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The Four-leaf Clover: Four Pillars for Public Sector Efficiency

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón

 

To what extent should the public sector follow a private sector management model? Could improving public administration increase the wellbeing of the general population? IESE's José Ramón Pin responds to these questions in a book proposing a model based on four pillars for improving public sector efficiency.

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Boosting Sustainable Growth via the World's Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel

 

Cities form the backbone of the global economy. At the same time, urban concentrations present their own challenges -- including increasing inequality and stressed resources. The book Cities and the Economy, part of the "IESE Cities in Motion: International Urban Best Practices" series, aims to arm leaders with smart ideas for sustainable, economic development at the local level.

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7 Keys for Personnel Management When Going Global

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Gómez, Sandalio

 

When a company enters international markets, human resources management often lags behind. A study of Spain's leading multinationals, by Sandalio Gómez and Pilar García-Lombardía, identifies seven important changes that could transform everything from how talent is managed to how corporate reputations are protected when going global.

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When More Isn't Better: Welfare NGOs and Increasing Income Inequality

Berrone, Pascual; Gelabert, Liliana; Rousseau, Horacio Enrique; Massa-Saluzzo, Federica

 

How to reduce income inequality? A study challenges the conventional wisdom that more is better when it comes to welfare NGOs. IESE's Pascual Berrone and co-authors find that, after a certain point, having more NGOs actually increases income inequality because they battle for resources. The message is clear: even in altruism, competition can't be ignored.

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2016's Most-Viewed Insights from IESE's Business Knowledge Portal

 

Which articles were the most popular with our readership in 2016? To celebrate the year's close, we count down 10 ideas with impact, gleaned from IESE faculty's recent research. These 10 insights have the potential to change the way you approach business management today and in the future.

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Globalization in Uncertain Times: 10 Key Takeaways

Ghemawat, Pankaj; Altman, Steven

 

The 2016 U.S. election results show that backlash against globalization is real. But what are the facts about globalization and what are only fears? The DHL Global Connectedness Index 2016 gathers data to paint a clear picture of international flows. Find out which countries and cities are the most globally connected in the world -- and which are slipping in the rankings.

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A New, Dynamic Way to Measure Value

Lieberman, Marvin B.; García-Castro, Roberto; Balasubramanian, N.

 

Shareholders are not the only ones to benefit from the value created by a firm. Employees, customers and suppliers reap rewards, too. Introducing a new tool to measure value creation dynamically, over time: the Value Creation and Appropriation (VCA) model. IESE's Roberto Garcia-Castro and co-authors discuss its practical implications for firm strategy.

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Two Laws for Global Business

Ghemawat, Pankaj

 

Does your firm have a global strategy? Does it account for distance (four types) and semiglobalization? The Laws of Globalization and Business Applications, the new book by Pankaj Ghemawat, lays out two evidence-backed laws that have far-reaching implications for international business.

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Shutting the Doors to Foreign Trade and Investment? At What Cost?

Schwab, Klaus; Sala i Martin, Xavier; World Economic Forum

 

The annual ranking is in: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States continue to reign as the world's most competitive countries. Meanwhile, The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 warns of a broad, 10-year decline in openness to foreign trade and investment, even before the Brexit vote is taken into account. This trend could undermine productivity and prosperity going forward.

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Sharing Economy: New Rules for New TimesPremium

Ranchordás, Sofia

 

In cities around the world, policymakers are struggling with the disruptive challenges of the sharing economy. Drawing on her work on innovation law and experimental rulemaking, the author suggests how businesses can engage in constructive conversations to navigate the myriad regulatory issues involved.

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