Melodena has over 25+ years of corporate and academic experience, holding several leadership roles. She has a multicultural background having lived in India, USA, Taiwan, UAE and now Germany.
She works, teaches and researches in the areas of branding strategy, crisis management, destination marketing and entrepreneurship. She is the Founder of the Academy of International Business – Middle East North Africa (established in 2009), which has contributed to the education and research agenda of the UAE and the region.
Primary Research Interests: Case study development for application of accounting to a myriad of situations; accounting for the motion picture industry; International Financial Reporting Standards; measuring impact of social investments for the extreme poor in the South Asia Region; micro-finace and empowerment of women
Pedagogical Interests and Expertise: Curriculum development in the fields of International business, accounting, and finance. -Firm level strategies in the global business environment, especially for small and mid-sized firms. -Offshoring/outsourcing. -Leadership strategies in unique situations. Pedagogical Expertise at both undergraduate and graduate levels: Financial and Managerial Accounting; International Accounting; International Management and Business Negotiating Cross-cultural Differences
David Desplaces, Ph.D. and CGBP, is passionate about helping students reach their full potential and prepare for the “borderless business world” that we work in today. As an associate professor of global commerce and entrepreneurship, Dr. Desplaces believes that applied learning opportunities are the pathway for every student’s future success and he works tirelessly to create valuable experiences for our students.
He was the faculty advisor of the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team who systematically earns recognition at the regional and national SIFE competitions.
He has been VP of membership, VP of Programs, and President of The CASE Association and recently has been appointment Marketing Director. He was selected a fellow of The CASE Association.
Dr. Desplaces’ published research examines the geographical implications on the success and failure of new business ventures and franchises and continues to research the impact and importance of educational practices (especially distance education) on business ethics education. He has written 3 cases and is currently working on 3 new projects.
Prior to joining Concordia, Dr. Doran was Dean of the Bertolon School of Business at Salem State University and Dean of the School of Business and Information Science at Lasell College.
A confirmed globalist, she has taught at a variety of universities across the world. In industry, she has held positions in sales, marketing, finance, strategic planning and consulting, as well as owned her own aviation and consulting businesses.
Dr. Doran holds an AB from Dartmouth College, an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a PhD from McGill University.
She defended her dissertation “Identifying the anonymous senior consumer in a marketing context” in September 2008 and has often been appointed as speaker within the context of our ageing society. She is currently member of the management committee in the Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health COST Action IS1402 Ageism.
During the last two decades she has held positions as a marketing lecturer, e-learning developer (virtual university), information specialist/ pedagogic developer and project manager, mainly in academic institutions (Hanken School of Economics, Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Aalto University and Laurea University of Applied Sciences).
At the moment she is working as a principal lecturer at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, where she is responsible for a Master of Business Administration programme (Leading your company into growth).
Maria Ekström has an excellent knowledge of the following languages: Swedish, Finnish, English, French and German.
Associate Editor: Diversity
Dr. Jakari Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Ricciardi College of Business, where he specializes in the field of diversity, inclusion, and leadership. He teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Diversity, Leadership, and Human Resources. His research focuses on employment barriers and opportunities for traditionally marginalized applicant groups. In particular, his research explores the impacts of criminal records on employment selection practices, social and political aspects of criminal records in work, and the link between criminal records and job performance.
His research has appeared in Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Human Resources Development Review, Journal of Business Diversity, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal.
Professor Griffith serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the Human Resource Development Review.
He was the former President for the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA).
He earned a Ph.D. in Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelors and Masters degree at Florida A&M University.
Colette Henry is Head of School of Business & Humanities at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland, and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway. Her previous roles include Norbrook Professor of Business & Enterprise at the Royal Veterinary College, London, and President of the Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (ISBE).
Colette is Editor of the International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship (IJGE). She has published widely in the areas of entrepreneurship education & training, gender, social enterprise, creative industries and veterinary business.
She is a Visiting Fellow at CIMR, Birkbeck, London, and was recently awarded the Diana International Research Trailblazer award for her work on female entrepreneurship. She is also the 2017 recipient of the Sten K Johnson European Entrepreneurship Education Award.
During her 12 years of service at CCU, Keels has received numerous awards including two endowed professorships and the Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award.
She has delivered many workshops on all aspects of case writing and teaching. At the Academy of Management’s 2016 conference, she and her co-authors were awarded third place in the Cases from the Dark Side competition.
She formerly served as the case editor for Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and was recently named the case editor for Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy.
She serves on the editorial boards of The Wine Business Case Research Journal and The International Journal of Instructional Cases.
