Indra Chair of Digital Strategy

Holder: Josep Valor

Trends such as mobility, social networks, the cloud and big data are manifestations of a much deeper change: the digital revolution. Companies must think about how to balance and combine apparently contradictory skills and attitudes: taking on risk, innovating and launching new projects, while maintaining the caution needed to ensure the stability and profitability of the business model.

In this context, the Indra Chair of Digital Strategy was created in 2014, with the aim of creating new strategies transforming the digital sector and the companies operating within it.

The Chair organizes symposia and international conferences, collaborates in the IESE Executive Education programs and offers regular sessions in IESE’s Alumni Learning Program. Its activities are integrated into IESE’s Information Systems Department.

Research lines

  • The effects of smart infrastructures on the business models of companies that provide services for these infrastructures or use them to deliver their services.
  • The use of social networks as a source of big data so that companies can adapt their business model to the 21st-century client.
  • The digital revolution and productivity.
  • Mobility and 24×7 connectivity, with the opportunities to redefine relational models that this represents for companies.
  • The transformation of the digital sector with the aim of creating a model of sector change.
  • Client relationships and digital marketing.

Holder of the Chair

Josep Valor is a professor of Information Systems. He holds doctorate degrees in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in Medical Engineering from the Division of Health Sciences and Technology of Harvard Medical School and MIT, and in Industrial Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. His research centers on the impact of IT on industrial structures and competitiveness. The results of his research have been published in the International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Knowledge and Process Management and he has published several books related to information systems management.

Sponsor

Publications

Studies

VALOR SABATIER, J., ARROYO, C., LEE, K. (2018). The Media Landscape: From Showtime to Screen Time. IESE.

Journal Articles (refereed)

HIRSCHHEIM, R., LOEBBECKE, C., NEWMAN, M., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2007). Offshoring and its Implications for the Information Systems Discipline. Where Perception Meets Reality. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 2007 (20), 824 - 835.
MIRALLES, F., SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2006). An Exploratory Framework for Assessing Open Source Software. Systèmes d'Information et Management, 11 (1), 85 - 103. doi:10.9876/sim.v11i1.188.
GEORGE, J. F., VALACICH, J. S., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2005). Does information systems still matter? Lessons for a maturing discipline. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (16).
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2003). Market bundling strategies in the horizontal portal industry. International Journal of Electronic Commerce, 7 (4), 37 - 54.
ROCKETT L.,, VALOR SABATIER, J., MILLER, P., NAUDE, P. (1998). Technology and virtual teams: Using globally distributed groups in MBA learning. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 15 (5), 174 - 182. doi:10.1108/10650749810248311.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1997). Process innovation: Changing boxes or revolutionizing organizations? Knowledge and Process Management, 4 (2), 114 - 125. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1441(199706)4:2<114::AID-KPM90>.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1991). The strategic dimension of transactional information systems: Some organizational implications. Journal of Information Systems, 1 (4), 223 - 232. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2575.1991.tb00059.x.

Working Papers

MIRALLES, F., SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2005). CIO herds and user gangs in the adoption of open source software (DI-595-E).
VALOR SABATIER, J., SIEBER, S. (2003). Uses and attitudes of young people toward technology and mobile telephony (DI-505-E).
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2002). Market bundling strategies in the horizontal portal industry (DI-480-E).
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1996). Process Innovation: Changing boxes or revolutionizing organizations? (DI-307-E).
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., VALOR SABATIER, J., FONSTAD D. (1993). Outsourcing in Spain: An empirical study of top management's perspective (DI-244-E).

Articles in other publications

VALOR SABATIER, J. (2006). Acertar en la tecnología. Las decisiones de las TIC en los próximos 25 años. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (100), pp. 30 - 34.
VALOR SABATIER, J. (2006). ICT Decisions Over the Next 25 years. The Ascent of Information and Communications Technologies. Alumni Magazine (100), pp. 20 - 24.
VALOR SABATIER, J., SIEBER, S. (2003). Lecciones desde el cementerio 'punto-com'. Harvard Deusto Business Review (113), pp. 84 - 93.
VALOR SABATIER, J. (2003). Qué piensan los directivos españoles de los negocios en la red. Iniciativa Emprendedora (38), pp. 19 - 27.
VALOR SABATIER, J., SUBIRANA VILANOVA, B., CARVAJAL, P. (1999). Mercados electrónicos en Internet: Un modelo evolutivo basado en flujos de transacciones. Harvard Deusto Business Review (92), pp. 84 - 93.

