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Innovation and Change

Design Banking: A New Era of Financial Services

Siota, Josemaria; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Staib, Dieter; Taylor, Sam; Ania, Iñigo The fintechs are here. Are big banks' days numbered? Not so fast: Drawing inspiration from designers and artists, design thinking can be a great tool for banks looking to connect with customers and innovate quickly. So says a study by IESE and the consultancy Oliver Wyman. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Voluntary Job Turnover Surges in Spain

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta The rate at which jobs are changing hands in Spain hit a multiyear high in early 2017, with more than one in five positions affected. That is according to the sixth IESE-Meta4 study, which also finds that the number of voluntarily resignations is up fivefold since 2010. Read article
Finance

Spanish Business Angels: Still Young, Still Male, Still Digital

Roure, Juan; San José, Amparo The profile of a typical Spanish business angel has remained fairly static over the last year: a young man who co-invests primarily in digital projects. Nevertheless, Juan Roure and Amparo de San José offer new insights in the second edition of the AEBAN report on business angels. Read article
Corporate Governance

Bumping Up Against a Glass Ceiling on Spanish Boards

Atrevia; ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia Cellnex Telecom was the only public company tracked by Spain's benchmark IBEX-35 index that had no female directors as of February 2017. Although Cellnex has announced plans to rectify this, achieving gender diversity on Spain's boards has been slow -- with female representation climbing only a token 1.1 percent last year. Read article
Innovation and Change

Innovate or Perish: The Role of Multinationals in Local R&D

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Blázquez, María Luisa Innovation is at the heart of competitiveness. With multinational corporations wielding significant R&D investment power, countries should aim to attract them to invest locally. A study from Spain tallies its strengths and weaknesses in this area and sets out measures for boosting the innovation ecosystem. Read article

Latest IESE documents

Design Thinking: The new DNA of the financial sector Siota, Josemaria; Klueter, Thomas Maximilian; Staib, Dieter; Taylor, Sam; Ania, Iñigo
Corporate Venturing: Achieving Profitable Growth Through Startups Prats, Mª Julia; Amigó, Pau; Ametller, Xavier; Batlle, Adrià
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