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Dana Anagnostou, J.D.

Dana Anagnostou teaches Corporate Finance and International Business Law in the IMBA program at ISM. An attorney with over 20 years’ experience in large international law firms, she practices general corporate law, with a focus on cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions, and finance. She also has substantial experience on intellectual property matters and international trade issues.

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Ms. Anagnostou’s transactions generally involve France, the US, and/or the UK, often in the finance or technology fields. Her clients include private equity funds, financial institutions, fintech and other technology companies as well as industrials, particularly in the fashion and consumer brands sector.

Fluent in both French and English, she is an American who began her career in 1994 in the New York office of Rogers & Wells, moving to Paris in 1998 and joining the Paris office of American law firm Kramer Levin in 2000. She is a member of the New York and Paris bars and a solicitor in England and Wales.

Matthew Andrews, PhD

Matthew Andrews holds a PhD in international management and publishes research on organizational development and learning, team dynamics, and knowledge management in technology companies, and in the healthcare sector. He has been working in higher education in France since 1997 as a teacher, administrator, consultant, and accreditation peer reviewer.

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Before his current position as Director of Academic Affairs at ISM, Matthew Andrews was the Dean of Bachelor and Master of Business Administration programs at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris France.

César Baena, PhD

For over fifteen years, Professor César Baena has been involved in academia, as professor, research supervisor, and director of graduate programs. César completed his PhD at the London School of Economics. Upon earning his PhD, and after a short stint in banking, he went to work at an international business school. César teaches Corporate Strategy, International Business, and Emerging Markets.

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Along with his involvement in business education, César has also been consulting for international companies and start-ups. His research interests and publications have been primarily focused on the internationalization strategy of firms, Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM), entrepreneurship, born-global companies, fund management in energy-rich regions, and oil policy. Currently, César is ISM Dean and Director of Doctoral Research.

Joachim Bauer, PhD

Having received a PhD in Management, Dr. Joachim Bauer has concentrated on developing his experience in consultancy, research, and teaching. He has continued to build up and expand his academic research portfolio at Leeds University Business School, London Business School, University of Liverpool Management School, the International School of Management as well as various other schools.

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In the consulting business, Joachim advises his clients in various areas of management including strategic management, operations strategy development, operations improvement, business level strategy development, change and innovations. Clients are from a variety of sectors such as bakery, finance, and IT. Alongside his main strand of business, he keeps up to date with the latest academic developments through his work with various universities. He has refined his experience in a newly founded university in Germany, where he has - amongst other duties of a Founding Provost - developed a new MBA program.

Dr. Bauer has taught master and bachelor level modules in Operations Management, Quality Management, Knowledge Management, Research Methods, and Academic Writing and Skills. Since 2009, he has focused on teaching online in PhD, DBA, MBA, and MSc programs, and has successfully supervised numerous PhD and DBA dissertations as well as MBA and MSc theses.

Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam

Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the IMBA program at ISM. Dr. Ben-Avinoam is a serial entrepreneur and an expert in the field of early-stage investments, technology start-ups, accelerators and incubators. Barak is a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), a Silicon Valley-based early stage venture capital fund that focuses on enterprise IT innovation. Prior to BGV, Barak Ben-Avinoam was a Managing Partner at Fastlane Ventures (FLV), the leading Internet accelerator in Russia, and a Managing Director at QuantumWave Capital (QWC), a boutique, Paris-based investment banking firm specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions.

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Prior to QWC Barak was an executive in two of the leading Israeli incubators in the internationally recognized Incubator Program led by the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist. At this capacity Barak led dozens of investment transactions and worked closely with CEO's of early-stage companies. Before his tenure as an investor Barak was a co-Founder and held C-level positions at several Israeli technology start-up companies, including CEO of Flash Networks, GM of European Operations at Business Layers, and CEO of Prolify. Barak Ben-Avinoam is an Advisory Board Member, mentor and a panelist at several international acceleration programs, including at the Technion's BizTEC Program, Tel Aviv Academic College Start-HUB Accelerator Program, The College of Management Academic Studies in Israel, and others.

Dr. Ben-Avinoam has also taught MBA-level seminars in Cross-Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship at leading MBA programs, including at the Technion, Tel-Aviv University and at the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel, and at ENPC and ISM in France. Barak holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, with honors, from the International School of Management, Paris, France, and a B.Sc. in Information Systems, with honors, from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Linda Benrais, PhD

Dr. Linda Benraïs is Adjunct Professor of Comparative Law and Mediation at ESSEC Business School and Director of Irené programs "Governance and Conflict Resolution" Program and Accredited international mediator in Paris and London. She coordinates international and European programs related to governance, human rights, and international mediation. Prior to joining ESSEC, she was the Director of the Agency for International Legal Cooperation- JCI in the French Ministry of Justice for 13 years.

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Dr. Benraïs has 18 years of experience as an EU legal consultant and trainer in international legal cooperation, legal and judicial reforms, international mediation and other ADR in all the European Eastern countries (including Balkan region), the Middle East, North Africa, and South-East Asia. She conducts on a regular basis policy advice, training seminars, coaching, conflict analysis, mediations, retreats and co-facilitation for various international organizations and agencies (EU Commission, EEAS, Council of Europe, OSCE, UNDP, World Bank, UNDC and International Organization of Francophonie etc.) and she is member of the EPLO Executive Committee. She is the author of a book on mediation and ADR and of other articles on peace building and conflict prevention.

She holds a PhD in European Public Comparative law, a postgraduate research diploma in International Economic Law and Development, a Master in Business Law and a university diploma of Mediator and other international accreditations in mediation.

Dr. Eleonora Cattaneo

Dr. Eleonora Cattaneo teaches Integrated Communications in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Her areas of expertise include strategic and international marketing as well as brand management and communications. She has global consulting experience in a variety of Fortune 500's: Fiat, CNH Industrial, Renault and Nestlé among others.

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She has acted as in-house advisor to CMOs providing insights as well as support in deployment of new market entry strategies, brand repositioning and new product launches. She has been visiting professor at EM Lyon, the Helsinki School of Economics and Cranfield School of Management. Author of several publications and papers, among others: "Assessing the revival potential of brands from the past: how relevant is nostalgia in retrobranding strategies?" (with Carolina Guerini) in Journal of Brand Management. She holds a BA from Bristol University (UK), MBA at SDA Bocconi, PhD University of Pavia.

Hugues Chenet, PhD

Hugues Chenet co-founded the 2° Investing Initiative [2°ii] think tank in 2012 and has been Non-Executive Director since 2016. 2°ii develops climate and long-term risk metrics and related policy options in financial markets. He is a climate and sustainability interdisciplinary researcher, holding an honorary senior research associate position at University College London (UK), and a research associate to the Chair of Energy and Prosperity at X/ENSAE/ENS (France).

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Dr. Chenet worked as a sustainability and risk expert for a finance and management consultancy from 2007 to 2012 and holds a PhD in geophysics. He started his career on planetary science at the Institute of Earth Physics of Paris and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. He will be teaching a course on sustainable business development to our doctoral candidates in the spring of 2019.

Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, PhD

Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans teaches Teaching & the Human Brain in our DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Chirino-Klevans is an expert in Global Executive Education. She has held executive positions such as Assistant Dean of Executive Education for the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, as well as Program Director for Duke Corporate Education.

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Her experience is in program design, international client management, cross-cultural organizational environment assessments, international talent attraction and retention, compensation programs, training needs assessment, training management, and impact of training. She has consulted for clients such as Deutsche Bank, TRW, Ford Motor Company, among others. Her work has been featured in CNN, Caribbean Business, Talent Management Magazine, among other publications.

Earlier in her career, she also served as the psychologist for the Mexican national rowing team, and contributed to the team winning a silver medal at the 1991 Pan Am Games. She herself is a Pan American games medalist in gymnastics. She combines her experience as an executive, elite athlete and psychologist to create action learning experiences in online and face-to-face learning communities.

Chirino-Klevans received a PhD in Psychology from Universidad Iberoamericana, an MBA from Univesidad de las Américas, and a Masters and BA in Psychology from Georgia College and State University.


  • Bi weekly contributor for Hire-Diversity and Hispanic Business magazines.
  • Monthly contributor for Poder360.
  • Online magazine on Management and Organizational Behavior topics.
  • Boumedine, M., Chirino-Barceló, F.I. & Espinoza, E. A Formal Approach to the EMI Model and Case Study,” Journal of Telecommunications, in press.
  • McDaniel, W.F., Schmidt, M.S. Davis, B., & Chirino-Barceló. (1992)

    The influences of ACTH 4-9 upon avoidance and spatial learning following lateral peristriate and parietal injuries, in .Modern and Novel Approaches to the Treatment of Alzheimer´s Disease, Editors: E.M.Meyer, J. Simpkins and J. Yamamoto, Plenum Press, New York.

  • Schmidt, M.S., Chirino-Barceló, F.I. & McDaniel, W.F.(1992)

    An ORG 9308 Fails to Improve Visual Functions in Rats with Occipital Lesions. Neuroreport. Journal of Behavioral Research, 29-32.

  • Samperio, R. & Chirino-Barceló, F.I. (1992)

    Stop Sexual Aggression: Behavioral Consequences of Rape in Children, Diana, México.

Tobias de Coning, PhD

Dr. Tobias de Coning teaches Human Resources Management in the IMBA program and Managing Small and Medium Sized Entreprises in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. de Coning is an academic from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he also holds a senior management position as Chief Director: Strategic Initiatives and Human Resources. His academic focus and background are in the fields of Strategic and General Management; Entrepreneurship – with a special focus on Entrepreneurship in small and medium sized enterprises as well as in Corporate Entrepreneurship (Intrapreneurship); and, in Human Resources Management.

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Over the last couple of years he has worked extensively on projects aimed at the internationalization of small and medium sized enterprises and is currently also involved in a major project on this topic sponsored by Barclays Africa. He is also a visiting professor at both Coventry University as well as Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom, where his work focuses on the subject of Systemic Entrepreneurship. He is also a visiting professor at EMS Strasbourg, where he teaches Strategic Human Resources Management. Professor de Coning is an experienced supervisor and study leader at both the Masters and PhD levels. He has wide ranging international experience and currently also works extensively with the Association of Africa Universities (AAU) to advance the functionality of member universities. This is done in collaboration with international agencies such as CASE.

Dr. Desmond Cooney, PhD

Dr. Desmond Cooney teaches International Marketing in the IMBA program at ISM. Cooney is Founder & Managing Director of Axis Financial Consultants, a financial services company based in Paris, France. He has worked as a financial broker for over 20 years and specializes in the area of offshore banking, and international pensions for expatriates.

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He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He currently serves as Assistant Dean and Professor of Marketing at ISM.

Cooney received a PhD in Business Administration from ISM in 2010, an MBA from Open University, Milton Keynes in 2000, and a BA from Jordanstown University, Belfast, Ireland in 1992.


  • Executive Editor: ISSN 1948-920X; Volume 1, Number 1; Paris, France, November 2009

    “Recognizing Excellence in Business Education” International Council of Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference Proceedings
    Retrieved from: http://www.acbsp.org/download.php?sid=2033

  • Executive Editor: ISSN 1948-920X; Volume 1, No. 2; Vienna, Austria; November, 2010.

    “Managing Effectively in the New Fiscal Reality” International Council of Business Schools and Programs Annual Conference Proceedings
    Retrieved from: http://www.acbsp.org/download.php?sid=2034

  • Loughton, P. & Cooney, D. (2013)

    Offshore pension plans for the football industry, FC Business (Issue 66), 55 – 57
    Retrieved from: http://www.fcbusiness.co.uk/eversion/FCB66/fcb66/

Dr. Teck Eng

Dr. Teck Eng teaches Advanced Qualitative Methods and Research Methods in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Eng is Professor of Marketing, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Digital, Interactive & Data-Driven Marketing, at the University of Southampton, UK. He has been teaching at different levels, UG, PG, MBA and executive training workshops, and he is a certified online instructor and moderator. He specialises in running workshops on research methods for numerous international business schools.

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Eng has successfully supervised PhD students to completion. His teaching interests include advanced analytic methods, research methods, business marketing, marketing strategy, new product development, customer insights, branding and developing a market-oriented organisation. His research interests include business marketing, digital marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation, learning mechanisms through digital and mobile technology.

Eng is currently supervising PhD students on topics related to his research interests. He has published articles in numerous blind peer reviewed academic journals including Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management and Technovation.

Dr. Mark Esposito

Dr. Mark Esposito is co-founder and Chief Strategic Officer at Nexus FrontierTech, a leading global firm providing AI solutions to a variety of clients across industries, sectors, and regions. In 2016 he was listed on the Radar of Thinkers50, as of the 30 most prominent business thinkers on the rise, globally.

He teaches Business, Government & Society & Economic Strategy and Competitiveness for Harvard University's Division of Continuing Education, and serves as Institutes Council Co-Leader, at the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. 

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Mark is a Professor of Business & Economics at Hult International Business School and a Fellow at the Judge Business School in the UK, as part of the Circular Economy Center. He equally holds an Adjunct Professorship at IE Business School.

He holds Fellowships with the Social Progress Imperative and with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Washington D.C. He is a nonresident Fellow at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in Dubai. Mark has been appointed as a global expert for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at World Economic Forum.

Mark is the co-author of the bestseller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership. The DRIVE framework has also led Chartered Management Institute’s own magazine Professional Manager in the UK to name Mark as one of the 18 new voices in 2018 that reshape management and leadership.

He is fluent in six languages and In his nonacademic life, he holds the rank of Master Instructor, Black Belt IV Dan, at the International Budo Institute in Canada.


Dr. Mark Gershon, P.E., PMP, CSSMBB

Dr. Mark Gershon teaches Project Management in the DBA & PhD programs at ISM. Gershon, a certified Project Management Professional and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, is chairman of the department of Operations Management at Temple University and President of the World Class Training Institute.

