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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

Learning from entrepreneurs

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


Change is coming. How important is it to focus on new opportunities versus fighting fires to ensure business survival? How are entrepreneurs adapting their business models to a new reality? In this session, ...
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Life after lockdown: tracking apps, more virtualization and new priorities

Date: 01/05/2020 Author(s): IESE Insight Document type: Supplementary Material Ready for coronavirus contact-tracing apps and virtual healthcare? A pivot away from excess consumption and materialism? Living in China and working in telemedicine, Myra Yu shares her perspective on what the road ahead might offer as lockdowns are lifted. More information

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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Weathering the continuing storm in shipping and logistics

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


With 239 ships, 12 million TEUs, and 13,000 employees, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's largest and most successful shipping companies and logistics operators. Given the tremendous impact ...
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In Good Company? Corporate Responsibility Post-Crisis

Date: 01/05/2020 Author(s): Antonino Vaccaro Document type: Opinion Despite the social distancing measures put in place to confront the coronavirus crisis, this pandemic has only reemphasized the importance of community to the social good. We have seen reminders of it in the form of neighbors applauding healthcare workers from their balconies each night, coworkers coming together over Zoom to discuss and meet their ... More information
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