Carl Schroeder Chair in Strategic Management

Holder: Joan E. Ricart

The Carl Schroeder Chair in Strategic Management fosters research in the field of strategic management and business strategy. It analyzes the trends that have an impact on current business models and promotes new business strategies for emerging markets.

The Chair team teaches a course in the MBA, and organizes sessions in IESE’s Alumni Learning Program, in forums aimed at executives, and in symposia and congresses for experts from all over the world.

Research lines

  • The business model concept. Advances in technology in general and in the Internet in particular have played a fundamental role in the emergence of new business models. The Chair researches the impact of these changes on business development.
  • The offshoring revolution and the global battle for talent. After years of offshoring in the manufacturing sector, the new trend consists of the outsourcing of non-operational knowledge-based activities to remote countries. The Chair analyzes the effect of this on knowledge management, the creation of new organizations and the development of new business models.
  • Strategies for the base of the pyramid. More and more companies are centering their activities on emerging economies and developing new business models focused on the base of the pyramid. In collaboration with the Center for Business in Society (CBS), the Chair analyzes possible business models in these markets.
  • The sustainable company. This research line centers on the concept of the sustainable company and analyzes the relation between value creation and company stakeholder management in new business models.

Holder of the Chair

Joan E. Ricart is a professor of Strategic Management and head of IESE’s Strategic Management Department. A widely recognized international lecturer, Ricart is the vice president of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, was the founding president of the European Academy of Management and president of the Strategic Management Society. He holds three doctoral degrees: in Managerial Economics from Northwestern University, in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and in Economics and Business Administration from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

CASSIMAN, B., RICART, J. E., VALENTINI, G. (2022). Commitment and competitive advantage in a digital world. Strategy Science, 7 (2), 130-137. doi:10.1287/stsc.2022.0164.
PISANI, N., RICART, J. E. (2018). Offshoring Innovation to Emerging Countries: The Effects of IP Protection and Cultural Differences on Firms' Decision to Augment Versus Exploit Home-Base-Knowledge. Management International Review, 58 (6), 871 - 909. doi:10.1007/s11575-018-0362-2.
PAZ-APARICIO, C., MUÑOZ-BULLÓN, F., SANCHEZ-BUENO, M. J., RICART, J. E. (2018). Selecting The Governance Mode When Offshoring Knowledge-Intensive Activities. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 24 (4), 275 - 287. doi:10.1016/j.pursup.2018.10.001.
PISANI, N., RICART, J. E. (2016). Offshoring of Services: A Review of the Literature and Organizing Framework. Management International Review, 56 (3), 385 - 424. doi:10.1007/s11575-015-0270-7.
PASTORIZA, D., ARIÑO, M. A., RICART, J. E., CANELA, M. Á. (2015). Does an Ethical Work Context Generate Internal Social Capital? Journal of Business Ethics, 129 (1), 77 - 92. doi:10.1007/s10551-014-2145-4.
DEMIL, B., LECOCQ, X., RICART, J. E., ZOTT, C. (2015). Introduction to the SEJ Special Issue on Business Models: Business Models within the Domain of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 9 (1), 1 - 11. doi:10.1002/sej.1194.

RICART, J. E. (2021). A Changing agenda for corporate governance. MMOBE-DEMO Programme course 2021/22.
RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P., GIULIODORI, A., ROUSSEAU, H. E. (2020). How can managementsScholarship help organizations achieve sustainable development goals?. A Process based appoach. EURAM 2020: The Business of now: the future starts here.

Articles in other publications

RICART, J. E., REY, C. (2017). Strategising for the future. The European Business Review, pp. 7 - 11.
REY, C., RICART, J. E. (2015). The Practice of Strategy. The European Business Review, pp. 39 - 42.
LLOPIS, J., RICART, J. E. (2013). What Good Managers Do. Management Priorities for the 21st Century. The European Business Review, pp. 6 - 9.

Books

LLOPIS, J., RICART, J. E. (2012). Qué hacen los buenos directivos. El reto del siglo XXI. Madrid: Pearson Educación.

