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  4 Years of Growth for Foreign Companies in Spain

Berrone, Pascual; Blázquez, María Luisa Spain remains a highly attractive destination for foreign investment. The annual Barometer of the Business Climate in Spain breaks down the latest statistics and shows that economic recovery is coupled with increased investment levels in the country. Read article

  Women Gain Ground on the Boards of Directors of Both Family and Non-family Businesses in Spain

Tàpies, Josep; Marchal, Marc In a little more than a decade, women have gained considerable ground on the boards of directors of listed Spanish companies. So how does this progress compare for family and non-family businesses? A recent trend may surprise you. Read article

  Career Prospects in Spain Continue to Improve in 2017

Visintin, Stefano; Elvira, Marta The labor market in Spain is increasingly dynamic and a measure of this "labor dynamism" recorded an all-time high in the third quarter of 2017. Notably, one in four employees had a change in their work status not involving the creation or elimination of jobs. Read article

  And the Most Competitive Economy Is...

Schwab, Klaus; Sala i Martin, Xavier; World Economic Forum On the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, the WEF's ranking of global competitiveness has economies large and small battling for top marks. (Hint: the U.S., Switzerland and Singapore are all in the top three.) Read article

  Tweaking the Search Fund Model for Optimal Results

Johnson, Rob; Simon, Jan How might entrepreneurs and investors better align their interests in search funds? This is a subject widely discussed among serial investors and searchers. Professors Rob Johnson and Jan Simon analyze a few possible changes to incentive structures that may better motivate entrepreneurs while still rewarding investors. Read article

  Who Is Employable in the New World of Work?

García-Lombardía, Pilar; Pin Arboledas, José Ramón Obsolescence looms over many established jobs, and the days of permanent contracts are numbered. In a transitioning work environment, it's essential to cultivate your employability and handle terminations well. Read article

  Low-Risk Strategies for Internationalization

Villanueva, Julián; de Toro, Juan Manuel; Soldado, Pilar Exporting Spanish brands is key for the country's economic development. And while France is currently the first stop abroad, the United States looks more attractive for the future. That is according to a study on how, when and why Spanish firms enter new markets. Read article

  10 Ideas to Optimize the Public Procurement of Medicine

Mur, Javier; Escudero, Antonio; Ribera, Jaume Sustainable public healthcare requires innovative solutions that allow for fast and fair access to medicine. A report from IESE aims to guide healthcare professionals to choose the best model for each situation. Read article

  What Are Big Cities Hungry for? Tomorrow's Food and Beverage Trends

Llopis, Jaume; Gifra, Júlia; Pasamón, Fernando The world's largest cities are "the best testing grounds" to understand and enter regional markets. This is according to IESE's fifth annual Vademecum on Food and Beverage Markets, which homes in on the trends and tastes of 25 global cities. Read article

  Europe and U.S. Dominate 2017 Ranking of World's "Smartest" Cities

Berrone, Pascual; Ricart, Joan Enric New York is the "smartest" city in the world, followed by London and Paris. Ranked by IESE's Cities in Motion Index, select European and North American cities excel; but for many, social cohesion remains an unresolved issue. Read article
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