Jordi
Canals

Professor of Strategic Management and Economics

Fundación IESE Chair in Corporate Governance

• Ph.D. in Economic and Business Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona
• Post-Doctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University

Jordi Canals is professor of strategic management and economics and the holder of Fundación IESE Chair in Corporate Governance. He was Dean of IESE from 2001 through 2016. Prof. Canals is a recognized scholar in the areas of corporate strategy, corporate governance and globalization. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), Leadership Development in a Global world (Palgrave MacMillan 2012), Building Respected Companies (Cambridge University Press, 2010), Managing Corporate Growth (Oxford University Press, 2000), Universal Banking: Theoretical Perspectives and International Comparisons (Oxford University Press, 1997), and Competitive Strategies in European Banking (Oxford University Press, 1993).

Prof. Canals has served as guest scholar at the International Monetary Fund, visiting scholar at the World Bank, post-doctoral research fellow at the Harvard Business School and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.

He was a board member of GMAC, the European Corporate Governance Institute, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and the European Foundation for Management Development. Jordi Canals is also a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, Europe’s independent oversight group on European banking and financial affairs. In addition, he was a member of the Corporate Governance Commission set up by the Spanish Government in July 2002.

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Areas of interest

* Corporate governance
* Strategic management
* Globalization and International management

Publications

Journal Articles (refereed)

CANALS, J. (2014). Global Leadership Development, Strategic Alignment and CEOs Commitment. Journal of Management Development, 33 (5), 487 - 502. doi:10.1108/JMD-02-2014-0014.
CANALS, J. (2010). Rethinking the Firm's Mission and Purpose. European Management Review, 7 (4), 195 - 204. doi:10.1057/emr.2010.11.
CANALS, J. (2005). Corporate growth: Some key drivers. Die Unternehmung (Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice), 367 - 375.
CANALS, J. (2004). Pautas de buen gobierno en los consejos de administración. Universia Business Review (1), 18 - 27.
CANALS, J. (2001). How to Think about Corporate Growth? European Management Journal, 19 (6), 587 - 598. doi:10.1016/S0263-2373(01)00084-6.
CANALS, J. (2001). Internet, innovación y estrategia de la empresa. Lecciones de un fracaso y oportunidades de futuro. Economía Industrial (339), 37 - 50.
CANALS, J. (1999). New business concepts for corporate growth. Journal of General Management, 25 (2), 1 - 18.
CANALS, J. (1998). Universal Banks: The Need for Corporate Renewal. European Management Journal, 16 (5), 623 - 634. doi:10.1016/S0263-2373(98)00038-3.

Working Papers

CANALS, J. (2019). Renewing General Managers' Tasks in an Artificial Intelligence World (WP-1231-E).
CANALS, J. (2016). Renewal Inside: Companies as Respected Institutions (WP-1138-E). Barcelona: IESE.
CANALS, J. (2009). Seeking a greater impact: New challenges for business schools (DI-838-E).
CANALS, J. (1998). Banks as shareholders: Do they matter? (DI-354-E).
CANALS, J. (1996). Universal Banks: The need for corporate renewal (DI-321-E).

Articles in other publications

CANALS, J., CASSIMAN, B., ELVIRA, M., SIEBER, S., RAES, A. (2018). Cómo la IA cambiará (o no) tu modo de dirigir. Inteligencia artificial. IESE Insight (38), pp. 47 - 54.
CANALS, J., CASSIMAN, B., ELVIRA, M., SIEBER, S., RAES, A. (2018). How AI Will - and Won't - Change the Way You Manage. Artificial Intelligence. IESE Insight (38), pp. 47 - 54.
CANALS, J. (2016). Haga de su empresa una institución respetada. Hacia una visión más holística. IESE Insight (28), pp. 44 - 51.
CANALS, J. (2016). Transforming Companies Into Respected Institutions. A More Holistic View of the Firm. IESE Insight (28), pp. 44 - 51.
CANALS, J. (2014). 6 Items for the Top of Every Board's Agenda. Renewing the Board's Mission. IESE Insight (21), pp. 37 - 43.