Book Chapters

RICART, J. E. (2012). Competing through business models. In Giovanni Battista Dagnino (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Competitive Strategy (pp. 460 - 491). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Studies

RICART, J. E., TRILLAS, F., SALVADOR, J., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2017). Barcelona GIX. IT Network Integration. Integration, expansion, and evolution of the Barcelona IT Active & Passive networks. PPP for cities case study. IESE.
RICART, J. E., TRILLAS, F., FERRADANS, H., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2017). Comprehensive Maintenance of the Barcelona Ring Roads. The contract of maintrenance includes support to safety and surveillance, cleanlines and prune, schedulling and follow-up, traffic control, etc.. IESE.
RICART, J. E., FAGEDA, X., SALVADOR, J., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2017). Beach Maintenance in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area. PPP for cities series. IESE.

Cases

RICART, J. E., CARENZO, M., TAPIA, A. (2020). Glovo. From Startup to Unicorn. IESE, SM-1694-E.
TAPIA PAGÈS, A., CARENZO, M., RICART, J. E. (2019). Glovo 2.0. Pivotando Hacia Un Nuevo Modelo De Negocio. IESE, SM-1684.
RICART I COSTA, J. E., TAPIA PAGÈS, A., CARENZO, M. (2019). Glovo 1.0. Launching a New Business Model in the Ultra-Competitive Last-Mile Delivery Landscape. IESE, SM-1683-E.
TAPIA PAGÈS, A., CARENZO, M., RICART, J. E. (2019). Glovo 2.0. Pivoting to a new Business Model. IESE, SM-1684-E.
DUCH, A. I., RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P. (2019). La transformación de Medellín: hacia una sociedad urbana más equitativa, innovadora y participativa. IESE, SM-1681.

Technical Notes

RICART, J. E., LLOPIS, J., PASTORIZA, D. (2011). ¿Qué sabemos de los altos directivos de éxito? IESE, SMN-677.

Journal Articles (refereed)

CASSIMAN, B., RICART, J. E., VALENTINI, G. (2022). Commitment and competitive advantage in a digital world. Strategy Science, 7 (2), 130-137. doi:10.1287/stsc.2022.0164.
CARRASCO, C., SNIHUR, Y., BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E. (2022). The stakeholder value proposition of digital platforms in an urban ecosystem. Research Policy, 51 (4), Article 104488. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2022.104488.
RICART, J. E., REY, C. (2022). Purpose in corporate governance. The Path towards a more sustainable world. Sustainability, 14 (8), Article 4384. doi:10.3390/su14084384.
GIULIODORI, A., BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E. (2022). Where smart meets sustainability. The Role of smart governance in achieving the sustainable development goals in cities. BRQ-Business Research Quarterly. doi:10.1177/23409444221091281. (Online first)
RICART, J. E., SNIHUR, Y., CARRASCO, C., BERRONE, P. (2020). Grassroots resistance to digital platforms and relational business model design to overcome it. a conceptual framework. Strategy Science, 5 (3), 271-291. doi:https://doi.org/10.1287/stsc.2020.0104.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., DUCH T-FIGUERAS, A. I., BERNARDO, V., SALVADOR, J., PIEDRA PEÑA, J., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2019). EASIER: An Evaluation Model for Public-Private Partnerships Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability, 11 (8), 1 - 25. doi:10.3390/su11082339.
PISANI, N., RICART, J. E. (2018). Offshoring Innovation to Emerging Countries: The Effects of IP Protection and Cultural Differences on Firms' Decision to Augment Versus Exploit Home-Base-Knowledge. Management International Review, 58 (6), 871 - 909. doi:10.1007/s11575-018-0362-2.
FONTRODONA, J., RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P. (2018). Ethical Challenges in Strategic Management: The 19th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society. Journal of Business Ethics, 152 (4), 887 - 898. doi:10.1007/s10551-018-3825-2.
PAZ-APARICIO, C., MUÑOZ-BULLÓN, F., SANCHEZ-BUENO, M. J., RICART, J. E. (2018). Selecting The Governance Mode When Offshoring Knowledge-Intensive Activities. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 24 (4), 275 - 287. doi:10.1016/j.pursup.2018.10.001.
PAZ-APARICIO, C., RICART, J. E., BONACHE, J. (2017). Understanding the Decision to Offshore Human Resource Activities: A Coevolutionary Perspective. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 47 (2/3), 175 - 197. doi:10.1108/IJPDLM-09-2015-0224.

