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Women in Management in Spain

Date: 01/01/2017
Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia; Grau, M.
Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia
Document type: Chapter

In the past years, the context in Spain has changed quite dramatically. The Spanish economy was of the most dynamic in the EU during late 90s and the first years of the 21st century. However, the tourism, housing and construction industry mainstays were hit hard by the global economic crisis of 2008-9. The bursting of the housing bubble pushed Spain ...

5 Business Trends for 2017

Date: 13/12/2016
Author(s):
Interviewee(s): Mas, Núria; Las Heras, Mireia; Sachon, Marc; Ghemawat, Pankaj; Almandoz, John
Document type: Interview (Video)

Despite signs of economic recovery, populist movements against globalization present a watershed moment in 2017. Business leaders should plan for volatility and Industry 4.0 disruption, using gamification to develop talent, and rethinking what it means to win. IESE professors Núria Mas, Mireia Las Heras, Marc Sachon, Pankaj Ghemawat and John Almandoz ...

Laia Bertran (E)

Date: 24/11/2016
Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia; Chinchilla, Nuria; Bertran, Laia

Document type: Case

Case E presents Laia's situation in 2016. At this point, she has spent almost a year in the United States, where, rather than working, her role has been to help Jordi and the rest of the family settle into their new life. The case ends with a series of questions Laia is asking herself about her professional future.

Laia Bertran (D)

Date: 24/11/2016
Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia; Chinchilla, Nuria; Bertran, Laia

Document type: Case

Case D describes the events that occur in the lives of Jordi and Laia from 2008, the year in which case C ends, to 2015, when Jordi is offered a transfer to the United States as general manager of a subsidiary of the company he works for. During this time, Laia and Jordi have their second daughter; Jordi overcomes two cancers and graduates from the ...

When Satisfaction with Work-Family Balance Pays

Date: 11/2016
Author(s): Kim, S.; Las Heras, Mireia; Escribano, Pablo Ignacio
Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

This study examines the mechanism through which family supportive environments in organizations (i.e. family supportive supervisor behaviors and work-family friendly culture) relate to turnover intentions. In a sample of 340 individuals, analysis using structural equation modeling showed that satisfaction with work-family balance mediates the relation ...

Alex López and Irene Fariñas

Date: 13/10/2016
Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia
Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia
Document type: Case

The case sets out what has happened since Álex López decided to leave his job to become a partner at Sartia in 2008, through to the year 2013, when his wife is expecting their third child, a girl this time, and there have been developments - unexpected, in some ways - in both their careers.

Álex López and Irene Fariñas

Date: 13/10/2016
Author(s): Las Heras, Mireia
Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia
Document type: Case

This case presents the professional decisions facing Álex López, a sales manager at a large company, and his wife, Irene Fariñas. Irene has decided to leave her corporate career working at prestigious international companies (Inditex and Benetton) to start a training consultancy firm in the textile industry. Her decision is motivated by her professional ...

A Matter of Love: Exploring What Enables Work-family Enrichment

Date: 08/2016
Author(s): Kim, S.; Las Heras, Mireia; Bosch, Mª José
Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

This study seeks to advance our understanding of the conditions that enable work-family enrichment. Based on the results from a total of 30 in-depth interviews, chosen as representative of extreme cases from a pool of 157 candidates, we develop a model and test it on 302 employees of an organization. Through our qualitative study we find that there ...

How do CEOs Prioritize for the Long Term?

Date: 27/04/2016
Author(s):
Interviewee(s): Fontrodona, Joan; Ferraro, Fabrizio; Giné, Mireia; Las Heras, Mireia; Nueno, Pedro
Document type: Interview (Video)

Driving sustained competitive edge means thinking about the long term. But doesn't it also mean thinking about integrity, incentives and being open to constructive criticism? IESE professors share thoughts on what CEOs should prioritize to align diverse stakeholders around a long-term vision for their companies.

Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors and Organizational Culture: Effects on Work Engagement and Performance

Date: 21/04/2016
Author(s): Rofcanin, Yasin; Las Heras, Mireia; Bakker, Arnold B.
Editor(s): ICWF - Centro Internacional Trabajo y Familia
Document type: Article in Journal (refereed)

Informed by social information processing (SIP) theory, in this study, we assessed the associations among family supportive supervisor behaviors as perceived by subordinates (FSSBs), subordinate work engagement, and supervisor-rated in-role work performance. Moreover, we explored the role of family supportive organizational culture as a contextual ...

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