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Checking In on Hotels’ Competitive Behavior

McCann, Brian T.; Vroom, Govert

What matters most when running a hotel? Strategic management theory follows the profits. But what about the pursuit of non-financial goals? IESE's Govert Vroom studies the competitive behavior of closely held hotels -- those with owners actively involved in daily management -- and finds other concerns besides maximizing profits at play.

Leadership and People Management

It's Not How Old You Are, But How Old You Feel

Kunze, Florian; Raes, Anneloes; Bruch, Heike

Especially during times of change, a young workforce can help a company grow and maintain a long-term view. But what if your company's workforce is no longer young? A study by IESE's Anneloes Raes and co-authors finds that certain HR practices can help employees feel young and reap the productive benefits of youth.


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Information Technologies

Why All Companies Need a Data Experience DesignerPremium

Margolis, Abby; Káganer, Evgeny

For all the hype of big data, an essential piece is missing: the person. Sharing the results of a global research project, the authors call for a design mind-set that, rather than analyzing past behavior, empowers users and meets future needs through data-enabled products and services.


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Corporate Governance

Family Offices: When, Why and How

Gallo, Miguel Ángel; Gómez, Gonzalo

Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Business of Mankind

Cátedra de Ética Empresarial y de los Negocios; Melé, Domènec; Schlag, Martin


Paul Fribourg: Strategic Planning in Volatile Markets

Fribourg, Paul; Baker, Bill

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Leadership and People Management

Xerox This

Mireia Las Heras

To increase diversity in your company, you can't just say you want it -- you have to really believe it. Xerox CEO Ursula Burns is a trailblazer in many ways, and she has big plans for promoting a diverse -- and talented -- workforce, as she tells IESE's Mireia Las Heras.


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Shell’s Game

Mike Rosenberg

A move by Shell to buy BG Group is a sign that big oil is thinking long term, planning for a future of carbon taxes and climate change. Mike Rosenberg blogs on M&A timing, the price of oil, and using Shell to teach long-term strategic thinking at IESE.


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