Working Papers

CASADESUS-MASANELL, R., RICART, J. E. (2009). From strategy to business model and to tactics (DI-813-E).
CASADESUS-MASANELL, R., RICART, J. E. (2009). Company strategy: Business model reconfiguration for innovation and internationalization (DI-807-E).
AGNESE, P., RICART, J. E. (2009). Offshoring: Facts and figures at the country level (DI-792-E).
CASADESUS-MASANELL, R., RICART, J. E. (2007). Competing through business models (DI-713-E).
ADEGBESAN, A., RICART, J. E. (2007). What do we really know about when technological innovation improves performance (and when it does not)? (DI-668-E).

Proceedings

PASTORIZA, D., ARIÑO, M. A., RICART, J. E. (2008). Drivers of organizational social capital in the firm. An empirical exploration. Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 1 - 6).

RICART, J. E. (2021). A Changing agenda for corporate governance. MMOBE-DEMO Programme course 2021/22.
RICART, J. E., ALEGRE, I., YONG, A., ROUSSEAU, H., BERRONE, P. (2021). Does Voluntary regulation supplement or substitute for organizations’ readiness for climate change?. Evidence of the impact of voluntary regulation on green public procurement. SMS 41st Annual Conference, Virtual Toronto.
RICART, J. E., CARRASCO, C., BERRONE, P., SNIHUR, Y. (2021). Keeping promises. Do digital platforms benefit the urban ecosystem?. EURAM 2021: Reshaping capitalism for a sustainable world.
RICART, J. E. (2021). From business models to business model impacts in smart cities and communities.. 6th International Conference on New Business Models.
RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P., GIULIODORI, A., ROUSSEAU, H. E. (2020). How can managementsScholarship help organizations achieve sustainable development goals?. A Process based appoach. EURAM 2020: The Business of now: the future starts here.

Articles in other publications

ZAMORA, J., RICART, J. E. (2020). Radiografía de la transformación digital en España. Seis metacompetencias críticas. Harvard Deusto Business Review (303), pp. 20-37.
CASARIN, A. A., CASTELLÓ MOLINA, I., RICART, J. E., ET AL. (2017). Los riesgos de la estrategia basada en el corto plazo. Harvard Deusto Business Review (271), pp. 44 - 46.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., FERRADANS, H., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M., SALVADOR, J. (2017). 7 Forces to Success in PPPs. Smart Cities via Public-Private Partnerships. IESE Insight (34), pp. 15 - 23.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., FERRADANS, H., RODRÍGUEZ PLANAS, M., SALVADOR, J. (2017). Siete requisitos para una cooperación público-privada de éxito. Ciudades inteligentes. IESE Insight (34), pp. 15 - 23.
RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P. (2017). La economía colaborativa en las ciudades. Harvard Deusto Business Review (265), pp. 50 - 64.

Books

BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., BRITO, E. (2022). Cities and Governance. The Rise of cities as global actors. Barcelona: IESE.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., TATGE, L. (2022). Cities and technology. Building cities in the age of information. Barcelona: IESE.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., DUCH T-FIGUERAS, A. I. (2019). Cities and International Outreach: The era of the global city. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
BERRONE, P., FAGEDA, X., LLUMÀ, C., RICART, J. E., RODRÍGUEZ, M., SALVADOR, J., ... PPP FOR CITIES - SPECIALIST CENTRE ON PPP IN SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES (2018). Parceria Público-Privada na América Latina. Guia para Governos Regionais e Locais. Caracas: CAF.
BERRONE, P., FAGEDA, X., LLUMÀ, C., RICART, J. E., RODRÍGUEZ, M., SALVADOR, J., ... PPP FOR CITIES - SPECIALIST CENTRE ON PPP IN SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES (2018). Public-Private Partnership in Latin America. A Guide for Regional and Local Governments. Caracas: CAF.

