Research Papers

Leadership and People Management

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.

 

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Accounting and Control

Trading With Political Connections During the Crisis

Jagolinzer, Alan D.; Larcker, David F.; Ormazábal, Gaizka; Taylor, D.J.

At the height of the financial crisis, just days before the U.S. government's multibillion-dollar bailout, trading among banking executives with ties to industry regulators suggests they benefited from their political connections. So finds new research by IESE's Gaizka Ormazabal and co-authors, which paints an unsettling picture of an occasionally unlevel playing field.

 

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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Documentos de Investigaciones4 Reasons Humble Managers Rule

Argandoña, Antonio

Does humility have a place in the upper echelons of business management? Absolutely, says IESE's Antonio Argandoña. In his research paper "Humility in Management," Argandoña explores this often crucially overlooked quality and its ramifications for leadership.

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Strategy

Documentos de InvestigacionesA New, Dynamic Way to Measure Value

Lieberman, Marvin B.; García-Castro, Roberto; Balasubramanian, N.

Shareholders are not the only ones to benefit from the value created by a firm. Employees, customers and suppliers reap rewards, too. Introducing a new tool to measure value creation dynamically, over time: the Value Creation and Appropriation (VCA) model. IESE's Roberto Garcia-Castro and co-authors discuss its practical implications for firm strategy.

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Corporate Governance

Documentos de InvestigacionesListen to the Non-Experts

Almandoz, John; Tilcsik, András

Does a board always work best with more experts' advice? No, according to research published in the Academy of Management Journal. A study of U.S. community banks found that, when navigating uncharted waters, banks were more likely to fail if their boards were dominated by directors who were experts in banking. In fact, the riskiest decisions may be better handled when non-experts counterbalance the know-it-alls.

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