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.

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., Neubert, M. & Harkiolkis, N.  The Multiple Case Study: Design and Application  Routledge/Taylor Francis, London, forthcoming in 2021     
  • Halkias, D., Neubert, M., Abadir, S., Adendorff, C. & Thurman, P. The Innovative Business School: Training Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Global Challenges Routledge/Taylor Francis, London, 2020 
  • Abadir, S. & Halkias, D. E-Negotiation: Innovative Social Networking and Cross-Cultural Business Transactions. 2nd Edition. Routeldge/TaylorFrancis, Londonforthcoming in 2021
  • Halkias, D., Santora, J., Harkiolakis, N. & Thurman, P. Leadership and Change Management:  A Cross-Cultural Perspective. Routledge/Taylor Francis, London, 2017

Peer-reviewed Papers in Journals


  • Halkias, D., & Neubert, M. (2020). Extension of theory in leadership and management studies using the multiple-case study design. International Leadership Journal, 12(2), 48–73.
  • Jarrel, A., Neubert, M. & Halkias, D. Knowledge Sharing Across Time Zones: Experiences of Diverse Virtual Team Managers. Social Science Research Networkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3704691
  •  Kastoriano, I., & Halkias, D. (2020). Applying the Technology Adoption Model (TAM) to Explore Consumers’ Perceptions of Wearable Technology: A Multiple Case Study of an Ironman Triathlon Community: A Narrative Literature Review. Available at: Social Science Research Network. 3637423.
  • Velez, S., Neubert, M., & Halkias, D. (2020). Banking Finance Experts Consensus on Compliance in US Bank Holding Companies: An e-Delphi Study. Journal of Risk and Financial Management. (Vol 13, No. 28). MPDI.  doi:10.3390/jrfm13020028
  • Olaniyan, R., Halkias, D. & Neubert, M. (2020) The Technology Acceptance Among Construction Project Managers in Nigeria: A Narrative Literature. Available at Social Science Research Network/abstract3611355
  • Velez, S., Neubert, M., & Halkias, D. (2020). Efficient Capital Regulation of US Bank Holding Companies: An Integrative Literature Review. Available at: Social Science Research Network 3508806
  • Ojo, E., Halkias, D. & Neubert, M. (2020) Project Managers’ Capacity-Planning Practices for Infrastructure Projects in Qatar: A Narrative Literature Review. Available at: Social Science Research Network/abstract: 3513774
  • Oloke, T. and Halkias, D. (2020) Nigerian Female Immigrant Entrepreneurs within the Service Industry in New York City, USA: An Integrative Literature Review. Available at Social Science Research Network/abstract ID:3529631 
  • Abadir, S., Batsa, E.T., Neubert, M. & Halkias, D. (2020). “Leading Multicultural Teams in Agile Organizations”. Available at: Social Science Research Network. ID 3507635.


  • Sanders-Muhammad, R. & Halkias. D. (2019) African American Women Managers’ Experiences in Predominantly Black Work Environments: A Multiple Case Study. Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2019 Annual Meeting.  Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Ojinta, R. I., & Halkias, D. (2019). Nigerian Women Entrepreneurial Leaders: A Narrative Literature Review. Available at: Social Science Research Network. 3449158.
  • Sadvandi, S. & Halkias, D.(2019). Challenges of Human Factors Engineering in the Coming Transition to Autonomous Vehicle Technologies: A Multiple Case Study. ISM Journal of International Business, 3(1), 3-7.
  • Sanders-Muhammad, R. & Halkias. D. (2019). African American Women Managers’ Experiences in Predominantly Black Work Environments: A Narrative Literature Review. Available at: Social Science Research Network. 3430759
  • Abadir, S., Halkias, D., Batsa, E.T., & Neubert, M. (2019). “Bicultural Managers Leading Multicultural Teams within Agile Organizations: An Integrative Literature Review”.  Available at: Social Science Research Network.  ID 3484875.
  • Howard, D. L., Halkias, D.(2019). Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Practices and Enterprise Longevity: A Multiple Case Study.  International Leadership Journal, 11(2), 64-104.
  • Howard, D. L., Halkias, D., & Dean, H. (2019). Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Practices and Enterprise Longevity: An Integrative Literature Review. Available at: Social Science Research Network.  ID 3355595.  
  • Alserhan, B., Halkias, D., Wood Boulanouar, A., Komodromos, M. (2019). “The Effect of Religiosity and Demographic Variables on Arab Women Consumers’ Self-Expression through Luxury Brands: A Mixed Methods Study”.  Global Business and Economic Review.  
  • Komodromos, M., Halkias, D., Harkiolakis, N. (2019). Managers’ Perceptions of Trust in the Workplace in Times of Strategic Change: The Cases of Cyprus, Greece, and Romania. EuroMed Journal of Business. 14(1), 2-20.  


  • Mullen-Rhoads, R. Halkias, D. Harkiolakis, N. (2018). Perceived Challenges of E-Negotiations Between Chinese and American Business Leaders: A Multiple Case Study. International Leadership Journal, 10(2), 5–17.
  • Almendarez, M., Schuttler, R., & Halkias, D. (2018). Homophily Lens vs Rapport Lens in Onboarding Leadership Socialization. International Journal of Management and Commerce Innovations, 6(2), 1-8. Retrieved from www.researchpublish.com
  • Nandan, S., Halkias, D. Thurman, P. Komodromos, M & Alserhan, B. (2018). Assessing Cross-National Invariance of the Three-Component Model of Organizational Commitment: A Cross-Country Study of University Faculty. EuroMed Journal of Business13(3), 254-279.
  • Alserhan, B., Wood, A., Rutter, R, Halkias, D., Terzi, H., & Alserhan, O. (2018). The Transparency of Islamic Hotel: “Nice Islam” and the “Self-Orientalizing of Muslims?” International Journal of Tourism Research20(4), 475-487.


  • Halkias, D. Harkiolakis, N., & Komodromos, M (2017). A Historical View of Leadership Prototypes:  Looking Backwards to Move Forward. International Leadership Journal, 9(3), 6–23.
  • Hunter. S., Halkias, D. & Harkiolakis, N.  (2017). The psychosocial impact of mobile social networking among young adults in Jamaica. International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning. (Vol 9 no. 1).
  • Juhan, J. & Halkias D. (2017). Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Experiences with Student Learning Using the Hands-On Equations iPad Application: A Narrative InquiryInternational Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning. (Vol 9 no. 2).
  • Halkias, D., Sharpe, A.., Vaccarino, F.  & Hunter. S.  (2017). "Post-Earthquake Community Capacity and Vulnerability Reduction at the Small-Scale Local Level: Collective Narratives from Greece, Japan, and New Zealand. International Journal of Teaching and Case Study. (Vol 8 no. 3). 


  • Halkias, D. & Komodromos, M. (2016).  Social Media and the Practice of Marketing Public Relations in Cyprus. International Journal of Technology-Enhanced Learning. (Vol 8 no. 2).
  • Adendorff, C., Halkias, D., Botha, B. & Maliti, V.  (2016). Causal Layered Analysis of South Africa’s Inclusion in BRICS. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. (Vol 21 No 2).
  • Watson, A. & Halkias. D. (2016). Measuring the creativity of marketing vs. non-marketing professionals in South Africa. International Journal of Teaching and Case Study. (Vol 5 no. 4).
  • Scott, J. A., & Halkias, D. (2016). Consensus Processes Fostering Relational Trust Among Stakeholder Leaders in a Middle School: A Multi-Case Study. International Leadership Journal(3).

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