García-Castro, Roberto

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  How to make wonderful decisions Premium

García-Castro, Roberto; Ariño, Miguel Angel To make wonderful decisions, companies need to strike the right balance between effectiveness, attractiveness and unity, and then hone their strategic, executive and leadership abilities. These diagnostic tools may help. Read article

  The flight path to wonderful decisions

García-Castro, Roberto; Ariño, Miguel Angel Anyone can make a decision, but making a really good one requires strategy. The 2019 book Wonderful Decisions, by Roberto García-Castro and Miguel Angel Ariño, presents a model for bias-minimizing decision-making for the best possible results. Read article

  What Managers Should Know About Value Creation -- and Appropriation

Lieberman, Marvin B.; Balasubramanian, N.; García-Castro, Roberto To grow, does your firm innovate, replicate or both? And how are economic gains distributed to stakeholders? IESE's Roberto Garcia-Castro and co-authors discuss their dynamic way to measure value creation over time and its implications for firm strategy. Read article

  Keys to Optimize Stakeholder Investments

García-Castro, Roberto; Francoeur, Claude Invest in stakeholders? Absolutely. But how much and when? Research exploring the relationship between stakeholder investments and outcomes finds that it is far from linear. In fact, more is not always better. Under certain boundary conditions, less is best. Read article

  20 Tips for Making Intuitive Decisions

García-Castro, Roberto; García-Méndez, Isabel Although we live in the age of big data, most strategic decisions are still guided by intuition. To improve our gut decisions, it's wise to work on the inputs that tacitly inform them. Here are 20 tips to guide the intuition process. Read article

  A New, Dynamic Way to Measure Value

Lieberman, Marvin B.; García-Castro, Roberto; Balasubramanian, N. Shareholders are not the only ones to benefit from the value created by a firm. Employees, customers and suppliers reap rewards, too. Introducing a new tool to measure value creation dynamically, over time: the Value Creation and Appropriation (VCA) model. IESE's Roberto Garcia-Castro and co-authors discuss its practical implications for firm strategy. Read article

  Maximizing Stakeholders' Interests: Empirical Insights

Ayuso, Silvia; Rodríguez Badal, Miguel Ángel; García-Castro, Roberto; Ariño, Miguel Angel As the stakeholder approach to corporate governance catches on, more managers may wonder how to keep so many interests in mind while striving for positive financial performance. This research focuses on corporate social responsibility (CSR) functions and stakeholder engagement measures to offer some answers. Read article

  Where Is Your Firm's Value Going?

García-Castro, Roberto; Aguilera, R. From satisfied shareholders to millionaire truck drivers, there are many ways to distribute value in a firm, and they can all have big implications for future performance. IESE's Roberto Garcia-Castro and co-authors have developed a tool to help managers make sense of it. Read article

  Beyond Shareholder vs. Stakeholder: Hybrid Approach May Work Best

García-Castro, Roberto; Aguilera, R.; Ariño, Miguel Angel The prevalent practice of companies aligning themselves with one of two corporate governance models, the shareholder-centric or the stakeholder-centric model, might not be as effective as it seems. Hybrid systems can actually enhance performance, say IESE's Roberto García-Castro and Miguel A. Ariño, with Ruth V. Aguilera. Read article

  Independence Can Be an Advantage

García-Castro, Roberto; Ariño, Miguel Angel Measuring a firm’s sustained competitive advantage (SCA) solely on the basis of relatively superior returns can often hide the full picture. IESE professors Roberto García Castro and Miguel Ariño suggest considering the complementary lens of firm autonomy. As their research reveals, in uncertain times, the firm with the least exposure to the fluctuating fortunes of its industry may have an edge over its competitors. Read article
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