Research Papers

Leadership and People Management

Is your personality affecting your workplace assessment?

McKee, Rob A.; Lee, Yih-Teen; Atwater, Leanne; Antonakis, John In 360-degree assessments, good leaders should get high marks from themselves and from colleagues, too. But what else might influence these appraisals? Research by IESE's Yih-Teen Lee finds some personality traits and gender are significant factors. Read article
Accounting and Control

Stealth takeovers: are hidden shareholders buying your company?

Bonetti, Pietro; Duro, Miguel; Ormazábal, Gaizka The M&A market plays a key role in ensuring that the optimal management is in place for publicly traded companies. In light of this, there's much debate about takeover regulations, particularly when it comes to disclosure and transparency. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Culture club: how silent bias can hold back growth

Levy, Orly; Reiche, Sebastian If a multinational's home culture is strongly favored, it's not taking full advantage of the diverse cultural capital of its employees. Sebastian Reiche investigates the politics of culture and offers positive examples to promote cosmopolitanism at work. Read article
Strategy

When you wish upon a star... your organization may suffer

Prato, Matteo; Ferraro, Fabrizio If you think the brilliance of a star-hire will rub off on the rest of your organization, think again. Research by Fabrizio Ferraro helps illuminate the real costs of recruiting and hiring renowned talent. Read article
Information Technologies

The iPhone effect: consumer pressure transforming IT governance

Gregory, Robert Wayne; Káganer, Evgeny; Henfridsson, Ola; Ruch, Thierry Jean Research by IESE's Robert W. Gregory and Evgeny Kaganer shows how widespread technology adoption is opening up -- and revolutionizing -- corporate IT governance, particularly when the pressure comes from consumers. Read article