Research Papers

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
Knowledge and Communication

Are we perceiving more polarization than there actually is?

Barasz, Kate; Kim, Tami; Evangelidis, Ioannis Are our inferences about Trump supporters or Brexiteers accurate? The more extreme the position, the more we may jump to faulty conclusions, says research by Kate Barasz. In an increasingly polarized world, understanding this cognitive bias is key. Read article
Leadership and People Management

How to win the loyalty of the sandwich generation

Las Heras, Mireia; Van der Heijden, Beatrice; de Jong, Jeroen; Rofcanin, Yasin Personalized work arrangements could be the answer for employees with caregiving obligations to both children and aging parents. And, according to research by Mireia Las Heras, these arrangements help build loyalty among the sandwich generation's talent pool. Read article