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3 Keys to Shockproof Your Global Supply Chain  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Non-refereed article As the world shifts to a less stable geopolitical structure, executives may find themselves ill-equipped to handle critical events, from terrorist attacks to civil unrest, which could disrupt supply chains and put operations at risk. Despite growing tensions in the world and the increasing fragility of global supply chains, management teams don't seem ... More information  

Globalization Under Fire: How Should Leaders Respond?  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Ghemawat, Pankaj Document type: Non-refereed article While anti-globalization anger has surged and opponents of globalization have won some major political victories, it is important for business leaders not to overreact. Before even thinking about reworking your company's international strategy, make sure you have an accurate picture of the state and trajectory of globalization. Most business leaders ... 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  

Stop, Look and Listen 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Argandoña, Antonio Document type: Opinion Reading this IESE Insight, I was reminded of Voltaire's quote that "common sense is not so common." This issue is packed with practical advice and wisdom, which comes as welcome relief as we are bombarded daily with sensational news. Stop, take a deep breath and let our dossier inject some common sense into the debate on globalization. More information  

IESE Insight. Issue 35. Fourth Quarter 2017  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review Don't get carried away by the uncertainty and anger. IESE experts offer practical advice, rooted in reality. Pankaj Ghemawat says before even thinking about reworking your company's international strategy, make sure you have an accurate picture of the state and trajectory of globalization. Mike Rosenberg suggests some practical actions that readers ... More information  

Searching for Great Strategies 

Date: 11/12/2017 Author(s): Fink, Thomas; Ghemawat, Pankaj; Reeves, Martin Editor(s): Cátedra Anselmo Rubiralta de Estrategia y Globalización Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We focus on answering the question posed for this special issue by elaborating a specific perspective, involving information-enabled search, in which firms add capabilities (or components) that expand what they can accomplish in the product market arena, and the key strategic choices concern the kinds of capabilities that are added. We establish that ... More information  

Luis Manuel Calleja: "Muchas pymes gallegas evitan crecer para controlar la gestión" 

Date: 07/12/2017 Author(s): La Opinión de A Coruña Interviewee(s): Calleja, Luis Manuel Document type: Interview Tras ocupar puestos de dirección en el sector financiero y en la industria, Luis Manuel Calleja se encarga, desde hace 11 años, de trasladar esos conocimientos a los alumnos del IESE Business School, centro universitario en el que es profesor extraordinario de Dirección Estratégica. Recientemente participó en un encuentro en Santiago con empresarios ... More information  

Why managers still need to take account of comparative advantage 

Date: 06/12/2017 Author(s): Ghemawat, Pankaj Editor(s): Cátedra Anselmo Rubiralta de Estrategia y Globalización Document type: Chapter Managers generally don't seem to take much account of comparative advantage. Some of this may reflect the non-obviousness of the concept itself, as hinted at by Paul Samuelson's citation of it in response to Stanislaw Ulam's challenge to name one proposition in all of the social sciences that is both true and non-trivial (Head and Mayer 2013). But ... More information  

Toward a Dynamic Notion of Value Creation and Appropriation in Firms: The Concept and Measurement of Economic Gain 

Date: 21/11/2017 Author(s): Lieberman, Marvin B.; Balasubramanian, N.; García-Castro, Roberto Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Research Summary: "Value creation" is central to strategy. Even so, confusion arises because it can be defined in different ways, e.g., as the sum of producer and consumer surplus in a given time period, or as the change in surplus over time. To formalize the latter notion, we introduce the concept of economic gain, defined as the increase in total ... More information  

Luis Manuel Calleja: "Muchas pymes gallegas no quieren crecer para no complicar la gestión" 

Date: 15/11/2017 Author(s): El Faro de Vigo Interviewee(s): Calleja, Luis Manuel Document type: Interview Tras ocupar puestos de dirección en el sector financiero y en la industria, Luis Manuel Calleja se encarga, desde hace 11 años, de trasladar esos conocimientos a los alumnos del IESE Business School, centro universitario en el que es profesor extraordinario de Dirección Estratégica. Ayer acudió a Santiago de Compostela y al Círculo de Empresarios de ... More information  
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