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Here's How Large Firms Can Innovate By Collaborating With Startups 

Date: 10/05/2018 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria Document type: Opinion Corporate venturing, the term used for when established firms collaborate with startups (whether through corporate venture capital, scouting missions, hackathons or excubators, to name just some examples) is not a new practice. Large companies such as Intel, Siemens, Xerox, GE, IBM, Lucent and Merck have employed them for years. More information  

Digital Innovation and Institutional Entrepreneurship: Chief Digital Officer Perspectives of Their Emerging Role 

Date: 03/05/2018 Author(s): Tumbas, Sanja; Berente, Nicholas; vom Brocke, Jan Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In this study, we explore the role of Chief Digital Officer (CDO) through the perspectives of CDOs in thirty-five organizations. In enacting their emerging role, CDOs must navigate the existing institutionalized context of established information technology (IT) roles and respective jurisdictional claims. We find that CDOs intentionally draw on the ... More information   Read related article

Open Innovation: Building, Scaling and Consolidating Your Firm's Corporate Venturing Unit 

Date: 03/05/2018 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier Collaborator(s): Gironza, Alfonso; Prats, Jordi; Saccomano, Celeste; Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph The practice of corporate venturing is emerging at a great speed. In 70% of the cases, large firms are increasing investment in their innovation units, 60% of which were created in the last five years. Particularly, the use of some innovation mechanisms of corporate venturing (the collaboration between established companies and innovative start-ups) ... More information   Read related article

Organizational agility 

Date: 26/04/2018 Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gillespie, David; Singleton, Nicholas Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Study and Monograph We live in an age of agility, and organizations that want to survive, let alone thrive, need? to increase their speed, adaptability, and innovation. It is a challenge many are not well equipped to meet. In a survey of chief innovation officers and related roles which the authors conducted for this white paper, nearly 90 percent of respondents said ... More information   Read related article


Date: 22/04/2018 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion Es curioso que los "expertos" economistas sigan diciendo que la economía china sólo crecerá el 6,5% este año. Algunos añaden que esto se debe a que China exportará menos aunque los chinos consumirán más. ¿Cómo se puede decir "sólo un 6,5%"? Un 6,5% es una barbaridad. Pero además, si los chinos consumen más, eso es muy bueno para ellos. More information  


Date: 15/04/2018 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion Mi escuela de China tiene un campus en África en Accra, Ghana, y de vez en cuando he de ir por allí. He estado recientemente y tuve el honor de reunirme con el ministro de Desarrollo de Empresas de Ghana. Es como los ministros que teníamos en España hace años. More information  

Alumni Magazine. Issue 149. April - June 2018 

Date: 04/2018 Author(s): IESE Document type: Review Scholars have asked themselves for decades how to define the boundaries of a company: where it begins and ends. Why this interest? Probably because they think that the company ends where the market begins, that is, competitors, suppliers and customers. They tend to say that the company is the non-market, the place where -- instead of the faceless transactions ... More information  

How to Hook Knowledge When Angling for Innovation  Premium

Date: 20/03/2018 Author(s): Moreira, Solon Editor(s): EIC - Centro de Iniciativa Emprendedora e Innovación Document type: Non-refereed article To innovate today, there's no escaping the fact that firms will have to learn how to locate and extract valuable knowledge from beyond the boundaries of their own firm, sector or industry. But how do you venture outside your firm's boundaries, perhaps even allying with rivals, without giving away your own competitive advantage? Licensing knowledge ... More information   Read related article

Does My Partnership Need a Joint Steering Committee?  Premium

Date: 20/03/2018 Author(s): Reuer, Jeffrey J.; Devarakonda, Shivaram V. Document type: Non-refereed article Non-equity alliances have become important vehicles to collaborate with external partners, particularly in the biopharmaceutical industry. To guide these collaborations effectively, partners are using contracts to custom-build jointly staffed managerial units with clearly demarcated decision-making responsibilities. In this article, the authors discuss ... More information   Read related article

Pedro Nueno: "Un solo individuo cotizará para pagar a seis pensionistas" 

Date: 18/03/2018 Author(s): ABC (Empresa) Interviewee(s): Nueno, Pedro; Interviewer(s): Valero, Juan Carlos Document type: Interview Lejos de convertir el cierre de una dilatada y exitosa trayectoria en un punto final, el profesor del IESE Pedro Nueno, creador de escuelas de negocios por todo el mundo, no piensa jubilarse nunca porque considera que «hay muchas cosas por hacer». A sus manos llegan proyectos de alumnos y ex alumnos que acuden al fondo de capital riesgo Finaves que ... More information  
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