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


Journal Articles (refereed)

MARESCAUX, E., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., ILIES, R., BOSCH, M. J. (2020). When employees and supervisors (do not) see eye to eye on family supportive supervisor behaviours. The role of segmentation desire and work-family culture. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 121. doi:
REICHE, S., FROESE, F. J., STOERMER, S., KLAR, S. (2020). Best of both worlds. How embeddedness fit in the host unit and headquarters improve repatriate knowledge transfer. Journal of International Business Studies. (Forthcoming)
SALVADOR, C., BERG, M. K., YU, Q., SAN MARTÍN, Á., KITAYAMA, S. (2020). Relational mobility predicts the increased speed of the spread of COVID-19. A 39 country study. PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE. (Forthcoming)
LAS HERAS, M., ROFCANIN, Y., ESCRIBANO, P. I., KIM, S., MAYER, M. (2020). Family‐supportive organisational culture, work–family balance satisfaction and government effectiveness. Evidence from four countries. Human Resource Management Journal. doi: (Online first)
STOLLBERGER, J., BOSCH, M. J., LAS HERAS, M., ROFCANIN, Y., DAHER, P. (2020). The tone at the top. A trickle-down model of how manager anger relates to employee moral behaviour. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. doi:DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2020.1804876. (Online first)
ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., ESCRIBANO PINTO, P., STANKO, T. (2020). FSSBs and Elderly Care: Exploring the Role of Organizational Context on Employees' Overall Health and Work-Family Balance Satisfaction. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35 (3), 403 - 419. doi:10.1007/s10869-019-09629-8.
HOLTSCHLAG, C., MASUDA, A., REICHE, S., MORALES, C. (2020). Why do Millennials Stay in Their Jobs? The Roles of Protean Career Orientation, Goal Progress And Organizational Career Management. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103366.
WOIKE, J. K., HAFENBRÄDL, S. (2020). Rivals without a cause? Relative performance feedback creates destructive competition despite aligned incentives. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. doi:10.1002/bdm.2162. (Online first)
ALCARAZ, J. M., SUSAETA ERBURU, L., SUÁREZ, E., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., ET AL. (2019). The Human Resources Management Contribution to Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability: Explorations from Ibero-America. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30 (22), 3166 - 3189. doi:10.1080/09585192.2017.1350732.
KELLY, C. M., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., OGBONNAYA, C., MARESCAUX, E., BOSCH, M. J. (2019). Seeking an "i-deal" balance: Schedule-flexibility i-deals as mediating mechanisms between supervisor emotional support and employee work and home performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103369.

Working Papers

BONET, R., ELVIRA, M., VISINTIN, S. (2020). Hiring Temps But Losing Perms? Temporary Hiring And Voluntary Turnover Of Permanent Employees In A Dual Labor Market Context (WP-1239-E).
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P. (2018). Society and Parlament. The quality of representation (WP-1209-E). Barcelona: IESE.
ARRIBAS, V., GARCÍA HILJDING, I., SUSAETA ERBURU, L., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2016). Case Study Methodology As An Educational Tool For Fashion Business Management (WP-1135-E). Barcelona: IESE.
ROIG, M., SUSAETA ERBURU, L., SUÁREZ, E., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2016). Arab Women Entrepreneurs In Spain: Like Cedars Beside The Stream (WP-1136-E). Barcelona: IESE.
SUAREZ, E., SUSAETA ERBURU, L., ALCARAZ, J., PERELLÓ, R., COLON, C., GUTIERREZ, I., ... PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2015). Does CSR Foster Inclusion and Diversity? An Exploratory Study of Ibero American Countries (WP-1113-E). Barcelona: IESE.


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.
GERMEYS, L., BOSCH, M. J., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., ERERDI, C. (2019). How support from the supervisor's spouse and co-workers averts the employee's deviant work behavior? Academy of Management Proceedings.
STOLLBERGER, J., LAS HERAS, M., BOSCH, M. J. (2019). Serving Followers and Family? A Trickle-Down Model of How Servant Leadership Shapes Work Performance. Academy of Management Proceedings.
NEACSU, I., ELVIRA, M., RODRÍGUEZ-LLUESMA, C. (2018). Thriving at the Top in the Digital Era: The Impact of ICT on TMT Agility. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
TASER ERDOGAN, D., BOSCH, M. J., STOLLBERGER, J., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M. (2018). Family motivation of supervisors: Exploring the impact on subordinate work performance. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Articles in other publications

LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A., MCBRIDE, E. (2019). Innovative spirit: lessons in leadership from the Sagrada Familia. IESE Business School Insight (154), pp. 76 - 80.
PASSMORE, J. (2019). Leading with compassion. IESE Insight (152), pp. 56 - 63.
IESE INSIGHT, (2019). A talent for management. IESE Business School Insight (152), pp. 76 - 80.
HAFENBRÄDL, S., WAEGER, D. (2018). Most Executives Believe in the Business Case for CSR. So Why Don't They Invest More in It? Harvard Business Review.
FITZSIMMONS, S., THOMAS, D. C., LIAO, Y. (2018). Bicultural employees can be your organization's secret to success. The Conversation.


CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P. (2020). Integrating Life. How to lead successfully your professional and personal career in a global world.
STEIN, G. (2019). Leaders and Millennials. A Meeting Point of Generations. Barañáin: EUNSA. Ediciones Universidad de Navarra.
DE LA CIERVA, Y. (2018). Leading Companies Through Storms and Crises. Principles and Best Practices in Conflict Prevention, Crisis Management and Communication. Madrid: Pearson Educación.
STEIN, G. (2017). And Now What?: A Guide to Leadership and Taking Charge in Your New Role. Bingley [etc.]: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
MILLER, P., WEDELL-WEDELLSBORG, T. (2013). Innovation as Usual. How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life. Boston: Harvard Business Review Press.

Edited books

REICHE, S., HARZING, A.-W., TENZER, H. (2018). International Human Resource Management. Chicago: Sage Publications.
LAS HERAS, M., CHINCHILLA, N., GRAU, M. (2017). The Work-Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
REICHE, S., STAHL, G. K., MENDENHALL, M. E., ODDOU, G. (2017). Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
POELMANS, S., GREENHAUS, J., LAS HERAS, M. (2013). Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research. A Vision for the Future. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CARDONA SORIANO, P., MORLEY, M. J. (2012). Manager-Subordinate Trust. A Global Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters

MCKOUEN, K. L., SHAFFER, M., REICHE, S. (2019). From Global Work Experiences to Global Careers: A Review and Future Research Agenda. In Hugh Gunz, Mila B. Lazarova & Wolfgang Mayrhofer (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Career Studies (pp. 310 - 327). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
REY, C., ALMANDOZ, J., MONTANER, A. (2019). Nurturing Personal Purpose at Work. In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 97 - 106). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
LLEO, Á., REY, C., CHINCHILLA, N. (2019). Measuring the Purpose Strength. In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 119 - 130). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
REY, C., SAN CRISTOBAL, J., ALMANDOZ, J. (2019). The New Logic of Purpose Within the Organization. In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 3 - 15). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
ELVIRA, M., CALLEJA, L. M. (2019). General management as firm ownership changes. In Caldart, A., Ricart, J.E. and Carrera, A. (Eds), General Management in Latin and Ibero American Organizations: A Humanistic Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.


CHINCHILLA, N., LLEO, Á., REY, C., ALLOZA, A., PITTA, N. (2020). Purpose Strength Model: Towards a Shared Purpose.
LAS HERAS, M., VACCARO, A., ET AL., KOSZEWSKI, R., ZALCEWICZ, A. (2018). Report on selected solutions of law, business and technologies preventing crimes.
CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E., GRAU, M. (2018). I Wil Index (2018). (IESE - Women in Leadership) International Version. IESE.
GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2014). Strategic International Talent Management. Workforce Diagnosis and Effective Policies to Promote International Mobility. IESE.
PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., APASCARITEI, P., SUSAETA ERBURU, L., GALLIFA, Á. (2013). Objective: Lowering youth unemployment in Spain. What should Public Administration, companies, educational centers and young people do?.


SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C., LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S. (2020). Haier In Japan: An Ongoing Transformational Journey. IESE, DPO-464-E.
HERRERA ESPALIAT, F., DE LA CIERVA, Y. (2020). The "Nut Rage Incident" - Corporate Culture in Crisis. IESE, DPO-468-E.
LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S., SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C. (2020). Haier India: Aiming for Market Leadership. IESE, DPO-465-E.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S. (2019). Lucía Gómez (B). IESE, DPO-463-E.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S. (2019). Lucía Gómez (A). IESE, DPO-462-E.

Technical Notes

STEIN, G., BARRACHINA, A., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2020). Leading Transformation with an Agile Philosophy: The Challenge of Coordinated Anarchy. IESE, DPON-163-E.
ELVIRA, M., VILLAMOR, M., ELVIRA, M. (2020). Diversity In Boards of Directors: A Synthesis and Review. IESE, DPON-159-E.
MILLER, M., BRION, S. (2019). Erroneous Cues of Leadership: Implications for Leadership Emergence and Leadership Selection. IESE, DPON-153-E.
RIBERA, A. (2019). Character, Strengths and Virtues. IESE, DPON-150-E.
PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N., RIBERA, A. (2019). Introduction to Positive Psychology. IESE, DPON-151-E.