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  Say No to Facilitating Payments

Argandoña, Antonio It's common to turn a blind eye to special payments that facilitate administrative tasks or procedures. But Antonio Argandoña warns that their negative impact extends far beyond that of an isolated irregularity. Read article

  Riding the Rapids of International HR Management

Reiche, B. Sebastian; Stahl, Guenter K.; Mendenhall, Mark E.; Oddou, Gary The director of human resources in the 21st century has a tall order: Not only internal people management, but understanding the nuances of staffing in international contexts. IESE's B. Sebastian Reiche joins the editorial team of a classic text offering readings and case studies to illuminate key HR issues amid rapid globalization. Read article

  From Margin to Center: Fostering Social Cohesion in Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric; Duch T-Figueras, Ana Isabel Whether living in slums or skyscrapers, all city dwellers ought to be at the center of inclusive, urban policymaking. That is one conclusion of the 2017 book, Cities and Social Cohesion: Designing More Inclusive Urban Areas, which gathers best practices from smart cities around the globe to tackle the growing problem of inequality. Read article

  Hanging in the Balance: Technology and the Blurring of Work-Family Boundaries

Las Heras, Mireia; Chinchilla, Nuria; Grau, Marc Technology is blurring the boundaries between work and family realms. Is it possible for the modern worker to avoid overload and live a fulfilling life at home and in the office? The Work-Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology is a new book offering research-backed hope, with strategies and policies to help find equipoise. Read article

  Can Local CSR Enhance Global Leadership?

Elvira, Marta; Dávila, Anabella; Rodríguez-Lluesma, Carlos Even global companies need to meet the needs of the different local markets they operate in, and global leaders should be familiar with local dynamics. One way to achieve that is to address the idiosyncrasies through local-level CSR. Read article

  Geopolitics: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Rosenberg, Mike Blindsided by Brexit or Trump? Is your organization proactively planning for the next geopolitical developments? In his latest book, Strategy and Geopolitics, professor Mike Rosenberg offers senior management a framework for getting a better handle on what might come next in tumultuous times. Read article

  Management Truths in an Age of Fake News

Rosenberg, Mike; Seager, Phil Do newspapers, magazines or books have a future? Will terrestrial television exist as a meaningful player in five years' time? Amid attacks and dramatic changes, leading IESE professors and practitioners share the timeless tools needed to manage media and entertainment businesses. Read article

  Risk, Expected Returns, and an "Absurd" Model

Fernández, Pablo Professor Pablo Fernández's no-holds-barred critique of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) is now a chapter in the 2017 book Economic Ideas You Should Forget. So what's wrong with the Nobel-prize winning, immensely popular model? Read article

  The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Decision-Making

Ariño, Miguel Angel; Maella, Pablo Decision-making is as complex as it is inevitable. And yet no one formally teaches us how to do it. In their latest book, Miguel Angel Ariño and Pablo Maella review the 10 most common errors that lead to bad decisions. Read article

  Management in Spain: Where Are the Women?

Las Heras, Mireia; Grau, M. Is Spain doing enough to unleash the economic power and potential of women in management? Contributing a chapter to the 2017 edition of Women in Management Worldwide, IESE's Mireia Las Heras and Marc Grau say "no." They examine the current managerial landscape in order to identify strategies to promote female leadership for the good of society in general. Read article
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