Research Papers

Information Technologies

The iPhone effect: the 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
Marketing

How many choices should you offer your clients?

Reutskaja, Elena; Lindner, A.; Nagel, R.; Andersen, R.A.; Camerer, C.F. Choice is good, but having too many options can be paralyzing. Using MRI machines, researchers can actually see a point at which having too many alternatives starts overwhelming our brains. The ideal number of options may be fewer than marketers think. Read article
Accounting and Control

The supervision of listed companies: better out in the open?

Duro, Miguel; Heese, Jonas; Ormazábal, Gaizka Disclosing the oversight actions of regulators may be an effective and inexpensive way to improve the quality of financial information from publicly traded companies. This is the conclusion of a study led by Miguel Duro and Gaizka Ormazabal. Read article