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U.N. Sustainable Development Goals? How MBAs Could Make A Positive Difference 

Date: 13/02/2018 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Opinion Increasingly consumers are asking more from brands, with millennials, in particular, saving their dollars for those with responsible business practices (according to some estimates, 73% of millennials say they are willing to pay more for sustainable brands.) Luckily, it seems many of tomorrow's future business leaders feel the same way. More information  

The Emergence of Latin American Unicorns 

Date: 06/02/2018 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Caldart, Adrian; Sponsor(s): IESE Alumni Document type: Interview (Video) Recently, many IT-related "unicorns" -- that is, tech firms valued at more than a billion dollars -- have come from Latin America. With "the sophistication of their peers from more developed economies," they also "have to deal with the realities of emerging markets," explains IESE professor Adrian Caldart. And that may make them strong competitors ... More information  

Desafíos motivantes 

Date: 30/01/2018 Author(s): Fernández, Albert Document type: Opinion Las empresas deben marcarse retos, y estos deben ser ambiciosos pero, al mismo tiempo, realistas. Cuatro son los desafíos habituales para las pymes: captar y retener el talento, mejorar la eficiencia, obtener recursos y crecer. La empresa estará en mejores condiciones cara al futuro si se ha fijado esta hoja de ruta. More information  

Is Yoox's Strategy a Little Farfetched? 

Date: 22/01/2018 Author(s): Ferraro, Fabrizio; Baldo, Andrea; Sastre Boquet, Isaac Document type: Case In 2015, Federico Marchetti became CEO of the largest luxury online retailer in the world, after orchestrating the merger of Yoox Group with Net-a-Porter Group. Two years later, in 2017, the financial community was expecting him to deliver results. However, the new combined ¿1.8 billion company was not growing as fast as it used to, and questions remained ... More information  

Preparing for the storm 

Date: 01/2018 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Opinion Businesses must think long-term if they are to survive the barrage of geopolitical disruptions coming their way, writes Mike Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at IESE Business School. More information  

La sucesión del primer ejecutivo en la empresa familiar 

Date: 28/12/2017 Author(s): Pueyo, R.; Tàpies, Josep; Anitua, Javier; Goenaga, Pedro Editor(s): Cátedra de Empresa Familiar Document type: Study and Monograph La sucesión en la empresa familiar es una cuestión clave, determinante para su futuro. Pero también un tema que genera incertidumbre, y que en numerosas ocasiones cuesta afrontar dadas las características intrínsecas de este tipo de compañías, donde las emociones y las relaciones familiares pueden influir en decisiones de calado como la sucesión. Este ... More information   Read related article

5 Business Trends for 2018 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Sachon, Marc; López Cardenete, Juan Luis; Caldart, Adrian; Mas, Núria; Toribio, Juan José Document type: Report (Video) The year 2018 will be crucial for electric cars, although we still don't know what to do with old batteries. We'll also see more calls for sustainability in food and beverages, sharing information on outcomes in health care, and potential disruption by the likes of Google or Amazon in finance. More information  

3 Keys to Shockproof Your Global Supply Chain  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Non-refereed article As the world shifts to a less stable geopolitical structure, executives may find themselves ill-equipped to handle critical events, from terrorist attacks to civil unrest, which could disrupt supply chains and put operations at risk. Despite growing tensions in the world and the increasing fragility of global supply chains, management teams don't seem ... More information   Read related article

Globalization Under Fire: How Should Leaders Respond?  Premium

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Ghemawat, Pankaj Document type: Non-refereed article While anti-globalization anger has surged and opponents of globalization have won some major political victories, it is important for business leaders not to overreact. Before even thinking about reworking your company's international strategy, make sure you have an accurate picture of the state and trajectory of globalization. Most business leaders ... More information   Read related article

Megatrends: Facing the Future 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Non-refereed article Plus: why mergers don't deserve their bad rap; using soccer to test first-mover advantage; the benefits of flow at work; why Arianna Huffington has a problem with technology; how making decisions together can help you take less risk; and how judicial independence encourages entrepreneurship. More information  
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