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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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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.

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Staying Ahead in the New Employment ContextPremium

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.

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Five Keys to Manage Millennial TalentPremium

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.

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Critical Questions When Launching InnovationPremium

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.

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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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How Digital Trust Powers the Sharing EconomyPremium

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.

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The Keys of the Collaborative Business ModelPremium

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.

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How Keeping a Foot in Two Worlds Can Lead to Success in Both

Cavotta, Valeria; Ramus, Tommaso; Vaccaro, Antonino


It might seem foolhardy to take on organized crime, even more so while also treating patients with mental illness. However, IESE's Antonino Vaccaro and co-authors show how an unusual social enterprise in rural Italy has turned its dual focus into a strength. Its success, which illustrates the value of a concept called "multiple embeddedness," has implications for entrepreneurs and activists alike.

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And Now What? Landing in a New Management Position

Stein, Guido


Limited information, a lack of personal maturity, and a poor handling of a situation are the main pitfalls executives face when taking on a new management role. A 2016 book by Guido Stein provides practical instructions for avoiding missteps and landing well in a new office.

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