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He is a leading researcher, educator and practitioner in the areas of project management, quality and process improvement methodologies. An industrial engineer by training, he acquired a broad background in manufacturing processes as a quality engineer for the Army Armaments Command Project Management Office. He has helped many companies to implement project management and improvement systems, taught numerous classes on these subjects, and conducted and published research on best practices for such implementations.

Dr. José Gimenez, PhD

José Gimenez teaches Business Statistics and Research Methods, as well as Supply Chain Management in the IMBA program at ISM. Gimenez earned his Ph.D in Sciences at the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), MSc in Electrical Engineering at the Imperial College of Science and Technology (London), and BSc in Electrical Engineering at the Universidad Simon Bolivar (Caracas).

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He works as a consultant engineer to firms throughout Venezuela, and is Professor of Operations Management and Operations Research at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion in Caracas. In the past, he served as the Director of Advanced Management Program for the same university, and been a visiting professor at Universidad de Simon Bolivar. Gimenez has had over 20 scholarly articles published in research journals and presented at international conferences.


  • DALVANO, Luigi / GIMENEZ, José Luis.

    “En busca de un servicio superior: innovar es la clave”. Debates IESA, vol XII, núm 3, pp. 60-63, 2007.

  • GIMENEZ, José Luis(2007)

    “The application of JIT principles in Venezuela. Comparisons with other IMSS countries”. EurOMA Conference 2007, Ankara, June 2007.

  • DIAZ, Angel / LORENZO, Oswaldo / GIMENEZ, José Luis(2007)

    “Teaching Process Management. A Multimedia-based Case Approach”. POMS Conference 2007, Dallas, May 2007.

  • GIMENEZ, José Luis / DIAZ, Angel / LORENZO, Oswaldo.(2007)

    “Lean manufacturing principles: Are Venezuelan firms applying them?” POMS Conference 2007, Dallas, May 2007.

  • GIMENEZ, José Luis.(2006)

    “¿Realmente usamos el just-in-time en Venezuela?”. Research Annual Workshop, IESA, 2006.

Dr. Michael Gordon

Dr. Michael Gordon teaches Corporate Entrepreneurial Strategies in the doctoral program at ISM. Gordon has extensive experience in the areas of entrepreneurship, education, public speaking, and science. For the past ten years, he has been teaching entrepreneurship as an Adjunct Professor at Babson College and for the past five years at the Harvard Extension School.

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After twelve years in research, development, and management at Polaroid Corporation and Celanese Plastics Company, Dr. Gordon pursued a career in entrepreneurship and founded four companies: a plastics injection molding company, a company which made products for the control of static electricity (Plastic Systems, Inc) a network for entrepreneurs and investors (the Venture-Preneurs Network) and a private investment and consulting firm (Quantum Ventures). He is currently developing the internet venture AngelDeals.com, a virtual global network for the business community: entrepreneurs seeking funding and growth, investors seeking dealflow, business professionals seeking visibility, and both employers and job seekers.

Gordon received a PhD in Organo-Metallics and Polymers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966 and a BS in Organic Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


  • Trump University “Entrepreneurship 101: How to Turn Your Idea Into a Money Machine 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2010)

    Versions in Chinese, Polish and Bulgarian

  • “Gordon’s CUSTOMER Model: Framework for the nine entrepreneurial thriving forces.” 2000

Case Study

  • "Plastechnology, Inc."

    This case deals with the anguish faced by two entrepreneurs as they try to decide whether to, and how to launch a new plastics manufacturing venture (2008)

  • "Polaroid: Who and what killed this magnificent company?"

    This multi-dimensional case examines Polaroid's corporate entrepreneurial strategies (and lack thereof) over its glorious and turbulent 65- year lifetime. The issues encompass leadership, succession of CEOs, corporate vision, segmentation, corporate culture, product entry decisions, the Value Chain and many other broad strategic questions. The case is resolved in a strategy simulation by student teams: How could Polaroid have been saved?,2009

  • “Worcester Beef Company”

    a complex three generation, two-family business case with issues of leadership, management succession, sustainable competitive advantages, strategy, family rivalry, estate negotiation after the death of the partner. 2010

  • Ocean Spray: House of cards …? 2010
  • Sam Walton’s WalMart: Nemesis …? 2010 <hyperlink: http://www.competitivesuccess.com/why-join/about/dr-gordon/>
  • “UPS – 100 Years of Continuous Entrepreneurial Transformation,” 2009
  • “New York Cheek – Cracks in Paradise;” a troubled upstart clothing company, 2010.

Dr. Elias Hadzillias

Dr.Elias Hadzillias teaches E-Commerce in the IMBA program at ISM. Hadzilias holds a Ph.D in Business Process Management and a Master of Science in Industrial Systems, both earned at National Technical University in Athens (Greece). Based in Athens, he works as a freelance management consultant in addition to his teaching at IESEG School of Management and Université Catholique de Lille.

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His areas of teaching and research have been in E-Business, E-Government, Virtual Enterprises, Enterprise Modeling, Strategic Management, and Operations Management. His research has been published in the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction, WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, and Production Planning & Control. His most recent research, "Identifying the Critical Success Factors for E-Commerce Effectiveness: the Case of Qatar", was published in a 2008 text on "Business Excellence and Competiveness in the Middle East and North Africa".


  • Hadzilias, E.A., Carugati, A., (2009)

    “Identifying the critical success factors for E-commerce effectiveness: the case of Qatar”, in Allam Ahmed (Ed.): “Business Excellence and Competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa”, Inderscience Publishers,(ISSN 0-907776-38-8).

  • Hadzilias, E.A. (2007)

    "The Cost Factors in E-Taxation Services", in Josef Makolm,Gerti Orthofer (Eds.): "E Taxation: State & Perspectives", Institut für Informatik in Wirtschaft und Verwaltung (ISBN 978-3-85499-191-5).

  • Hadzilias, E.A. (2008)

    “Identifying the critical success factors for E-commerce effectiveness: the case of Qatar”, in Allam Ahmed (Ed.): “Business Excellence and Competitiveness in the Middle East and North Africa”, Inderscience Publishers,(ISSN 0-907776-38-8).

Daphne Halkias, PhD

Dr. Daphne Halkias teaches Case Study Development and Application in the doctoral programs at ISM. Halkias is a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School and CEO of Executive Coaching Consultants, an international consulting firm specializing in leadership mentoring, coaching family firms and developing academic research projects in the areas of cross-cultural management, and entrepreneurship.

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She is a distinguished academic who has chaired and developed academic programs in the U.S. and Europe and a researcher with books and paper publications spanning 25 years in organizational behavior, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural management, family business, negotiation skills, psychology, migration issues and education.

