gala ceremony was held at Eko FM Multipurpose Hall in Ikeja, Lagos. Dr. Akindele, the Group Managing Director of Courteville Business Solutions Plc., a leading e-business solutions and advisory company headquartered in Nigeria was declared winner with “3,324 valid votes.” To learn more, click here: http://www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/events/lagos-state-dr-adebola-ismail-akindele-wins-lasmaya-2017-id7372460.html 
On October 26, Randa Saadeh successfully defended her PhD dissertation. The title of the dissertation was “The Nature of Career Counseling Programs at Private Universities in Lebanon: A Multiple Case Study.” The jury was made up of Professor Daphne Halkias (diss. adviser), Professor Chris Adendorff (second examiner), and César Baena (ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research).