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Jóvenes y mayores

Date: 15/01/2017
Author(s): Oliver, Xavier

Document type: Opinion

Los que siguen esta columna habrán comprobado que a menudo hablo de los cambios sociales que han acontecido en las últimas décadas, mucho mayores que en cualquier época del pasado. Todas las revoluciones han traído consecuencias, algunas más predecibles que otras pero la actual ha cambiado el comportamiento de los humanos de arriba abajo.

AJE GROUP: en busca del crecimiento perdido

Date: 10/01/2017
Author(s): Nueno, José Luis; Bazán, Miguel

Document type: Case

Actualización del caso "Aje: vendiendo refrescos a la base de la pirámide" (M-1254), con los hechos de 2016. Durante el ejercicio 2015, convergieron una serie de tendencias macroeconómicas adversas (un entorno económico global incierto y la apreciación del dólar frente a las demás monedas) que, junto un incremento de la competencia y una caída de las ...

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

Date: 08/01/2017
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 ...

Corporate Venturing: Achieving Profitable Growth Through Startups

Date: 01/2017
Author(s): Prats, Mª Julia; Amigó, Pau; Ametller, Xavier; Batlle, Adrià
Editor(s): IESE; Mobile World Capital Barcelona
Document type: Study and Monograph

This report is the first to be published by mVenturesBcn, a program of Mobile World Capital Barcelona, together with IESE Business School. Its aim is to provide a handbook on corporate venturing that can be useful for the entrepreneurial community globally. We provide a framework for understanding the problems and challenges of established companies ...

How Does Performance Feedback Affect Boundary Spanning in Multinational Corporations? Insights from Technology Scouts

Date: 23/12/2016
Author(s): Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Monteiro, F.
Editor(s): EIC - Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

As much as prior research has shed light on the boundary-spanning processes of global organizations and their (positive) impact on an MNC's performance, whether, when and how past performance ultimately shapes an MNC's boundary-spanning activities remains an open question in management research. To tackle these questions, we examine the behavior of ...

'Digital detox'

Date: 20/12/2016
Author(s): Foncillas, Pablo

Document type: Opinion

Viernes por la tarde cargas el coche y con tu pareja te diriges a un maravilloso hotel. Está en medio del campo, praderas verdes, altas montañas, playas desiertas, lugares ignotos. Tan ignotos, tanto, que no tienen cobertura. ¡Zas! No puedes enviar ni tampoco recibir mensajes. Ninguno, a nadie. No te ofrecen wifi tampoco. Están por toda la geografía ...

Mark Hutchinson: "We have to sell differently because our customers buy differently."

Date: 13/12/2016
Author(s): IESE Insight
Interviewee(s): Hutchinson, Mark; Interviewer(s): Iniesta, Francisco
Document type: Interview

Although it started out in lighting and electricity, GE owes its staying power to its ability to constantly pivot, acquiring competitors and patents at just the right moment to stay on top of each new industrial and technological wave. Today GE finds itself on the cusp of a new industrial revolution: this time, it's digital. As Mark Hutchinson told ...

Staying Ahead in the New Employment ContextPremium

Date: 13/12/2016
Author(s): Cappelli, Peter

Document type: Non-refereed article

The rise of alternative work arrangements in the United States is consistent with a growing phenomenon happening in Europe and elsewhere: the conventional full-time employment model is giving way to emerging forms of temporary, nonstandard or contingent work. How can companies make sense of it all? The author proposes a new taxonomy for understanding ...

Five Keys to Manage Millennial TalentPremium

Date: 13/12/2016
Author(s): Stein, Guido; Martín, Miguel

Document type: Non-refereed article

By 2025, millennials will represent an estimated 75 percent of the world's working population. With a view to meeting the needs and demands of this generation, many companies are rethinking their people management policies and leadership styles. The authors surveyed 22,000 international executives, hundreds of participants of IESE Executive MBA programs ...

2017 Outlook: 5 Business Trends

Date: 13/12/2016
Author(s): IESE Insight

Document type: Non-refereed article

Plus: Europe and China racing ahead on electric vehicles; promising signs for search funds; the facts on global connectedness; future directions for European e-commerce; the value creation and appropriation (VCA) model; is common ownership to blame for excessive CEO pay?

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