New Publications in English

Books published by IESE faculty members and research staff



Leadership Development in a Global World: The Role of Companies and Business Schools
Jordi Canals
Palgrave Macmillan, December 2012

Developing leaders with the capabilities to navigate the complex challenges of globalization has become an urgent issue for business schools and corporations alike. In a new book edited by IESE Dean Jordi Canals, Leadership Development in a Global World, leading authors from IESE and other top business schools make ambitious proposals for leadership development to serve the needs of a globalized business world.

The Chinese Automotive Industry in 2012
Jaume Ribera, Thomas E. Callarman, Clark Cheng, Cristina Castillo
China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), December 2012

Over the past 30 years, and particularly since China’s admission to the WTO in 2001, China’s economy has grown rapidly and has attracted worldwide attention. China is now the 2nd largest economy in terms of GDP, and is also a leading producer and consumer of many different product categories. Automobiles are a good case in point. The book of Prof. Jaume Ribera and Prof. Thomas E. Callarman can be an excellent way to acquire the relevant knowledge to be able to evaluate these strategies from a rigorous and realistic perspective. Also, since this industry is so important for the Chinese economy, the book can be an adequate learning opportunity to be updated for all those whose business or whose business or whose work will cross in one way or another with the industry.

Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research: A Vision for the Future
Steven Poelmans, Jeff Greenhaus, Mireia Las Heras
ICWF-International Center for Work and Family
Palgrave Macmillan, January 2013

This is a white book for international work-family research, offering a bold look at the future, giving an overview of promising, emerging topics in this multi-disciplinary field, and providing guidelines for future research. It is based on three assemblies (in 2005, 2007 and 2009) of the International Conference of Work and Family (ICWF), a unique academic conference designed to gather some of the finest scholars from around the globe to create a think tank focusing on applied, international work-family research.

Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life
Paddy Miller, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
Harvard Business Review Press, March 2013

Most organizations approach innovation as if it were a sideline activity. Every so often employees are sent to "Brainstorm Island": an off-site replete with trendy lectures, creative workshops, and overenthusiastic facilitators. But once they return, it’s back to business as usual. In short, this book is about getting to a state of "innovation as usual," where regular employees - in jobs like finance, marketing, sales, or operations - make innovation happen in a way that’s both systemic and sustainable.

Decision-Making in an Organizational Context: Beyond Economic Criteria
Josep Maria Rosanas Martí
Palgrave Macmillan, May 2013

The author of this volume illustrates how decision-making in organizations has to go beyond economic criteria and the individual level, due to the impossibility of making decisions that do not affect other human beings. The book first reviews the conventional analyses of decision-making, including the classical analysis of uncertainty and the multiple criteria decision-making with qualitative aspects, that do not take into account explicitly how decisions affect other people. Following this, the author puts forward a model for analyzing decisions, which takes into consideration the effects on other people and highlights the consequences of organizational decision-making and suggests the principles of effectiveness, attractiveness and unity of the organization that should guide it. The volume finishes up by applying this framework of analysis to real-world situations.

Towards Organizational Knowledge
Edited by Georg von Krogh, Hirotaka Takeuchi, Kimio Kase and César González Cantón
Palgrave Macmillan, August 2013

In recognition of Professor Ikujiro Nonaka's contribution to the field of Knowledge Management this book, forming part of The Nonaka Series on Knowledge and Innovation from Palgrave Macmillan, deals with a variety of aspects of the Knowledge Management (KM) theory and the knowledge-based view of the firm. Through the apparent heterogeneity of interests and approaches to the subject matter, a common thread goes through Professor Nonaka's important contributions to the field through the foundation of a School of Knowledge Approach in management.