IESE School Of Business

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    MBA Class Of 2009

    View the latest video offering from the MBA Class of 2009. The students produced a video for the magazine Business Week, adopting the slogan "Discover the Difference: Why IESE MBA is Number 1." IESE Business School is consistently ranked among the world's top business schools in Europe and is renowned...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Creative Cultures: Making Innovation Work

    Much of the innovation industry talks recycled platitudes: the real secret is that innovation is more about business culture than it is about brainstorming ideas. A culture of innovation is driven by the individual. It?s instilled in an organization by small teams working together day to day.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    How To Lead Growth In Difficult Times

    Prof. Rita Gunther McGrath, Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, visited IESE's Madrid campus recently as part of the conference "Leading Growth in Difficult Times." In this interview, the author speaks about how companies can thrive in today's environment and the key factors for creating a culture of growth and...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    World-Famous Tenor Inspired To Create Leukemia Foundation

    Jos? Carreras, world-famous tenor and founder of the Jos? Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, talks about his goal of making leukemia completely curable. In a recent interview with IESE Prof. Johanna Mair, tenor Jos? Carreras discussed how the feelings of gratitude he felt towards those who helped him when he was...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Hans-Werner Sinn: Economic Perspectives For The U.S.

    Professor Hans-Werner Sinn analyzes in this interview the current situation of the American economy and how could it evolve in the short-term future. Prof. Sinn gave the Continuous Education Session "The Euro Crisis" on November 30 at IESE.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Getting Ready For The Electric Car

    The future of the electric car was one of the key issues at the 25th Meeting of the Automotive Sector.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    An Industry In Transition: The Future Of Mobility - 25th Meeting Of The Automotive Industry

    The 25th meeting of the Automotive Industry, held on IESE?s campus under the title "Reinventing the Industry," covered a broad range of issues including emergence of the electric car, competitiveness of the European car sector and the potential of emerging markets. Organized by IESE Prof. Pedro Nueno and opened by...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Compensation: Which Model Is Right For You?

    Compensation is the single largest cost in most organizations and one of the most important factors influencing a firm's performance. Compensation can have a beneficial or disastrous impact, depending on how it is allocated.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Entrepreneurs' Formula For Success: Event Celebrated In More Than 100 Countries

    The experience of business success more than compensates for all the situations of failure. When you taste a little success, it gives you the fuel to move forward and deal with worse situations, said Pau Valdes, founder of Nakami, a consulting firm specializing in Internet advising and the implementation of...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    I Want to Be an Entrepreneur": Celebrating FINAVES' 10th Anniversary

    Entrepreneurship is an attitude towards life. This was the overall message of four entrepreneurs who participated today in an event marking the 10th anniversary of FINAVES. IESE Business School welcomed entrepreneurs, investors and experts in entrepreneurship to commemorate the seed capital fund's 10 years in existence.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Alfredo Pastor: Are We In A Currency War?

    The unilateral actions of individual countries to devalue their currencies in order to boost the chances of their own recovery made for strained relations at the recent G-20 summit in Seoul. Some fear that these "Competitive devaluations" are doing more harm than good for global economic recovery. Are world economies...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    The Movie Industry: The Latest Trends And Formulas For Success - Interview With Jehoshua Eliasberg

    Can some formulas for success in the movie industry also work for different media platforms? Wharton School of Business Professor Jehoshua Eliasberg talks about the current state of the movie business and explains how other media can learn from its successes.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    GAR 2010: "The Recovery Act Is At Its Peak"

    More than 2,500 alumni from around 55 countries gathered in Barcelona for the Global Alumni Reunion. The 2-day conference, which combines academic and cultural activities, is being held at the Palau de Congressos under the title "Shifting Paradigms: Opportunities Lie in the Challenge". The keynote speaker was Peter Orszag, former...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Conor Neill: The Chile Mine Rescue, Reflections On Leadership In Extreme Situations

