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The Power of One to Make a Difference: How Informal and Formal CEO Power Affect Environmental Sustainability 

Date: 05/10/2017 Author(s): Walls, J.; Berrone, Pascual Editor(s): Cátedra Schneider Electric de Sostenibilidad y Estrategia de Negocio Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We theoretically discuss and empirically show how CEO power based on environmental expertise and formal influence over executives and directors, in the absence and presence of shareholder activism, spurs firms towards greener strategies. Our results support the idea that CEOs with informal power, grounded in expertise, reduce corporate environmental ... More information   Read related article

De "salir y vender fuera" a internacionalizarse 

Date: 03/10/2017 Author(s): Villanueva, Julián Document type: Opinion La internacionalización de las marcas españolas es un factor clave para el fortalecimiento de nuestras empresas y la creación de empleos y riqueza. La crisis que comenzó en 2007 fue un potente revulsivo que nos quitó muchos complejos, animando a no pocos empresarios a salir fuera. Hoy, el 75% de las empresas españolas de más de 12 millones de facturación ... More information  

Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 

Date: 27/09/2017 Author(s): Schwab, Klaus; Sala i Martin, Xavier; World Economic Forum Author(s) of introduction: Samans, Richard; Collaborator(s): Berrone, Pascual; Blázquez, María Luisa; Editor(s): ICC - International Center for Competitiveness Document type: Indicator The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 comes out at a time when the global economy has started to show signs of recovery and yet policymakers and business leaders are concerned about the prospects for future economic growth. Governments, businesses, and individuals are experiencing high levels of uncertainty as technology and geopolitical forces ... More information   Read related article

Espanyol: Game Over for Historic Tournament? 

Date: 18/09/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Denis Hickie (ATA Group), Lluis Fabregas Mateu (Nàstic Soccer Club, Tarragona) and Oscar Tena (Sabadell Bank) debate whether it is worth it for the Spanish soccer club Espanyol to keep an unprofitable preseason tournament going -- or if "value" extends beyond what the balance sheet says. More information  

Steve Shiffman: "The landscape is changing daily. We have to be agile and open-minded about how we do business." 

Date: 18/09/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Interviewee(s): Shiffman, Steve; Interviewer(s): Ferraro, Fabrizio Document type: Interview Calvin Klein has always been a youthful, culturally relevant brand. And since becoming CEO in 2014, Steve Shiffman has been working hard to make sure it stays that way, unifying multiple strategies under a singular vision. In this interview with IESE's Fabrizio Ferraro, he explains his decision to hire Belgian designer Raf Simons, the future of retail, ... More information  

7 Forces to Success in PPPs  Premium

Date: 18/09/2017 Author(s): Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Ferradans, Hugo; Rodríguez, Miguel; Salvador, Jordi Document type: Non-refereed article As more of the world's population moves to cities, businesses have myriad opportunities to carve out new, lucrative niches, using their expertise, knowledge and access to cutting-edge technology and data to help tackle the growing list of challenges being faced by local authorities. This article, based on work by IESE Cities in Motion and PPP for Cities, ... More information   Read related article

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  

IESE Insight. Issue 34. Third Quarter 2017  Premium

Date: 18/09/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review The opportunities for value creation double with public-private partnerships (PPPs). Pascual Berrone, Joan E. Ricart, Hugo Ferradans, Miquel Rodriguez and Jordi Salvador outline what businesses bring to PPPs in cities, and they highlight seven forces for success. Steven Tadelis analyzes the award process when public buyers and private suppliers negotiate ... More information  

Bankia (C):¿crecimiento por absorciones? 

Date: 14/09/2017 Author(s): Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Document type: Case En 2012, el recién nombrado equipo de gobierno de Bankia recibió el memorándum de entendimiento (MOU) de la Unión Europea para poner en marcha una reforma de la banca rescatada en España. A partir de aquel momento, dio comienzo un proceso de reestructuración. En la segunda parte del caso se describen las consecuencias que tuvo este proceso tres años ... More information  

Strategic Leadership: A Roadmap for the General Manager's Journey 

Date: 13/09/2017 Author(s): Ferraro, Fabrizio; Argüelles, José Miguel Document type: Technical Note Strategic leadership is the core responsibility of general managers. By strategic leadership, the authors refer to the responsibility of identifying the key challenges for the company, outlining a coherent set of actions to respond to these, and guiding the organization in implementing those actions. This technical note provides a framework to organize ... More information  
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