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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.

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.

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.

Dr. 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.

Dr. 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).

Dr. Daphne Halkias

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. Saskia Harkema

Dr. Saskia Harkema teaches New Product Innovation and Managing the Innovation Process in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Operating in an international multicultural environment comes naturally to her. She has a background in Sociology and a Master in Business Administration. In 2004 she published her dissertation, an influential multidisciplinary research which combined academic rigor with practical experience. She started her career working for Philips International and as a consultant. Later she made the switch to academia and teaching.

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She now holds a chair in Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Diversity and works for several universities. For the last two years she has combined her work as a researcher and lecturer with her work for refugees from all over the world. To that end she has set up the foundation, Faces of Change, which focuses on education as a means to empower people. She works as Visiting Professor for SPARK a Dutch NGO, and recently taught an international group of students in Kosovo and Syrian students in the south of Turkey.

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.

Mathias Klang

Mathias Klang teaches Disruptive Technologies and Social Media in the doctoral programs at ISM. Klang’s research focuses on the ways in which technology is regulated and the ways in which technology regulates our lives. This question was extensively explored in his thesis “Disruptive Technology: Effects of Technology Regulation on Democracy” and in several books and articles.

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His current research deals with two areas: (1) the ways in which social media impacts on social interaction, regulation and organization and (2) The impact of e-book technologies on the production, distribution and consumption of written culture. Aside from his research Mathias, has worked with open copyright and free software licenses with Creative Commons and Wikimedia. He is currently involved in a project on developing software to support attribution in cultural consumption. Despite relocating to Philadelphia, he maintains research projects at the universities of Göteborg and the Swedish School of Library and Information Science


  • Klang, M., Nolin, J. 2012

    “Tolerance is Law: Remixing Homage Parodying Plagiarism”, Scripted, vol 9, Issue 2.

  • Klang, M., Nolin, J. 2011

    “Disciplining social media: An analysis of social media policies in 26 Swedish municipalities”, First Monday, Volume 16, Number 8.

  • Klang, M., Bryce, J. 2009

    “Young People, Disclosure of Personal Information and Online Privacy: Control, Choice and Consequences”, Information Security Technical Report. Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 160-166.

Dr. Deanne Larson, MBA, PMP, DM, 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.

Dr. S.K Laroiya

Dr. S.K Laroiya teaches Research Methods in the doctoral programs at ISM. Laroiya is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, for the last 40 years . He has his PhD. in Economics and had his education at Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, where he did his Masters’ in Economics and at Hindu College, University of Delhi, where he obtained Bachelors’ (Honours) in Economics.

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Currently, he is Adjunct Professor in the areas of Research Methodology and Economics at Amity Business School, Amity University UP India. Earlier he has been with Department of Business Economics, South Delhi Campus, University of Delhi ,and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is a marketing research consultant to JK Laksmi Cement Pvt. Ltd which is one of the major cement companies in India having a turnover of Rs. 3500 crores, and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai. He is guiding the doctoral students and at present five students are registered under him for their PhD. He has been member of WTO and Economic Affairs Committees of ASSOCHAM that advises the member industries on WTO and economic issues both at national and international levels. He is Specialist in SPSS, a software for data analysis. He has extensively traveled abroad in pursuance of his academic assignments and the countries he visited include Switzerland, France, South Africa, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan, UAE and Bangladesh.

Dr. Judith Mushipe

Dr. Judith Mushipe teaches International Organizational Behavior in the doctoral programs at ISM. Mushipe has a PhD in Business Management from the University of Zimbabwe’s Faculty of Commerce in collaboration with Umea School of Business and Economics in Sweden an M.B.A. from North Carolina Central University, a B.B.A with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Economics again from North Carolina Central University in the United States.

