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

Former Collaborators


Journal Articles (refereed)

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.
PELTOKORPI, V., FROESE, F. J., REICHE, S., KLAR, S. (2022). Reverse knowledge flows. How and when do preparation and reintegration facilitate repatriate knowledge transfer? Journal of Management Studies, 59 (7), 1869-1893. doi:10.1111/joms.12802.
STOLLBERGER, J., LAS HERAS, M., ROFCANIN, Y. (2022). Sharing is caring. The role of compassionate love for sharing coworker work–family support at home to promote partners’ creativity at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107 (10), 1824-1842. doi:10.1037/apl0000985.
KIPFELSBERGER, P., RAES, A., HERHAUSEN, D., KARK, R., BRUCH, H. (2022). Start with why. The transfer of work meaningfulness from leaders to followers and the role of dyadic tenure. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 43 (8), 1287-1309. doi:10.1002/job.2649.
HILL, N. S., VILLAMOR, I. (2022). The influence of team cultural value orientations on norms of conduct in hybrid teams. Implications for team cohesion and performance. GROUP PROCESSES & INTERGROUP RELATIONS. doi:10.1177/13684302221123922. (Online first)
KIM, H., REICHE, S., HARZING, A.-W. (2022). How does successive inpatriation contribute to subsidiary capability building and subsidiary evolution?. A longitudinal perspective on inpatriates’ knowledge transfer.. Journal of International Business Studies (53), 1394-1419. doi:10.1057/s41267-021-00494-3.
KITAYAMA, S., SALVADOR, C., NANAKDEWA, K., ROSSMAIER, A., SAN MARTÍN, Á., SAVANI, K. (2022). Varieties of interdependence and the emergence of the Modern West. Toward the globalizing of psychology. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST. (Forthcoming)
BONET, R., ELVIRA, M., VISINTIN, S. (2022). Hiring temps but losing perms?. Temporary worker inflows and voluntary turnover of permanent employees. WORK EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIETY. doi:10.1177/09500170221103135. (Online first)
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. doi:10.1111/jasp.12919. (Online first)
DELIOS, A., CLEMENTE, E. G., WU, T., TAN, H., WANG, Y., GORDON, M., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2022). Examining the context sensitivity of research findings from archival data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119 (30), e2120377119. doi:10.1073/pnas.2120377119.

Working Papers

GROSSMANN, I., ROTELLA, A. M., HUTCHERSON, C., SHARPINSKYI, C., VARNUM, M. E. W., ACHTER, S., ... WILKENING, T. (2022). Insights into accuracy of social scientists' forecasts of societal change.
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.


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.


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.
DE LA CIERVA, Y. (2020). Crisis management in the Catholic Church. Principles and best practices. Independently published.

Edited books

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.
OSLAND, J. S., MENDENHALL, M. E., REICHE, S., SZKUDLAREK, B. (2020). Advances in Global Leadership. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.

Book Chapters

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.
KRAIMER, M. L., REICHE, S., GEORGE, M. (2022). An identity work perspective of expatriates and cross-cultural transitions. A Review and future research agenda. In Too, Soo Min & Denisi, Angelo (Eds.), Expatriates and Managing Global Mobility (pp. 258-281). Routledge.
NEACSU, I., ELVIRA, M., RODRÍGUEZ-LLUESMA, C., ESCARLAT, E. (2022). Connectivity in the virtual office space. Catalyst or impediment to TMT agility?. In Bertolaso, M., Capone, L., & Rodriguez-Lluesma, C. (Eds.), Digital humanism: a human-centric approach to digital technologies (pp. 193-219). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, Y.-T. (2022). Leadership in social enterprises. A Paradigm for purpose-led organizations. In Vaccaro, A. ; Ramus, T. (Eds.), Social innovation and social enterprises (pp. 83-108). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
ROFCANIN, Y., AFACAN FINDIKLI, M., LAS HERAS, M., ERERDI, C. (2022). Idiosyncratic deals and individualization of human resource management practices. The Growth of HR differentiation. In Rofcanin, Y. and Anand, S. (Eds.), Idiosyncratic deals at work: exploring individual, organisational and societal perspectives (pp. 119-142). London: Palgrave Macmillan.


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.


PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., GÓMEZ-LLERA, G. (2022). Pedro Nuño quiere ir a Madrid (B). IESE, DPO-778.
PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R., GÓMEZ-LLERA, G. (2022). Pedro Nuño quiere ir a Madrid (A). IESE, DPO-777.
CHINCHILLA, N., SAN MARTÍN, Á. (2022). Tessile Milana, SpA (B). IESE, DPO-796-E.
CHINCHILLA, N., SAN MARTÍN, Á. (2022). Tessile Milana, SpA (B). IESE, DPO-796.
CHINCHILLA, N., SAN MARTÍN, Á. (2022). Tessile Milana, SpA (A). IESE, DPO-795.

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.