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)

REICHE, S., FROESE, F. J., STOERMER, S., KLAR, S. (2021). Best of both worlds. How embeddedness fit in the host unit and headquarters improve repatriate knowledge transfer. Journal of International Business Studies, 52 (7), 1331-134. doi:10.1057/s41267-020-00356-4.
CERAR, J., NELL, P., REICHE, S. (2021). The declining share of primary data and the neglect of the individual level in international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 52 (7), 1365-137. doi:10.1057/s41267-021-00451-0.
REICHE, S., KIM, H., HARZING, A. -W. (2021). How does successive inpatriation contribute to subsidiary capability building and subsidiary evolution?. A longitudinal perspective on inpatriates’ knowledge transfer. Journal of International Business Studies. (Forthcoming)
REICHE, S., DIMITROVA, M., WESTMAN, M., CHEN, S., WURTZ, O., LAZAROVA, M., SHAFFER, M. (2021). Expatriate work role engagement and the work-family interface. A conditional crossover and spillover perspective. Human Relations. (Forthcoming)
REICHE, S., AKKAN, E., LEE, Y. -T. (2021). How and when do prior international experiences lead to global work?. A career motivation perspective. Human Resource Management. (Forthcoming)
SALAS-VALLINA, A., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M. (2021). Building resilience and performance in turbulent times. The influence of shared leadership and passion at work across levels. BRQ-Business Research Quarterly. doi:10.1177/23409444211035138. (Online first)
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.
AUDIA, P. G., ROUSSEAU, H. E., BRION, S. (2021). CEO power and nonconforming reference group selection. Organization Science. doi:10.1287/orsc.2020.1397. (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.


PELTOKORPI, V., FROESE, F. J., REICHE, S. (2021). How and when do reintegration facilitate repatriate knowledge transfer? 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.
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.

ELVIRA, M. (2021). Boarding pass: divestitures and the proportion of women on firms' boards. SMS 41st Annual Conference, Virtual Toronto.
ELVIRA, M., SABANCI, H. (2021). Temporary employment, precarity trap in low-paying jobs, and wage inequality. 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
ELVIRA, M., SABANCI, H. (2021). Temporary employment, precarity trap in low-paying jobs, and wage inequality. 116th ASA Virtual Annual Meeting.
ELVIRA, M. (2021). Temporary employment, precarity trap in low-paying jobs, and wage inequality. 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, Amsterdam.
ELVIRA, M., MCALLUM, K. (2021). Caring about meaningfulness?. How relational others shape care workers’ experience of meaningful work. 21st International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society.

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.


RIBERA A., A. (2021). Silvia Bianchi. Working and Living With a Perfectionist. IESE, DPO-749-E.
RIBERA A., A. (2021). Christopher Baden. The Blind Spot of a Brilliant Young Manager. IESE, DPO-750-E.
RÁBAGO, E., STEIN G., G. (2021). Maison Lumineuse: An Online Assessment Process. IESE, DPO-731-E.
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.

Technical Notes

PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N., RIBERA A., A. (2021). Behavioral Change and How to Make it Last. IESE, DPON-352-E.
RÁBAGO, E., STEIN G., G. (2021). Las políticas de compensación en la pospandemia: más allá de la retribución. IESE, DPON-351.
VILAPLANA, F., STEIN G., G. (2020). El liderazgo humanista en la era de la digitalización. La persona, cliente incluido, en el centro. IESE, DPON-349.
PLAMENOVA DJOUROVA, N., RIBERA A., A. (2020). Resilience. IESE, DPON-348-E.
BARRACHINA, A., STEIN G., G. (2020). Digitalizar la selección del talento: la inteligencia artificial y la gestión de personas. IESE, DPON-347.