Studies and Reports

Economics

Globalization in troubled times

Altman, Steven; Ghemawat, Pankaj; Bastian, Phillip For years, the DHL Global Connectedness Index has been making the case that the world is not as globalized as we think. This is still true; yet surprisingly, in the age of Trump and Brexit, globalization has actually reached a new high. Read article
Leadership and People Management

Companies struggle to find the talent they need. Why?

Canals, Jordi; Blázquez, María Luisa; Masclans, Roger A whopping 72 percent of large firms working in Spain say they have a tough time filling positions despite the country's high unemployment rate. That's according to an eye-opening study by IESE's María Luisa Blázquez, Roger Masclans and Jordi Canals. Read article
Innovation and Change

Corporate venturing: how to boost speed while reducing costs

Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair When can you expect results? How much does each opportunity cost? Over 120 innovation executives shared their corporate venturing experiences. The results are compiled in a study that can help debunk common myths and benchmark your firm's performance. Read article
Information Technologies

Media moves from showtime to screen time

Valor Sabatier, Josep; Arroyo, Carmen; Lee, Kimberley The media industry is experiencing tumultuous times, with the blurring of the boundaries that used to separate many products and formats. So much is morphing into "screen time" now, a concept that is upending media's traditional business models. Read article
Finance

Search fund model takes root in Europe and Latin America

Kolarova, Lenka; Dávila, Antonio; Johnson, Rob; Kelly, Peter In 2017, there was a new peak of search-fund activity outside of the U.S. and Canada, with the founding of 21 new funds. Recent growth is especially robust in Continental Europe and Latin America, according to a 2018 biennial study of this investment vehicle. Read article

Latest IESE documents

DHL Global Connectedness Index 2018 Altman, Steven; Ghemawat, Pankaj; Bastian, Phillip
Open Innovation: Increasing Your Corporate Venturing Speed While Reducing the Cost Prats, Mª Julia; Siota, Josemaria; Martinez-Monche, Isabel; Martínez, Yair
Key Data on the Automotive Sector Sachon, Marc; Welter, Beatriz