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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
Leadership and People Management

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
Innovation and Change

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
Innovation and Change

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
Leadership and People Management

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

Latest IESE documents

IESE Cities in Motion Index 2018 Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Carrasco, Carlos; Duch, Ana
Open Innovation: Building, Scaling and Consolidating Your Firm's Corporate Venturing Unit Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Canonici, Tommaso; Contijoch, Xavier
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