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Wave: Is the Time Right for Crowd Equity? 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Collaborator(s): Cáceres, Alberto; Cone, Sarah; Trenchs, Carlos Document type: Non-refereed article Alberto Cáceres (Trison Worldwide), Sarah Cone (Social Impact Capital) and Carlos Trenchs Sainz de la Maza (CaixaBank DayOne) weigh the ins and outs of using business angels, VCs or a crowd equity platform to fund a new geolocation app. More information  

Megatrends: Facing the Future 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Plus: why mergers don't deserve their bad rap; using soccer to test first-mover advantage; the benefits of flow at work; why Arianna Huffington has a problem with technology; how making decisions together can help you take less risk; and how judicial independence encourages entrepreneurship. More information  


Date: 03/12/2017 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion Alguna vez he comentado que hace unos cinco años se nos ocurrió la idea de lanzar en China el concepto de "empresa familiar" y una profesora, Jean Lee, se entusiasmó con el tema. En Europa y América esto es algo muy arraigado. Hay muchísimas empresas que son propiedad total o parcial de una familia y esto a veces viene desde hace muchas generaciones. ... More information  

Ask the Right Questions and Build Rapport during Due Diligence 

Date: 27/11/2017 Author(s): Krylova, Elena; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Technical Note This technical note is written to give students competing in the VCIC a guideline on how to approach due diligence sessions with entrepreneurs. The technical note focuses on hands-on experience from professional venture capitalists concerning important questions to be answered and deal breakers one should be aware of. More information  

Choosing the Right Company to Invest In 

Date: 23/11/2017 Author(s): Frodsham, David; Linz, Florian; Liechtenstein, Heinrich Document type: Technical Note This technical note is written to give students competing in the VCIC a guideline on how to approach start-up analysis for investment purposes. The technical note focuses on real-life insights and examples to better prepare students for the VCIC where they will have to think and analyze quickly. More information  

Towards the Top End by Being Down Under: Haier's Acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Appliances 

Date: 20/11/2017 Author(s): Reiche, B. Sebastian; Lee, Yih-Teen; Sánchez-Runde, Carlos Document type: Case Harry Hou, director and owner of the Oceania microenterprise for Haier Group, a leading multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company headquartered in Qingdao, was contemplating the future of the group's acquisition of Fisher & Paykel Appliances (FPA). A delegation of Haier representatives, with whom he had spent the day discussing ... More information  


Date: 19/11/2017 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion Me pidieron dar una conferencia en el Parlamento Europeo, en un acto muy interesante organizado por Ferrmed, que estimula las infraestructuras ferroviarias de Europa. El tema era la nueva ruta de la seda que como saben es la conexión ferroviaria desde el este de China hasta el sur de Europa. More information  


Date: 12/11/2017 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Opinion Mis antiguos alumnos africanos organi­zaron un gran evento en Abidjan, Costa de Marfil, y me pidieron que fuese. Voy por allí con frecuencia pero no puedo negar que siempre me impresiona la velocidad a la que se globaliza el mundo. La cantidad de edificios en construcción o en rehabilitación que se veían en Abidjan era impresionante. También alguno ... More information  

The Unfulfilled Promise of Biotechnology Firms: A Top Management Team-Based Explanation 

Date: 01/10/2017 Author(s): Ener, Hakan Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) A key feature of biotechnology firms' business models is the tendency to branch into related therapeutic markets within the same industry in developing new products. Recent analyses revealed that this business model has not paid off for the vast majority of firms in this industry. Building on theories of learning and attention, and supported by empirical ... More information  

Better Together 

Date: 18/09/2017 Author(s): Argandoña, Antonio Document type: Opinion "I'm the private sector; you're the public. What can we accomplish together that not only plays to our respective strengths and creates new opportunities for both of us, but that ultimately serves the public -- the clients and customers we exist to serve?" The answers are contained in this magazine. More information  
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