Managing People in Organizations Department

The Managing People in Organizations Department helps managers understand the interplay between management action, human resources management and labor relations in business strategy.

The department focuses its teaching and research on the crucial role people play as the main source of competitive advantage. In doing so, they reflect IESE’s humanistic view of management, providing students and program participants with insights to help them in their professional roles and decision-making.

Coursework includes Managing People in Organizations, Careers in Organizations, Communication and Interpersonal Relations, Executive Personality, Global Roll-out Workshop, Innovation Management, Leadership and Organizational Change, Management of Non-Profit Institutions, Managing Business and Public Administration, and Teamwork: How to Improve its Performance.

Through their research, the department’s faculty is exploring the most recent and influential ideas relating to the management of people in organizations.

Areas of expertise

  • Cross-cultural management
  • Coaching, personnel development and management careers
  • Organizational change and development
  • Work and family balance
  • HR strategy
  • Worker motivation in the new forms of work: temporary & telework
  • Labor relations

Executive Fellows

Former Collaborators


Journal Articles (refereed)

REICHE, S., DIMITROVA, M., WESTMAN, M., CHEN, S., WURTZ, O., LAZAROVA, M., SHAFFER, M. (2023). Expatriate work role engagement and the work-family interface. A conditional crossover and spillover perspective. Human Relations, 76 (3), 452-482. doi:10.1177/00187267211046816.
KOZHAKHMET, S., ROFCANIN, Y., NURGABDESHOV, A., LAS HERAS, M. (2023). A bibliometric analysis of psychological contract research: current status development and future research directions. International Journal of Manpower. doi:10.1108/IJM-01-2021-0009. (Online first)
ELVIRA, M., QUINTANA-GARCÍA, C., VILLAMOR, I. (2023). Aging the gap. The compensation among men and women executives. Journal of Management & Organization, 1 - 18. doi:10.1017/jmo.2023.11. (Online first)
GROSSMANN, I., ROTELLA, A. M., HUTCHERSON, C., SHARPINSKYI, C., VARNUM, M. E. W., ACHTER, S., ... WILKENING, T. (2023). Insights into accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change. Nature Human Behaviour. doi:10.31234/ (Online first)
ALMANDOZ, J. (2023). Inside-out and outside-in perspectives on corporate purpose. Strategy Science. doi: (Online first)
REICHE, S. (2023). Between interdependence and autonomy. Toward a typology of work design modes in the new world of work. Human Resource Management Journal. doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12495. (Online first)
LEE, Y.-T., GYAMFI, N. Y. A. (2023). Cultural contingencies of resources. (Re) Conceptualizing domestic employees in the context of globalization. Academy of Management Review, 48 (1), 165-168. doi:10.5465/amr.2021.0339.
APASCARITEI, P., ELVIRA, M. (2022). Dynamizing human resources. An integrative review of SHRM and dynamic capabilities research. Human Resource Management Review, 32 (4), Article 100878. doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2021.100878.
DENNERLEIN, T., KIRKMAN, B. L. (2022). The hidden dark side of empowering leadership. The moderating role of hindrance stressors in explaining when empowering employees can promote moral disengagement and unethical pro-organizational behavior.. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107 (12), 2220–2242. doi:10.1037/apl0001013.
ERDOGAN, D. T., LAS HERAS, M., ROFCANIN, Y., BOSCH, M. J., STOLLBERGER, J. (2022). Family motivation of supervisors. Exploring the impact on subordinates’ work performance via family supportive supervisor behaviors and work–family balance satisfaction. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 52 (12), 1179-1195. doi:10.1111/jasp.12919.

Working Papers

RIBERA A., A., CIRASOLA, L., PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N. (2021). Validation of a Personality Assessment Tool (TCI-R) in a Cross-cultural Sample of Young Managers (WP-1304-E). Barcelona: IESE.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P. (2019). Calidad de la representación parlamentaria. Comparación internacional (WP-1228). Barcelona: IESE.
GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P., ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S. (2019). Calidad de la representación parlamentaria en España. Cortes Constituyentes (1977-1979) y XII Legislatura (2016-2018) (WP-1214). Barcelona: IESE.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P. (2018). Sociedad y Parlamento. La calidad de la representación (WP-1209). Barcelona: IESE.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P. (2018). Society and Parlament. The quality of representation (WP-1209-E). Barcelona: IESE.


