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  The Keys to Being an Effective Executive Premium

Caldart, Adrian; Carrera, Alejandro; Cornejo, Magdalena What do CEOs do? What should they be doing instead? Based on interviews with 180 CEOs operating in Latin America, the authors highlight where CEOs may need to devote more time, effort and attention. This article includes a test for readers to check how well they are living up to their own executive roles. Read article

  Management in Spain: Where Are the Women?

Las Heras, Mireia; Grau, M. Is Spain doing enough to unleash the economic power and potential of women in management? Contributing a chapter to the 2017 edition of Women in Management Worldwide, IESE's Mireia Las Heras and Marc Grau say "no." They examine the current managerial landscape in order to identify strategies to promote female leadership for the good of society in general. Read article

  The Inside Scoop on Reducing the Gender Gap

Quintana-García, Cristina; Elvira, Marta Atop the corporate ladder, the gender pay gap persists. Why? And what might be done? In an empirical study of the senior management of high-tech firms, Marta Elvira looks at the effects of being an external hire on the two components of executive compensation: base salary and variable pay. Some surprising findings: Top female execs tend to receive more equitable pay if they are promoted internally. Read article

  You Are How You Spend Your Time

Alvarez de Mon, Santiago "Who am I?" It might seem an unusual first line for a book on time management, but Santiago Álvarez de Mon of IESE argues that self-knowledge is key to improving schedules and personal and professional efficiency. Read article

  Bumping Up Against a Glass Ceiling on Spanish Boards

Atrevia; ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia Cellnex Telecom was the only public company tracked by Spain's benchmark IBEX-35 index that had no female directors as of February 2017. Although Cellnex has announced plans to rectify this, achieving gender diversity on Spain's boards has been slow -- with female representation climbing only a token 1.1 percent last year. Read article

  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. 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

  Want a Competitive Company? Invest in Young People

Gómez, Sandalio; Gómez, Eduardo; Bardi, Carmen; Barón, Javier; Henar, Leticia; Pérez, María Jesús; González Barreda, Teresa To meet the current and future needs of business, young people need better training and decent jobs now. A 2017 report on Spain points to initiatives that could help improve both the employability of young people and the competitiveness of businesses -- including new specializations, vocational training and internships. Read article

  In Support of Work-Family Balance, Internationally

Las Heras, Mireia; Trefalt, Spela; Escribano, Pablo Ignacio It doesn't cost much to train managers to engage in family-supportive behavior, and the payoff in terms of job performance and worker retention can be significant. These benefits cross borders, according to award-winning research by IESE's Mireia Las Heras and co-authors. Read article

  Keys to Collective Bargaining: From Theory to Reality

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón; Stein, Guido In their 2017 book on the theoretical and practical aspects of collective bargaining, professors José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein examine six pitched battles in Spain. Through these labor conflicts, they illustrate a process to better manage a business. Read article
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