*All dissertation defenses are overseen and also approved by Professor César Baena, Dean and Director of Doctoral Research.

January

  • Tara Heusé Kenyon (PhD), “Risk Culture: The Cultural Dimensions of Risk and Ambiguity Management” | Jury: Prof. Desmond Cooney (adviser), Prof. Jack Hampton (external examiner). Honors.

February

  •  James Museba (DBA), “Assessment of the Effectiveness of Fintech on Banking Digitalisation Efforts in Uganda” | Jury: Prof. Gianfranco Gianfrate (adviser), Prof. Ivo Pezzuto (external examiner).
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  • Alison Wolfe (DBA), “Educating Marketing Undergraduates Using Marketing-Based Experiential Learning:” | Jury: Prof Daphne Halkias (adviser), Prof. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans (external examiner).

March

  • José Nuñez (DBA), “A Credit Rating Replicator for Non-Rated Companies: A Partial Least Squares - Structural Equation Modeling Approach” | Jury: Prof. Michael Wynne (adviser), Prof. Joseph Onochie (external examiner). Honors.

  • Umbigay Sharlett Naidu (DBA), “The Role of Managerial Cognitive Capabilities on Digital Transformation of Large-sized Organizations: A Multiple Case Study from South Africa” | Jury: Prof. Daphne Halkias (adviser), Prof. Christian Adendorff (external examiner).
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  • Mirta Michili (PhD), “The Journey Towards A Growing Diffusion Of Entrepreneurship Learning And Culture In Society” | Jury: Prof. Antonella Poce (adviser), Prof. Tobias de Coning (external examiner).
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April

  • Momodou Malick Willan (PhD), “Stakeholders Perceptions of Service Quality in Private Higher Education Institutions” | Jury: Prof. Jack Hampton (adviser), Prof. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans (external examiner).

May

  • Jennifer Martin (PhD), “Innovative Pedagogical Strategies for Graduate Business Schools” | Jury: Prof. Jack Hampton (adviser), Prof. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans (external examiner).

  • Sam Chacko (PhD), “Aspects of Maritime Transportation Risk: Bulker and Tanker Perspectives” | Jury: Prof. Jack Hampton (adviser), Prof. Nathan Sambul (external examiner).
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  • Samuel Fogang Tallé(DBA), “Healthcare Organizations and Enterprise Architecture: A Case Study in Canada” | Jury: Prof. Jack Hampton (adviser), Prof. Onyeka Uche Ofili (external examiner).

June

  • Charles Ebereonwu (PhD), “The role of cultural entrepreneurship: a focus on the Igbo trade apprenticeship system" | Jury: Prof. Tobias de Coning (adviser), Prof. Onyeka Uche Ofili (external examiner).

  • Andrea Valenzuela Rivas (PhD), “Gender and leadership: relationships between demographic variables and organizational practices that promote equal opportunity for leadership positions for women in Mexico” | Jury: Prof. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans (adviser), Prof. Kimberly Reeve (external examiner).

  • Bisola Onajin-Obembe (PhD), “Analysis of Physician Anaesthesia Workforce Crisis in Nigeria: An Insider's Action Research” | Jury: Prof. Tobias de Coning (adviser), Prof. Cristina Stefan (external examiner).
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July

  • Sofia Morote (PhD), “Ethnic Chambers of Commerce and their Effects on Immigrant Latino Entrepreneurs’ Business Performance” | Jury: Prof. Daphne Halkias (adviser), Prof. Onyeka Uche Ofili (external examiner).

September

  • François Mensah (PhD), “Stock market and economic growth” | Jury: Prof. Ivo Pezzuto (adviser), Prof. Gianfranco Gianfrate (external examiner).
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October

  • Anas Lamin (PhD), “Corruption in Developing Countries. Case Study of Libya” | Jury: Prof. Ivo Pezzuto (adviser), Prof. Des Cooney (external examiner).
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  • Eve Weatherburn (DBA), “Marketing skills required by the next generation of hospitality marketing leaders” | Jury: Prof. Rob Margerison (adviser),  Prof. Laurent Yacoub (external examiner).

  • Waseem Al Halim (PhD), “The Impact of Regional Conflict on Palestinian Entrepreneurship: A Multiple Case Study” | Jury: Prof. Daphne Halkis (adviser), Prof. Tobias de Coning (external examiner).

  • Mory Soumahoro (PhD), “Capital Market Development and Economic Growth Nexus: Evidence from the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)” | Jury: Prof. Des Cooney (adviser), Prof. Ivo Pezzuto (external examiner).

  • Albin Jacobs (PhD), “Project Management Maturity: A Framework For Project Success In Sub-Saharan Centres Of Excellence?” | Jury: Prof. Tobias de Coning (adviser) & Prof. C. Adendorff (external examiner).
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  • Efosa Emmanuel Uyiomendo (DBA), “Factors Influencing the Adoption of Solar Power in Nigeria” | Jury: Prof. Gianfrate Gianfrate (adviser), Prof. Joseph Onochie (external examiner).

November

  • Merit Al-Sayed (PhD), “Banking, Emerging Markets Finance: Policies, Competition, Consolidation, And Competitiveness: Brazil And Egypt” | Jury: Prof. Ivo Pezzuto (adviser), Prof. Gianfrate Gianfrate (external examiner).
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  • Ellen Maasdorp (DBA), “The Influence of Organizational Culture on Strategy Implementation in the Public Sector of Namibia:  A Case Study” | Jury: Prof. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans (adviser), Prof. Tobias de Coning (external examiner).

  • Karim Helou (DBA), “The Impact of Public Policies on the Entrepreneurship Ecosystems—Case Studies: Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)” | Jury: Prof. Michael Neubert (adviser), Prof. Nathan Sambul (external examiner).

December

  • Amit Dogra (PhD), “Impact of Business Intelligence Solutions on Internationalization: A Multiple Case Study of French Software Firm” | Jury: Prof. Michael Neubert (adviser), Prof. Deanne Larson (external examiner).

  • Christophe Legrenzi (PhD), “A New Business Model for Productivity and Economic Growth: Digital Revolution from the Solow Paradox to Nano Economy” | Jury: Prof. Daphne Halkias (adviser), Prof. Christian Adendorff (external examiner).

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