    Setting realistic goals, celebrating small wins, caring for your team: IESE's Conor Neill gleans leadership lessons from the sensational Chilean miners' rescue by focusing on three key figures - the President of Chile, the foreman who was the very last to leave the mine, and the oldest miner who served...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Pinar Ozcan: IESE Takes A Look At The Virtual World

    IESE Prof. Pinar Ozcan explains the main goals of the Nordic Virtual World Network and the latest academic and business trends within it. "It would be very interesting to compare what it takes to be an entrepreneur in a real versus a virtual world and whether one of them has...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    How To Succeed In Internet Television: Interview With IESE Professor

    IESE Prof. Josep Valor talks about the latest trends in Internet Television and highlights the key issues that managers must take into account in order to succeed in this emergent business.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Reactable Among Projects Unveiled At IESE's Tech Fair

    Aspiring entrepreneurs and potential investors converged at IESE's Entrepreneurial Tech Fair, held on the Barcelona campus. The leaders of 10 ambitious start-ups were on campus for the event, organized by IESE's Center for Family-Owned Business and Entrepreneurship. The fair featured 5-minute business pitches, followed by a speed matchmaking session. IESE...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Henkel: Cleaning Up Amid The Crisis - Interview With CEO Kasper Rorsted

    With consumer spending down, how should a consumer goods company respond? Where are the future growth opportunities? IESE Professor Jaume Ribera interviews Kasper Rorsted, CEO of Henkel.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Change Of Tune For Music Industry

    IESE Prof. Josep Valor highlights the main challenges facing companies in the music industry today. He looks at how to maximize profit from live events, how to adapt to digital distribution, and how to monetize downloads.

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Risk Of A Double-Dip Recession

    IESE Prof. Antonio Argando?a analyzes the possibility of a worldwide double-dip recession in the second half of 2010 due to the difficulties of the U.S. economy.

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Keeping Luxury Under Wraps

    A new European law that went into effect in June 2010 will protect the owners of luxury brands such as Prada or Chanel, which will now be able to restrict sales of their products by unauthorized Internet dealers. IESE Prof. Jose Luis Nueno explains how this measure will affect players...

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  • Webcasts // Jul 2010

    Problem Solving Above Profit Making: Spanish Queen And Crown Prince Among IESE Audience

    People ask what was the crucial factor in developing the bank and the answer is that I know nothing about banking and if I did I would have followed their rules, said Muhammad Yunus, speaking at a special session of the Continuous Education Program held on IESE?s Barcelona campus in...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Sustainability: The Next Big Imperative

    Kevin Roberts, Saatchi & Saatchi: "The recession has been a good reset, forcing brands to be sustainable culturally, socially, environmentally as well as economically, or else be rejected by consumers."

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Caesar IT Services: The Challenges Of Diversification

    Caesar, a professional IT services firm, has competed in the Dutch IT market since 1993. Its initial value proposition was providing its customers with qualified human capacity at a low hourly or daily rate (often referred to as "Body-shopping"). To escape the increasing commoditization of this type of service, the...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Award-Winning Case On Fiat's Alliance With Tata

    IESE professors ?frica Ari?o and Pinar Ozcan won the EFMD Case Competition, in the category of Indian Management Issues and Opportunities, for their case, "Fiat?s Strategic Alliance with Tata." The IESE professors were presented the award at the 2010 EFMD Annual Conference, held June 6-8 in Oestrich-Winkel (Wiesbaden), Germany. The...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Rating Agencies Under Scrutiny

    Because investors rely on the ratings of credit agencies to assess the risks and worthiness of potential investments, a bad or lowered rating for a country already going through hard times can be devastating. However, doubts have been cast over the reliability of these agencies, especially in Europe. IESE Prof....

