IRCO - International Research Center on Organizations

About us

IRCO was founded in October of 1998 as a new Research Center within IESE, under the Academic Direction of Professor José Ramón Pin Arboledas. IRCO operates on the principle that “there is nothing more practical than a good theory, but theories are impossible without analyses of practice”. Therefore, all of its research is carried out on conceptual and practical levels. Thus a vanguard conceptual framework is defined that serves to orient practical action programs valid for the organizations of the future.


  • Reveal new paradigms of organizational culture. 
  • Identify key factors for change in organizations. 
  • Learn how companies manage their human resources in order to respond efficiently to an increasingly competitive environment.

Management Committee 

José Ramón Pin Arboledas
Professor, IESE 
Academic Director
Angela Mª Gallifa Irujo 
Managing Director 


Advisory Council 


Jaime Olleros


Julio Carlavilla 
Director de Comunicación, Citibank


José Ramón Pin Arboledas
Professor and Academic Director, IRCO-IESE

MªJosé Fraile
Director of HR, Meta4


Olga Rico
Director of HR, Dia Group

Ángela Garrido
Director of HR, Santander Elavon Merchant Services


Rafael Ripoll
Off Counsel, Olleros Abogados

Ana Matarranz
General Director, Willis Iberia


Jose Antonio de Ros
President, ERES Relocation

Jesús Molinera
Abogado laboralista, Olleros Abogados


Miguel Táuler
Director of HR, Hispasat Group

Leonor de Pablos
Director of HR, Ferrovial Agromán