Laurie L. Levesque is an associate professor of management at Suffolk University. She has researched work roles and emerging processes in new firms, including organizational cultures, socialization, social networks, and psychological contracts and published cases in The Case Journal and The Case Research Journal. She spent a decade in academic administration on curriculum development and implementation, course design and coordination, mentoring adjunct faculty, policy work, and student programming centered on leadership, case analysis, and career skills. Levesque earned a doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University and a master’s in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford.
Dr. MacKenzie has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs at universities in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and has been consulting to both private- and public-sector businesses since 1985.
He has over 15 years of business-to-business sales and sales management experience, and has published many cases, conference proceedings, and articles in the areas of sales management, buyer-seller relationships, and distribution channel management. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 textbooks on personal selling, sales management, and marketing, and has edited five marketing case books.
Prof. G.V. Muralidhara is currently Director at ICFAI Business School, Bangalore, India. He is a Mechanical Engineer, PGDM and Gold Medalist from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. With an industry experience of more than 28 years, he has held several senior positions in reputed public sector and private sector organizations. Prior to his stint as Director and Campus Head at IBS Bangalore, he was the Dean – Case Research Center at IBS Hyderabad. In this position, he led a team of talented case writers at the globally renowned center of excellence which won several international awards and accomplishments. Prof. G.V. Muralidhara has authored/co-authored more than 150 case studies in management. Several of these have won awards at international competitions and are also reprinted in international textbooks.
The awards received by him include the Nominated Case Award at the CEIBS Global Contest for the “Best China-Focused Cases” 2016, the PMI Teaching Case Award 2016 from the Project Management Institute (PMI), USASBE-Baylor Case Writing Award, at USASBE Conference 2016, The Case Centre Awards and Competitions – Ethics and Social Responsibility Category in 2016, the award for Best Case in Entrepreneurship track in The Case Centre Anniversary Conference 2014, Bangalore, One of the Three Best Paper Awards at ICSC 2014 Malaysia, the EFMD Award for Best Case Study in Latin America Business Case Category in 2014, and the EFMD Award for Best Case Study in the category – Emerging Chinese Global Competitors in 2013.
Prof. Muralidhara was among the Top 40 Best Selling Case Authors 2018 at The Case Centre – the world’s largest repository of management case studies. He has been a jury for a number of competitions and a reviewer for many international conferences. He has conducted a number of faculty development workshops as well as Management Development Programs on case method and case writing.
She is past Editor of Sinergia e Innovación, a peer reviewed journal, and was a Paul R. Lawrence Fellow at the annual meeting of the North American Case Research Association (NACRA).
Before joining EGADE Business School, Ezequiel Reficco was director of the Strategy Department of the School of Management of the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), and editor of the CLADEA-BALAS Case Consortium (CBCC) and the Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN) ), publications distributed by Harvard Business Publishing.
He has been a visiting professor at the University of Science School of Business (Malaysia), The Paris School of International Affairs (France), ESADE Business & Law School (Spain) and the Centro de Estudos em Administração do Terceiro Setor (CEATS), of the University of São Paulo (Brazil).
He was also a senior researcher at the Harvard Business School and an associate professor at the University of Los Andes, as well as having a very outstanding research portfolio.
In 2015, Ezequiel was placed in the 108th of the “500 Most Cited Colombian Researchers”, ranking of Confidencial Colombia, and was voted by students, graduates and program directors of the Universidad de Los Andes School of Management as one of the three teachers who had the most impact in the previous five years for their academic excellence.
In 2014 and 2010, he was recognized as the professor with the most publications among the faculty of the Universidad de Los Andes School of Management.
Stefania joined the Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at Leeds University as a Lecturer in January 2019 .
She is a Fellow Of Higher Education and Co-Track Chair of ISBE’s Creative Industries Entrepreneurship SIG.
Previous teaching experience at Edinburgh Napier University and De Montfort University – she has taught in England, Scotland, Italy and Quatar.
Stefania’s areas of expertise are innovation, creativity and creative leadership, creative entrepreneurship, action learning, experiential learning, reflexivity, Blue Ocean.
Al Rosenbloom is Professor of Marketing and International Business at Brennan School of Business, Dominican University.
Al has a strong interest in exploring how corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and marketing intersect when businesses operate in the least developed countries in the world.
He was a 2001 Fulbright professor of marketing management at Kathmandu University in Nepal, and a 2007 Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Tsenov School of Economics in Svishtov, Bulgaria.
For over 25 years, Rosenbloom has run A & R Consultants, a marketing management consulting firm that works with small – to mid-sized businesses.
His publications include “Branding Nepal: Balancing Scenery and Security” (Casebook on Marketing Strategies in South Asia), “Piercing the Bubble: How Management Students can Confront Poverty in Columbia” (Journal of Management Education), and “Reducing Global Poverty: Building the Business Case” (The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences).
