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The Emergence of Latin American Unicorns 

Date: 06/02/2018 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Caldart, Adrian; Sponsor(s): IESE Alumni Document type: Interview (Video) Recently, many IT-related "unicorns" -- that is, tech firms valued at more than a billion dollars -- have come from Latin America. With "the sophistication of their peers from more developed economies," they also "have to deal with the realities of emerging markets," explains IESE professor Adrian Caldart. And that may make them strong competitors ... More information

5 Business Trends for 2018 

Date: 15/12/2017 Author(s): Interviewee(s): Sachon, Marc; López Cardenete, Juan Luis; Caldart, Adrian; Mas, Núria; Toribio, Juan José Document type: Report (Video) The year 2018 will be crucial for electric cars, although we still don't know what to do with old batteries. We'll also see more calls for sustainability in food and beverages, sharing information on outcomes in health care, and potential disruption by the likes of Google or Amazon in finance. More information

BARBUSS Global S.A. Globalizando una PYME 

Date: 14/07/2017 Author(s): Caldart, Adrian Document type: Case Barbuss Global es una empresa argentina dedicada a la gestión de recuperos de seguros. La empresa inició sus actividades en Argentina como parte del grupo Zass International en 2002 y expandió sus operaciones a través de toda América Latina. En 2013, Zass vendió su operación argentina al Director General en ese país, quien reforzó la apuesta internacional ... More information

SME's Formation of Minority International Joint Ventures and Level of Internationalization 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Pisani, Niccolò; Caldart, Adrian; Hopma, Jaël Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between the number of minority international joint ventures (MIJVs) formed and the level of internationalization attained in the context of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We argue that this is an inverted U-shaped relationship that is negatively moderated by a global (versus regional) ... More information

Encouraging Emergence of Cross-Business Strategic Initiatives 

Date: 06/2017 Author(s): Canales, J. Ignacio; Caldart, Adrian Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) We explore how strategic initiatives emerge at the business unit level in the context of multi-business firms. Findings show that such initiatives create cross-business synergies in the absence of any direct intervention from the headquarters. Four factors appeared to foster the development of autonomous cross-business collaboration: a sense of urgency ... More information

Strategy: The Soul of Your Business 

Date: 24/05/2017 Author(s): Rosenberg, Mike; Caldart, Adrian; Seager, Phil Document type: Chapter Today Hearst Corporation is one of the world's largest diversified media companies. When Frank A. Bennack, Jr., stepped down as CEO in 2013, 90 percent of the businesses Hearst was in did not even exist or were not part of the company when he started in 1979. "One of the things you have to realize and recognize," he told a Media AMP Leadership Forum ... More information

The Keys to Being an Effective Executive  Premium

Date: 16/03/2017 Author(s): Caldart, Adrian; Carrera, Alejandro; Cornejo, Magdalena Document type: Non-refereed article The CEO agenda is worth studying for what it says about, not only how executives spend their time, but also what they aren't spending time on and maybe should. The authors interviewed 180 CEOs operating in Latin America, and discovered telling gaps between what these executives believed they did and what they actually did. The authors then classify ... More information Read related article

¿Regionales o Globales? Una mirada al posicionamiento internacional de las grandes empresas españolas 

Date: 03/12/2016 Author(s): Caldart, Adrian; Pisani, Niccolò Document type: Non-refereed article El artículo analiza el alcance y las características de las actividades internacionales de las 100 empresas españolas de mayor facturación y compara dichos datos con los de sus pares del resto de Europa, América del Norte, Asia y América Latina. More information

Grupo Catalana Occidente 

Date: 05/07/2016 Author(s): Sánchez, Francisco; Caldart, Adrian Document type: Case El caso describe y analiza la política de crecimiento mediante adquisiciones desarrollada por la empresa española de origen catalán Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO), durante el período 2000-2015. En particular, el caso describe la política seguida con cada una de las empresas adquiridas en su integración en el GCO. Adicionalmente, se describe la organización ... More information

Estrategias de internacionalización de la pequeña y mediana empresa española 

Date: 02/2015 Author(s): Caldart, Adrian; Pisani, Niccolò Document type: Non-refereed article El artículo analiza la actividad internacional de una muestra de más de 1.500 pymes españolas durante el período 2006-2011, clasificadas por industria y por tipo de propietario. A la hora de ingresar en nuevos mercados internacionales, conviene que la PME elija entre varias alternativas estratégicas y específicas que respondan a su realidad particular, ... More information
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