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Perverse Incentives: The Limits of Metric-Based Evaluation

Cugueró-Escofet, Natàlia; Rosanas, Josep Maria

 

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.

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Good News for Good Governance in Spain

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón

 

By reducing the size of their boards and increasing the representation of both women and independent directors, companies are increasingly following the recommendations made by Spain's Good Governance Code for Listed Companies. This is highlighted in the 12th annual report on IBEX 35 shareholders' meetings, produced by IESE and Atrevia.

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Trading With Political Connections During the Crisis

Jagolinzer, Alan D.; Larcker, David F.; Ormazábal, Gaizka; Taylor, D.J.

 

At the height of the financial crisis, just days before the U.S. government's multibillion-dollar bailout, trading among banking executives with ties to industry regulators suggests they benefited from their political connections. So finds new research by IESE's Gaizka Ormazabal and co-authors, which paints an unsettling picture of an occasionally unlevel playing field.

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