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Here comes the sun

Date: 01/11/2021 Author(s): Victor Martínez de Albéniz; Abdel Belkaid Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The weather has been identified as an important driver of demand and constitutes a major risk for retailers, especially in goods for which usage is affected by weather conditions, such as soft drinks or fashion apparel. Specifically, weather variations change the propensity to visit the point of sales, because travel cost is affected by weather conditions; ... More information

Digitalization and omnichannel retailing: Innovative OR approaches for retail operations

Date: 01/11/2021 Author(s): A. Hübner; P. Amorim; J. Fransoo; D. Honhon; H. Kuhn; Victor Martínez de Albéniz; D. Robb Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Omnichannel retailing and digitalization result in considerable challenges for the management and optimization of retail operations. The continued demand of quantitative insights, their practical need, and the growing availability of data motivates an increasing number of scientists and practitioners to intensify research on demand and supply-related ... More information

The Incentive game under target effects in ridesharing

Date: 01/10/2021 Author(s): Xirong Chen; Zheng Li ; Liu Ming; Weiming Zhu Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Problem Definition: We study a ridesharing platform’s optimal bonus-setting decisions for capacity and profit maximization problems in which drivers set daily income targets. Academic and Practical Relevance: Sharing economy companies have been providing monetary rewards to incentivize self-scheduled drivers to work longer. We study the effectiveness ... More information

Four myths about unauthorized subcontracting

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): Felipe Caro; Leonard Lane; Anna Sáez de Tejada Cuenca Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Organizations that want to improve supply chain visibility — and reduce diverted orders — must use analytics and think beyond price. 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

Lessons from 9/11: Operations in times of crisis

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): Fede Sabrià; Alejandro Lago; Fred Krawchuck Document type: Non-refereed article On the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States, it’s worth revisiting how leaders responded. That story contains useful lessons for distinguishing between clear, complicated, complex and chaotic situations, and managing the associated operations challenges accordingly. More information

IESE Business School Insight, 159

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Review Soluciones de la nueva generación de líderes empresariales para conseguir un impacto más positivo para todos. Entrevistas con Paul Polman; Nitin Nohria y Rebecca Henderson. Las historias de Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena; de Puma Energy; Carlos Uraga; de Nantek; y el pianista Ignasi Cambra. Tres directivos desmienten los mitos del teletrabajo. Consejos para ... More information

Telemedicina e innovación en diabetes

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): Jordi Ibáñez García; Enric Rovira; Jaume Ribera Document type: Study and Monograph Análisis de la situación de la telemedicina en relación con la diabetes, para fomentar su implantación y extensión, y, de forma específica, para pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2 (DM2) insulinizados. Con este objetivo, en este estudio se ha llevado a cabo la identificación de las principales barreras y la elaboración de una serie de propuestas, ... More information

Lecciones del 11 de septiembre: operaciones en tiempos de crisis

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): Fede Sabrià; Alejandro Lago; Fred Krawchuk Document type: Non-refereed article El 20 aniversario del ataque terrorista a las Torres Gemelas invita a repasar las respuestas que adoptaron algunos líderes. Este artículo extrae de ellas lecciones útiles para distinguir distintos estados (entornos simples, complicados, complejos y caóticos) y gestionar retos operativos que plantean cada uno de ellos. More information

Tesla in the 2020s: Moment of Truth for the "Master Plan"

Date: 01/09/2021 Author(s): Pascual Berrone; Adrian Caldart; Joan Enric Ricart; Isaac Sastre Boquet Document type: Case Founded in 2003, and headed by the admired - and controversial - Elon Musk, in 2020 Tesla had become the automaker with the highest market capitalization, and the global leader of the electric car market. Was this valuation justified? The case presents a panorama of the automotive industry (discussing its main actors, business figures, and business ... More information
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