Research Papers

Economics

Universal Basic Income: A Plausible Utopia?

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón The idea of a universal basic income is a hot topic among politicians, sociologists and economists. IESE's José Ramón Pin proposes a progressive solution that could bypass some of the economic difficulties. Read article
Leadership and People Management

The Valuable (and Underutilized) Contributions of Multicultural Employees

Fitzsimmons, S.R.; Liao, Yuan; Thomas, David C. Multicultural employees are a very valuable resource for international companies. Their unique perspectives can make a big difference in the companies they work for, according to research by Stacey R. Fitzsimmons, Yuan Liao and David C. Thomas. Read article
Service and Operations Management

The Perils of More Flexible Supply Chains

Martínez de Albéniz, Víctor; Calvo, Eduard Received wisdom tells operations managers that supply chains should be flexible and responsive above all. But does this make dual sourcing better than forging a single sourcing relationship? IESE's Víctor Martínez de Albéniz and Eduard Calvo look to connect pricing, profits and flexibility. Read article
Economics

Aftermath: Where Do Spanish Companies Stand After the Economic Crisis?

Ariño, Miguel Angel How did the Spanish business landscape change between 2006 and 2014? IESE's Miguel Ángel Ariño looks at the repercussions of the crisis on the number and size of companies, sales volume and employee productivity. Read article
Strategy

Time to Rethink Strategy

Mol, Michael J.; Stadler, Christian; Ariño, Africa When seeking to expand business into new international environments, companies often bring their own prescriptive ideas of best-practice strategy. But research on Africa calls the usefulness of existing management theories into question. Read article
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