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  Globalization in troubled times

Altman, Steven; Ghemawat, Pankaj; Bastian, Phillip For years, the DHL Global Connectedness Index has been making the case that the world is not as globalized as we think. This is still true; yet surprisingly, in the age of Trump and Brexit, globalization has actually reached a new high. Read article

  Companies struggle to find the talent they need. Why?

Canals, Jordi; Blázquez, María Luisa; Masclans, Roger A whopping 72 percent of large firms working in Spain say they have a tough time filling positions despite the country's high unemployment rate. That's according to an eye-opening study by IESE's María Luisa Blázquez, Roger Masclans and Jordi Canals. Read article

  Corporate venturing: how to boost speed while reducing costs

Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair When can you expect results? How much does each opportunity cost? Over 120 innovation executives shared their corporate venturing experiences. The results are compiled in a study that can help debunk common myths and benchmark your firm's performance. Read article

  Media moves from showtime to screen time

Valor Sabatier, Josep; Arroyo, Carmen; Lee, Kimberley The media industry is experiencing tumultuous times, with the blurring of the boundaries that used to separate many products and formats. So much is morphing into "screen time" now, a concept that is upending media's traditional business models. Read article

  Search fund model takes root in Europe and Latin America

Kolarova, Lenka; Dávila, Antonio; Johnson, Rob; Kelly, Peter In 2017, there was a new peak of search-fund activity outside of the U.S. and Canada, with the founding of 21 new funds. Recent growth is especially robust in Continental Europe and Latin America, according to a 2018 biennial study of this investment vehicle. Read article

  Evidence of Intelligent Life Found on Earth

Ferradans, Hugo; Tapia, Albert; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Banal Estanol, Albert; Ricart, Joan Enric Applying new smart solutions to the world's cities is changing the energy sector. A 2018 report analyzes this transformation and its implications via 29 projects currently underway in urban zones on five continents. Read article

  7 in 10 Spaniards Believe Their Company Makes it Hard to Reconcile Work and Family

Las Heras, Mireia; Jimenez, Esther; Grau, Marc; Palet, Gemma; Riera, Gemma Spain lacks formal work-life reconciliation policies and corporate family responsibility is almost absent from business culture and leadership, according to a study led by Mireia Las Heras. Read article

  8 Keys to a Better Employee Experience

Apascaritei, Paula; Elvira, Marta With changes coming at breakneck speed, today's companies must be highly adaptable. That's where human capital plays a vital role. Marta Elvira and Paula Apascaritei offer eight recommendations to successfully compete for top talent. Read article

  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

  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
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