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)

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., 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.
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.
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.
DUCH, A. I., RICART, J. E., BERRONE, P. (2019). Medellíns Transformation: Towards a More Equitable, Innovative and Participatory Urban Society. IESE, SM-1681-E.
RICART I COSTA, J. E., TAPIA PAGÈS, A., CARENZO, M. (2019). Glovo 2.0. Pivoting to a new Business Model. IESE, SM-1684-E.

Technical Notes

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

Journal Articles (refereed)

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.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., CARRASCO, C. (2016). The Open Kimono: Toward a General Framework for Open Data Initiatives in Cities. California Management Review, 59 (1), 39 - 70. doi:10.1177/0008125616683703.
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.

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., 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.
RICART, J. E. (2020). Strategic issues to face the disruption of the UN sustainable development goals. SMS 40th Virtual Annual Conference 2020.

Articles in other publications

ZAMORA, J., RICART, J. E. (2020). Radiografía de la transformación digital en España. Seis metacompeténcias 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

RICART, J. E., CALDART, A., CARRERA, A. (2020). General management in Latin and Ibero-American organizations. A Humanistic perspective. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
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.
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). Asociación Público-Privada en América Latina. guía para gobiernos regionales y locales. 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.
GUAL, J., RICART, J. E. (2001). Strategy, organization and the changing nature of work. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

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.
RICART, J. E. (2019). The role of the CEO in business model renewal. 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., RICART, J. E. (2020). Índice IESE Cities in Motion 2020. IESE, Barcelona, España.
BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E. (2020). IESE Cities in Motion Index 2020. IESE, Barcelona, Spain.
ZAMORA, J., RICART, J. E., GUERRA CORTADA, T., PÉREZ TEJADA, J. L. (2020). Estudio IESE-Penteo sobre transformación digital en España.
SALVADOR, J., TRILLAS, F., RICART, J. E., RODRIGUEZ PLANAS, M. (2020). Sants Food Market (Barcelona).
PIEDRA, J., RICART, J. E. (2019). Cap Djinet Sea Water Desalination Plant (Algeria).

Cases

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.
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.
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. (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.