Research Papers


9 things keeping CEOs up at night

Julián Villanueva; Luis Ferrándiz; Juan Manuel de Toro; Francisco Iniesta The digital revolution and the pandemic have transformed the way products reach customers. In this new context, which factors are keeping business leaders on edge? Read article
Leadership and People Management

Is promoting agile, self-directed ways of working always wise?

Tobias Dennerlein; Bradley Kirkman When employees are granted autonomy and authority, they tend to be more committed, creative and satisfied at work. But there are times when empowered employees are more likely to behave unethically. New research roots this out. Read article

Innovative DEI? Diversity, entrepreneurship and inclusion

Raffaele Conti; Olenka Kacperczyk; Giovanni Valentini When discrimination is banned from workplaces, what are some of the knock-on effects in entrepreneurship? In his research, Giovanni Valentini uncovers some surprising and so-far overlooked impacts of increasing diversity at work, as he explains in an interview. Read article
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

ESG investing to the rescue?

S. Yan; John Almandoz; Fabrizio Ferraro Our planet needs saving. Can green investing help? Or is it merely diverting our attention from public leadership failures at a critical time? New research analyzes this financial-meets-environmental practice in 20 countries to better understand where and how it works. Read article
Accounting and Control

Green reporting: getting the numbers to add up

Patrick Bolton; Marcin T. Kacperczyk; Christian Leuz; Gaizka Ormazabal; Stefan Reichelstein; Dirk Schoenmaker Transitioning to a greener economy and reaching sustainability goals start by measuring and reporting emissions as well as intangibles like climate risk. In this interview, IESE's Gaizka Ormazabal discusses the challenges of accounting for future change. Read article

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