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Delegate Responsibilities and Go Beyond the Task  Premium

Date: 15/06/2016 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos; Canales, J. Ignacio Document type: Non-refereed article Unless you are at the top of the hierarchy, most managers will find themselves caught in a conflicting position, having to carry out certain tasks delegated from above, while not delegating to those below, and where no one experiences much freedom of movement. In the face of this reality, a change of management style is required. Based on research, ... More information Read related article

Reflections on Good Corporate Governance 

Date: 10/2015 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos Document type: Non-refereed article When something goes wrong in a company, we tend to point the finger at the board of directors. Beyond codes of good governance, what can help boards to function better is the honesty of its members. More information

Método del caso: desarrollando nuevos criterios de decisión 

Date: 07/2014 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos Document type: Non-refereed article Un directivo debe de saber analizar e identificar los problemas en su organización, buscar diferentes alternativas y tomar decisiones, y en ese sentido, el Método del Caso es la herramienta por excelencia en este proceso formativo, especialmente en los programas MBA dirigido a directivos. Carlos García Pont, Profesor de Marketing del IESE Business ... More information

Adopting a Market Mindset: Overcoming Hidden Barriers to Innovation 

Date: 01/2014 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos; Rocha e Oliveira, Paulo Document type: Non-refereed article Based on their research on information-sharing processes at 20 multinational firms from a broad range of sectors, the authors describe some of the hidden barriers to innovation. These fall under three headings, they argue: knowing what's going on in the market; understanding the market; and using market information. Along the way, they propose some ... More information

Overcoming the Hidden Barriers to Innovation  Premium

Date: 15/09/2012 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos; Rocha e Oliveira, Paulo Document type: Non-refereed article New research by the authors on the information-sharing processes at 20 multinational firms shows how companies are insufficiently attuned to the ebb and flow of their respective markets. With the market information they do have, they often fail to process it effectively. These problems represent major barriers to innovation. The authors discuss these ... More information Read related article

In Pursuit of a Culture of Collaboration 

Date: 01/2009 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos Editor(s): CGS - Centro de Globalización y Estrategia Document type: Non-refereed article Prof. Carlos Garcia Pont discusses the challenges facing subsidiaries from the perspective of those working in them. He explains how working in a multinational company can affect one’s career development and argues that, without a real project to focus on, managers will struggle with motivation. More information

Subsidiaries Can (and Must) Also Be Strategic 

Date: 01/2009 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos Editor(s): CGS - Centro de Globalización y Estrategia Document type: Non-refereed article The role of the subsidiary should not be limited to the functions assigned to it by the multinational parent company. The subsidiary only finds its true purpose when it moves beyond the role it has been given, and helps strengthen the parent company’s overall competitive advantage. More information

Subsidiary strategy: The embeddedness component 

Date: 07/2007 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos; Canales, J. Ignacio; Noboa, F. Document type: Working Paper This paper inductively derives a model that develops the concept of subsidiary embeddedness as the canvas within which subsidiary strategy can take place. Our model identifies three hierarchical levels of embeddedness: Operational embeddedness relates to the interlocking day-to-day relations. Capability embeddedness deals with the development of competitive ... More information Read related article

The changing role of middle managers in multinational organizations. A case study from the automotive industry 

Date: 11/2006 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos Document type: Occasional Paper This paper discusses the role of middle managers in multinational corporations that are adopting new organizational forms as a response to competitive challenges. Results from a case study are provided to illustrate the thesis. The conclusions highlight the importance of middle managers (i.e., managers who do not hold senior management positions) in ... More information Read related article

Alliances and industry analysis 

Date: 09/2006 Author(s): García Pont, Carlos Document type: Working Paper Traditionally, alliances have been left out of industry analysis. We focus basically on the economic factors that determine bargaining power in relationships between actors in a value system. The paper proposes a method for analyzing industries from a very different perspective that includes alliances as one of the main drivers of industry structure. ... More information Read related article
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