She has been an invited keynote speaker in numerous business and social science forums, including the World Entrepreneurship Summit and the Wendel Center for Family Enterprise at INSEAD, France. She is a Research Affiliate at the Institute for Social Sciences at Cornell University; Senior Research Fellow, The Center for Youth and Family Enterprise (CYFE) at the University of Bergamo in Italy; Research Associate at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), University of California, San Diego; Visiting Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK and Editor of International Journal of Teaching and Case Study & International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Dr. Halkias is a Member of several professional associations but her strongest inspirations come from membership in 'Business Fights Poverty' and KIVA and the cause of fighting poverty through leadership mentoring for sustainable entrepreneurship chronicled in her book Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Business Solutions for Poverty Alleviation from around the World co-authored with Paul Thurman, Columbia University.


  • Halkias, D., & Adendorff, C.(Forthcoming)

    Governance in Immigrant Family Businesses: Enterprise, Ethnicity and Family Dynamics. Gower Publishers, London

  • Halkias, D(2013)

    Psychology and the Search for Certainty in Everyday Life. Athens Institute for Education and Research, Athens.

  • Halkias, D. (2013)

    Business and Social Profiles of Immigrant-Owned Small Firms: The Case of Pakistani Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Greece. International Migration. doi: 10.1111/imig.12008

  • Alserhan, B. & Halkias, D. (2013).

    One Arab Woman’s Journey to Entrepreneurship: A Case Study. International Journal of Teaching and Case Study. Inderscience Publishers.

  • Halkias, D. (2013).

    “ Do social entrepreneurs really need a theory of change? International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Inderscience Publishers. Vol. 1, No. 4, 2012.

  • Halkias, D., Pizzurno, E., DeMassis, A. & Fragoudakis, M. (2013)

    Halal Products and Services offered by Italian Family Businesses in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector: Brief Case Studies of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. World Scientific.

Dr. George Iatridis

Dr. George Iatridis teaches Accounting & Finance Pronciples in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Iatridis is an associate professor of accounting and finance at the Department of Economics, University of Thessaly, Greece. Dr Iatridis is the financial accounting subject editor of the International Review of Financial Analysis (Elsevier).

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He has worked as a lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the School of Accounting and Finance, University of Manchester, UK. He has also taught at the University of Athens and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Dr Iatridis studied Accounting and Finance at postgraduate level at the Universities of Manchester (PhD) and Southampton (MSc). Before graduate school, he studied Economics at the University of Athens, Greece. His current research interests mostly relate to the economic consequences of the implementation of international financial reporting standards, accounting policy choice, earnings quality and earnings conservatism.

Dr. Chris Jeffs, DBA

Dr. Chris Jeffs teaches Design Thinking in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. He has over two decades of international experience in the pharmaceutical, technological, and higher education sectors. He earned his doctorate in the field of knowledge transfer and innovation management.

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As Director of FORM Strategies, he provides executive and business coaching specializing in leadership development and the co-creation of new business models using Design Thinking techniques. Chris sits on the Advisory and Decision Committee as a Sector Expert for the UAE Mohammed Bin Rashid Innovation Fund. He is a Senior Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Strategy Expert for IMD in Lausanne, and he holds the post of Affiliate Professor in Strategic and Innovation Management at Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Guillermo Jimenez, JD

Guillermo Jimenez, JD teaches Multicultural Management in the doctoral programs at ISM. Jimenez is a specialist in international trade and international business transactions. Mr. Jiménez has lectured on international trade and related topics in over thirty countries.

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After working for eight years in Paris as Head of Division at the International Chamber of Commerce, he returned to the U.S., where he was recently appointed Professor of International Trade and Marketing at the State University of New York - F.I.T.

Jimenez received a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1983 and a BA from Harvard University in 1980.


  • ICC Guide to Export-Import Basics (ICC Publishing, 1997), 240 pages.

    Note: contains chapter on international electronic commerce.

  • Icoterms Questions and Answers: Cases and Commentary (ICC Publishing, 1998), 180 pages.
  • “Electronic Data Interchange and Incoterms,”

    chapter in book, Incoterms in Practice (ICC Publishing, 1995).

  • Electronic Data Interchange Contracts (ICC Publishing, 1995)

    250 pages; Role: Originator of Idea; Copyeditor.

  • Business Law in China (ICC Publishing, 1997)

    450 pages; Role: Administrative Editor.

  • Incoterms in Practice (ICC Publishing, 1996)

    200 pages, role: originator of idea; Role: Copyeditor.

Tamás Landesz, PhD

Tamás Landesz, PhD

Dr. Tamás Landesz is Director of Administration and Finance and member of the Senior Leadership Team at the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) based in Lyon, France. Prior, Landesz held senior positions with intergovernmental development organizations and advised governments, including the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the European Defence Agency (EDA), United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), and the Office of the Prime Minister of Lebanon. He has worked directly in complex conflicts across four continents, including the regions of the Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America.

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Landesz started his career as a management consultant, providing strategic advice to companies expanding to Eastern Europe, during the transition from centrally planned to market economies. He is a member of Michael Porter's academic network, lecturing on the microeconomics of competitiveness. Landesz holds an MPA from Harvard University, an MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an MBA from Vienna. His research focuses on the future, i.e. his PhD dissertation at ISM dealt with the future of leadership. Landesz has been awarded as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010, where he remains actively engaged as an alumni supporting multi-disciplinary projects aiming to improve the state of the world.

Frederick Lane

Frederick Lane is an author, attorney, educational consultant, and lecturer based in Brooklyn, NY. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the areas of cybersafety, digital misconduct, personal privacy, and other topics at the intersection of law, technology, and society. Lane has appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, the BBC, and MSNBC. He has written nine books, including most recently Cybertraps for Educators (Mathom Press 2015) and Cybertraps for Expecting Moms & Dad (Mathom Press 2016). 

Dr. Deanne Larson, PhD

Dr. Deanne Larson teaches Digital Marketing at ISM. She is an active data science practitioner and academic, and her areas of research include data strategy, data science, and project management. She holds Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Business Intelligence Profession (CBIP), and Six Sigma certifications. She attended AT&T Executive Training at the Harvard Business School, focusing on IT leadership and Stanford University focusing on Data Mining, and holds a Masters in Analytics from NYU. She presents several times a year at conferences for TDWI. Dr. Larson is Principal Faculty at City University of Seattle and has consulted for several Fortune 500 companies. She holds a PhD from the International School of Management.

Michael Neubert, PhD

Dr. Michael Neubert teaches International Business and Finance courses in the MBA and doctoral programs at ISM. He also lectures International Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management at other universities like the University of Vorarlberg in Austria and the German-Paraguayan University in Paraguay to name a few.
Dr. Neubert is a PhD alumnus of ISM and the chair of the Strategic Management Committee of ISM. He is an active researcher in international entrepreneurship and finance and publishes his research results in peer-reviewed academic journals. His current research interests include FinTech, pricing decisions, and the early and fast internationalization of high-tech start-up firms as well as the concepts of lean and digital internationalization.

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Dr. Neubert is the CEO of C2NM LLC. C2NM is a Swiss consulting firm specializing in the field of international and intercultural management. It offers services from the development of international strategies and global market research to market entries, turnarounds, and market exits as well as intercultural trainings and seminars. C2NM uses its own methodologies like the market development process company2newmarket® or the market intelligence software statforce®. Its application allows clients to acquire new customers in new foreign markets in less time, with fewer resources, and at lower risk.