Edited books

CALDART, A., RICART, J. E., CARRERA, A. (2019). General Management in Latin and Ibero American Organizations: A Humanistic Perspective. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
RICART, J. E., ROSANAS, J. M. (2012). Towards a New Theory of the Firm. Humanizing the Firm and the Management Profession. Bilbao: Fundación BBVA.
ARIÑO, A., GHEMAWAT, P., RICART, J. E. (2005). Creating value through international strategy. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
GUAL, J., RICART, J. E. (2001). Strategy, organization and the changing nature of work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

RICART, J. E. (2021). El propósito en el gobierno corporativo y el modelo de negocio. En Delgado Gómez, José Manuel; Huerta Arribas, Emilio; Ocaña Pérez de Tudela, Carlos (Eds.), Empresa, Economía y Sociedad. Homenaje a Vicente Salas Fumás.. Madrid: Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros - FUNCAS.
RICART, J. E. (2020). The CEO as a business model innovator in an AI world. In Jordi Canals, Franz Heukamp (Eds.) (Eds.), The Future of management in an AI world: redefining purpose and strategy in the fourth industrial revolution (pp. 185 - 203). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
REY, C., RICART, J. E. (2019). Why Purpose Needs Strategy (and Vice Versa). In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 43 - 56). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
RICART, J. E., LLOPIS, J. (2019). A general manager's agenda: What good managers do. 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.
CALDART, A., RICART, J. E. (2019). Introduction: The practice of general management. 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.

Studies

BERRONE, P., CARRASCO-FARRÉ, C., PLANA, A., RICART, J. E., TRUPIA, G. (2022). Innovating Through PPPs: The Case of Economic Development in Barcelona. IESE.
ZAMORA, J., VALOR SABATIER, J., RICART, J. E., INFANTE MIDDLETON, N., GUERRA CORTADA, T., PÉREZ TEJADA, J. L. (2022). Data-Driven Organizations: Estudio IESE-Penteo. Diagnóstico de la transformación digital en organizaciones impulsadas por los datos por. IESE.
ZAMORA, J., VALOR SABATIER, J., RICART, J. E., INFANTE MIDDLETON, N., GUERRA CORTADA, T., PÉREZ TEJADA, J. L. (2022). Data-Driven Index: IESE-Penteo Study. Diagnosis of Digital Transformation in Data-Driven Organizations. IESE.
ALICIA PLANA OLÍAS,, JORDI SALVADOR, RICART, J. E. (2022). Towards New Mobility in Barcelona. Lessons learned from other cities.. IESE.
JUAN PIEDRA,, RICART, J. E., MIQUEL RODRIGUEZ, JORDI SALVADOR (2022). A Descriptive Comparison of The Tram Systems of: Barcelona, Bordeaux, Dublin And Manchester. IESE.

Cases

BERRONE, P., CALDART, A., RICART, J. E., SASTRE BOQUET, I. (2021). Tesla in the 2020s: Moment of Truth for the "Master Plan". IESE, SM-1707-E.
PEIRET, C., BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E. (2020). Sidewalk Toronto: Are smart cities the future of urban development? IESE, SM-1696-E.
PEIRET, C., BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E. (2020). Sidewalk Toronto: ¿Las ciudades inteligentes son el futuro del desarrollo urbanístico? IESE, SM-1696.
RICART, J. E., CARENZO, M., TAPIA, A. (2020). Glovo. From Startup to Unicorn. IESE, SM-1694-E.
TAPIA PAGÈS, A., CARENZO, M., RICART, J. E. (2019). Glovo 2.0. Pivotando Hacia Un Nuevo Modelo De Negocio. IESE, SM-1684.

Technical Notes

RICART, J. E. (2012). Strategy in the 21st Century: Business Models in Action. IESE, SMN-685-E.
RICART, J. E. (2012). Estrategia en el siglo XXI. Modelos de negocio en acción. IESE, SMN-685.
RICART, J. E., LLOPIS, J., PASTORIZA, D. (2011). ¿Qué sabemos de los altos directivos de éxito? IESE, SMN-677.
ADEGBESAN, A., RICART, J. E. (2011). The Offshoring of High-Value Services and the Globalization of Capability Sourcing. IESE, SMN-670-E.
PASTORIZA, D., RICART, J. E. (2006). Changing the Role of the General Manager. An Evolutionary Perspective. IESE, DGN-650-E.