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Business Model Innovation and Replication: Implications for the Measurement of Productivity

Date: 07/02/2017
Author(s): García-Castro, Roberto; Lieberman, M.; Ricart, Joan Enric; Balasubramanian, N.

Document type: Chapter

In this chapter we connect the strategy framework of value creation and value capture with the tools from the productivity literature to understand better how returns are distributed between different stakeholders in the business and how this distribution might evolve over time. Value is created by the different players in the game. In the most basic ...

Vivienda y sociedad: los nuevos cimientos del sector inmobiliario

Date: 03/02/2017
Interviewee(s): Suárez, José Luis; Osácar, Concha; Martos, Ignacio; Gómez-Pintado, Juan Antonio; Velayos, Juan; Bruguera, Juan José; Aguirre, Santiago; Sponsor(s): IESE - Industry Meetings
Document type: Interview (Video)

La recuperación del sector inmobiliario se ha visto acompañada por cambios en los hábitos de la población y por la aparición de nuevos actores en la economía que están influyendo en la forma de diseñar los productos inmobiliarios, sus usos y su rentabilidad. En este contexto, el sector está redefiniendo sus estrategias para no caer en los errores del ...

Understanding the Decision to Offshore Human Resource Activities: A Coevolutionary Perspective

Date: 02/2017
Author(s): Paz-Aparicio, C.; Ricart, Joan Enric; Bonache, J.

Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

Offshoring has been studied widely in the literature on strategic management and international business. However, apart from its consideration as an administrative activity, scant attention has been paid to the offshoring of the human resource (HR) function. Research in this regard has instead focused on outsourcing (Reichel and Lazarova, 2013). The ...

Free-Riding in Multi-Party Alliances: The Role of Perceived Alliance Effectiveness and Peers' Collaboration in a Research Consortium

Date: 02/2017
Author(s): Fonti, Fabio; Maoret, Massimo; Whitbred, Robert

Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

Research summary: Multi-party alliances rely on partners' willingness to commit and pool their efforts in joint endeavors. However, partners face the dilemma of how much to commit to the alliance. We shed light on this issue by analyzing the relationship between partners' free-riding - defined as their effort-withholding - and their perceptions of ...

El trébol de cuatro hojas

Date: 30/01/2017
Author(s): Pin Arboledas, José Ramón
Author(s) of introduction: Serra, Eduardo; Editor(s): CPLG - Center for Public Leadership and Government
Document type: Book

Dice la sabiduría popular que encontrar un trébol de cuatro hojas da suerte. Si Gobierno y Administración cumple las cuatro funciones descritas en este libro (las cuatro hojas de un trébol) los ciudadanos habrán tenido suerte. De esto trata este libro: de la buena Gobernanza Pública. En la economía global es importante que Gobierno y Administraciones ...

Cities and the Economy: Fueling Growth, Jobs and Innovation

Date: 27/01/2017
Author(s): Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel
Editor(s): Cátedra Schneider Electric de Sostenibilidad y Estrategia de Negocio
Document type: Book

The ability of cities to generate income, employment and well-being for its inhabitants is one of the main drivers behind today's high urbanization rates. Cities concentrate large amounts of people, firms and economic activities, as well as public services and infrastructures. This abundant concentration of resources and public intervention allows ...

La transformación de los recursos humanos frente a la globalización

Date: 24/01/2017
Author(s): García-Lombardía, Pilar; Gómez, Sandalio

Document type: Study and Monograph

Los departamentos de Recursos Humanos de las empresas multinacionales españolas se enfrentan a un conjunto de importantes retos a la hora de responder a las exigencias del negocio en materia de internacionalización. La gestión de las relaciones laborales transnacionales, el nuevo concepto de talento global, la innovación en las políticas de movilidad ...

High Frequency Trading and Fragility

Date: 16/01/2017
Author(s): Cespa, Giovanni; Vives, Xavier
Editor(s): Cátedra Abertis de Regulación, Competencia y Políticas Públicas; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center
Document type: Working Paper

We show that limited dealer participation in the market, coupled with an informational friction resulting from high frequency trading, can induce demand for liquidity to be upward sloping and strategic complementarities in traders' liquidity consumption decisions: traders demand more liquidity when the market becomes less liquid, which in turn makes ...

AJE GROUP: Porsuing Lost Growth

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

Document type: Case

This case is an update of "Aje: Selling Drinks to the Base of the Pyramid" (M-1254-E), including the events of 2016. A series of adverse macroeconomic trends converged during financial year 2015 (an uncertain global economic climate and the appreciation of the dollar compared with other currencies), along with an increase in competition and a drop ...

Unleashing Sustainability Transformations Through Robust Action

Date: 01/01/2017
Author(s): Etzion, D.; Gehman, Joel; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Avidan, Miron

Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

Shifting to dramatically more sustainable systems is an unconventional or wicked problem, encompassing multiple actors, disciplines, and values. Yet to date, sustainability initiatives have been tackled primarily by means of conventional managerial approaches. We contend that these approaches are ill-suited for achieving sustainability transformations. ...

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