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Decision Analysis

Blowing the Budget: Analytics, Risk and the Race to Overspend

Güçlü, Burçin; Canela, Miguel Ángel For savvy marketing, the more information you have, the better, right? Not necessarily, says Miguel Ángel Canela. While investing in sophisticated tools for marketing analytics might yield more consumer insights, it also tends to inflate risks and drive overspending. Read article
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Say No to Facilitating Payments

Argandoña, Antonio It's common to turn a blind eye to special payments that facilitate administrative tasks or procedures. But Antonio Argandoña warns that their negative impact extends far beyond that of an isolated irregularity. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Riding the Rapids of International HR Management

Reiche, B. Sebastian; Stahl, Guenter K.; Mendenhall, Mark E.; Oddou, Gary The director of human resources in the 21st century has a tall order: Not only internal people management, but understanding the nuances of staffing in international contexts. IESE's B. Sebastian Reiche joins the editorial team of a classic text offering readings and case studies to illuminate key HR issues amid rapid globalization. Read article
Strategy

From Margin to Center: Fostering Social Cohesion in Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel Whether living in slums or skyscrapers, all city dwellers ought to be at the center of inclusive, urban policymaking. That is one conclusion of the 2017 book, Cities and Social Cohesion: Designing More Inclusive Urban Areas, which gathers best practices from smart cities around the globe to tackle the growing problem of inequality. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Hanging in the Balance: Technology and the Blurring of Work-Family Boundaries

Las Heras, Mireia; Chinchilla, Nuria; Grau, Marc Technology is blurring the boundaries between work and family realms. Is it possible for the modern worker to avoid overload and live a fulfilling life at home and in the office? The Work-Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology is a new book offering research-backed hope, with strategies and policies to help find equipoise. Read article
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