Dr. Neubert is a partner of a private equity firm, which invests in high-tech start-up firms. He supports the portfolio companies in the early and fast internationalization of their products and business models and integrates these experiences in the case studies of his courses.

Dr. Patrick O'Sullivan

Dr. Patrick O’Sullivan teaches Business Ethics in the doctoral programs at ISM. O’Sullivan was formerly a Senior Lecturer and MBA Program Director at Cardiff University Business School, and was appointed as full Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) in September, 2006. From September, 2009 to September, 2012 he has been Head of Department of People Organizations and Society at GEM.

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He has extensive experience in teaching at all levels and in academic administration. His teaching specialities include business ethics, critical scientific methodology, political economy of the European Union as well as managerial economics and in recent years he has developed a wide range of international teaching experience.

O’Sullivan received a PhD from European University Institute, Florence, Italy, an MA in Economics from University College Dublin in 1974 and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University College Dublin in 1972, and in 1969 received an Irish School Leaving Certificate, honors level attained in all nine subjects taken.



    “Business Ethics: a critical approach integrating ethics across the business worli>Routledge, London

  • O’SULLIVAN P and NGAU O (2012)

    “FULFILLMENT or SLAVERY ? Some philosophical reflections on the paradoxes of contemporary conceptions of work in Economics and other human sciences » in STUDIA UBB. PHILOSOPHIA, Cluj

  • O’SULLIVAN P (2011)

    “Economic Methodology and Freedom to Choose”, Routledge Revivals London.

  • O’Sullivan P (2008)

    “The growing interest in Business Ethics”, in INFO, magazine of the French Chamber of Commerce in UK, Jan-Feb 2008.

  • Allington N and O’Sullivan P (2006)

    “Introduction to Economics” a custom text, Pearson, Harlow

  • O’Sullivan P and PATEL T (2004)

    “Fragmentation in Transport Systems and the Problem of System Integrity”, in Transport Policy Vol 11 (Spring 2004), pgs 215-225.

  • O’Sullivan P (1989)

    “Empirical Testing in Economics and the Theory of Truth”, in Ricerche Economiche, 43, No 1+2 Jan-June 1989, Pages 151 – 175.

  • O’Sullivan P (1987)

    “Economic Methodology and Freedom to Choose”, Allen and Unwin, London.

  • O’Sullivan P (1984)

    “Friedman’s methodology revisited: a proposal for a decisive refutation of the F-twist” in Explorations in Knowledge, Vol 1 No 2, pgs 32 – 49.


  • “Human Capital, Education and Economic Growth in Ireland”

Ivo Pezzuto, DBA

Dr. Ivo Pezzuto teaches global economics courses in the IMBA program and Disruptive Innovative Business Models in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. He is also an affiliated member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program (MOC) at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School on behalf of ISM. Dr. Ivo Pezzuto is an internationally recognized lecturer, advisor, and consultant to multinational firms and financial institutions, author, and board member of scholarly Journals, He is also a chief economic advisor and board member of a boutique, independent advisory firm focused on cross-border M&A, corporate finance, capital growth and strategic consulting. Dr. Pezzuto is a regular contributor and commentator for major international broadcasting networks such as CNBC, RAI, The Global Analyst Magazine, Bloomberg, BBC Radio, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron’s, and US News & World Report.

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Born in Italy, raised and educated in the USA, Dr. Ivo Pezzuto is a seasoned lecturer of economics, finance, global competitiveness and strategic management, governance and regulation, and international business at international business schools and executive education programs in Europe (i.e. Catholic University of Milan Fondazione ISTUD, IAE Nice, SMC. He is also a member of the advisory board of a number of international academic journals (i.e. The Global Analyst Magazine, The Journal of Governance and Regulation, The Journal of Business and Sustainability and investment firms). Furthermore, he is an economics commentator, columnist, and a regular contributor to news agencies and international TV broadcasting networks (e.g. CNBC, RAI Economia, Bloomberg/Business Week, AGR, Agência Estado, International Banker Magazine).

He is an internationally recognized author of papers, book chapters and books, articles, and journal publications on economics and on the 2008 global financial crisis. He wrote a book in 2013 titled "Predictable and Avoidable. Repairing Economic Dislocation and Preventing the Recurrence of Crisis" in collaboration with 22 "global though leaders" of leading global organizations (e.g. Stanford University, NYU, University of Chicago, Wharton Financial Institutions Center, London School of Economics, IESE, Bocconi University, La Sorbonne University, Financial Times, Bloomberg LP, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Oracle, Temenos, Citi, Royal Bank of Scotland, Unicredit Bank, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank). In 2010 he has contributed one chapter, along with prominent scholars such as, James K. Galbraith, Benjamin J. Keys, Tanmoy Mukherjee, Amit Seru, and Vikrant Vig, Erik F. Gerding, Alan Kirman, Brenda González-Hermosillo, Antonio Spilimbergo, Steve Symansky, Olivier Blanchard, and Carlo Cottarelli to Prof. Robert W. Kolb book titled "Lessons from the Financial Crisis: Causes, Consequences, and Our Economic Future" published by Wiley.

Prior to his current board advisory, management consulting, and academic career, he has held senior executive positions at national and international level in Europe for leading global organizations in diversified industries (FCA, American Express, Accenture, Citibank, Diners Club). He is consultant and board advisor to national and international firms and institutions. He has earned a BS degree from NYU Stern School of Business, and MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management and a Doctorate degree in Economics, Finance, and Corporate Governance from SMC University.


  • Pezzuto, I. (2019)

    "Making Healthcare Systems More Efficient and Sustainable in Emerging and Developing Economies Through Disruptive Innovation. The Case of Nigeria." Journal of Management and Sustainability, Vol 9, No 2, December 2019 issue. Canadian Center of Science and Education.

