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Building institutions for the common good

Date: 01/07/2020 Author(s): Martin Schlag; Domènec Melé Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This is the editorial introduction to a special issue, which includes a selected collection of articles presented at the conference “Building Institutions for the Common Good: the Practice and Purpose of Business in an Inclusive Economy” in Minneapolis, USA, in 2018, and thoroughly revised afterwards, as well as of articles written especially for this ... More information

IESE Cities in Motion Index 2020

Date: 01/06/2020 Author(s): Pascual Berrone; Joan Enric Ricart Document type: Study and Monograph The IESE Cities in Motion Index (CIMI) is an index that aims to evaluate cities in relation to the nine dimensions that we consider key: human capital, social cohesion, the economy, governance, the environment, mobility and transportation, urban planning, international projection, and technology. It is a wide-ranging index of cities, which includes ... More information Read related article

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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Keeping the lights on

Date: 01/05/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Session (Video)


With operations in over 100 countries and over 135,000 employees, Schneider Electric is one of the world's leading energy management and automation companies, with particular emphasis on digitalization ...
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The Great Shutdown: Challenges And Opportunities

Date: 01/05/2020 Author(s): Eduard Talamàs Document type: Opinion No one really knows how the Covid-19 pandemic will play out. One thing is certain, however: it is causing a dramatic global economic crash. This of course creates abundant challenges, but also invaluable opportunities to tackle longstanding problems. More information

Practical wisdom for sustainable management and knowledge sharing

Date: 01/05/2020 Author(s): Josep Maria Rosanas; Natàlia Cugueró-Escofet Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Practical wisdom (“phronēsis”) is an Aristotelian concept that has been incorporated into management research to a considerable extent in the last 20–30 years. This paper attempts to show how practical wisdom is necessary as a type of situational knowledge that is required for most management decisions to be sustainable. We start reviewing the types ... More information

COVID-19 Here and now

Date: 01/04/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Session (Video)


SARS-CoV-2 has been a classic black swan event. It has had a devastating effect on the world in terms of both human health and the consequent economic crisis brought about as governments try to control ...
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The changing role of the board of directors

Date: 01/04/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Session (Video)


The long-term survival and success of a company is the core responsibility of its board of directors. But how does this role change in this time of crisis and uncertainty? In this session, Prof. Jordi Canals ...
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The Missing Link? Leaders Who Can Balance Economic And Health Concerns

Date: 01/04/2020 Author(s): Eduard Talamàs Document type: Opinion "No American is going to say: Accelerate the economy at the cost of human life." With simple messages like this, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, is providing much-needed leadership. In his March 24 morning briefing, he declared that "if it's public health against the economy, the only choice is public health." Things are rarely this simple, however. ... More information

Comments on the Potential Procyclical Effect of IFRS 9 During the COVID-19 Crisis

Date: 01/03/2020 Author(s): G. López Espinosa; Gaizka Ormazábal; Yuki Sakasai Document type: Occasional Paper Some predicted new accounting standard IFRS 9 could constrain lending, hit banking earnings and harm the economy during times of crisis. Now, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, will this prediction come true? Our analysis points to yes, under certain conditions. More information Read related article
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