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COVID-19 Management at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Abridged)

Date: 01/02/2021 Author(s): Jaume Ribera; Laia Arnal; Miguel Cebrián; Mariona Esquerdo; Mihalis Markakis; Weiming Zhu Document type: Case The case describes the changes that occurred at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, the largest tertiary hospital in Barcelona, during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it had to be transformed into an infectious disease hospital dedicated to the coronavirus in record time and with the same staff as before. The manager of the center reflected ... More information

Calculating the cost of climate change

Date: 01/09/2020 Author(s): Carles Vergara Document type: Non-refereed article The coronavirus was only the latest disaster to hit real-estate markets. Now is the time to think more, not less, about the effects of climate change on your business. More information

The Big Picture: Teleworking, the new normal?

Date: 01/09/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Supplementary Material How did salaried professionals who had never worked from home before react to the experience during the coronavirus lockdowns? Do you see yourself in the results of these surveys? How might your work culture change as a result? More information

Note on Scenario Planning in High-Uncertainty Environments: The Disruption Matrix

Date: 01/09/2020 Author(s): Carlos Costa; José Luis Nueno Document type: Technical Note The coronavirus pandemic is an unexpected external event with a profound impact on demand in all sectors that is highly conditioned by decisions that correspond to external stakeholders. After overcoming their initial shock, within this context companies have to think about their future in two or three years; however, it is very difficult for the management ... More information

Free and perfectly safe but only partially effective vaccines can harm everyone

Date: 01/07/2020 Author(s): Eduard Talamàs; Rakesh Vohra Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Risk compensation can undermine the ability of partially-effective vaccines to curb epidemics: Vaccinated agents may optimally choose to engage in more risky interactions and, as a result, may increase everyone's infection probability. We show that--in contrast to the prediction of standard models--things can be worse than that: Free and perfectly ... More information

Can Boards Afford Purpose and Sustainability During the Pandemic?

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): Fabrizio Ferraro Document type: Opinion Being a board member has never been harder. The Covid-19 pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime challenge for board members and corporate leaders. As the pandemic spread, corporate leaders had to react quickly, assess how it would affect their business, and make quick but momentous decisions to keep their companies operating. More information

Why the time to invest in artificial intelligence is now

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Session (Video)


As we continue to reopen our economies, companies need to think about their position in the changed world. Many new digital technologies and work methods were adopted out of necessity, which will change ...
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The Bank Business Model in the Post-Covid-19 World

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): E. Carletti; Stijn Claessens; Antonio Fatás; Xavier Vives Document type: Study and Monograph The Covid-19 pandemic has induced a deep global economic crisis. Yet, in the middle of the financial turmoil over the past few months, banks were a source of resilience. Thanks to major reforms following the global financial crisis of 2007-2009, the much better capitalized and more liquid banks were not under immediate stress. In fact, banks are seen ... More information Read related article

COVID-19 crisis to alter banks' business models

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): E. Carletti; Stijn Claessens; Antonio Fatás; Xavier Vives; IESE Insight Document type: Supplementary Material Looking ahead, the banking sector is likely to need a deep restructuring, according to Xavier Vives and coauthors of The Bank Business Model in the Post-COVID-19 World, the second report in the IESE-CEPR series on the future of banking. More information

Behaviors, perceptions and mental wellbeing in high-income and low/middle-income countries at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): Margarita Gómez; Andriy Ivchenko; Elena Reutskaja; Pablo Soto-Mota Document type: Book Chapter The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for governments and their citizens across the world. Using data from the International coronavirus Survey, this chapter explores how individuals’ behaviours and perceptions around coping and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic varied between low/middle-income countries and high-income countries at the ... More information
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