Books

ANDREU I CIVIT, R., BERASATEGUI RODRÍGUEZ, L., CARDONA SORIANO, P., CASTAÑOSA, C., FERNÁNDEZ, A., GARCÍA PONT, C., ... VIVES L. (2006). Mejorar la gestión de las empresas. Agunos de los mejores casos del IESE. Edición 2005. Aravaca: McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J., PORTA, V. (2005). Los sistemas de información en la empresa actual. Aspectos estratégicos y alternativas tácticas. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
RICART, J. E., SUBIRANA VILANOVA, B., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2004). Sources of information value: Strategic framing and the transformation of the information industries. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1996). Estrategia y sistemas de información. Aravaca: McGraw-Hill Interamericana de España.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1996). La organización en la era de la información: Aprendizaje, innovación y cambio. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Book Chapters

VALOR SABATIER, J., SÁEZ, L. (2006). Los sistemas de información. En Jaume Ribera, José A. Gutiérrez Fuentes, Magda Rosenmöller (Eds.), Gestión en el sector de la salud. Vol. 2: Elementos de gestión en las instituciones (pp. 407 - 429). Madrid: Pearson-Prentice Hall.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2004). Competitive dynamics of general portals. In Arthur Tatnall (Ed.), Web portals: The new gateways to Internet information and services (pp. 64 - 79). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., SUBIRANA VILANOVA, B., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2000). La influencia de las tecnologías de la información y comunicaciones en el empleo: Factores determinantes a nivel de empresa. En Jordi Gual (Ed.), Empleo y nuevas tecnologías. Cómo las nuevas tecnologías transforman el mundo del trabajo (pp. 97 - 124). Barcelona: Estudios y Ediciones IESE.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1997). Tecnología de información e innovación de procesos. En J.E. Ricart [et al.] (Ed.), Cómo mejorar nuestra empresa (pp. 69 - 91). Barcelona: Ediciones Folio.
ANDREU I CIVIT, R., RICART, J. E., VALOR SABATIER, J. (1997). Sistemas de información y la corporación. En C. García Pont [et al.] (Ed.), Gestión de empresas diversificadas (pp. 49 - 83). Barcelona: Ediciones Folio.

Studies

VALOR SABATIER, J., ARROYO, C., LEE, K. (2018). The Media Landscape: From Showtime to Screen Time. IESE.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J., PELLICER, M. (2008). Criterios de adopción de las tecnologías de información y comunicación.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J., PELLICER, M. (2008). Criteria for adopting information and communication technologies.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J., COMÍN, A. (2008). Las TIC como agentes de cambio en las empresas españolas y su evolución en el período 2005 a 2007 y tendencias de futuro.
SIEBER, S., VALOR SABATIER, J., PÉREZ, M., COMÍN, A., PUIG, C. (2007). Tamaño y estructura del sector de las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones en España.

Cases

VALOR SABATIER, J., ZAMORA, J., JESUS PÉREZ BALAGUER, ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2021). Tramsa Mobility on the Ropes: Dealing with a Cyberattack (B). IESE, SI-209-E.
VALOR SABATIER, J., ZAMORA, J., JESUS PÉREZ BALAGUER, ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2021). Tramsa Mobility en dificultades: enfrentándose a un ciberataque (B). IESE, SI-209.
VALOR SABATIER, J., ZAMORA, J., PÉREZ BALAGUER, J., ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2021). Tramsa Mobility on the Ropes: Dealing with a Cyberattack (A). IESE, SI-208-E.
VALOR SABATIER, J., ZAMORA, J., PÉREZ BALAGUER, J., ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2021). Tramsa Mobility en dificultades: enfrentándose a un ciberataque (A). IESE, SI-208.
VALOR SABATIER, J., ZAMORA, J., JESUS PÉREZ BALAGUER, ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET (2021). Tramsa Mobility on the Ropes: Dealing with a Cyberattack (C). IESE, SI-210-E.

Technical Notes

VALOR SABATIER, J. (2018). Basic Economic Models for the Digital Economy. IESE, SIN-55-E.
VALOR SABATIER, J. (2018). Modelos económicos básicos para la economía digital. IESE, SIN-55.
FARRÉ, M., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2012). Healthcare and Social Networks. IESE, SIN-53-E.
VALOR SABATIER, J. (2006). Riesgo en los proyectos de TI. IESE, SIN-51.
ARMELINI, G., MIRALLES, F., VALOR SABATIER, J. (2004). Criterios de evaluación para la toma de decisiones en la adopción de tecnologías: Caso del software de código abierto. IESE, SIN-49.