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Moral Crisis: IESE Symposium Draws Ethics Experts From Around The Globe

    IESE's 2-day International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society, which is now in its 16th year. The event brings together experts from universities from all over the world to debate ethical principles and how they should be adopted in distinct business sectors. Participants will also address how to integrate a...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Iberia And British Airways Take Off Together: Interview With Prof. ?frica Ari?o

    With the merger between Iberia and British Airways nearing lift off, IESE Prof. Africa Ari?o analyzes the keys to these types of unions in the airline industry and explains the possibilities that mergers and strategic alliances offer.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Trapped By Consumption

    Try to leave your house without spending money. It is virtually impossible, because we live in the age of consumption. In fact, while you watch this video, you are also consuming. In this ultracompetitive environment, brands are no longer just logos. They have become a company's primary value proposition, says...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    HR Expert On "Fat Cat" Compensation: World Business Forum Interviews

    Human Resources Expert Bill Conaty addresses the topic of nurturing leaders, and how to foster a true meritocracy and build organizational vitality.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interactive Advertising: A Surefire Bet

    Spanish companies are more and more often putting stock in this alternative form of advertising due to the low costs involved and positive results, as well as the fact that they are completely measurable. According to an IAB-PwC study, corporate investment in interactive advertising in Spain climbed to 220.3 million...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Internet Banking: A Dual Strategy

    The banking sector had traditionally been a sector with significant entry barriers generated through the need to acquire an important number of branches. The arrival of the Internet posed a threat to the sector since banks could now operate on the net without the need to create a wide branch...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Efficient Management In The New Economy

    Human capital is a key factor in all companies. The authors could discuss just how important this capital is in accordance with the different business sectors and with the specific area of work in which the services are rendered. Yet what does seem obvious is that each company should search...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How E.U. Brands Can Stay Competitive

    A lot has changed in Europe since the first trademarks were registered in France in 1856. Trademark registration grew significantly throughout the 20th century, with 1.1 million new brands registered in France alone, making it No. 1 in registered trademarks. Economists have long demonstrated a strong relationship between competitiveness and...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Beating Recession Fatigue Requires Right Diagnosis

    In periods of reduced consumption, like now, managers may be anxious to kick their "Turnaround plan" into high gear. But before prescribing any wonder remedy, it's vital to make a correct diagnosis, otherwise you may be administering placebos. Using research from the food industry in the United States, the author...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    40 Sales Sins To Avoid

    Pedro, the fictional protagonist of two previous books by Cosimo Chiesa, once again serves as the archetypal business person in this latest morality tale from IESE's veteran professor of marketing. Using his signature characters, the author extracts lessons on the 40 most common "Sins" committed in running a sales team....

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Strategies For Reviving The Mass Market

    The economic crisis that erupted in 2008 has had a major impact on the habits of consumers, who are now far more concerned about saving than consuming. Apart from savings and discounts, companies face challenges on two other fronts. The first is globalization, which is causing a transfer of wealth...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Holiday Homes, A Year-Round Business

    The term "Holiday home" combines two concepts which until very recently were incompatible: that of the second home, and that of tourist accommodation. In fact, the term holiday home is often used to describe a house or apartment that is acquired for vacation purposes but often turns into a primary...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    The Slippery Slope Of A Damaged Reputation

    If you want to sell a laptop or get rid of a coin collection, chances are you'll find a buyer on eBay. But if you are a regular eBay seller with an impeccable reputation, beware of your first disgruntled customer. Even for sellers with a long and perfect track record,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Little Emotional Assurance Goes A Long Way

    It's a sad fact of business that even in times of economic boom, the majority of fledgling companies go bust. Since it is investors, board members, customers and employees who provide the cash, skills and other resources to turn entrepreneurial dreams into profitable reality, stakeholder support is crucial at the...

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  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Award-Winning Case On Fiat's Alliance With Tata

    IESE professors ?frica Ari?o and Pinar Ozcan won the EFMD Case Competition, in the category of Indian Management Issues and Opportunities, for their case, "Fiat?s Strategic Alliance with Tata." The IESE professors were presented the award at the 2010 EFMD Annual Conference, held June 6-8 in Oestrich-Winkel (Wiesbaden), Germany. The...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Jun 2010

    Rating Agencies Under Scrutiny

    Because investors rely on the ratings of credit agencies to assess the risks and worthiness of potential investments, a bad or lowered rating for a country already going through hard times can be devastating. However, doubts have been cast over the reliability of these agencies, especially in Europe. IESE Prof....

