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Evidence of Intelligent Life Found on Earth

Ferradans, Hugo; Tapia, Albert; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel; Banal Estanol, Albert; Ricart, Joan Enric

Applying new smart solutions to the world's cities is changing the energy sector. A 2018 report analyzes this transformation and its implications via 29 projects currently underway in urban zones on five continents.

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Eisert, Tim; Eufinger, Christian
Do banks take advantage of the assumption that they may be deemed "too big to fail" or "too interconnected to fail"? Yes, says research by Christian Eufinger. What's more, this assumption adds systemic risk, as increasingly interconnected banks have learned to exploit "backdoor bailouts."
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Vilà, Joaquim; Camps, Xavier
IESE's Joaquim Vilà and Xavier Camps outline the initial phase of design thinking, related to discovering customer needs and generating new opportunities. In addition, they describe under what conditions problems are best suited for design thinking, presenting real-life situations in which it can be applied, and suggesting some considerations for managers to help ensure effective implementation.
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Service and Operations Management
The Dangers of Payment Variability for Supply Chains
Serrano, Alejandro; Oliva, Rogelio; Kraiselburd, Santiago
Decision Analysis
How Not to Lose Your Head in a Bidding War
Hafenbrädl, Sebastian; Woike, Jan K.
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