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She also studied special courses on Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management, for over a year from Duke Fuqua School of Business. Dr Mushipe is a seasoned Scholar with over 30 years of professional experience in the Education Industry where she has worked both as an academician and administrator. Over the 30 years as a scholar Dr Mushipe has taught at the University of Zimbabwe, in the Faculty of Commerce from 1985-2007. Over the so many years Dr Judy Mushipe has developed a passion for Education and has also shared her expertise with the corporate world on part-time basis as a consultant and researcher and that has enhanced her knowledge on international issues and developments. Dr Mushipe is currently an Associate Professor in the Institute for Professional Studies at St Thomas University, Miami, Florida, USA. As a consultant and researcher, Dr Mushipe’s interests are in the areas of Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, Globalization, Entrepreneurship with its branch of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


  • Mushipe, Z. J. (2013)
    Entrepreneurship Education --- An Alternative Route to Alleviating Unemployment and the Influence of Gender: An Analysis of University Level Students’ Entrepreneurial Business Ideas. International Journal of Business Administration. Vol. 4 No 2. ISSN 1923-4007 print; ISSN 1923-4015 online.
  • Mushipe, Z. J. (2012)

    mployee Empowerment and Organizational Commitment: A Study of the Employees in the Food Manufacturing Sector in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Business Management Vol. 6(38), pp. 10332-10339, 26 September, 2012

  • Mushipe, Z. J. (2011)

    mployee Empowerment and Job Satisfaction: A Study of the Employees in the Food Manufacturing Sector in Zimbabwe. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business; Vol. 3 No 8

  • Mushipe, Z. J. (2011)

    Employee Empowerment as a Coping Strategy in a Changing Environment: A Case Study of the Zimbabwe Food Processing Industry. Published by Lambert Academic Publishing in Germany.

Dr. Michael Neubert, Ph.D

Dr. Michael Neubert teaches Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and (International) Finance in the MBA programs at ISM. He also lectures International Entrepreneurship and Intercultural Management at other universities like the University of Vorarlberg, the University of Liechtenstein, and the German-Paraguayan University 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 publishes his research results in peer-reviewed academic journals. His current research interests include 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®. 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.

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”

Dr. Ivo Pezzuto

Dr. Ivo Pezzuto teaches Global Macroeconomics in the IMBA program and Disruptive Innovative Business Models 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 (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

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.

Dr. Mark Sardy

Dr. Mark Sardy teaches Research Methodology in the doctoral programs at ISM. Sardy is a former management and strategy consultant for Bain & Company and turnaround consultant for NYCP (a McKinsey spinoff). He worked on strategy projects for top Fortune 500 companies on M&A valuation and led teamwork on turnaround projects. Sardy has taught in institutions all over the globe including the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

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Sardy received a PhD in Finance from Cambridge University, Judge Institute of Management in 2003, an MS in Statistics from City University of New York, Zicklin School of Business in 1994 and a AB in Economics from The University of Chicago in 1989.


  • Lewin, R.A., Sardy, M.J., Satchell, S.E., and Chan, B.P.Y., (2012)

    “Why equity-only portfolios are still a bad idea. Journal of the Academy of Economics and Finance, vol 2. No.1.

  • Sardy, M.J., Lewin, R.A. (2012)

    ”Imperialism and Natural Resource Acquisition”, Business Research Yearbook.

  • Sardy, M.J., Alon, I., (2010)

    “ Franchising as an Entrepreneurial Form, In Franchising Globally, Innovation Learning and Imitation, ed. Ilan Alon, 36-53. Palgrave-Macmillian, New York, NY.

  • Sardy, M.J., Munoz, J.M., Sun, J, J., Alon, I., (2010)

    "Evaluating Dimensionality of Business Ethics In China,” Competitiveness Review, (Forthcoming).

  • Sardy, M., Fetscherin, M., (2010)

    Comparing the Automotive Industries of China, India and South Korea: An Application of the Double Diamond Model, Competition Forum, (Forthcoming).

  • Sardy, M., Alon, I. (2010)

    “The Globalization of Chinese Management Education”, International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management (Forthcoming).

  • Sardy, M.J., (2009)

    An Entrepreneurial Approach to Global Stimulus. AIB Insights Vol.9, No.2, pp.16-19. (Link)

Dr. Leslie Shaw, Ph.D

Dr. Leslie Shaw teaches the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution seminar for the IMBA program. Formerly a supplier account manager at the Electricity Supply Board in Dublin, Leslie Shaw pioneered negotiation skills training in France in the 1980s when he developed a Negotiation Bootcamp for the Alcatel-Alstom group, which has since been attended by over 12,000 corporate clients and business school students from around the globe.

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He is an Associate Professor at ESCP Europe Business School and in addition to negotiation his areas of competence include conflict management, leadership, decisionmaking, intercultural management, change management and organizational behaviour. He has spoken at academic conferences in Paris, Berlin, London, Krakow, Jerusalem and Los Angeles and published articles on a range of subjects including experiential learning and game theory. His current research is focused on risk management in Central and Eastern Europe. Member of the Board of ISM and Vice President of the International Conference on Advances in Management.

