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Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow 

Date: 11/07/2018 Author(s): Ferradans, Hugo; Tapia, Albert; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Banal Estanol, Albert; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph This report analyzes 29 smart solutions in energy matters that allow improving sustainability and the environment in urban environments. The different cases analyzed focus on more sustainable energy consumption in neighborhoods, more sustainable mobility and improved energy access based on renewable solutions. ... More information  

Pay-As-You-Go: Unlocking Access to Energy Services in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Date: 04/07/2018 Author(s): Paola Giordano; Leticia Pelizan; Rahnema Alavi, Ahmad Editor(s): Cátedra Fuel Freedom de Energía y Desarrollo Social Document type: Occasional Paper Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for cooking and home solar systems for electricity are not exactly new technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. However, their usage remains a privilege for just a few, since their cost is prohibitive for a huge part of the low-income population. With this challenge in mind, many companies see a great opportunity to change ... More information  

The Future of Management in an Artificial Intelligence-Based World 

Date: 27/06/2018 Author(s): Speaker(s): Gil, Dario; Hanssens, Dominique; Maerki, Hans Ulrich; Gapper, John; Forcano, Ricardo; Ybarra, Paco; Rose, Nico; Birkinshaw, Julian; Yeung, Bernard; Noda, Tomoyoshi; Yeo, George; Mihov, Ilian; Puig, Marc; Pfeffer, Jeffrey; Di Leo, Bruno; Sieber, Sandra; Awosika, Ibukun; Organizer(s): Canals, Jordi; Heukamp, Franz Document type: Report (Video) How should leaders adapt to AI? The fifth edition of The Future of Leadership Development Conference at IESE, organized by Franz Heukamp and Jordi Canals, provided an interdisciplinary look at how AI is changing some leadership requirements and reinforcing others. More information  

El coaching de equipos 

Date: 27/06/2018 Author(s): Gallego, Sheila; Ferrando, Patricia; Ribera, Alberto Document type: Technical Note Esta nota técnica pretende describir qué es y en qué consiste el coaching de equipos: cuándo puede ser útil, qué objetivos tiene, quién es el sujeto, qué rol tiene el coach y qué diferencias hay entre esta y otras disciplinas. También cuenta con anexos relativos al concepto de "equipo": las cinco disfunciones que más obstaculizan su desarrollo, tipos ... More information  

Creating Common Ground: A Communicative Action Model of Dialogue in Shareholder Engagement 

Date: 22/06/2018 Author(s): Beunza, Daniel; Ferraro, Fabrizio Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Despite growing empirical evidence on the effectiveness of dialogue between activists and corporations in stakeholder engagement, scholars have not fully accounted for the mechanisms that explain its success. We address this gap by leveraging Habermas's theory of communicative action. In our longitudinal qualitative study, we explore the dialogue on ... More information  

Modelos económicos básicos para la economía digitial 

Date: 22/06/2018 Author(s): Valor Sabatier, Josep Document type: Technical Note More information  

Starstruck: How Hiring High-Status Employees Affects Incumbents' Performance 

Date: 21/06/2018 Author(s): Prato, Matteo; Ferraro, Fabrizio Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This study investigates the effects of high-status inbound mobility on the performance of incumbents. Leveraging sociological theory on status, we suggest that high-status newcomers generate only limited knowledge spillovers compared to the resources they drain from incumbents. Building on this mechanism, we formulate our first hypothesis that hiring ... More information  

Amazon: Where Are the Limits Before It Fails to Deliver? 

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): IESE Insight Collaborator(s): Fogstrup, Anders W.; Sánchez Vargas, María; Darriba, Javier Document type: Non-refereed article Anders W. Fogstrup (Mundipharma), Maria Sánchez Vargas (LG) and entrepreneur Javier Darriba consider whether Amazon's customer-centric strategy could be its undoing. More information  

Got an Idea for Your Business? Test Your Assumptions!  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): Liedtka, Jeanne M. Document type: Non-refereed article Business people are primed to take action to change the present and solve problems. But by jumping straight to solutions before they have thoroughly explored the current reality of the user experience, their grand ideas may fall flat. Although starting with a solution is rarely the best way to go, the author provides tips for those who go this route, ... More information   Read related article

From Identifying Needs to Generating Opportunities  Premium

Date: 18/06/2018 Author(s): Vilà, Joaquim; Camps, Xavier Document type: Non-refereed article When companies encounter problems, they tend to jump straight to solutions. Yet, it can be far more effective to reframe the initial challenge on the basis of customers' needs. This is a key component of design thinking, an approach many companies are using to transform some of the seemingly intractable problems they face. Based on extensive research ... More information   Read related article
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