  • Pezzuto, I., Osagie, Z. (2019)

    "Disruptive Innovation and Healthcare. The Case of Nigeria.” The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, April 2019 Volume 8 Issue 4. IUP Publications, A Division of ICFAI - The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), India

  • Pezzuto, I. (2019)

    “Turning Globalization 4.0 Into a Real and Sustainable Success for All Stakeholders.” Published on the Journal of Governance and Regulation, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2019, Virtus Interpress.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2019, February)

    “Balancing the Opportunities and Challenges of the New Era of Globalization with Social Inclusion and Sustainability Goals for All Stakeholders” International Banker Magazine Winter 2019 issue, Finance Publishing, London, UK

  • Pezzuto, I. (2018, December 28th)

    “Overcoming the Challenges of the New Era of Globalization Creating Shared Value” Roubini EconoMonitor LLC, a Joint-Venture Between Roubini Global Economics and Ashmore Media Group, New York, U.S.A.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2017, September)

    “Is the EU Sustainable?”, ICTF World Magazine September 2017 issue, pp. 20-28, International Credit and Trade Finance Association, London, UK

  • Pezzuto, I. (2017, August)

    “Eurozone Recovery: Is It Sustainable?” The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, Volume 6 Issue 8, August 2017 Issue. IUP Publications, A Division of ICFAI - The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), India

  • Pezzuto, I. (2017, July 5st)

    “European Union Recovery – Surprise Economic Story of 2017” Roubini EconoMonitor LLC, a Joint-Venture Between Roubini Global Economics and Ashmore Media Group, New York, U.S.A.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2016, December 2nd)

    “Italian Referendum: What to Expect?” Roubini EconoMonitor LLC, a Joint-Venture Between Roubini Global Economics and Ashmore Media Group, New York, U.S.A.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2016, June 27th)

    “A Trivially Overlooked Brexit Scenario and Its Potential Aftermath in Early 2016.” Roubini EconoMonitor LLC, a Joint-Venture Between Roubini Global Economics and Ashmore Media Group, New York, U.S.A.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2016, June 14th)

    “Venezuela: Crisis in Caracas.” Roubini EconoMonitor LLC, a Joint-Venture Between Roubini Global Economics and Ashmore Media Group, New York, U.S.A.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2016, June 14th)

    “Venezuela: Crisis in Caracas.” The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, Volume 5 Issue 6, June 2016 Issue. IUP Publications, A Division of ICFAI - The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), India

  • Pezzuto, I (2016)

    “Brexit.” Will It or Won’t It: The Big Question Before Britain!" The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016 Issue. Media Five Publications (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, India

  • Pezzuto, I (2016)

    "Fed Bites The Bullet. Implements First Rate Hike in Nearly a Decade". The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016 Issue. Media Five Publications (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, India

  • Pezzuto, I (2015, November)

    "China and the US Fed: Leading the World Toward Extreme Volatility?". International Banker Magazine Autumn 2015 issue, Finance Publishing, London, UK.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2015, September 8th).

    Un rialzo dei tassi della Fed dovrebbe filare liscio. Ma forse è più prudente aspettare."  ("The Fed's Rates Rise Should Go Smoothly. But Perhaps it is More Prudent to Wait"). MF financial newspaper, Publisher: Class Editori, Italy.

  • Pezzuto, I. (2015)

    "Federal Reserve's Rate Rise. Coming Soon?". The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, Volume 4 Issue 9, September 2015 Issue. Media Five Publications (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, India

  • Pezzuto, I. (2015)

    "Grexit": Avoided For Now!” The Global Analyst, an exclusive monthly on Business & Finance, Volume 4 Issue 8, August 2015 Issue. Media Five Publications (P) Ltd., Hyderabad, India.


  • Pezzuto, I. (2013)

    “Predictable and Avoidable. Repairing Economic Dislocation and Preventing the Recurrence of Crisis”. Publisher: Gower/Ashgate Publishing. UK

Contributions to Articles


  • Constable, S. (2018, January 17).

    “Barron’s: Battered British Defense Stock Will Mount New Charge” Posted online on Barron’s.com.


  • Constable, S. (2018, November 28).

    “The Chart That Explains GM's Woes Better Than Blaming Trump” Posted online on Forbes.com, U.S.A.

  • Constable, S. (2018, October 5).

    “Barron’s: Italian Bonds Are Cheap — but for Risk Takers Only” Posted online on Barron’s.com

  • Constable, S. (2018, August 28).

    “Lessons on Borrowing…$200 Million at a Time” Posted online on Korn Ferry Institute Reports & Insights. Korn Ferry.

  • Constable, S. (2018, July 23).

    “Globalization Ain't Dead Yet” Posted online on Forbes.com, U.S.A.

  • Anderson, K. (2018, June 6).

    “In Spain, Italy: Surviving a Void” Posted Online on Korn Ferry Institute Reports & Insights. Korn Ferry.

  • Hawkes, A. (2018, June 2).

    “Market Panic Sparked by Italy's Political Turmoil is Not Over Year, Economists Warn” Posted Online on This is Money.co.uk (Daily Mail)

  • Durden, T. (2018, June 3).

    “As Good As Gold: Turkey Uses Bullion To Try To Stabilize Its Economy” Published Online on ZeroHedge.com/ABC Media, LTD.

  • MedyaTurk (2018, June 1).

    “La Turquie Utilise l’Or Exactement de la Façon Dont il Faudrait l’Utiliser” (“Turkey Uses Gold Exactly the Way It Should be Used”), Posted Online on MedyaTurk.

  • Constable, S. (2018, June 1).

    “Good as Gold: Turkey Uses Bullion to Stabilise its Economy” Posted online on Middle East Eye

  • Constable, S. (2018, February 8).

    “The EU's Banking Ruse to Create a United States of Europe” Posted online on PJMedia.com, U.S.A.


  • Constable, S. (2017, December 19).

    “U.K. Deal With the EU May Help British Stocks” Posted online on U.S. News & World Report (Money), U.S.A.

  • Constable, S. (2017, December 16).

    “Brexit-Lite Comes with Economic Pitfalls for Britain” Posted online on PJMedia.com, U.S.A.

  • Constable, S. (2017, October 27).

    “More Catalonias to Come: Spain a Symptom of EU Economic Structure” Posted online on PJMedia.com, U.S.A.

  • Constable, S. (2017, October 16).

    “A Race to the Bottom in Britain as Parties Offer Plans for Housing Crisis” Posted online on PJMedia.com, U.S.A.

  • Constable, S. (2017, September 27).

    “Despite Legislative Setbacks, Trump Winning War on Regulations” Posted online on PJMedia.com, U.S.A.


  • Constable, S. (2016, December 13).

    “What Italy's Big Vote Means for Investors” Posted online on U.S. News & World Report (Money), U.S.A.

  • Sunderland, R. (2016, November 21).

    “The Other PM Set to Lose His Job After Calling a Referendum: Italy's December Vote Spells Trouble for Matteo Renzi” Posted Online on This is Money.co.uk (Daily Mail)

  • Constable, S.. (2016, October 23).

    “Is Longevity Insurance Too Risky?” Posted online on The Wall Street Journal (Markets, Your Money, Journal Reports: Wealth Management), U.S.A.

  • Constable, S.. (2016, September 11).

    “Are Investors More or Less Willing to Take on Risk After a Big Money Loss?” Posted online on The Wall Street Journal (Markets, Your Money, Journal Reports: Wealth Management), U.S.A.

  • Blavy, R. (2016, June 30).

    “Navigating Through Brexit” Posted online on the blog ‘Warning Signals/Crisis Economics’, University Paris Dauphine, France

  • Peveraro, S. (2016, March 5th).

    “Non-Performing Loans? They are all SMEs’ Loans”, Milano Finanza. Italy


  • Totaro, L., Silver, V. (2015, July 23rd).

    “Italy Leans While Greece Tumbles”, Bloomberg Businessweek. USA.

