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Glovo 1.0 

Date: 01/09/2019 Author(s): Ricart i Costa, Joan Enric; Tapia Pagès, Albert; Carenzo, Mathieu Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Case In the context of the digital revolution and the mass use of smart devices connected to the Internet, consumer habits have changed radically. Now a large proportion of the population shops from home, and consumers can compare and choose products from a wider variety of options and sellers. So competition is fierce. Local businesses, such as restaurants, ... More information

Glovo 2.0 

Date: 16/07/2019 Author(s): Ricart i Costa, Joan Enric; Tapia Pagès, Albert; Carenzo, Mathieu Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Case The last-mile food-delivery market is on the rise. The trend is clear: every day, more people are using apps to buy things and order food from their mobile phone. Local restaurants and other businesses have seen an opportunity to sell their products and services to a market that, until recently, was unattainable. More and more competitors have entered ... More information

Medellín’s Transformation: Towards a More Equitable, Innovative and Participatory Urban Society 

Date: 12/07/2019 Author(s): Duch, Ana Isabel; Ricart, Joan Enric; Berrone, Pascual Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; CGS - Centro de Globalización y Estrategia Document type: Case By the end of the 20th century, Medellín was known for being one of the most violent and murderous cities in the world, a haven for drug trafficking, and a hub of poverty, inequality and social exclusion. However, in less than two decades, Medellín has been able to transform itself into a model of urban planning intervention, social resilience and ... More information

Offshoring Innovation to Emerging Countries: The Effects of IP Protection and Cultural Differences on Firms' Decision to Augment Versus Exploit Home-Base-Knowledge 

Date: 12/2018 Author(s): Pisani, Niccolò; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Developed-country multinationals (DMNEs) have increasingly engaged in the practice of offshoring innovation to emerging countries. In this article, we leverage and extend the institution-based view to further our understanding of this phenomenon. Specifically, we examine the differential effects of formal and informal institutions on DMNEs' strategic ... More information

Selecting The Governance Mode When Offshoring Knowledge-Intensive Activities 

Date: 10/2018 Author(s): Paz-Aparicio, C.; Muñoz-Bullón, Fernando; Sanchez-Bueno, Maria J.; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) The offshoring phenomenon has evolved in recent years, and can be understood from a threefold perspective: first, the evolution in the type of activity being offshored; second, the learning curve involving both the companies implementing offshoring and service providers; and third, the reasons for offshoring. This study proposes an empirical framework ... More information

Comprehensive Maintenance of the Barcelona Ring Roads 

Date: 28/07/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Fancesc; Ferradans, Hugo; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The document discusses the contract signed by Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona for the maintenance of Barcelona's ring roads as an example of a public-private partnership. It details the tender process and describes the project's characteristics and its impacts. It also explores additional forms of transferring risk to the private sector in similar ... More information

Barcelona GIX. IT Network Integration 

Date: 11/07/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Trillas, Francesc; Salvador, Jordi; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The case study explains the Barcelona GIX project, which involved the integration (active and passive), expansion, and development of the IT network to provide the city with new infrastructure (5G, the Internet of Things, and connected cars) associated with a smart city using a new business model. More information

Beach Maintenance in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area 

Date: 22/06/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Fageda, Xavier; Salvador, Jordi; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center Document type: Study and Monograph The document explains how thanks to the integration of different beach maintenance contracts from different municipalities (through the AMB) there were generated economies of scale that reduces cost and improved service to residents. More information

Strategising for the future 

Date: 02/03/2017 Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Rey, Carlos Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Non-refereed article In this article the authors discuss how organisations can better strategise for the future by integrating and balancing the three logical approaches to strategy: analytical, institutional and systemic. More information

Offshoring of Services: A Review of the Literature and Organizing Framework 

Date: 06/2016 Author(s): Pisani, Niccolò; Ricart, Joan Enric Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Offshoring of services (OS), commonly defined as the international relocation of service activities that companies previously performed in their home country, has emerged as a relevant phenomenon in international business (IB). Over the past two decades, OS has grown rapidly in the global economy and it has increasingly attracted IB scholars' attention. ... More information
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