PELTOKORPI, V., FROESE, F. J., REICHE, S. (2021). How and when do reintegration facilitate repatriate knowledge transfer? Academy of Management Proceedings.
SAN MARTÍN, Á., HAFENBRACK, A. C., HAJO, A. (2021). Social ecology at work. Relational mobility buffers employees from job burnout. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2021. Academy of Management Proceedings.
NGUYEN THIEN, P., RAES, A., LEE, Y.-T. (2020). How do we find meaningfulness in work?. A Process theory based on the dialogic practice. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020 (pp. 19346). Academy of Management Proceedings.
CAO, J., SAN MARTÍN, Á., HAJO, A. (2020). Job mobility decreases work desirability by reducing cognitive trust and affective trust. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Virtual 2020. Academy of Management Proceedings.
ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., BOSCH, M. J., MARESCAUX, E., MUGHAL, F., ERDOGAN, B. (2019). Do You Get What You Desire? Consequences of (In)Congruence of Desired and Actual Servant Leadership. Academy of Management Proceedings.

REICHE, S. (2022). Jazzing up work design. The New currency of talent retention. 5º Encuentro de Directores y Responsables de RR.HH en Despachos de Abogados. Pamplona: Universidad de Navarra.
REICHE, S., GUZMÁN, F., LAZAROVA, M., WURTZ, O. (2022). Repatriate's experience of identity strain and repatriate knowledge transfer. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
THOMAS, C., ERTUG, G., BUCHELI, M., ZHAO, M., REICHE, S., MARTIN, X., ... TAUSSIG, M. (2022). 2022 International Management Division Paper Development Workshop. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
STAHL, G. K., AKKAN, E., REICHE, S., CAPRAR, D., HAJRO, A., ZIKIK, J., ... ZELLMER-BRUHN, M. E. (2022). Immigrants’ identity orientations. Predicting the integration success of highly qualified migrants. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
QUINTANE, E., REICHE, S. (2022). Does turnover spread through network ties?. Network turnover contagion as resource loss. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Articles in other publications

DE LA CIERVA, Y. (2021). Culture wars: Take a stand or sit them out? IESE Business School Insight (160), pp. 60-67.
DE LA CIERVA, Y. (2021). Guerra cultural: posicionarte o mantenerte al margen. IESE Business School Insight (160), pp. 60-67.
SELMER, J., DICKMAN, M., FROESE, F. J., LAURING, J., REICHE, S., SHALFER, M. A. (2021). The potential of virtual global mobility (VGM). Implications for practice and research. Journal of Global Mobility.
REICHE, S., NEELEY, T. (2021). El poder de ceder. IESE Business School Insight (158), pp. 68-75.
REICHE, S., NEELEY, T. (2021). The upsides of downward deference. IESE Business School Insight (158), pp. 68-75.


CHINCHILLA, N., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P., JIMÉNEZ, E. (2022). De la mano de los mejores. Claves para un liderazgo sinérgico. Barañáin: EUNSA. Ediciones Universidad de Navarra.
STEIN, G. (2022). Decisión y acción. Recuperando la sensatez: Drucker, Valls y Buffet. Boston: McGraw Hill.
REY, C., ALMANDOZ, J. (2021). Sense of purpose. Reflections on meaningful work. Barcelona: DPMC Foundation.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S. (2021). Las conversaciones que no tenemos. Filosofía del encuentro. Barcelona: Plataforma Editorial.
PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., STEIN, G. (2020). Liderar personas con inteligencia artificial. Boston: McGraw Hill.