David Pollon, MBA

Dr. David Pollon teaches Financial Statement Analysis and Financial Management in the IMBA program at ISM. Pollon is an adjunct professor of Business Studies at the American University of Rome. Fluent in Italian, he has worked in the entertainment industry as the Finance Director for Universal Pictures Italy, the Walt Disney Company (Milan), and Buena Vista Home Entertainment in London and Burbank, California.

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His research and teaching has focused on finance, investment analysis, international finance, and the film/TV industry.

Pollon is currently completing his PhD in International Business at ISM and received an MBA in Finance and International Business from University of Michigan in 1994, and a BA in Economics and International Studies from The University of California at Los Angeles in 1987.

Dr. Ayalla A. Ruvio

Dr. Ayalla A. Ruvio teaches Breaking Into New Markets in the doctoral programs at ISM. Ruvio is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and was a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan and an Assistant Professor at Temple University. Dr. Ruvio an applied consumer behavior researcher who specializes in issues such as consumers' decision making regarding new products, identity and consumption, and cross-cultural consumer behavior.

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She has published more than 30 papers in refereed journals including the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Leadership Quarterly. Dr. Ruvio’s research has featured in numerous media outlets all over the world, including the CNN, TODAY show, Good Morning America, TIME magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, Consumer reports, The Daily Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Telegraph, and the Toronto STAR. As a teacher, Dr. Ruvio leverage a rich marketing consulting experience in the real estate industry, non-profit organizations and new ventures. She also have extensive experience in teaching and presenting her research all over the world. In 2011, she was named the American Marketing Association’s Professor of the Year at Temple University by the students and also received the Marketing Department’s Teaching award.

Ruvio received a B.A, M.A, and PhD in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Haifa, Israel in 2002.


  • Hirschman, E.C., Ruvio, A. & Touzani, M. (2011)

    “Breaking bread with Abraham’s children: Christians, Jews and Muslims’ holiday consumption in dominant, minority and diasporic communities”. Journal of Academy of Marketing Science. 39(3), 429-448. (IF 3.269)

  • Ruvio, A. & Shoham, A. (2011)

    “Aggressive driving: A consumption experience”. Psychology and Marketing. 28(11), 1087–1112. (IF 1.385) Lead Article.

  • Ruvio, A., Gavish, Y. & Shoham, A. (2011)

    “Consumer’s doppelganger: A role model perspective on intentional consumer mimicry”. Journal of Consumer Behavior.Segev, R., Shoham, A. & Ruvio, A. (2011)“What does this gift say about me, you, and us? The role of adolescents’ gift-giving in managing their impressions among their peers”. Psychology and Marketing. (IF 1.385)

  • Ruvio, A. & Shoham, A. (2011)

    “A multilevel study of nascent social ventures”. International Small Business Journal. 29(5), 562-579. (IF 0.927).

  • Ruvio, A., Rosenblatt, Z. & Hertz-Lazarowitz, R. (2010)

    “Vision of difference: Differentiating educational and business entrepreneurial vision”. Leadership Quarterly, 21(1), 144-158. (IF 2.902)

  • Gavish, Y., Shoham, A. & Ruvio, A. (2010)

    “A qualitative study of mother-adolescent daughter-vicarious role model consumption interactions”. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 27(1), 43-56.

Nathan Sambul, MA

Nathan Sambul, MA teaches Advertising and Communications in the IMBA program at ISM. Sambul is an international marketing specialist with clients in Europe and North America. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker (with revenues over $5 billion). His areas of global responsibility included advertising, new business development research, consumer behavior, knowledge management, direct marketing, graphics, publicity, and intellectual content for clients and prospects.

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Prior to Marsh, Sambul was Head of Marketing for Merrill Lynch’s North America’s retail operation, with a marketing budget of $88 million and 175 full-time marketing employees. He began his career at a New York advertising agency, Norman, Lawrence, Patterson & Farrell, and later founded an award-winning marketing agency, whose clients included Chase, American Express, Minolta, and Merck.

Sambul received an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Mass Communications from Queens College, NY. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at ISM.


  • Sambul, Nathan J. Top Trader’s Guide to Technical Analysis. Dearborn Financial Press, 1995.
  • Sambul, Nathan J. The Handbook of Private Television. McGraw-Hill, 1982.
  • Numerous articles in Inc., Videography, International Television, and other trade publications.

Simon Stoepfgeshoff, PhD

Dr. Simon Stoepfgeshoff teaches Strategic Human Resources Management in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Stoepfgeshoff holds a diploma in business administration and a PhD from the University of Bayreuth. He is currently the Director of Customized Programs for the Executive School of Management, Law & Technology at the University of St. Gallen, and is also a professor of International Human Resource Management at the University of Applied Sciences of Bern.

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As Director of Customized Programs at the University of St. Gallen, Dr. Stoepfgeshoff works with companies to analyze and define strategic learning needs and to design and deliver customized learning initiatives. He has eight years of human resources management consulting experience in France and Germany (HayGroup), has held corporate roles in Hoffmann La-Roche, and Alstom Group (Alstom University), and has acted as the Chief Learning Officer at Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark. Furthermore, Dr. Stoepfgeshoff has experience consulting, teaching, and training in the US and Asia.

Andrew R Thomas, PhD

Dr. Andrew R Thomas teaches Customer Relationship Management in the doctoral programs at ISM. Thomas is Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Akron.

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He has traveled to and conducted business in 120 countries on all seven continents. Thomas is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transportation Security, contributing editor at Industry Week, and a regularly featured analyst for media outlets around the world.

Thomas received a PhD in International Business at the University of Bucharest, Academia de Studii Economice, an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Akron and a BA in Political Science and History from the University of Akron.


  • (2017) Shale Energy and the Supply Chain: Business and Geopolitical Implications of the Fracking Revolution (New York; Springer)
  • (2016) Andrew R. Thomas Ed. Neuromarketing and Ethics (New York; Springer)
  • (2015) Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy Wilkinson “The Distribution Trap Revisited: Avoiding the Biggest Business Mistake” New York; Apress.
  • (2014) Andrew R. Thomas Ed. Global Supply Chain Security (New York; Springer)
  • (2011) Soft Landing: Airline Industry Strategy, Service, and Safety (New York; Apress)
  • (2010) Andrew R. Thomas and Timothy Wilkinson “The Distribution Trap! Keeping Your Innovations from Becoming Commodities ” (Santa Barbara; ABC-Clio). Winner of the Berry-American Marketing Association Award for the Best Marketing Book of 2010
  • (2014) Wilkinson, Timothy J. and Andrew R. Thomas “Innovation’s Second Step” Thunderbird International Business Review 58:3, pp. 273-284.
  • (2009) Hawes, Jon, Andrew Thomas and Timothy Wilkinson “Managing Relationships with Chinese Joint Venture Partners” Journal of Global Marketing 22:2, pp. 109 – 119.
  • (2006) Thomas, Andrew R. and Timothy Wilkinson. “The Outsourcing Compulsion: How the Colonization of American Manufacturing by Distributors Has Pushed U.S. Companies Overseas.” MIT Sloan Management Review 48:1, pp. 10-17.

