Joaquín Garralda. Profesor. IE Business School

27 February 2017

The appointment of Clayton as president of the SEC brings to mind Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury in the times of Henry II. Is history about to repeat itself?

Rafael Pampillón Professor. IE Business School and Universidad San Pablo CEU

23 February 2015

The incipient but increasing signs of economic recovery in Spain needs a clear commitment to R&D in order to consolidate and build on a strong industrial base


Manuel Bermejo Sánchez. Professor. IE Business School

18 February 2015

Llorente & Cuenca is a prime example of a company which has not only managed to weather the crisis, but has also managed to grow in such difficult times. This is because it has all the attributes of what I call a 5i Company

María Eugenia Girón. IE Business School

28 November 2014

The jewelry sector is an exception in the luxury industry, given that not only does it show few signs of becoming more concentrated, it is also leading the way in online sales. 

Yolanda Regodón. Associate Director of Communications. IE Business School

30 October 2014

The recent floating of Alibaba and Jimmy Choo on the stock market, the success of sites like Tmall, and the interest shown by Twitter in e-commerce have marked the path that the luxury sector will be following in the not too distant future.

Yolanda Regodón. Associate Director of Communications. IE Business School

27 May 2014

In a world where innovation now plays a major role in success, companies increasingly need to discover, attract and recruit talent, because that is where the key to the future lies.

Rosario Silva. Professor. IE Business School

4 March 2014

Traditional corporate giants are being overshadowed by a new type of multinational with close links to emerging markets, which is where the struggle among corporate world leaders will be played out over the next few years.

María Eugenia Girón. Professor. IE Business School

1 January 2014

Over the last year, we have witnessed giant steps taken by famous brands as they embark on a race to acquire companies that can guarantee access to the most exclusive raw materials.

David Millán. Professor. IE Business School

3 December 2013

It is possible for companies in the world of luxury to use 3D printing to innovate and leverage opportunities, without renouncing craftsmanship. 

Manuel Bermejo. Professor. IE Business School

2 December 2013

Reputation is a key asset for both organizations and individuals. That’s why we should work hard to build ourselves a good name, with the help of strategic thinking. 

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

21 November 2013

Fagor’s definitive demise was brought about by the refusal of the other members of the Mondragón cooperative to vote in favor of injecting more money into the ailing business. A case of bad governance or is enthusiasm for the cooperative model wearing thin?

Rosario Silva. Professor. IE Business School

11 January 2013

Spanish airlines are being forced to adapt by competition from low cost airlines on short and medium distance flights, and Asian airlines for long-haul flights. 

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School

5 June 2012

Corruption is something that is rejected and criticized by society in general. But does such criticism really impact the behavior of consumers, savers, employees or voters? Or does it remain as just a verbal attack which subsequently fades into oblivion?

David Bach. Professor. IE Business School

10 February 2011

Germany has scored more economic goals than Spain because it applied the structural reforms needed before the crisis took hold, and because Merkel, has controlled spending from the start.

Kenneth Dubin. Professor. IE Business School

7 September 2009

In an environment marked by uncertainty, scant resources and a lack of interconnectivity, people management should be based on structures that are more horizontal and less formal coordination systems.

Manuel Bermejo. Professor. IE Business School

1 April 2009

The long honeymoon that the Spanish economy has enjoyed means that many senior managers have not yet had to rise to the challenge of a crisis. The moment has come for a complete change of the way we think and manage.

Ignacio de la Torre. Professor. IE Business School

1 July 2008

Over the last few years, Madrid has managed to climb a few positions to become a more important international centre of finance, but in order to consolidate itself in a top position it needs to carry out a series of improvements.

Yanire Braña. Professor. IE Business School

29 May 2008

Forget established patterns of behaviors. Innovation plays a key role in growing a business and making it profitable. But companies also have to remember to include diversity in the equation.

<a href="">Joaquín Garralda. Professor. IE Business School</a>

29 May 2008

The world has changed drastically over the last three decades. Companies must remember that they are not immune to this transformation, and adapt their strategies accordingly.

José Almagro. Executive Chairman. Bayes Inference S.A.

6 May 2008

Companies that adopt a modelling strategy to anticipate, identify and satisfy customers’ requirements will not only obtain basic competitive advantages over companies that do not, they will end up pushing them out of the market.

Elena Escagedo. Director. Open Programs. IE Business School

6 May 2008

Give me the name of a high-level Chinese business executive. Can’t think of one? And who is the owner of this Asian superpower’s largest business fortune? Don’t know that either? Well, neither does anyone else, actually: so what’s going on in Beijing?

Miguel Costa. Professor. IE Business School.

6 February 2008

Opticians need to rethink their strategies if family businesses like San Gabino are to remain competitive.

<a href="">Rosario Silva. Professor. IE Business School</a>

6 February 2008

Homeless, a quality designer brand named after street people, has achieved success using a unique strategy that distinguishes it from the rest of the sector.

Rosario Silva. Professor. IE Business School

10 January 2008

Few business groups can boast a history that dates back to the 16th century. Codorniu is one of these rare exceptions, having evolved successfully over time.

