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  New York, London and Paris Firmly Established as the Smartest Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Carrasco, Carlos; Duch, Ana Although New York leads the IESE Cities in Motion Index, Europe is the geographical area with the highest concentration of smart cities, with 12 representatives among the top 25. Where does your city stand in the ranking this year? Read article

  The Best Places to Be a Woman: Countries that Prioritize Female Leadership

Chinchilla, Nuria; Jimenez, Esther; Grau, Marc Nordic countries lead the pack when it comes to women in leadership positions, according to a 2018 study of 34 OECD countries supervised by Nuria Chinchilla. Read article

  Corporate Venturing: A David-and-Goliath Collaboration

Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier It's increasingly commonplace for large companies and startups to collaborate to achieve growth through innovation. So, how can businesses best take these projects through to fruition? Read article

  Can Elephants Learn to Dance? Unlocking Organizational Agility in Large Companies

Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Gillespie, David; Singleton, Nicholas Large companies are investing more than ever in innovation. But too often they fail to adopt the inventions their own innovation units produce. A 2018 white paper surveys executives across 11 industries to better understand why incumbent companies are struggling to be agile around innovation. Read article

  Spain's Labor Market Is Increasingly Dynamic, but Now Fewer Voluntarily Resign

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta In Spain, labor market "dynamism" reached a new high of 23.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018. With signs that the region's economic recovery may be slowing, companies seem to be doubling down on internal flexibility measures. Read article

  Who Are Spain's Business Angels and What Do They Like?

Roure, Juan; de San José Riestra, Amparo More professional and experienced -- this is the latest profile of Spain's business angels, according to the 2018 report by AEBAN, the Spanish Association of Business Angels. What remains elusive is the presence of women and interest in the social impact of investments. Read article

  Slow Progress for Women on Spanish Boards

Atrevia; IESE The percentage of women on the boards of Spanish listed companies continues to climb, but it is still far below 2020 goals. What's more, almost half of Spain's listed companies have only one or no female directors. Read article

  Fewer Women (and Men) on IBEX-35 Boards

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón In Spain, the boards of directors of the IBEX-35 companies are smaller this year -- which has the side effect of reducing the number of women serving in these high-profile positions -- according to a report produced by IESE and Atrevia. Read article

  VC and Private Equity: Where Next to Invest -- Taking Brexit Into Account

Groh, Alexander; Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Lieser, Karsten; Biesinger, Markus Beyond the U.S. and U.K., where are the most promising spots for private equity and VC fund investments? The VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index ranks 125 countries -- and makes predictions for a post-Brexit world. Read article

  Are New Criteria Needed for Financing Drugs?

Escudero, Antonio; Lizán, Luis; Aceituno, Susana; Ribera, Jaume Should cost-effectiveness be the sole consideration when deciding whether to finance new drugs? Many in the healthcare industry in Spain are now questioning the criteria that currently govern pharmaceutical policies. Read article
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