Innovation and Change
Berrone, Pascual; Blázquez, María Luisa
Innovation is at the heart of competitiveness. With multinational corporations wielding significant R&D investment power, countries should aim to attract them to invest locally. A study from Spain tallies its strengths and weaknesses in this area and sets out measures for boosting the innovation ecosystem.
With China's rapid rise to join the global superpowers, the country has aroused all sorts of suspicions. Pedro Nueno works to dispel old myths in his 2017 book, at the same time explaining why China may be the only country fit to challenge U.S. hegemony. Nueno also shares tips for negotiating and investing in the Asian giant.
Accounting and Control
Cugueró, Natàlia; Rosanas, Josep M.
As a manager, how should you evaluate performance? The recent trend is toward ever-more-sophisticated formal models. However, in the wake of several scandals, IESE's Natàlia Cugueró-Escofet and Josep M. Rosanas point to the dangers of modelling and rigid metrics. Instead, they argue, companies desperately need to rediscover informal methods of control.
Leadership and People Management
García-Lombardía, Pilar; Gómez, Sandalio
Service and Operations Management
Pin Arboledas, José Ramón
Costa-Font, Joan; Mas, Núria