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Nurturing Personal Purpose at Work 

Date: 08/2019 Author(s): Rey, Carlos; Almandoz, John; Montaner, Alex Document type: Chapter Reflecting on the purpose of one's work can be a highly rewarding and inspiring exercise that helps to harmonize the purpose of the individual with that of the organization, resulting in greater job satisfaction and quality of work. However, experience shows that often one's purpose tends to weaken over time, running the risk of being forgotten altogether ... More information

The New Logic of Purpose Within the Organization 

Date: 08/2019 Author(s): Rey, Carlos; San Cristobal, Jon; Almandoz, John Document type: Chapter The idea of purpose has been around management for decades. In fact, organizations that have formally stated their organizational purpose are now quite common. However, the presence of purpose is not a phenomenon exclusive to the organization alone. Evidence from the field shows that the idea of purpose is also present and it develops at an individual ... More information

General Management in Latin and Ibero American Organizations: A Humanistic Perspective 

Date: 25/07/2019 Author(s): Editor(s): Caldart, Adrian; Ricart, Joan Enric; Carrera, Alejandro Document type: Book This book provides an examination of the General Manager, which encompasses their roles as Strategist, Organizational Designer and Institutional Leader. Instead of exclusively focusing on economic aspect of General Management, this book explores the humanist perspective based on the conviction that maintaining high ethical standards is a pre-condition ... More information

Environmental Sensibility and Firm Strategic Actions: How to Become Sustainable While Avoiding Greenwashing 

Date: 25/07/2019 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike; Berrone, Pascual; Rousseau, Horacio Enrique Document type: Chapter More information

Managing strategic alliances 

Date: 25/07/2019 Author(s): Ariño, Africa Document type: Chapter This chapter discusses some factors that CEOs need to take into account when creating and managing alliances. These factors relate to partner search and selection, alliance negotiation, contracts, governance and management bodies, and partner-relationship dynamics. Finally, this chapter presents factors to take into consideration when bringing an alliance ... More information

Lasting Effects of Promoting Literacy - Do When and How to Learn Matter? 

Date: 07/2019 Author(s): Hirata, Guilherme; Rocha e Oliveira, Paulo Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) This paper analyzes the lasting impacts of a project aimed at teaching children how to read and write at age 6. Using a Difference-in-Differences methodology, the results show that it is not enough to get children literate at age 6 to secure lasting effects; the instruction process is also an important factor: Only pupils exposed to the Phonics method ... More information

Sustainability of Column-Supported RC Slabs: Fiber Reinforcement as an Alternative 

Date: 07/2019 Author(s): de la Fuente, Albert; Casanovas-Rubio, Maria del Mar; Pons, Oriol; Armengou Orús, Jaume Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Fiber-reinforced concrete has been used in structures without any additional reinforcement when the design is determined by transient load stages (precast segments for tunnels), in elements with favorable boundary conditions, and in structures subjected to low load levels (pavements or pipes). Recently, the material has been used as the primary reinforcement ... More information

Si no ahora, ¿cuándo? 

Date: 18/06/2019 Author(s): Pastor, Alfredo Document type: Opinion No hace mucho que la ministra de Trabajo salió en los periódicos exigiendo al Banco de España que pidiera perdón por haber anunciado que la subida del salario mínimo a 900 euros iba a provocar un aumento apreciable del desempleo. La noticia no ­tuvo gran repercusión, lo que no es de ­extrañar, porque la atmósfera entre apocalíptica y barriobajera con ... More information

Why understanding climate change is key to long term profitability 

Date: 17/06/2019 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike Document type: Opinion Today it is more important than ever for business to take the lead on climate change, as well as air and water pollution, which are much critical for many people. The starting point for a discussion about the role of business is to understand that sustainability can not only be profitable but there are also deeper strategic reasons which are driving ... More information

Over 60 Years Of Operations 

Date: 17/06/2019 Author(s): The Business Year Interviewee(s): Heukamp, Franz Document type: Interview TBY talks to Franz Heukamp, Dean of IESE Business School, on over 60 years of operations, attracting international students, and objectives for 2020. More information
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