<a href="">David Allen</a>. Professor. IE Business School

31 October 2007

Sarkozy has decided that the best way to position France on the world stage is by getting closer to the US. Will he succeed?

Rosario Silva and José María Ortiz. Professors. IE Business School

7 September 2007

When Barclays and ABN Amro announced their merger agreement, whereby Barclays undertook to pay out €67,000 million, it was expected that the result would be the fifth-largest bank in the world in terms of stock market value. The merger seems, however, to have lost its way.

<a href="">David Allen</a>. Professor. IE Business School

21 March 2007

With the recent acquisition of Compass Bank by BBVA, Spain continues to demonstrate that its retail banks are among the best in the world. But what are the factors that led to this superiority?

José Esteves. Professor. IE Business School

27 February 2007

The recent spate of business scandals has tarnished the public image of many large companies, underscoring the importance of enterprise risk.

Félix Cuesta. Professor. IE Business School

1 February 2007

World markets began to deregulate in 1994 with the signing of GATT, making it necessary for companies to gain global competitiveness.

Manuel Bermejo. Professor. IE Business School

28 November 2006

Mexico and Spain have a long history of bilateral relations. Spain has invested heavily in Mexico and what happens there will have a direct impact on our economy. In the last few months, Mexico’s democracy has been put to the test and Spain has stood to one side and said nothing.

Jorge Diezhandino. MBAP. IE Business School. Assistant Technical Manager at the Spanish Navy’s R&D Centre

5 September 2006

The European defence sector is changing rapidly to meet new security threats and to remain competitive. But Spain has decided against joining the European Defence Equipment Market.

Luis Miravitlles. Professor. IE Business School

20 June 2006

The concept of corporate improvement can be divided into two main theories – Radical improvement and Continuous improvement. The following article takes a closer look at what these two concepts entail.

Pino Bethencourt. Professor. IE Business School

29 May 2006

In a fast-changing world where crisis lurks at every corner, managerial resilience is taking on a new importance. But what is managerial resilience and how is it developed?

José Mario Álvarez de Novales. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

22 February 2006

Since the beginning of time, men have satisfied their needs through the creation of economic systems, including the nation-state, the European Union and the global economy. The next system is already taking form; global communities.

Juan Luis Martínez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

31 January 2006

Fundraising is not just asking the same people as always to give more money but rather finding fresh, innovative ways of capturing new donors. This article tries to define what a non-govermental oragnisation must take into account when developing new campaign strategies.

David Allen and Raúl Eguía. Professors. Instituto de Empresa

31 January 2006

Innovation and creativity are vital for promoting competition in a changing world. Yet do we really understand the difference between the two concepts and the relationship between them?

Juan Santaló. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

9 January 2006

This year, two scientists were awarded the Noble Prize for their work on Game Theory. While one laureate applied the theory to formal mathematical construction as a way to understand objective probability, the other used the theory to analyze international relations and human interactions. Obviously, Game Theory shows enormous potential for anticipating the outcome of a wide range of situations.

José Mario Álvarez de Novales. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

9 January 2006

In recent years many new low-cost airlines have sprung up. They are cost effective yet offer quality customer service. Even though the traditional companies still dominate transatlantic and business traffic, it’s not clear for how long. In other words, will low-cost carriers continue to fulfil an ever growing market need?

José Luis Álvarez. Director. Corporate Government Centre. Instituto de Empresa

27 October 2005

Action theory can have a big impact on how different organisations operate, including the US Marines. Because of its flexibility, the Marine Corps has proven to be the US army unit best suited to responding to the insurgent threat in Baghdad. It is also an example of action theory at its best.

Isabelle Birambaux.

26 September 2005

The media in Latin America is undergoing far-reaching changes, as it grapples with globalisation, competition and concentration. Powerful local groups are seeking to forge alliances with international media giants in an effort to expand abroad and tighten their grip on their home markets. But one thing never seems to change: The cozy relationship between big Latin American media groups and the politicians in power.

By Damián Rubianes, Carlos Villacastín, Alejandro Rovira, Álvaro Setién, Jorge Diezhandino, Pablo Olivares and Francisco Carballo. MBAP. Instituto de Empresa

1 February 2005

The authors have developed a model analyzing eight ways a company can reach maximum potential.

Francisco Trullenque. Professor. Instituto de Empresa. Executive Partner of Strategy & Focus

1 December 2004

The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) mixes traditional financial vision with the basic elements for sustainability in value creation. It is management aimed at the future.

José Mario Alvarez de Novales. Professor. Strategic Management. Instituto de Empresa

26 July 2004

The current problem between Argentina and Chile is part of a general situation worldwide, one which has been in our sights for awhile. However, for many it seems to have broken out overnight.

David Allen and Raúl Eguía. Professors. Instituto de Empresa

25 May 2004

The authors examine the Dasani pure-water law and the universal commercial water situation.

David Allen & Raul Eguía. Professors. Instituto de Empresa

24 April 2004

“When a man cannot find himself, he cannot find anything,” said Goethe. The authors argue that Disney is lost, unable to discover its true raison d’être.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

20 April 2004

In the debate concerning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), one side views the subject as a glass that stands half-full while the other calls it half-empty. The author highlights forces at work pushing the business world toward one side or the other.

