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Articles and Opinion  Inspire, diverge, converge: 3 steps to better decisions

Stremersch, Stefan Business leaders are under more pressure than ever to resolve strategic dilemmas. Citing research contained in his book, IESE professor Stefan Stremersch proposes a three-pronged approach that can spur your organization toward greater profitability and success. Read article

Research Papers  Experiential marketing: a way to get people talking

Gallo, Iñigo; Townsend, Claudia; Alegre, Inés Take a motorcycle: Is it a product, or is it an experience? If it's the latter, something lived on the open road, word of mouth is more likely to spread the message. This marketing trick now has research to back it, with a caveat. Read article

Research Papers  How to get peak performance out of an innovation tournament

Camacho, Nuno; Nam, Hyoryung; Kannan, P. K.; Stremersch, Stefan Innovation tournaments have become a popular way to crowdsource new ideas from outside a firm. A study by IESE's Stefan Stremersch and colleagues reveals a surprising metric for tournament success, and why moderators may need to be cruel to be kind. Read article