David Skea, MBA, J.D.

David Skea teaches International Business Law in the ISM IMBA program. David Skea has a bachelor of laws and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Notre Dame Australia. David Skea is admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia and has worked as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia at King Wood & Mallesons and a taxation litigation firm, Wilson and Atkinson.

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Throughout his career, he has spent a considerable amount of time legally negotiating and disputing taxation, insolvency and commercial matters in the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. David Skea has also briefed various government departments, institutions and clients in respect to issues relating to fraud, tax evasion and insolvency. David Skea has worked with clients from a range of countries and has had to advise clients in respect to various cross border issues.

David Skea graduated with an MBA at ISM and completed a thesis named "Dirty diesel and the need for Australian change", which was an analysis of the natural gas industry within Australia, including Australia's deposits, LNG production, distribution, refuelling and regasification for transportation and power generation. The purpose of this thesis was to analyse the economic impact, environmental impact and profitability of commercial businesses from the increase in domestic usage and distribution of natural gas in order to displace the diesel imports that Australia requires for its mining and agricultural operations.

Dr. John-Christopher Spender, FRSA

Dr. John-Christopher Spender, FRSA teaches Knowledge and Strategic Management seminars in the IEMBA, DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Spender is a Founding Partner of CBridge Partners, a New York based knowledge management consultancy. He is a widely published lecturer on strategy, knowledge management, and organization theory. He has taught on four continents. He was previously a nuclear submarine engineer, computer salesman, and banker, and served as a Business School Dean for seven years.

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Spender received a PhD in Corporate Strategy at Manchester Business School, UK, an MA and BA in Engineering at Oxford University, UK.


  • Spender, J.-C., & Strong, Bruce. (forthcoming)

    Strategic Conversations: Creating and Directing the Entrepreneurial Workforce. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Spender, J.-C.(forthcoming)

    BSchools and their Business Models. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia PA.

  • Spender, J.-C. (2014)

    A Rumination on Managerial Judgment. Revue Française de Gestion(238), 19-27.

  • Spender, J.-C. (2014)

    Bridging Context and Best Practice. KMWorld, 23(3), 12-13.

  • Spender, J.-C. (2014)

    Management's Role in the Theory of the Managed Firm (TMF). Kindai Management Review, 2, 28-45.

  • Spender, J.-C. (2014)

    Business Strategy: Managing Uncertainty, Opportunity, and Enterprise. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Bierly, Paul E., Gallagher, Scott, & Spender, J.-C. (2014).

    Innovation Decision-Making in High-Risk Organizations: A Comparison of the U.S. and Soviet Attack Submarine Programs. Industrial & Corporate Change.

  • Locke, R. R., & Spender, J. - C. (2011)

    Confronting Managerialism: How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance. London: ed Books.

  • Burton - Jones, A., & Spender, J. - C. (Eds.). (2011)

    Oxford Handbook of Human Capital. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Spender, J. - C., & Kijne, H. (Eds.) (2000)

    Scientific Management: Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Gift to the World? Tokyo: Kluwer/Tuttle - Mori Agency (Japanese translation of Spender & Kijne (1996)).

  • Eden, C., & Spender, J. - C. (Eds.). (1998)

    Managerial and Organizational Cognition. London: Sage Publishers.

  • Spender, J. - C., & Spender, J. - C., & Kijne, H. (Eds.). (1996)

    Scientific Management: Frederick Winslow Taylor’s Gift to the World? Norwell MA: Kluwer.


  • Spender, J. - C. (forthcoming 2011)

    Herbert A. Simon: Philosopher. In M. Witzel & M. Warner (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Management Thinkers. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

  • Spender, J. - C. (forthcoming 2011))

    Introduction. In G. Schiuma (Ed.) Art Based Interventions in Organizations. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

  • Spender, J. - C. & Kraaijenbrink, J. (forthcoming 2011))

    Why Competitive Strategy Succeeds - and With Whom. In R. Huggins & H. Izushi (Eds.), Competition, Competitive Advantage, and Clusters: The Ideas of Michael Porter (pp. 33 - 55). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Spender, J. - C. (forthcoming 2011))

    Agentic Collaboration in a Secular Age: A Rhetorical Theory of Organization. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research, Barcelona (pp. 53 - 66).

