Studies and Reports

Corporate Governance

Data, a critical asset for 94% of managers

Javier Zamora; Josep Valor Sabatier; Joan Enric Ricart; Nicolás Infante Middleton; Toni Guerra Cortada; José Luis Pérez Tejada When companies allocate the necessary resources to digital transformation, 78% of them are successful. A holistic data strategy is key to digital transformation, and it needs to address not only the technology but also the business and organizational models. Read article
Entrepreneurship

Aerospace and wellbeing, the most profitable areas for startups in Spain and Portugal

Mª Julia Prats; Juan Antonio Alcaraz Despite market uncertainty in 2021, the year saw significant growth in startup volume and activity, as well as an increase in funding received. This is the conclusion of a study analyzing a new generation of startups in Spain and Portugal. Read article
Entrepreneurship

30% more business angels for Spain

Juan Roure; Laura Caballero Medina; Amparo de San José Riestra Spain's growing network of angel investors increased their portfolios in 2021 and the percentage of investors who remained on the sidelines was just 15%. That is according to a 2022 study of Spanish business angels' startup investments. Read article
Corporate Governance

Company boards focus on strategy and ESG, but need to pay more attention to geopolitics

Yuki Sakasai; Gaizka Ormazabal; Jordi Canals According to a survey of board directors, 94% ensure that their companies have a strategic plan and 89% have a corporate purpose. But there are some governance shortfalls to address. Read article
Finance

How to balance the bright and dark sides of technology to inform banking regulation

Darrell Duffie; Thierry Foucault; Laura Veldkamp; Xavier Vives Technology and Finance, the fourth report in the Future of Banking series, examines how new digital technologies can be beneficial and disruptive to the financial industry. Issues include the emergence of digital currencies and the use of big data. Read article

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