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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

How to Stay True to Social Goals

Ramus, Tommaso; Vaccaro, Antonino

Social enterprises seek to tackle complex social problems, such as poverty or discrimination, with self-sustaining business models. But over time, some lose sight of their loftier goals under economic pressure. Tommaso Ramus, formerly of IESE's Center for Business in Society, and Prof. Antonino Vaccaro identify successful techniques to address mission drift.

Economics

Competitiveness = Reforms + Education + Collaboration

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

Switzerland is the most competitive country in the world for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015. Russia climbed in the rankings while fellow BRIC nation Brazil lost ground in the World Economic Forum's annual analysis of competitiveness in 144 countries.

 

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Leadership and People Management

The Carrot, the Stick and Chinese Philosophy in 21st Century Leadership

Olivares, Ignacio; Kase, Kimio; Stein, Guido; Pin, José Ramón; Carretero, Luis Eugenio

More than 2,000 years have passed, but ancient Chinese theorist Han Fei's doctrine on the problems faced by leaders remains directly applicable today. The structures of power have changed -- according to a new book by IESE's Kimio Kase, José Ramón Pin and Guido Stein -- but the human condition has not.

 

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Service and Operations Management

eHealth: How Technology Is Transforming Health Care

Rosenmöller, Magda; Whitehouse, Diane; Wilson, Petra

Strategy

Strategy on Display: Networks and the Practice of Management

Berrone, Pascual; Ariño, África

Strategy

Education, Not Funding, Key to Success of Microenterprises

Berrone, Pascual; Gertel, H.; Giuliodori, R.; Bernard, L.; Meiners, E.

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Innovation and Change

3-D Printing: A New Industrial Era

Hans Langer; Marc Sachon

Modern manufacturing is about to be radically transformed by 3-D printing. Dr. Hans Langer, CEO of leading 3-D printing company EOS, shares his vision with Prof. Marc Sachon of IESE. Langer says 3-D printing will "bring about business ideas we cannot even envision today."

 

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Knowledge and Communication

Propelling Change: 21st Healthcare Meeting

IESE Insight

The healthcare industry faces a triple challenge: to lower costs, improve health and deliver better care. To tackle this challenge, the 21st Healthcare Industry Meeting at IESE gathered experts to share insights on preventive care, harnessing big data and more.

 

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