Title : Announcement: Professor Ian Michael (Zayed University) joins the Scientific Committee of IICM
Date inserted : 8/20/2013
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   We are pleased to introduce Professor. Ian Michael as the new member of IICM2013 scientific committee.

   Prof. Ian Michael completed a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree from Victoria University, Melbourne,Australia. His thesis investigated the area of Electronic/Internet Marketing,and was titled “Consumer Behavior in a Computer Mediated Environment –Implications for Marketers”.

   Prof. Michael also has an MBA from Victoria University, his research thesis was in tourism marketing/management and was titled “The Economic Impact of Overseas Students on Tourism in Victoria -Australia”.

   Prof. Michael has around eighteen years of industrial experience in India and Australia where he held senior positions in the Travel & Tourism, Banking & Finance, Hospitality, Advertising &Marketing, Pharmaceutical, and Transportation & Logistics industrial sectors. 

   Prof. Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, and a Certified Practicing Marketer. He has number of refereed articles published in leading journals. He has presented at leading conferences around the world in Tourism and Marketing. His research was instrumental in one Tourism Victoria’s strategic marketing plan. 

   He is currently the Vice-President (Operations& Logistics) for the Academy of International Business (AIB-MENA), and has been the organization’s Chair for two conferences in 2010 and 2012. Ian has edited two cases study books specific to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) region, titled “Actions & Insights”published in 2010 and 2012. In these books, he has co-authored three cases namely: (1) Abraaj Capital Limited: Celebration of Entrepreneurship, (2) Haier: Beat the Heat and (3) Etihad: Contributing to the UAE vision through Emiratisation. Ian and his co-authors are working on their third case study book, that will be launched January 2013 at the American University of Cairo,Egypt at the 3rd AIB-MENA conference.   

   Prof. Michael is often invited as an industry key note speaker, he has contributed as an expert interviewee to Dubai’s top radio station 103.8 Dubai Eye. He is often interviewed and quoted in the media in Dubai and the region.

We are fortunate to have been able to have someone with such experience and expertise

Thank you for joining our scientific committee, Ian!


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