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The graduation ceremony took place on the 28th, 29th, and 30th of September at the Château de Wiltz (Luxemburg), attended by professorMichel Kalika president of the Business Science Institute, as well as by over 20 professors from the Scientific Council: Boubacar Baidari, CESAG, Dakar; Paul Beaulieu UQAM, Montreal; Michelle Bergadaà, University of Geneva; Jean Pierre Boissin, IAE Grenoble; Françoise Chevalier, HEC Paris; Martin Cloutier, Montreal; Christian Defélix, IAE Grenoble; Jean Desmazes, IAE La Rochelle; Pierre-Louis Dubois, University of Montpellier; Ewald Eisenberg, University of Kehl ; Marc Favier, University of Grenoble ; Birahim Gueye, Gaston Berger University, Senegal; Jean-Fabrice Lebarty, IAE Lyon; Sébastien Liarte, University of Lorraine; Jean Moscarola, University of Savoy; Yvon Pesqueux, CNAM ; Nicolas Poussing, LISER, Luxembourg; Jacques Thévenot, ICN; and over 30 doctors and doctoral students from Algeria, Belgium, Benin, the United Kingdom, Cameroun, Ghana, Ivory Coast, France, Luxemburg, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia.

On the 28th of September, three doctoral students defended their theses:

  • P. Modou Ndiaye, “Facteurs de risque dans la gestion des projets de développement au Sénégal” [Risk factors in the management of development projects in Senegal].
  • M. Ben Ali, “Evaluation des pratiques d’essaimage dans le contexte de la responsabilité sociétale de l’entreprise. L’expérience de la STEG dans le secteur public tunisien” [Evaluation of swarming practices in the context of corporate social responsibility – The experience of the STEG in the Tunisian public sector].
  • R. Sfeir, “La communication des PME en crise financière, facteur de résilience” [Communication in SMEs in financial crisis, a factor of resilience].

On the 29th of September, a round table with professors from the Business Science Institute took place for the first time. They addressed the topic: “Formuler avec succès un projet de thèse d’Executive DBA” [Successfully formulating an Executive DBA thesis project]. This round table, moderated by Professor Paul Beaulieu, from UQAM, Montreal, was followed by a public presentation of theses by the doctors of the Business Science Institute.

On the 30th of September, doctoral students from different cohorts presented their ongoing work.

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Below, the doctoral student-managers from the Paris Cohort 1 during their seminar “Thematic Paradigm II” that took place from the 8th to the 11th of September 2016 with, from left to right, professors Michel Kalika, Jean-Pierre Helfer, Marc Bonnet, and Sébastien Liarte.


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The doctoral student manager Hassoumi Assoumana, from the Geneva graduating class 3, met his thesis supervisor, Professor Pierre-Jean Benghozi in Paris, on the way from Niamey (his home) to Wiltz – Luxembourg, where he was going to present his research from the last two years. His research addresses the impact of the telecom regulation authorities on the development and performance of the telecom sector in UEMOA countries.


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In order to help doctoral student-managers find their future thesis supervisor amongst the hundreds of professors at the Business Science Institute, Aline and Yann have developed a database identifying their major research topics.

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