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Moral Crisis: IESE Symposium Draws Ethics Experts From Around The Globe

    IESE's 2-day International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society, which is now in its 16th year. The event brings together experts from universities from all over the world to debate ethical principles and how they should be adopted in distinct business sectors. Participants will also address how to integrate a...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Iberia And British Airways Take Off Together: Interview With Prof. ?frica Ari?o

    With the merger between Iberia and British Airways nearing lift off, IESE Prof. Africa Ari?o analyzes the keys to these types of unions in the airline industry and explains the possibilities that mergers and strategic alliances offer.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Five Key Dimensions For Retaining Talent In Multinational Corporations

    Multinational corporations need to align their transferable home-country retention practices with overall strategy and complement them with flexible context-specific practices, according to IESE Prof. Sebastian Reiche, whose article "The Configuration of Employee Retention Practices in Multinational Corporations' Foreign Subsidiaries" was published in the International Business Review. In this video, Prof....

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    HR Expert On "Fat Cat" Compensation: World Business Forum Interviews

    Human Resources Expert Bill Conaty addresses the topic of nurturing leaders, and how to foster a true meritocracy and build organizational vitality.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Fast Fashion: The Faster, The Better - Interview With Prof. Mart?nez de Alb?niz

    Ordering two clothing collections a year is so last season. The latest trend in the sector is the "Fast fashion" model, used by companies such as Zara or H&M. IESE Professor V?ctor Mart?nez de Alb?niz highlights how companies can use assortment rotation to increase consumer spending and gain competitive advantage.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Getting Ready For The Electric Car

    The future of the electric car was one of the key issues at the 25th Meeting of the Automotive Sector.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    An Industry In Transition: The Future Of Mobility - 25th Meeting Of The Automotive Industry

    The 25th meeting of the Automotive Industry, held on IESE?s campus under the title "Reinventing the Industry," covered a broad range of issues including emergence of the electric car, competitiveness of the European car sector and the potential of emerging markets. Organized by IESE Prof. Pedro Nueno and opened by...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Compensation: Which Model Is Right For You?

    Compensation is the single largest cost in most organizations and one of the most important factors influencing a firm's performance. Compensation can have a beneficial or disastrous impact, depending on how it is allocated.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    Entrepreneurs' Formula For Success: Event Celebrated In More Than 100 Countries

    The experience of business success more than compensates for all the situations of failure. When you taste a little success, it gives you the fuel to move forward and deal with worse situations, said Pau Valdes, founder of Nakami, a consulting firm specializing in Internet advising and the implementation of...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Optimizing Process Effectiveness

    Procuring improvement of corporate processes is precisely the reason behind Business Process Management (or BPM). This rationalization and automation strategy holds many similarities to the studies initiated by Frederick Winslow Taylor at the beginning of the 20th Century that focused on improving industrial processes. This was a task he qualified...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interactive Advertising: A Surefire Bet

    Spanish companies are more and more often putting stock in this alternative form of advertising due to the low costs involved and positive results, as well as the fact that they are completely measurable. According to an IAB-PwC study, corporate investment in interactive advertising in Spain climbed to 220.3 million...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Internet Banking: A Dual Strategy

    The banking sector had traditionally been a sector with significant entry barriers generated through the need to acquire an important number of branches. The arrival of the Internet posed a threat to the sector since banks could now operate on the net without the need to create a wide branch...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Efficient Management In The New Economy

    Human capital is a key factor in all companies. The authors could discuss just how important this capital is in accordance with the different business sectors and with the specific area of work in which the services are rendered. Yet what does seem obvious is that each company should search...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Dec 2010

    Hans-Werner Sinn: Economic Perspectives For The U.S.

