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Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Greening Up in the City

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel

How can cities become part of the solution, instead of part of the environmental problem? For greener urban living, two IESE professors gather best practices for sustainability from around the globe. The 2016 book, Cities and the Environment, kicks off a series called "IESE Cities in Motion: International Urban Best Practices."

Leadership and People Management

Absenteeism Costs Spain Over 61 Billion Euros

Blasco de Luna, F.J.; Gallifa, Ángela; Guada Prada, Jorge; et al.

Rates of workplace absenteeism in Spain have risen sharply since the end of 2013, reaching 4.7 percent in 2015. This is according to a 2016 study by Adecco, prepared in collaboration with IESE. Adding up direct costs and estimated opportunity costs for 2015, absenteeism cost Spain's companies and social security system nearly 61.4 billion euros.


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The Ugly Truth About Startups

Dávila, Antonio; Foster, George; He, Xiaobin; Shimizu, Carlos

Celebrated for creating wealth and jobs, startups are the poster children of 21st century business. But by celebrating the successes, are we ignoring the reality that many fail after only a few years? Or that many more stay small, shedding the jobs they have previously created? In an award-winning paper, IESE's Tony Davila takes a hard look at the rise and fall of startups.


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Leadership and People Management

Delegate Responsibilities and Go Beyond the TaskPremium

García Pont, Carlos; Canales, J. Ignacio


Google, Ikea and J&J: Three Strategic Approaches to Success

Rey, C.; Ricart, Joan Enric


How Do 125 Markets for Private Equity Measure Up?

Groh, Alexander; Liechtenstein, Heinrich; Lieser, Karsten; Biesinger, Markus

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Knowledge and Communication

Spotlight on Brexit

IESE Blog Network

Is there hope after Brexit? Five IESE professors weigh in on the politics and emotions that led Britons to vote for a divorce from the EU. They also discuss lessons and silver linings.


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Information Technologies

AI in Business

IESE Insight

Artificial intelligence can beat you at chess or Jeopardy, but can it help you work? At IESE New York, IBM's Guruduth Banavar looks to future partnerships between people and machines.


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