Articles and Opinion

Innovation and Change

The recipe for success of El Celler de Can Roca

IESE Insight Joan Roca, the celebrated chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, reveals the ingredients necessary for achieving world-class innovation. Read article
Corporate Governance

Corporate governance for company continuity

Tàpies, Josep A good corporate governance system should make sure a company remains competitive going forward. In the case of family businesses, that may mean asking: Under what circumstances are we willing to bring in a partner to our company or even sell some shares? Read article
Innovation and Change

Six Innovation Pain Points and How to Overcome Them

Tietz, Matthias A.; Wong, Matthew A.; Rao, Jay; Chuán, Fran; Weintraub, Joseph Innovation can be a painful process, as the authors discovered from their survey of more than 20,000 employees in 140 firms. In asking what they did well and what needed to be improved, they identified six key pain points that often get in the way of innovation, and they propose remedies to build a strong, flourishing organizational culture of innovation. Read article
Information Technologies

How AI Will -- and Won't -- Change the Way You Manage

Canals, Jordi; Cassiman, Bruno; Elvira, Marta; Sieber, Sandra; Raes, Anneloes IESE professors Bruno Cassiman, Marta Elvira, Sandra Sieber and Anneloes Raes discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on strategy, talent management, corporate governance, IT management and organizational culture, respectively. Then, Jordi Canals wraps up the discussion by reiterating the enduring role of general managers in this new paradigm. Read article
Finance

In Search of the Virtuous Banker

Cowton, Christopher Despite some progress over the past 10 years, the controls put in place to prevent another global financial crisis fail to address two key concerns: corporate culture and individual character. Christopher Cowton proposes a virtue framework, so that those in the profession can start to define and agree what makes a good bank as well as a good banker. Read article