Studies and Reports

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
Accounting and Control

Good News for Good Governance in Spain

Pin Arboledas, José Ramón By reducing the size of their boards and increasing the representation of both women and independent directors, companies are increasingly following the recommendations made by Spain's Good Governance Code for Listed Companies. This is highlighted in the 12th annual report on IBEX 35 shareholders' meetings, produced by IESE and Atrevia. Read article
Strategy

7 Keys for Personnel Management When Going Global

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Gómez, Sandalio When a company enters international markets, human resources management often lags behind. A study of Spain's leading multinationals, by Sandalio Gómez and Pilar García-Lombardía, identifies seven important changes that could transform everything from how talent is managed to how corporate reputations are protected when going global. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Want a Competitive Company? Invest in Young People

Gómez, Sandalio; Gómez, Eduardo; Bardi, Carmen; Barón, Javier; Henar, Leticia; Pérez, María Jesús; González Barreda, Teresa To meet the current and future needs of business, young people need better training and decent jobs now. A 2017 report on Spain points to initiatives that could help improve both the employability of young people and the competitiveness of businesses -- including new specializations, vocational training and internships. Read article

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