Dr. Terence Tse

Dr. Terence Tse teaches Fast Expanding Markets in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Tse is an Associate Professor in Finance at ESCP Europe Business School. His teaching approach reflects his previous industry experience. Before joining academia, Dr Tse worked in the area of mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York.

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He also worked in London as a consultant at Ernst & Young focusing on UK financial services. Additionally, as an independent consultant, he advised Shell International, F&C Asset Management, Alliance Boots, Alitalia as well as a Cambridge University-based biotech start-up.

He obtained his doctoral degree from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. He also holds a Master of Arts in Corporate Strategy and Governance from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Master of Economics from the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany. Dr Tse earned his Bachelor of Arts in German and Economics from the Western University, Canada. He is also a member of the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at the Harvard Business School.

Wendy Wan, PhD

Dr. Wendy Wan was trained as a personality and social psychologist. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English literature, a Master of Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy in personality and social psychology from the University of Hong Kong. She is a registered psychologist at the American Psychological Association and the Hong Kong Psychological Association.

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Besides being a dissertation adviser for ISM, Dr. Wan also taught international organizational behavior. She is also a professor of international business at Tunghai University in Taiwan. In this capacity, she is working on two types of projects. First, she is working on research projects with a focus on evolutionary psychology. Second, she has consultancy projects for business organizations; she helps companies from mainland China and Taiwan to develop the capabilities to succeed in international markets and to manage customers and employees of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Ken K. Wong

Dr. Ken K. Wong teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the IMBA program at ISM. Wong is an Assistant Professor in Retail Management at Ryerson University, Canada. He is also a U21Global Marketing Professor and Subject Area Coordinator, training corporate executives and MBA students from over 70 countries.

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In 2008-2011, he received the Faculty Excellence Award, and was honored in all three award categories, including Outstanding Professor, Most Innovative Professor and Excellence in Online Education. Dr. Wong's research interests include marketing for luxury brands, customer relationship management and online education.

Prior to entering the academic field, Wong was the Vice President of Marketing at TeraGo Networks (TSX: TGO) and had previously served as Director of eProduct Marketing at the e-commerce division of PSINet. He had also held progressive product marketing roles at Sprint Canada and TELUS Mobility.

Wong received a DBA from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2006, an MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit in the Netherlands in 1998, and a BS in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada in 1997. Wong is also certified by the American Marketing Association as a Professional Certified Marketer.



  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    Putting a Stake in the Ground: Strategies for Getting Your First Marketing Journal Article Published Successfully. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. (ISBN: 9781462000210)

  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    More Bucks Annually: Insider's Guide to Getting Your MBA, DBA, and PhD Online. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. (ISBN: 9781462000227)

  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    CRM in Action: Maximizing Value Through Market Segmentation, Product Differentiation & Customer Retention. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. (ISBN:9781450279888)

  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    Avoiding Plagiarism: Write Better Papers in APA, Chicago, and Harvard Citation Styles. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. (ISBN: 9781450276290)

  • 2010 Wong, K. K. (2010)

    Approved Marketing Plans for New Products and Services. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse. (ISBN: 9781450262484)


  • Wong, K. K. (2015)

    Pequignet: The Face of the Renaissance of French Haute Horlogerie (9B15A022). Ivey Cases. Ivey Publishing.

  • Wong, K. K. (2014)

    F.P. Journe: Continuing the Tradition of Haute Horology Excellence (9B14A073). Ivey Cases. Ivey Publishing.

  • Wong, K. K. (2013)

    Partial Least Squares
    Structural Equation Modeling (PLSSEM) Techniques Using SmartPLS. Marketing Bulletin, 24, Technical Note 1, 1- 32

  • 2012 Wong, K. K. (2012)

    Proud to Be Distinctively Different: Peter Bonac and His Mobiado Luxury Mobile Venture. International Journal of Case Studies in Management. 10 (3).

  • 2012 Wong, K. K. (2012)

    Financial implications of rate plan optimization in the post-paid mobile market. Telematics and Informatics. 29 (1), 82-89, doi: 10.1016/j.tele.2010.11.007

  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    Vertu: Nokia's Luxury Mobile Phone for the Urban Rich (9B11A040). Ivey Case. Ivey Publishing. Available https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=52373

  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    Review of the book Handbook of Partial Least Squares: Concepts, Methods and Applications, by V. Esposito Vinzi, W.W. Chin, J. Henseler & H. Wang (Eds). International Journal of Business Science & Applied Management. 6 (2), 52-54.

  • 2011 Wong, K.K. (2011)

    Getting what you paid for: Fighting wireless customer churn with rate plan optimization. Journal of Database Marketing & Customer Strategy Management. 18 (2), 73-82, doi:10.1057/dbm.2011.8

  • 2011 Wong, K. K. (2011)

    Using Cox Regression to Model Customer Time to Churn in the Wireless Telecommunications Industry. Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, 19 (1), 37-43. doi:10.1057/jt.2011.1

  • Dissertation

  • Proactive matching of customers to optimal rate plans: A strategy to maximize customer lifetime value in the Canadian wireless telecommunications industry.

Dr. Philip Young, PhD

Dr. Philip Young teaches Business Simulations in the IMBA program at ISM. Young is a corporate education consultant who designs and implements seminars and training programs in finance, marketing, and strategy. He has over 30 years of experience in this area of consulting as a course designer, instructor, and facilitator.

Among his present and past clients are: IBM, AT&T, Verizon, ITT, ABB, Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Siemens, Bayer Diagnostics, Sonoco, ST Microelectronics, BT (British Telecom), Ingersoll-Rand, Ericsson, MasterCard International, American Express, Booz&Co, the Emirates Bank Group, NDB Bank and Citibank.

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He has conducted corporate education programs for these and a number of other companies in over 30 countries throughout the world. Prior to founding his own consulting firm, Phil was a Professor of Economics and Finance at Pace University in New York, where he taught in the MBA program for 25 years. While at Pace he was appointed as the first visiting professor in IBM's International Finance, Planning and Administration School located in NY and Belgium. In addition, he was the Director of Corporate Education for Pace University. His responsibilities included the academic leadership of Pace's corporate education and Executive MBA programs.

Young has also taught in executive education programs sponsored by Cornell University, Columbia University, The University of California at Berkeley, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and the Duke Corporate Education.

Young received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, a Master's degree in international relations from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University.

Dan Zagata, DBA

Dan Zagata, DBA teaches Corporate Finance in the IMBA program at ISM. Dan brings over 15 years of real world financial expertise to the class room to help students turn theory into practical application. He has served as Managing Associate for one of the largest regions of Manulife Financial in the US, and currently is the co-founder and Managing Director of Evershore Financial Group.

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With over one billion USD under management, Dan directs more than 40 investment professionals in the areas of private wealth management, risk mitigation, and the investment advisory arena.

Dan holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from Bentley University in Boston, Masschusetts. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from The American College. He completed his DBA at ISM with a dissertation focused on valuing reputational risks in the financial markets.

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