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  Tips to Become a Renaissance Manager Premium

Goldin, Ian; Kutarna, Chris Today we risk repeating history's mistakes by ignoring what we know about the global climate system, the global financial system and intergenerational poverty. This article draws parallels between the past Renaissance and the present age to suggest what business leaders can do to address the big, enduring shifts of our time. Might we one day regard this point in history as our own Renaissance? Read article

  Innovate or Perish: The Role of Multinationals in Local R&D

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Blázquez, María Luisa Innovation is at the heart of competitiveness. With multinational corporations wielding significant R&D investment power, countries should aim to attract them to invest locally. A study from Spain tallies its strengths and weaknesses in this area and sets out measures for boosting the innovation ecosystem. Read article

  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. Read article

  The How-to Guide for Corporate Venturing

Prats, Mª Julia; Amigó, Pau; Ametller, Xavier; Batlle, Adrià What do established firms and startups have in common? They can both benefit from corporate venturing, says IESE's Julia Prats and co-authors. A 2017 handbook explains the nuts and bolts of corporate venturing for profitable growth. Read article

  Staying Ahead in the New Employment Context Premium

Cappelli, Peter The conventional full-time job is giving way to new forms of temporary, nonstandard or contingent work. How to make sense of it all? The author proposes a new taxonomy for understanding employment in the new economy. Executives may find this framework useful for managing alternative work arrangements. Read article

  Five Keys to Manage Millennial Talent Premium

Stein, Guido; Martín, Miguel To meet the needs and demands of the millennial generation, many companies are rethinking their people management policies and leadership styles. Based on surveys of international executives, the authors detail the shift taking place in professional aspirations, and suggest the keys for attracting, developing and retaining millennial workers. Read article

  Critical Questions When Launching Innovation Premium

Zenios, Stefanos Having professional end-users on a management team is vital for the innovation process. But where are they best utilized and in what roles? And when is the best time to transition from needs finding to prototype development and testing? The author summarizes his findings, based on his work at Stanford with Silicon Valley startups. Read article

  Sharing Economy: New Rules for New Times Premium

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. Read article

  How Digital Trust Powers the Sharing Economy Premium

Mazzella, Frédéric; Sundararajan, Arun; Butt d'Espous, Verena; Möhlmann, Mareike This article shares the findings of research by New York University and BlaBlaCar showing that, with the right digital tools, individuals can achieve high levels of trust without ever having met in person. This signals a radical shift toward a friendlier, more personal, more connected, more empowered world of trust. Read article

  The Keys of the Collaborative Business Model Premium

Lago, Alejandro; Sieber, Sandra A new business paradigm is taking shape. This article examines the market-access mechanisms, the resource-allocation models and the governance approaches of several well-known business models, to help practitioners and policymakers better understand the key levers of the collaborative economy. Read article
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