  • Spender, J. - C. (2011))

    The Problems and Challenges of Researching Intellectual Capital. In G. Schiuma (Ed.), Managing Knowledge Assets and Business Value Creation in Organizations: Measures and dynamics (pp. 1 - 12). Hershey PA: IGI Global.

  • Burton - Jones, A., & Spender, J. - C. (2011))

    Introduction. In A. Burton - Jones & J. - C. Spender (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of Human Capital (pp. 1 - 45). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Spender, J. - C. (2011) 

    Human Capital and Agency Theory. In A. Burton - Jones & J. - C. Spender (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital (pp. 186 - 217). Oxford Oxford University Press.

  • Spender, J. - C. (2011)

    On Green Business and Green Values. In C. Pitelis, J. Keenan & V. Pryce (Eds.), Green Business, Green Values, and Sustainability (pp. 141 - 154). London: Routledge.

  • Spender, J. - C. (2010)

    The Way Forward? Theorizing Knowledge - Based Development. In K. Metaxiotis, F. J. Carillo & T. Yigitcanlar (Eds.) Knowledge Based Development of Cities and Societies: An Integrated Multi Level Approach (pp.329 - 339). Hersey PA: IGI Global.

  • Spender, J. - C. (2010)

    Technology: Discourse and Possibility. In V. K. Narayanan & G. C. O'Connor (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Technology and Innovation Management (pp. 3 - 8). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.

Dr. Simon Stoepfgeshoff

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.

Dr. John Teall

Dr. John Teall teaches International Capital Markets in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Teall serves on the faculty of LUISS Business School, LUISS Guido Carli University. He was Jackson Tai '72 Professor in Practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and also served on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University, Pace University, Dublin City University, University of Melbourne as well as other institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Teall teaches courses in trading, investments, financial modeling, corporate finance and financial institutions and has received several teaching awards.

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His primary areas of research and publication have been related to corporate finance and financial institutions, with particular emphases on control, regulation and corporate failure. He is the author of Financial Trading and Investing published by the Academic Press, Financial Market Analytics published by the Quorum Press and Governance and the Market for Corporate Control published by Routledge Press. He is also coauthor of Quantitative Methods for Finance and Investments published by Blackwell.

Dr. Teall was awarded his Ph.D. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is a former member of the American Stock Exchange where he traded equity options as a market-maker. Dr. Teall has consulted with numerous financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, National Westminster Bank and Citicorp.

Dr. Andrew R Thomas

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.

Dr. K. Matthew Wong

Dr. K. Matthew Wong teaches Valuation and Acquisition in the doctoral programs at ISM. Wong has been teaching in the areas of financial risk management, corporate finance, and financial instruments for over twenty years. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Finance and previously was Associate Chair at St. John’s University’s Department of Economics and Finance.

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Wong is also a licensed attorney and has practiced at two major international law firms in New York City specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, high yield financing and structured finance, including securitization. Professionally, Wong currently serves on the editorial board of the ISM Journal of International Business and was previously a member of the editorial board for Review of Business.

Wong received a JD from Fordham University School of Law, New York in 1997, a PhD in Finance from University of Mississippi in 1990, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1984 and a BA in Economics from Acadia University, Nova Scotia in 1982.


  • “Anatomy of a Cash Cow in a Mature Industry.”

    With Richard F. Belloff. Journal of Contemporary Business & Issues, V17, Number 1, Spring (June) 2010.

  • “Managerial Decisions and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.”

    Journal of the Academy of Finance, Fall 2008, V.6, Issue 2, pp. 95-104.

  • “An Application in Experiential Learning: Developing an Intercollegiate Research Competition."

    Coauthored with Therese Pactwa and Keith Moore. Journal of Financial Education, pp 1-22 (lead paper) Fall, 2007.

  • “The Capital Structure of Firms with Negative EBIT – Applying the MM Propositions.”

    Journal of the Academy of Finance, Summer 2006, V.4, Issue 1, pp. 190-200.

  • “Bankruptcy as a Risk Management Tool: Economic and Social Implications.”

    Review of Business, V.24, No.3, Fall 2003, pp. 46-51.

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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