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  Low-Risk Strategies for Internationalization

Villanueva, Julián; de Toro, Juan Manuel; Soldado, Pilar Exporting Spanish brands is key for the country's economic development. And while France is currently the first stop abroad, the United States looks more attractive for the future. That is according to a study on how, when and why Spanish firms enter new markets. Read article

  10 Ideas to Optimize the Public Procurement of Medicine

Mur, Javier; Escudero, Antonio; Ribera, Jaume Sustainable public healthcare requires innovative solutions that allow for fast and fair access to medicine. A report from IESE aims to guide healthcare professionals to choose the best model for each situation. Read article

  What Are Big Cities Hungry for? Tomorrow's Food and Beverage Trends

Llopis, Jaume; Gifra, Júlia; Pasamón, Fernando The world's largest cities are "the best testing grounds" to understand and enter regional markets. This is according to IESE's fifth annual Vademecum on Food and Beverage Markets, which homes in on the trends and tastes of 25 global cities. Read article

  Europe and U.S. Dominate 2017 Ranking of World's "Smartest" Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric New York is the "smartest" city in the world, followed by London and Paris. Ranked by IESE's Cities in Motion Index, select European and North American cities excel; but for many, social cohesion remains an unresolved issue. Read article

  Why and How to Internationalize Your SME

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Germany's Mittelstand has something to teach other countries' smaller firms: exporting abroad increases revenues and diversification. In Spain, where micro- and small enterprises provide more than half of all jobs, learning some German lessons may be key to survival. Read article

  One in Four Women Feels Forced to Choose Between Career and Motherhood in Spain

Chinchilla, Nuria; Jimenez, Esther; Grau, Marc In Spain, three out of four mothers feel they are discriminated against in the workplace and 28 percent feel they had to choose between their jobs and having children. These are the findings of a study that offers up 17 recommendations to improve the situation. Read article

  Design Banking: A New Era of Financial Services

Siota, Josemaria; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Staib, Dieter; Taylor, Sam; Ania, Iñigo The fintechs are here. Are big banks' days numbered? Not so fast: Drawing inspiration from designers and artists, design thinking can be a great tool for banks looking to connect with customers and innovate quickly. So says a study by IESE and the consultancy Oliver Wyman. Read article

  Voluntary Job Turnover Surges in Spain

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta The rate at which jobs are changing hands in Spain hit a multiyear high in early 2017, with more than one in five positions affected. That is according to the sixth IESE-Meta4 study, which also finds that the number of voluntarily resignations is up fivefold since 2010. Read article

  Spanish Business Angels: Still Young, Still Male, Still Digital

Roure, Juan; San José, Amparo The profile of a typical Spanish business angel has remained fairly static over the last year: a young man who co-invests primarily in digital projects. Nevertheless, Juan Roure and Amparo de San José offer new insights in the second edition of the AEBAN report on business angels. 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
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