Fernández Terricabras, Albert
There are three main reasons for the shortage of resources faced by many small businesses: financial expectations not adjusted to actual results; the tensions of growth; and poor financial management. This article explores the most common problems and strategies for dealing with them. Consider it a user's guide for small business success.
Roure Parera, Joan; Segurado, Juan Luis
Buying a jacket online? Whose photographs are you more likely to trust: the brand's catalog shots or crowdsourced images, uploaded by unbiased customers? If you opt for the latter, you're not alone -- and you're one of the reasons that Olapic is growing so fast. An IESE case study follows the story, from three business school students to a successful startup.
Andreu, Rafael; Riverola, Josep; Rosanas, Josep Maria; De Santiago, Rafael
Simulation models can help managers understand the bottom-line impact of complex business decisions, taking interdependencies and a dose of randomness into account. But what about corporate goals that go beyond maximizing profits? What about learning and positive social impact? Four IESE professors present a model to look at learning and capability-building in firms.
Gregory, Robert Wayne; Ullings, Berno; Burger, André H.; Stieger, Jacqueline; Alessandrini, Isabel
Strike, Vanessa; Berrone, Pascual; Sapp, Stephen; Congiu, Lorenzo
Leadership and People Management