Jose Luis Alvarez. Vice Dean. Instituto de Empresa

19 February 2004

The author offers suggestions for building successful Executive Councils and Boards of Directors, and for attaining sound corporate governance in general.

Antonio López. President. DIRCOM

26 January 2004

A new business environment calls for fresh company communications strategies and more skillful communicators.

Stefanie Müller. Correspondent. Wirtschaftswoche

26 January 2004

Apprenticeships, professional academies and corporate universities are the cornerstones of a practical German training system that is gaining advocates in other countries

Stefanie Müller. Correspondent. Wirschaftswoche

23 December 2003

For years, German carmaker Volkswagen has pioneered flexible labor organization. Its successful Auto 5000 project reincorporated unemployed workers as lowcost personnel within the enterprise.

Mariano Cabestré de Nicolás. Consultancy Manager for Major Clients at Telefónica Móviles España

25 November 2003

An industry professional analyzes the history of mobile telephony.

José Luis Alvarez. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

24 October 2003

David Rockefeller's autobiography reflects the philanthropic phase of capitalism, exercised individually and voluntarily and based on puritan values, and the appearance of corporate social responsibility, exercised in institutional conformity with abstract codes.

Joaquín Garralda. Professor. Instituto de Empresa

20 September 2003

A firm’s reputation is built on both external (long-distance) and internal (short-distance) factors.

Enrique Dans. Proffesor. Instituto de Empresa

17 September 2003

Restructuring is going on in a big way in many sectors today, as the big fish swallow the little fish. This is particularly true in information technology.

Angel Cabrera. Dean. Instituto de Empresa

15 September 2003

There are several good reasons why anyone considering doing an MBA—or any other graduate business degree for that matter—should consider doing so at a European School.

By José Luis Álvarez. Vice-Dean at Instituto de Empresa

18 July 2003

A look at leadership in a social-sciences and psychological context, one going back to man’s origins.

By José Luis Alvarez. Vice-Dean at Instituto de Empresa

16 July 2003

Many of today’s accepted management strategies are totally alien to Mankind’s origins.

By José Angel Moreno. Director. Corporate Social Responsibility. BBVA

16 July 2003

Eight lethal bugs to look out for: they can attack your company’s social agenda.

By Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

15 July 2003

Many firms are still feeling their way in our new, “more ethical” business world. Whether due to a push from consumer pressure or a pull from a new generation of managers and investors, the result is the same: businesses are reexamining their social role.

Mercedes Costa. Director of the Negotiation and Mediation Centre at Instituto de Empresa

23 June 2003

Being able to negotiate well should be everyone’s aspiration nowadays. Nearly every activity in daily life involves some sort of negotiation, way of dealing with disagreements, or some manner of resolving interests in conflict.

Joaquín Garralda. Strategic Management Professor. Instituto de Empresa

19 June 2003

The author describes the role and power of “light,” or non-majority shareholders. In the past, when looking at photos from general meetings of major companies, we often saw the boredom on faces of Chairpersons when forced to reply to minority shareholders in questions from the floor.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

26 May 2003

Experts are predicting that in the next five years, Europe’s electronics industry will overtake the United States’ and claim the number-one spot as world producer.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist. The Time

23 May 2003

Economic wars have always been with us, down through the centuries. But today’s more complex and rapid-changing world has given economic intelligence an even greater role to play.

Joshua Jampol

22 April 2003

A Gallic industrial icon disappeared last month when Jean-Luc Largardère died on 14 March, age 75. Largardère was one of the most multi-faceted empire-builders France has seen in the last 50 years.

Santiago Iñiguez

18 April 2003

Contemporary alliances among companies vary widely in nature and scope. They include conventional joint ventures and franchise agreements, along with consortia, informal networks and the newly defined strategic alliances.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist

26 March 2003

Directors of companies on Oslo’s stock exchange are over 90 percent male. This could change soon, with a new law that would force firms to have a minimum of 40 percent women.

Joshua Jampol. Journalist

26 March 2003

Here’s a business case you’d be hard put to find a label for. It’s part turnaround, part startup, part organic growth. Perhaps “start-through” would fit, explains Joshua Jampol.

Manuel Becerra

22 March 2003

Will UMTS really replace GSM? Operators’ and customers’ opinions are mixed. The arguments for and against.

Santiago Iñiguez

20 March 2003

The creation of strategic alliances between companies and organisations is one of the most frequently adopted formulas to fuel business growth and development in an increasingly and irreversibly globalised environment.

Joaquín Garralda

20 January 2003

What alternatives exist for firms when they find themselves in a situation where they must apologize for some actions or results?

Joaquín Garralda

16 September 2002

Homer called him “artful Ulysses, rich in wits.” He is the personification of cunning. In the Iliad, using the Trojan horse is his idea. In the Odyssey, he fools the Cyclops by telling him his name is “Nobody.” Directors of large companies point to him as an example. But this behavior has come under question. Where does cunning end, and deceit begin?


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