Research Papers

Finance

Pay attention to your dataset: on calculating risk premiums

Raponi, Valentina; Robotti, Cesare; Zaffaroni, Paolo Moving from theories of risk premiums to their managerial implications: IESE's Valentina Raponi breaks down her recent research on estimating and testing beta-pricing models into digestible bits. Read article
Knowledge and Communication

When speaking the world's global language comes with unwanted side effects

Reiche, Sebastian; Neeley, Tsedal Multinationals may choose to enforce a single corporate language to improve communication and information flows. Yet, from company morale to turnover intentions, the results are sometimes surprising. Read article
Finance

4 ways family firms are letting outside investors in

Neckebrouck, Jeroen; Meuleman, Miguel; Manigart, Sophie More family businesses are opening up to external investors these days. IESE's Jeroen Neckebrouck maps out four main scenarios, based on two key questions, and points to their governance implications. Read article
Marketing

Gear up for innovation and branding opportunities

van Everdingen, Yvonne; Hariharan, Vijay Ganesh; Stremersch, Stefan When sporting gear companies participate in major competitions, like Formula One, what they stand to gain depends on what they're already spending. Read article
Service and Operations Management

Designing the optimal supply base: how many suppliers?

Martínez de Albéniz, Victor; Wang, Jiao Designing an optimal supply base is challenging, especially for fashion apparel retailers and other companies with many innovative products. New research proposes a modeling framework that can help determine the optimal supply-base size depending on certain circumstances. Read article