The World of Work, Under the Microscope

4th Madrid Work & Organizations Symposium



IESE’s Madrid campus / Photo: Archive

IESE Madrid campus hosted the fourth Madrid Work and Organizations Symposium this week, an academic encounter that promotes interaction between researchers in fields as diverse as managing human resources, labor relations, organizational behavior, sociology and contract policy.

The symposium was organized by IESE’s International Center for Research in Organizations and the Madrid Work & Organizations (MWO), a network of top academics working in the field of employment and organizations.

Three studies by internationally renowned scientists were presented. James Malcomson of Oxford University shared a paper on models of incentive-based contracts. Christine Beckman of the University of Maryland & University of California, Irvine discussed the results of her research on the impact different types of management teams having on contracting and creating new roles in entrepreneurial companies. Finally, Mark Mortensen from INSEAD talked about the cohesion between groups within a global milieu.

The symposium’s academic directors are Marta Elvira, IESE professor of Strategic Management and the Management of People in Organizations, Rocío Bonet, of IE Business School, and Eduardo Melero and Jaime Ortega of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.