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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

How to Get Things Right 

Date: 31/05/2019 Author(s): Muñoz-Seca, Beatriz Document type: Book In How to Make Things Happen, we learnt that knowledge is the fundamental driver of service efficiency. In this new book, the author follows four very different companies in the finance, gas and tourism sectors as they implement the Service Problem Driven Management Model (SPDM) to improve their operations. With real examples and plenty of ... More information Read related article

Macroeconomics for nearly everyone 

Date: 02/04/2019 Author(s): Díaz Giménez, Javier Document type: Book Professor Díaz-Giménez's book is a first, simple, entertaining, and rigorous approach to the exciting world of macroeconomics, its problems and its methods. He has written it for every reader who is curious about macroeconomics and who is willing to dedicate a few hours to understand the basic concepts of macroeconomics and the logic that macroeconomists ... More information Read related article

HRM in Multinational Companies 

Date: 04/2019 Author(s): Reiche, Sebastian; Minbaeva, Dana Document type: Chapter Scholars studying human resource management in multinational companies (MNCs) broadly aim to address two overarching questions; (1) how are human resources managed in MNCs, and (2) what can be considered salient outcomes. To that end, this chapter will outline the various HRM issues that MNCs encounter across national borders. We will first pinpoint ... More information

Autoengaño y Empresa 

Date: 01/04/2019 Author(s): Nueno, Pedro Document type: Book El autoengaño, también en la empresa, es el resultado de un análisis insuficiente de la realidad, de realizar planteamientos precipitados o incluso de sobrevalorar nuestras propias capacidades. Este autoengaño es fácil de detectar por los demás y sus consecuencias son nefastas. El fracaso y el perder apoyos son solo dos de ellas. Aunque esta situación ... More information Read related article

Learning to Coordinate in Alliances: Toward a Microfoundation Framework 

Date: 03/2019 Author(s): Ariño, Africa; Andreu i Civit, Rafael Document type: Chapter Building on the knowledge-based view of the firm, in this chapter we present a framework that lays the microfoundations of alliance coordination. The basic components of the framework are individual-level capabilities, routines, knowledge pieces, and coordination schemes. We show how these components lay the bases of coordination at the intrafirm level ... More information
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