    Professor Hans-Werner Sinn analyzes in this interview the current situation of the American economy and how could it evolve in the short-term future. Prof. Sinn gave the Continuous Education Session "The Euro Crisis" on November 30 at IESE.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    MBA Class Of 2009

    View the latest video offering from the MBA Class of 2009. The students produced a video for the magazine Business Week, adopting the slogan "Discover the Difference: Why IESE MBA is Number 1." IESE Business School is consistently ranked among the world's top business schools in Europe and is renowned...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    Creative Cultures: Making Innovation Work

    Much of the innovation industry talks recycled platitudes: the real secret is that innovation is more about business culture than it is about brainstorming ideas. A culture of innovation is driven by the individual. It?s instilled in an organization by small teams working together day to day.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    How To Lead Growth In Difficult Times

    Prof. Rita Gunther McGrath, Associate Professor at Columbia Business School, visited IESE's Madrid campus recently as part of the conference "Leading Growth in Difficult Times." In this interview, the author speaks about how companies can thrive in today's environment and the key factors for creating a culture of growth and...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Jan 2011

    World-Famous Tenor Inspired To Create Leukemia Foundation

    Jos? Carreras, world-famous tenor and founder of the Jos? Carreras International Leukemia Foundation, talks about his goal of making leukemia completely curable. In a recent interview with IESE Prof. Johanna Mair, tenor Jos? Carreras discussed how the feelings of gratitude he felt towards those who helped him when he was...

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    Global Entrepreneurship Week: Simon Webster, Mark Egan

    In this recent video interview, Simon Webster, former search fund entrepreneur, speaks about his experience and success of the search fund model, and offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs. Mark Egan, Marion Equity Partners, highlights what investors looks for in an entrepreneur, and the advantages of having an MBA.

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  • Webcasts // Dec 2008

    HR Best Practices In Latin America Focus Of New Book By Prof. Marta Elvira

    Prof. Marta Elvira of IESE's Department of Managing People in Organizations has co-edited a new book with Anabella Davila, titled "Best Human Resource Practices in Latin America" (Routledge, 2008). As noted in the book, "Latin America today presents a dynamic but challenging business landscape. Although foreign investment in the region...

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  • Webcasts // Mar 2009

    Growing As A Leader

    Leadership can be learned, say Pablo Cardona and Helen Wilkinson in their book "Creciendo como l?der" ("Growing as a Leader"), which, as the title implies, believes that leadership is a necessary process of change that starts from within. The authors review 10 key competencies of being a good leader, which...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Entrepreneuring Towards 2020

    In his latest book, "Entrepreneurship: Towards 2020", IESE Prof. Pedro Nueno uses real-life business cases to review the process of creating a company. The speaker highlights all the tools necessary for becoming a successful entrepreneur, not only today but in the uncertain decade to come.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2010

    I Want to Be an Entrepreneur": Celebrating FINAVES' 10th Anniversary

    Entrepreneurship is an attitude towards life. This was the overall message of four entrepreneurs who participated today in an event marking the 10th anniversary of FINAVES. IESE Business School welcomed entrepreneurs, investors and experts in entrepreneurship to commemorate the seed capital fund's 10 years in existence.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    The Term Structure Of Interest Rates In An Equilibrium Economy With Short Term And Long Term Investments

    This paper develops an equilibrium model in which agents' heterogeneous investment horizons determine the dynamics of the real term structure of interest rates. The model endogenizes agents' decisions on consumption and investments with short and long term horizons. There are two production technologies that generate a time-varying market price of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How E.U. Brands Can Stay Competitive

    A lot has changed in Europe since the first trademarks were registered in France in 1856. Trademark registration grew significantly throughout the 20th century, with 1.1 million new brands registered in France alone, making it No. 1 in registered trademarks. Economists have long demonstrated a strong relationship between competitiveness and...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Beating Recession Fatigue Requires Right Diagnosis