Books

CANALS, J. (2010). Building Respected Companies. Rethinking Business Leadership and the Purpose of the Firm. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
CANALS, J. (2008). En busca del equilibrio. consejos de administración y alta dirección en el gobierno de la empresa. Madrid: Pearson Educación.
CANALS, J. (2000). La gestión del crecimiento de la empresa. Boston: McGraw Hill.
CANALS, J. (1999). Managing Corporate Growth. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
CANALS, J. (1997). Universal banking : International comparisons and theoretical perspectivas. Cape Town: Oxford University Press.

Edited books

CANALS, J., HEUKAMP, F. (2019). The Future of Management in an AI World. Redefining Purpose and Strategy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2016). IESE's Global Development. The Purpose and Impact of the Harvard Business School-IESE Committee. Barañáin: EUNSA. Ediciones Universidad de Navarra.
CANALS, J. (2015). Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Leadership Development. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2012). Leadership Development in a Global World. The Role of Companies and Business Schools. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2011). The Future of Leadership Development. Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

CANALS, J. (2019). The Evolving Role of General Managers in the Age of AI. 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. 37 - 64). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2015). Leadership Competences for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Top Management Perspective. In Canals J. (eds), Shaping Entrepreneurial Mindsets: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Leadership Development (pp. 3 - 26). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2012). Rethinking Global Leadership Development: Designing New Paradigms. In Canals J. (eds), Leadership Development in a Global World: The Role of Companies and Business Schools (pp. 29 - 61). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2011). In Search of a Greater Impact: New Corporate and Societal Challenges for Business Schools. In Canals J. (eds), The Future of Leadership Development: Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools (pp. 3 - 30). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
CANALS, J. (2011). In search of a greater impact: New corporate and societal challenges for business schools. In Jordi Canals (Ed.), The Future of Leadership Development: Corporate Needs and the Role of Business Schools (pp. 3 - 30). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.

Studies

BLAZQUEZ, M. L., MASCLANS, R., CANALS, J. (2020). Las competencias profesionales del futuro: un diagnóstico y un plan de acción para promover el empleo juvenil después de la COVID-19.
BARCELÓ, S. P., CORONA, J., PUIG, M., ARGANDOÑA, A., CANALS, J., DÍAZ GIMÉNEZ, J., ... VIVES, X. (2020). El impulso del empleo y el relanzamiento de la empresa. algunas reflexiones para la acción.
CANALS, J., BLÁZQUEZ, M. L., MASCLANS, R. (2019). El futuro del empleo y las competencias profesionales del futuro: la perspectiva de las empresas. IESE.

Cases

CALDART, A., CANALS, J. (2019). Almirall. Orientando el futuro de la empresa. IESE, SM-1686.
CANALS, J. (2019). Unilever (2017): The Board of Directors and the CEO in Governance and Strategy. IESE, SM-1671-E.
CANALS, J. (2018). Cellnex: un proyecto de crecimiento. IESE, SM-1662.
CANALS, J. (2018). Cellnex: A Growth Project. IESE, SM-1662-E.
ISAAC SASTRE BOQUET,, TÀPIES, J., CANALS, J. (2018). Ficosa International: Deciding the Future. IESE, SM-1661-E.

Technical Notes

CANALS, J. (2004). Tareas, retos y responsabilidades del alto directivo. IESE, DGN-645.
CANALS, J. (2004). El alto directivo y el desarrollo de la empresa como institución. IESE, DGN-644.
CANALS, J. (2004). Boards of Directors and Corporate Governance. IESE, DGN-639-E.
CANALS, J. (2004). Consejos de administración y buen gobierno. IESE, DGN-639.
CANALS, J. (2004). La estrategia de la empresa en la era de internet. IESE, ECONN-224.