Galina Shirokova is a Professor of Strategic and International Management Department in St.Petersburg University Graduate School of Management, Russia. She teaches Change Management, Entrepreneurship and Research Methods courses for EMBA, master and doctoral students.
Her research interests are entrepreneurial orientation, student entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. She is an author of more than 100 articles in academic journals (Russian and international) and 20 cases about Russian entrepreneurial firms. She is a Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship in St.Petersburg University and Associate Editor of The Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research (JGER).
He is a Board Member of the European Case Clearing House and remains an active case writer. He has written over a dozen texts on entrepreneurship and strategy and continues to write both short (story) and longer (analytical) cases in these areas.
His main research interest is identifying people with the potential to be entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.
In 2009 John received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.
Gianpaolo is a graduate from UMIST with his first degree in Mathematics. Gianpaolo was the President of UMIST Students’ Association and gave a casting vote that brought the Victoria Univversity of Manchester and UMIST together in 2002. Later adding a Masters in Strategic Management his career first started as a part-time Lecturer and Researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University before moving to full-time employment in the department of Retail at Leeds Metropolitan University.
He then became the Programme Leader for Fashion Buying & Merchandising at Manchester Metropolitan University until he achieved his PhD and moved to Manchester University working in the School of Materials where he delivers on both undergraduate and post graduate programmes and is now the Director of Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience.
He has written over 50 papers and books in the field of Marketing and Management and presented at numerous international conferences.
Associate Editor: Africa-based cases
Prof. Lyal White is the Senior Director of the Johannesburg Business School (JBS) at the University of Johannesburg.
Professor White was the founding director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets (CDM) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria, where he was an Associate Professor in International Business focusing on political economy and strategy in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Prof. White is widely published in news media, academic journals and books. He has worked in a range of sectors covering themes from investment rationale, strategy, competitiveness and general management in Dynamic Markets to reform, growth and development, and comparative politics in Africa and Latin America. He is also coordinating research and dialogue geared toward improving Africa’s political and commercial relations with Latin America and understanding the role of new players in Africa and the world.
Comparative political economy and strategic thinking in the context of International Business in Africa and Latin America are his principal areas of focus.
Prof. White has lived and worked in South Africa, Rwanda, Argentina, Colombia, Morocco and the US, and is associated with a number of institutions across the globe.
Miriam F. Weismann, JD, LLM (taxation) is a Clinical Professor of Business Law. She was previously a tenured professor teaching in the JD/MBA graduate program at Suffolk University (Boston) and in the undergraduate business school. Her research focus includes white collar crime, financial fraud, corporate governance, international law, taxation, and legal ethics. She has published in such prestigious journals as the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of World Business and has published three recent books, Corporate Crime and Financial Fraud, Parallel Proceedings: Navigating Multiple Case Prosecutions and Moneylaundering: Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement.
Professor Weismann practiced law for almost 30 years before entering academia. She was a capital partner in a national law firm. There, she handled white collar criminal defense work and major securities and tax-related litigation. She also argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. In 1991, she joined the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York, as an assistant federal prosecutor, assigned to the Business and Securities Fraud division. She later served as Supervisory Assistant Special Counsel in the Office of Special Counsel John C. Danforth in the WACO investigation. In 2003, she was appointed by President Bush to serve as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Her major case prosecutions include the Ford/Firestone investigations and the prosecution of Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Exide Technologies in connection with the DieHard battery. She also prosecuted organized crime and public corruption cases. While serving as a federal prosecutor she received the Director’s Award for excellence in the prosecution of a major public corruption case from then Attorney General Janet Reno and numerous case prosecution awards from the FBI, IRS, DEA, and Postal Inspection Service.
Susan Williams, Ph.D. is a Professor in The W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University. She teaches operations management, project management, and business analytics for both undergraduate and MBA students. Interested in both curriculum and course design, she created the project management course, two business analytics courses, and led a major redesign of the core operations management course.
Her research interests include case writing, public policy applications of operations research (wind energy, voter redistricting, reserve site selection), sustainability in business, and pedagogical research. She is an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education. She has published in Operations Research, Computers & Operations Research, Wind Energy, Renewable Energy: An International Journal, The Case Journal, Business Case Journal, and Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.
Rebecca Wilson-Mah, MSc is Assistant Professor and a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Royal Roads University, BC, Canada.
Rebecca is a Board member of the CASE Association and a past member of The Case Journal Editorial Board.
At Royal Roads University, Rebecca initiated and supports an interdisciplinary case research group between the Faculty of Applied and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Management. This group meets regularly as a community of practice building internal case research expertise while also connecting disciplines and perspectives.
Rebecca is currently engaged in EdD studies in higher education.