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Agility: A Company´s Best Defense Against Black Swans

Date: 01/11/2021 Author(s): Luis María Huete; Bernardo Quinn Document type: Technical Note In markets where black swans are going to be more common, the business response has three elements: more cohesion within, more adaptive capacity and extraordinary integration with customers. In this paper we describe the eight principles on which the agile movement is based and propose their incorporation into the daily way of working in organizations ... More information

Mobilizing after corporate environmental irresponsibility in a community of place

Date: 01/11/2021 Author(s): Valeria Cavotta; Guido Palazzo; Antonino Vaccaro Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In this paper, we take a framing perspective to corporate environmental irresponsibility and focus it on the community of place as one among the most affected, yet rarely examined, stakeholders. In particular, we take a framing microprocess perspective, to study how interactions within a community of place affect a mobilization after corporate environmental ... More information

Supplying ZARA

Date: 01/11/2021 Author(s): Frederic Sabrià Document type: Case Happypunt, a Spanish supplier of INDITEX (owners of the ZARA brand), designs garments and later has them manufactured by a Korean subcontractor in Cambodia. The Cambodian plant operates in accordance with the strict requirements INDITEX imposes on all its suppliers. Nevertheless, while visiting the Cambodian plant, a Happypunt executive contemplates ... More information

Suministrando a ZARA

Date: 01/11/2021 Author(s): Frederic Sabrià Document type: Case Happypunt, a Spanish supplier of INDITEX (owners of the ZARA brand), designs garments and later has them manufactured by a Korean subcontractor in Cambodia. The Cambodian plant operates in accordance with the strict requirements INDITEX imposes on all its suppliers. Nevertheless, while visiting the Cambodian plant, a Happypunt executive contemplates ... More information

Ethics at the workplace in the fourth industrial revolution

Date: 01/10/2021 Author(s): Domènec Melé Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) While many studies on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) focus on efficiency, productivity and economic progress, only a few have considered its ethical aspects. This article tries to contribute to filling this vacuum by providing a comprehensive approach to ethical risks at the workplace. Drawing upon Catholic social teaching (CST)—addressed to ... More information

Carbfix: Storing CO2 forever

Date: 01/10/2021 Author(s): Jordan Mitchell; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi; Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson Document type: Teaching Note In March 2021, the team at Carbfix -a start-up born out of the culmination of more than 15 years of work by universities and parent company Reykjavik Energy- believed it had a game-changing technology to fight against climate change: eliminating CO2 permanently and safely from the atmosphere by storing it in basalt rock. In an aim to scale, they were ... More information

Carbfix: Storing CO2 forever

Date: 01/10/2021 Author(s): Jordan Mitchell; Ahmad Rahnema Alavi; Throstur Olaf Sigurjonsson Document type: Case In March 2021, the team at Carbfix - a start-up born out of the culmination of more than 15 years of work by universities and parent company Reykjavik Energy- believed it had a game-changing technology to fight against climate change: eliminating CO2 permanently and safely from the atmosphere by storing it in basalt rock. In an aim to scale, they were ... More information

A university crisis provoked by an online class: a communications case study on a social media turbulence

Date: 01/10/2021 Author(s): Yago De la Cierva; S. Rico Méndez; P. Guzik Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) In 2020, a Latin American university with a Catholic ethos suffered a crisis when the content of an online class on bioethics regarding homosexuality was posted on Twitter. This communications case study – in which names have been altered to protect confidentiality – describes the objective and subjective circumstances of the case, how the problem ... More information

Am I Messing It Up?

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): Tomas Pilkis; Ricardo Calleja Document type: Technical Note Business is a very important element of human societies, contributing with efficient and innovative solutions of human needs, creating and distributing economic value. Moreover, many people work in business in different positions and functions, where they (can) serve the needs of others and society, enter into professional and personal relationships, ... More information

IESE Business School Insight, 159

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review How the next generation of business leaders can fix capitalism to have a more positive impact for all. Featuring interviews with Paul Polman, Nitin Nohria and Rebecca Henderson as well as a checklist for change. Plus: Profiles of energy business leader Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena, entrepreneur Carlos Uraga and pianist Ignasi Cambra. Three experts bust ... More information
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