    In periods of reduced consumption, like now, managers may be anxious to kick their "Turnaround plan" into high gear. But before prescribing any wonder remedy, it's vital to make a correct diagnosis, otherwise you may be administering placebos. Using research from the food industry in the United States, the author...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    40 Sales Sins To Avoid

    Pedro, the fictional protagonist of two previous books by Cosimo Chiesa, once again serves as the archetypal business person in this latest morality tale from IESE's veteran professor of marketing. Using his signature characters, the author extracts lessons on the 40 most common "Sins" committed in running a sales team....

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Strategies For Reviving The Mass Market

    The economic crisis that erupted in 2008 has had a major impact on the habits of consumers, who are now far more concerned about saving than consuming. Apart from savings and discounts, companies face challenges on two other fronts. The first is globalization, which is causing a transfer of wealth...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Maximizing Stakeholders' Interests: An Empirical Analysis Of The Stakeholder Approach To Corporate Governance

    The purpose of the present paper is to help bring some advances in the characterization of the emerging stakeholder model of corporate governance. The authors demonstrate this by analyzing CSR function at board level, board diversity and stakeholder engagement and by examining its relationship with financial performance. Based on an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Holiday Homes, A Year-Round Business

    The term "Holiday home" combines two concepts which until very recently were incompatible: that of the second home, and that of tourist accommodation. In fact, the term holiday home is often used to describe a house or apartment that is acquired for vacation purposes but often turns into a primary...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Dynamic Trading And Asset Prices: Keynes vs. Hayek

    This paper presents an investigation on the dynamics of prices, information and expectations in a competitive, noisy, dynamic asset pricing equilibrium model. This paper shows that the prices are farther away from (closer to) fundamental compared with average expectations if and only if traders over- (under-) rely on public information...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    The Organization Of Expertise In The Presence Of Communication

    A decision-maker has to elicit information from multiple informed experts about a policy's value. The principal may prevent communication among agents. However, it may be in the principal's interest to allow communication among them. The author assumes that communication allows some synergies among experts to emerge but also opens the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Benchmarking The Single Family Office: Identifying The Performance Drivers

    A Single Family Office (SFO) is a professional organization, owned and controlled by a single wealthy family, dedicated to managing the personal and financial affairs of family members. In addition to investment management services, SFOs' activities often include a range of financial, accounting, legal, educational and personal services which are...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Keeping The Founders' Spirit Alive

    According to the economist Joseph Schumpeter, the entrepreneurial spirit is a process of constant reinvention through innovation. Entrepreneurship has also been described as the art of creating new companies. The entrepreneur spots an unsatisfied demand and assembles a company that can respond to this market requirement. Est?e Lauder, for instance,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Three Strategies To Build A Winning Portfolio Of Alliances

    Alliance portfolios, or "Egocentric networks," play a key role in firm performance. Take Apple, whose portfolio of ties with EMI, Google and Microsoft, to name a few, were instrumental in the dramatic reversal of its "Near death" a decade ago. Research has shown that portfolios with prominent and experienced partners...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Designing Your Future Business Model: An Activity System Perspective

    Building on the received literature, the authors conceptualize a firm's business model as a system of interdependent activities that transcends the focal firm and spans its boundaries. The activity system enables the firm to create value in concert with its partners but also to appropriate a share of the value...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Dark Side Of Stakeholder Management

    Can a company act ethically and make a profit? Stakeholder Management (SM) theory suggests so: If managers take everyone with an interest in the company into account, they will act responsibly. It follows that if you act ethically, you build a shining reputation, which will inevitably affect the bottom line....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    A Prescription For Marketing Medicine

    Contrary to what many scholars think, the marketing of the life sciences is an activity fraught with challenges unlike selling anything else. For example, in many countries, direct advertising of drugs to consumers is banned. With such an important conduit closed to them, pharmaceutical companies must come up with other...

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