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Service and Operations Management

The Nuts and Bolts of Fast Fashion

Caro, Felipe; Martínez de Albéniz, Víctor

The secret to Zara's success? The fast-fashion business model is explained by two operations experts -- including its operational pillars and fundamental long-term concerns. And now that fast fashion has revolutionized the apparel industry, what is next? The professors look to music, movies, food and even consumer electronics.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance in Spain: Curbing Excessive CEO Power

Graupera, Susana; Pin Arboledas, José Ramón

The role of the lead independent director, which is meant to curb excessive CEO power, is now a reality for the boards of 74 percent of the IBEX 35 -- the 35 most prominent public companies in Spain. In addition, corporate boards tend to have fewer seats and more of them are occupied by women, according to the 11th annual report on the general meetings of shareholders of IBEX 35 companies.

 

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Finance

How Much Is a Company Worth?

Fernández, Pablo

Business history is rife with companies that went bust because of errors in their valuation. In the fifth edition of Valuation and Common Sense, Pablo Fernández explains the most common errors made when assessing the value of a company. The main missteps usually come from a lack of experience and of sound judgment.

 

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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Values Against Violence: Taking on the Mafia

Vaccaro, Antonino; Palazzo, Guido

Strategy

10 Keys to Self-Motivation

Maella, Pablo

Strategy

Values: A Key Asset to Family Business

Tàpies, Josep; Vilanova, Núria

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Leadership and People Management

The XX Factor

Mireia Las Heras

Doing something “like a girl” is meant to be a taunt, but for IESE’s Mireia Las Heras, it’s time to reclaim the label. From trading careers for trajectories, and respecting life-cycle differences, Las Heras urges women to lead like women in this blog post.

 

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Knowledge and Communication

3 Professors Honored for Their Research

IESE

In the 14th edition of the IESE Alumni Association's Research Excellence Awards, professors Sebastian Reiche, Rafael Andreu and Vicente Font have been honored for their investigations, publications and teaching this past year.

 

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