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)

HAFENBRÄDL, S., WAEGER, D. (2021). The Business Case for CSR: A Trump Card Against Hypocrisy? Journal of Business Research, 129, 838-848. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.08.043.
ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., BOSCH, M. J., BERBER, A., MUGHAL, F., OZTURK, M. (2021). Servant leadership and family supportiveness. Looking into employees’ work and family outcomes. Journal of Business Research, 128, 70-82. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2021.01.052.
LAS HERAS, M., ROFCANIN, Y., ESCRIBANO, P. I., KIM, S., MAYER, M. (2021). Family‐supportive organisational culture, work–family balance satisfaction and government effectiveness. Evidence from four countries. Human Resource Management Journal, 31 (2), 454-475. doi:10.1111/1748-8583.12317.
ERIKSSON, K., STRIMLING, P., GELFAND, M., WU, J., ABERNATHY, J., AKOTIA, C. S., ... VAN LANGE, P. A. M. (2021). Perceptions of the appropriate response to norm violation in 57 societies. Nature Communications, 12 (1), Article 1481. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21602-9.
YAN, S., ALMANDOZ, J., FERRARO, F. (2021). The Impact of logic (in)compatibility. GreeniInvesting, state policy, and corporate environmental performance. Administrative Science Quarterly, 1-42. doi:10.1177/00018392211005756. (Online first)
CHENG, J. T., ANDERSON, C., TENNEY, E. R., BRION, S., MOORE, D. A., LOGG, J. M. (2021). The Social transmission of overconfidence. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, 150 (1), 157-186. doi:
RODRÍGUEZ-LLUESMA, C., GARCÍA, P., PINTO-GARAY, J. (2021). The Digital transformation of work. A relational view. Business Ethics: A European Review, 30 (1), 157-167. doi:10.1111/beer.12323.
SMULOWITZ, S. J., ALMANDOZ, J. (2021). Predicting employee wrongdoing. The complementary effect of CEO option pay and the pay gap. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 162, 123-135. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.10.018.
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, 29 (6), 907-921. doi:DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2020.1804876.
TIERNEY, W., HARDY III, J. H., EBERSOLE, C. R., VIGANOLA, D., CLEMENTE, E. G., GORDON, M., ... UHLMANN, E. L. (2020). A creative destruction approach to replication. Implicit work and sex morality across cultures. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (93), Article 104060. doi: (Online first)

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.
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. (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.


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. Annual Meeting Proceedings: Chicago 2018. Academy of Management 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.

NEELEY, T., REICHE, S. (2020). Downward deference. Yielding to subordinates in global work. 20th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Management.
SACKMANN, S., ADLER, N., REICHE, S. (2020). Dealing with the pandemic. Learnings across nations from culturally informed leadership. 46th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy. European International Business Academy.
REICHE, S. (2020). Panelist at the HR New Faculty Consortium. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
REICHE, S. (2020). Teaching global leadership. Exercises, curriculum development, and best practices. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
REICHE, S., CONROY, K. M., CHEN, L., HU, X., SONG, J.-W., SAKA-HELMHOUT, A., ... MARTIN, I. (2020). Globalizing actors and norm-making in multinational companies. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Articles in other publications

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.
LAS HERAS, M. (2021). Mejorar nuestro bienestar adoptando una actitud lúdica en el trabajo. Harvard Deusto Business Review (307), pp. 32-33.
LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A., MCBRIDE, E. (2019). Espíritu innovador: lecciones de liderazgo de la Sagrada Familia. IESE Business School Insight (154), pp. 76 - 80.
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.


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.
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.

Edited books

RIBERA, A., MC FARLANE, A., PLAMENOVA, N., ORTIZ, E. (2020). The 7 moments of coaching. Stories of inner journeys. Barcelona: Editorial Reverté.
LAS HERAS, M., CHINCHILLA, N., GRAU, M. (2020). The New ideal worker. Organizations between work-life balance, gender and leadership. Cham: Springer International Publishing.
RIBERA, A., MC FARLANE, A., PLAMENOVA, N. (2019). Los 7 momentos del coaching. Conversaciones para un viaje interior. Barcelona: Editorial Reverté.
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.

Book Chapters

HARZING, A. -W., REICHE, S., PUDELKO, M. (2021). Intercultural survey research. Challenges and suggested solutions. In Guttormsen, David S. A.; Lauring, Jakob and Chapman, Malcolm (Eds.), Field guide to intercultural research (pp. 29-40). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
REICHE, S., MENDENHALL, M. E., SZKUDLAREK, B., OSLAND, J. S. (2020). At the heart and beyond. What can global leadership researchers learn from perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic?. In Osland, J.S.; Szkudlarek, B.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Reiche, B.S. (Eds.), Advances in global Leadership (pp. 261-282). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
OSLAND, J. S., MENDENHALL, M. E., REICHE, S., SZKUDLAREK, B., BOLDEN, R., COURTICE, P., ... MAZNEVSKI, M. (2020). Perspectives on global leadership and the COVID-19 crisis. In Osland, J.S.; Szkudlarek, B.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Reiche, B.S. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 3-56). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
PÉREZ PÉREZ, L., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2020). La metodología agile en la gestión de RRHH de Orange España. En Eduardo Carlos Dittmar (Coord.) (Ed.), La empresa en el siglo XXI: Un estudio multidisciplinar de carácter jurídico empresarial (pp. 233 - 251). Cizur Menor, Navarra: Thomson & Aranzadi.
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.


LAS HERAS M., M., GIFRA, J. (2021). Un lugar de trabajo sostenible: hacia un modelo remoto y presencial. IESE.
LAS HERAS M., M., GIFRA, J. (2021). A Sustainable Work Model: Towards Remote and in the Office Work. IESE.
ATREVIA,, IESE (2021). Mujeres en los Consejos de las empresas cotizadas. IV Radiografía del mercado continuo. IX Informe de mujeres en el IBEX.
ÁLVAREZ DE MON, S., GARCÍA-LOMBARDÍA, P., BIEGER, C. (2021). El reto de la Formación Profesional en España. Fundación ATRESMEDIA .
LAS HERAS, M., BARRAZA, M., VEGAS, B. (2020). Mujeres y hombres en trabajo en remoto: Cómo, cuándo y quién. Beneficios para la empresa, la sociedad y las personas.


ELVIRA, M., ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2021). A Catalyst Journey During Corona Times (C). IESE, DPO-744-E.
RÁBAGO, E., STEIN G., G. (2021). Maison Lumineuse: una evaluación online. IESE, DPO-731.
DE LA CIERVA, Y., VILLEGAS, C. (2021). Boeing 737 MAX: ¿La seguridad, lo primero? IESE, DPO-739.
DE LA CIERVA, Y., VILLEGAS, C. (2021). The Boeing 737 MAX: People Before Profits? IESE, DPO-739-E.

Technical Notes

RÁBAGO, E., STEIN G., G. (2021). Las políticas de compensación en la pospandemia: más allá de la retribución. IESE, DPON-351.
PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N., RIBERA A., A. (2020). Resilience. IESE, DPON-348-E.
STEIN G., G., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2020). El despido: una política desconocida de dirección de personas. IESE, DPON-160.
STEIN, G., BARRACHINA, A., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2020). Leading Transformation with an Agile Philosophy: The Challenge of Coordinated Anarchy. IESE, DPON-163-E.
STEIN, G., BARRACHINA, A., PIN ARBOLEDAS, J. R. (2020). Liderar las transformaciones con la filosofía agile: el reto de la anarquía coordinada. IESE, DPON-163.