Edited books

OSLAND, J. S., REICHE, S., MENDENHALL, M. E., MAZNEVSKI, M. (2023). Advances in Global Leadership. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
REICHE, S., TENZER, H., HARZING, A.-W. (2022). International human resource management (6th ed.). London: Sage Publications Ltd.
BERTOLASO, M., CAPONE, L., RODRÍGUEZ-LLUESMA, C. (2022). Digital humanism. A Human-centric approach to digital technologies. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan.
OSLAND, J. S., REICHE, S., SZKUDLAREK, B., MENDENHALL, M. E. (2022). Advances in Global Leadership. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
GRAU, M., LAS HERAS, M., RILEY BOWLES, H. (2022). Engaged fatherhood for men, families and gender equality. Healthcare, social policy, and work perspectives. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Book Chapters

REICHE, S. (2023). Tackling grand societal challenges and designing consciousness-raising experiences inside and outside the classroom. An interview with global leadership educator Günter K. Stahl. In Osland, J.S.; Reiche, B.S.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Maznevski, M.L. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 243-257). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
OSLAND, J. S., BIRD, A., REICHE, S., MENDENHALL, M. E. (2023). A Model of trigger events and sensemaking in the intercultural context. A Cognitive approach to global leadership effectiveness. In Osland, J.S.; Reiche, B.S.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Maznevski, M.L. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 111-138). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
MAZNEVSKI, M., OSLAND, J. S., REICHE, S., MENDENHALL, M. E. (2023). Power and global leadership. Marking the transition and suggesting future directions. In Osland, J.S.; Reiche, B.S.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Maznevski, M.L. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 273-287). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
REICHE, S., TENZER, H., HARZING, A.-W. (2022). International Assignments. In Reiche, B.S., Tenzer, H., and Harzing, A.-W. (Eds.), International Human Mnagement (6th ed.). Chicago: Sage Publications.
GARCIA-RUIZ , P., RODRÍGUEZ-LLUESMA, C. (2022). Relational critical realism on identity and character development. The Case of consumption. In Fernández, P.A.; García Martínez, A.N.; Torralba, J.M. (Eds.), Ways of being bound: perspectives from post-Kantian philosophy and relational sociology (pp. 189-208). Cham: Springer International Publishing.


ELVIRA, M., VISINTIN, S. (2022). El índice de dinamismo laboral y la evolución salarial. IDL 15ª edición. IESE.
ELVIRA, M. (2022). Temporary employment, precarity trap in low-paying jobs, and wage inequality.
VISINTIN, S., ELVIRA, M. (2022). Índice de Dinamismo Laboral CegidMeta4 IDL, abril del 2022. 14ª edición. IESE.
ATREVIA,, IESE (2022). Mujeres en los Consejos de las empresas cotizadas. X Informe de mujeres en el IBEX. V Radiografía del mercado contínuo (Índice general de la Bolsa de Madrid).
LLEÓ, Á., CHINCHILLA, N., RUIZ-PÉREZ, F., REY, C., ALLOZA, Á. (2022). Purpose Strength Project®: evidencias empíricas sobre la implantación del propósito corporativo. IESE.


STEIN, G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2023). Sybila Börjesson en Catek (A). Hacia la dirección general. IESE, DPO-805.
STEIN, G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2023). Sybila Börjesson at Catek (A). Steps Toward General Management. IESE, DPO-805-E.
STEIN, G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2023). Sybila Börjesson en Catek (B). La decisión del patrón. IESE, DPO-807.
STEIN, G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2023). Sybila Börjesson at Catek (B). The Owner's Decision. IESE, DPO-807-E.
STEIN, G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2023). Sybila Börjesson en Catek (C). ¿Qué decisión tomar? IESE, DPO-808.

Technical Notes

GHEMAWAT, P., REICHE, S. (2022). National Cultural Differences and Global Business. IESE, DPON-359-E.
STEIN, G., GARCÍA DE SANTOS, T. (2022). Criterios de decisión de un inversor: Warren Buffett. IESE, DPON-358.
PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N., ORTIZ, E., RIBERA, A. (2022). The MINDSET Coaching Model. A Balanced Integration of Academic Rigor and Action-Oriented Practice. IESE, DPON-353-E.
BRION, S., SALCEDO, K. (2022). Positional Power. Diagnosing and Developing Positional Power. IESE, DPON-357-E.
(2021). El análisis transaccional (I). Los estados del yo. Sus claves. IESE, DPON-354.