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  Benchwarming or bias? Do coaches in the NBA discriminate based on race?

Massimo Maoret; Gokhan Ertug Recent research suggested that basketball coaches in the NBA were more likely to assign playing time to players of their own race. But Massimo Maoret and Gokhan Ertug found that the bias evaporated when a common strategy called "resting the starters" was factored in. Read article

  Keys to confronting crises, from a hospital fighting COVID-19

IESE Insight Anticipating problems, protecting your people, and working in close cooperation with your stakeholders: these are some of the lessons the University of Navarra Clinic takes from its fight against COVID-19 in Spain. Read article

  COVID-19: a time for ethical decisions

Joan Fontrodona; Philip Muller In times of crisis, leaders must make tough choices. But don't neglect ethics for guiding businesses to stay true to their missions and to identify opportunities for change. Read article

  Could a new accounting standard exacerbate the economic damage of the COVID-19 crisis?

G. López Espinosa; Gaizka Ormazábal; Yuki Sakasai Some predicted new accounting standard IFRS 9 could constrain lending, hit banking earnings and harm the economy during times of crisis. Now, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, will this prediction come true? Our analysis points to yes, under certain conditions. Read article

  How much will COVID-19 shake the world economy?

Nuno Fernandes "The potential impacts of the coronavirus crisis are larger than any previously seen in history," warns Nuno Fernandes in a new report. The economies of Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain are predicted to be among the most affected. Read article

  Feedback matters: when colleagues become competitors

Jan K. Woike; Sebastian Hafenbrädl Many companies rank employees when giving them feedback. But a new study suggests that this kind of feedback creates destructive competition among workers Read article

  Do environmental NGOs contribute to urban sustainability?

Horacio Enrique Rousseau; Pascual Berrone; Liliana Gelabert "Yes" is the short answer. Research by Horacio Rousseau, Pascual Berrone and Liliana Gelabert shows green NGOs have a positive impact on city life, while there are a few mitigating factors to consider. Read article

  Pay attention to your dataset: on calculating risk premiums

Valentina Raponi; Cesare Robotti; Paolo Zaffaroni Moving from theories of risk premiums to their managerial implications: IESE's Valentina Raponi breaks down her recent research on estimating and testing beta-pricing models into digestible bits. Read article

  Is now the time? Recognizing tipping points in societal culture

Simona Giorgi; Massimo Maoret; Edward Zajac We've known about climate change since the 1980s, but we're only really putting pressure on fossil fuel companies now. Why? Massimo Maoret talks about the role societal culture plays in regulation and opportunity. Read article

  When speaking the world's global language comes with unwanted side effects

Sebastian Reiche; Tsedal Neeley Multinationals may choose to enforce a single corporate language to improve communication and information flows. Yet, from company morale to turnover intentions, the results are sometimes surprising. Read article
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