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  For Better, for Worse: Why Companies Turn to Tech Scouts

Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Monteiro, F. To innovate faster, develop superior products, and perform better financially, corporations should look outside their own organizations and geographies with tech scouting. Yet some don't. Why not? A look at performance feedback is revealing. Read article

  The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Decision-Making

Ariño, Miguel Angel; Maella, Pablo Decision-making is as complex as it is inevitable. And yet no one formally teaches us how to do it. In their latest book, Miguel Angel Ariño and Pablo Maella review the 10 most common errors that lead to bad decisions. Read article

  What's Up With Spain's Digital Media?

de Toro, Juan Manuel; Soldado, Pilar; San Pedro, Marta; Breiner, James; Arrese, Ángel; Vara-Miguel, Alfonso; Sádaba Chalezquer, Charo; Fernández del Moral, Javier; Bel, Ignacio The internet has been a game changer for the press, and there is no turning back. IESE's Institute for Media and Entertainment (IME) takes a look at recent shifts in consumer habits, business models and news distribution in its 2016 volume on Spain. When all is said and done, there are four challenges to overcome for lasting digital success. Read article

  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. Read article

  How Employee Voice Helps Community Engagement Premium

Milliken, Frances J.; Tatge, Larisa When employees feel they cannot speak up, there can be negative consequences for society as a whole. The authors consider how to increase employee voice opportunities, in order to foster more trusting and collaborative work environments in which people feel fully motivated, empowered and engaged. Read article

  Boosting Competitiveness by Managing Knowledge Well

Andreu i Civit, Rafael; Baiget, Joan You are what you know, and in business, leveraging knowledge effectively can make or break a company's competitiveness. In their 2016 book, Rafael Andreu and Joan Baiget reflect on how to develop an organizational culture that pays attention to knowledge management, a practice to boost competitive advantages and sustainability. Read article

  12 Pitfalls to Avoid on the Path to Managing Reputational Risks Premium

Henisz, Witold J. Why do executives appear to ignore "corporate diplomacy"? The author sketches out the 12 biggest risks to avoid in the stakeholder environment, so that executives can mitigate their adverse impacts and seize their upside opportunity. Read article

  The End of Idea Hoarding? Open Innovation and the Profitability Paradox

Cassiman, Bruno; Valentini, Giovanni Open innovation is touted by some as a means to spur creativity and utilize ideas efficiently. Yet its profitability has yet to be established. IESE's Bruno Cassiman and Giovanni Valentini explore why the buying and selling of knowledge has yet to bear financial fruit. Read article

  2015's Most-Viewed Insights from IESE's Business Knowledge Portal

IESE Insight Counting down 10 ideas with impact to change the way you approach business management, from IESE faculty. These 10 items are gleaned from professors' 2015 books, academic articles, studies and teaching materials. Read article

  The Wisdom of the Crowdsourced

Silberzahn, Raphael; Uhlmann, Eric Luis Should a single study determine how we view an issue? What happens when the findings don't replicate? IESE's Raphael Silberzahn looks at the emerging new discipline of crowdsourcing research, and its implications for both policy and academia, in an article for Nature. Read article
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