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When Playing Green Backfires: Volkswagen and the Front Line of the Greenwashing Debate

The financial and personnel costs to Volkswagen are still being tallied after it emerged that the German car company was cheating on emissions tests. But the automobile giant is not the first company to try its hand at "greenwashing." Pascual Berrone of IESE examines the phenomenon of "appearing to be green," and whether it is ever worth it, after all.

Information Technologies

How Digitalization Is Changing the Way Executives LearnPremium

Auricchio, Giuseppe; Káganer, Evgeny

Digital technology can enable a radically different way of learning. But we must move beyond blended learning to embrace what the authors call omni-learning. This will disrupt many of the current systems, but for Chief Learning Officers, the possibilities are much more exciting.


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Ranking Global Competitiveness: Switzerland, Singapore and the United States Take Top Spots

Schwab, Klaus; Sala i Martin, Xavier; World Economic Forum

Switzerland is the most competitive country in the world for the seventh consecutive year, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016. Meanwhile, many emerging markets are not making much progress, which may spell trouble for the future, the World Economic Forum's annual analysis warns.


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Corporate Governance

Collegial-Style Management: Governance by Those Who Know

Calleja, Luis Manuel; Rovira, Mercedes

Leadership and People Management

Steady as She Goes: Labor Dynamism Consolidates in Spain

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta


Tackling the World's Biggest Problems with Robust Action

Ferraro, Fabrizio; Etzion, D.; Gehman, Joel

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EmPOWERing Africa


As part of the new EmPOWERing Africa project, IESE and the Fuel Freedom Foundation are launching a new Energy and Social Development Chair, to be held by Prof. Ahmad Rahnema. Research will focus on ending energy poverty in developing countries.


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Leadership and People Management

Italian Lessons

IESE Insight

The Chairman of De Agostini S.p.A., Marco Drago, shares his lessons for leadership at the IESE MBA 50th anniversary celebration in Milan. From this family-run group of companies in publishing and media, Drago highlights the importance of education and diversifying to face change.


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