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Quality as Standard

Date: 20/03/2015
Author(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume

Document type: Opinion

"Learning is not compulsory ... neither is survival." William Edwards Deming (1900-1993), the American statistician who advanced the concept of total quality management, was famously direct and to the point. As evidenced by his highly influential role in the late 20th century boom of Japanese products and in the resurgence of the U.S. car industry ...

Late And Over-Budget? A Method To Avoid Project Management Disasters

Date: 09/03/2015
Author(s): Moscoso, Philip; Ribera Segura, Jaume
Editor(s): Cátedra Eurest de Excelencia en los Servicios
Document type: Non-refereed article

From a project management perspective, the construction of the Channel Tunnel between France and Britain is a classic failure. That is the only way to describe a project that ended up costing more than twice the amount budgeted and years behind schedule. The problem that sinks many projects, like this one, is the lack of an efficient project management ...

Insights from a Manufacturer's Perspective: Sourcing from China

Date: 02/2015
Author(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume; Yang, Weiyin

Document type: Non-refereed article

To help managers make better decisions about sourcing in China, it's useful to look at perspectives from a Chinese manufacturer. Rising manufacturing costs, strategies to improve quality, changes in manufacturers' business models and uncertainties linked to the new political leadership can all have an effect on managerial decisions.

Sourcing From China - Insights From a Manufacturer

Date: 09/01/2015
Author(s): Yang, Weiyin; Ribera Segura, Jaume

Document type: Technical Note

To help managers make better decisions about sourcing in China, we offer the perspective of the Chinese manufacturer. Rising costs, questionable quality, changes in manufacturers' business models and uncertainties linked to the political leadership can all have an effect on managerial decisions.

The Chinese Automotive Industry in 2014

Date: 12/2014
Author(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume; Sachon, Marc; Callarman, Thomas E.; Li, Honglai; Shen, Xiaoying; Castillo, Cristina
Author(s) of introduction: Xiaoming, Zhu; Nueno Iniesta, Pedro; Canals Margalef, Jordi; Collaborator(s): Cedars; IESE
Document type: Book

In the last 30 years, particularly since China's admission to the WTO in 2001, China's economy has grown rapidly and has attracted worldwide attention. China is now the second largest economy in terms of GDP and is also a leading producer and consumer of many different product categories. Automobiles are a good case in point. Updated with the latest ...

George Yeo: "Get out of your comfort zone."

Date: 20/09/2014
Author(s): IESE Insight
Interviewee(s): Yeo, George; Interviewer(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume
Document type: Interview

With one foot in Kerry Logistics' Hong Kong headquarters and the other in Singapore, politician-turned-businessman George Yeo is well-placed to observe the comings and goings of trade in China and Southeast Asia, as he shares with IESE Prof. Jaume Ribera during a recent visit to IESE's Barcelona campus.

George Yeo: Advice for Entrepreneurs

Date: 02/09/2014
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Interviewee(s): Yeo, George; Interviewer(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume
Document type: Interview (Video)

Move out of your comfort zone and live on the edge: This is politician-turned-businessman George Yeo's advice for young people today, especially those in Southern Europe facing grim job prospects at home. Recapture the enterprising spirit that once made Europe great, he says, and make Asia an important part of your future.

George Yeo: Logistics and the Rise of China

Date: 02/09/2014
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Interviewee(s): Yeo, George; Interviewer(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume
Document type: Interview (Video)

"The rise of Asia is changing the whole world," says George Yeo, the Singaporean politician turned Chairman of Kerry Logistics in Hong Kong. This change is being driven by logistics, he says, describing "tidal shifts" and new patterns of development in China and its neighbors "never seen before."

George Yeo: Lessons From Singapore and Hong Kong

Date: 02/09/2014
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Interviewee(s): Yeo, George; Interviewer(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume
Document type: Interview (Video)

How have two relatively small Asian cities managed to become such huge global powerhouses? George Yeo, who spent 23 years in Singapore politics before joining Kerry Logistics in Hong Kong, assesses the social, political, economic and cultural factors that have contributed to the success of these two Asian Tigers.

George Yeo: Asia Riding the Winds of Change

Date: 02/09/2014
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Interviewee(s): Yeo, George; Interviewer(s): Ribera Segura, Jaume
Document type: Interview (Video)

"You've got to catch the wind all the time. Never fly in a straight line; you are all the time zig-zagging." This is how George Yeo describes the style of entrepreneurship that has contributed to the rise of his native Singapore, of Hong Kong, where he works with Kerry Logistics, and of China, which, as he tells IESE's Jaume Ribera in this interview, ...

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