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Economics

Globesity: Connecting Globalization and Obesity


Thanks to globalization, the world may seem smaller, but the people in it are actually getting larger. Obesity is a pandemic, and the social aspects of globalization may be to blame, according to a paper by Joan Costa-Font and Núria Mas.

Corporate Governance

Family Businesses in Europe: A Snapshot View

Tàpies, Josep; Russell Reynolds Associates

Do family businesses have clear CEO succession plans in place? What are their corporate governance practices like? With guidance from IESE's Josep Tàpies, the executive leadership and search firm Russell Reynolds Associates surveyed some of the largest family-controlled businesses in Europe to present a picture of their boards, their responsibilities and their leadership.

 

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Knowledge and Communication

Meeting the Challenges of Today's Labor Market

Garcia Lombardía, Pilar

Companies are struggling to find the new skill sets and attitudes they need. The disconnect between Spain's current education system and its companies' needs is analyzed in a report by IESE's International Research Center on Organizations (IRCO) and Grupo Persona.

 

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Economics

The Shadow of Unemployment

Campos, Rolf; Reggio, Iliana

Innovation and Change

Want to Innovate? Then Act Like a Start-upPremium

Dávila, Antonio; Epstein, Marc

Finance

Retire at Your Own Risk

Estrada, Javier

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Entrepreneurship

Skipping the Business Plan

Guy Kawasaki

This serial entrepreneur, formerly the chief "evangelist" of Apple, advises IESE MBAs to go straight to the prototype. Why skip the business plan? "You can’t forecast five years into the future. What you forecast for this year is already late."

 

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Innovation and Change

Opportunity in Europe

David Mills

Ricoh, the Japanese company known for fax machines and printers, is now innovating in digital, paper-free ways. As CEO of Ricoh Europe, David Mills is in the thick of the company's 21st-century innovation efforts, drawing ideas from his customers and partners in Europe.

 

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