International Center for Work and Family (ICWF)

Director: Prof. Mireia Las Heras
Manager: Gemma Palet

We promote corporate family responsibility in business, fostering the corporate leadership, culture, balance and flexibility that facilitate the integration of employees’ work, family and personal lives.


  • To encourage an organizational culture focused on people.
  • To develop the talent and leadership to facilitate the integration of work, family and personal lives.
  • To create policies of balanced and equal opportunities through flexibility and the development of corporate family responsibility.
  • To improve the environment in which career paths are developed, so people can lead a balanced work, family and personal life.
  • To foster the commitment and satisfaction of workers, increasing business competitiveness and sustainability.
  • To investigate, analyze and promote the professional advancement of women to achieve their full potential.
  • To encourage public administrations to draft legislation and policies facilitating balance.

Research lines:

  • Corporate family responsibility
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Inclusiveness in Organizations
  • Beyond Compliance

Upcoming events and conferences


Research Assistants



Journal Articles (refereed)

MARESCAUX, E., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., ILIES, R., BOSCH, M. J. (2020). When employees and supervisors (do not) see eye to eye on family supportive supervisor behaviours. The role of segmentation desire and work-family culture. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 121. doi:
ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., ESCRIBANO PINTO, P., STANKO, T. (2020). FSSBs and Elderly Care: Exploring the Role of Organizational Context on Employees' Overall Health and Work-Family Balance Satisfaction. Journal of Business and Psychology, 35 (3), 403 - 419. doi:10.1007/s10869-019-09629-8.
KELLY, C. M., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., OGBONNAYA, C., MARESCAUX, E., BOSCH, M. J. (2019). Seeking an "i-deal" balance: Schedule-flexibility i-deals as mediating mechanisms between supervisor emotional support and employee work and home performance. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103369.
ROFCANIN, Y., BAKKER, A. B., BERBER, A., GÖLGECI, I., LAS HERAS, M. (2019). Relational Job Crafting: Exploring the Role of Employee Motives with a Weekly Diary Study. Human Relations, 72 (4), 859 - 866. doi:10.1177/0018726718779121.
BÖREKÇI, D., ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., BERBER, A. (2018). Deconstructiong Organizational Resilience: A Multiple-Case Study. Journal of Management & Organization. doi:10.1017/jmo.2018.72. (Online first)
ROFCANIN, Y., DE JONG, J., LAS HERAS, M., KIM, S. (2018). The Moderating Role of Prosocial Motivation on the Association Between Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviours and Employee Outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 107, 153 - 167. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2018.04.001.
BOSCH, M. J., LAS HERAS, M., RUSSO, M., ROFCANIN, Y., GRAU GRAU, M. (2018). How Context Matters: The Relationship Between Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviours And Motivation To Work Moderated By Gender Inequality. Journal of Business Research, 82, 46 - 55. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.08.026.
ROFCANIN, Y., LAS HERAS, M., BAKKER, A. B. (2017). Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors and Organizational Culture: Effects on Work Engagement and Performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 22 (2), 207 - 217. doi:10.1037/ocp0000036.
KIM, S., LAS HERAS, M., ESCRIBANO, P. I. (2016). When Satisfaction with Work-Family Balance Pays. International Business Research, 9 (11), 178 - 188. doi:10.5539/ibr.v9n11p178.
KIM, S., LAS HERAS, M., BOSCH, M. J. (2016). A Matter of Love: Exploring What Enables Work-family Enrichment. International Business Research, 9 (8), 24 - 36. doi:10.5539/ibr.v9n8p24.

Working Papers

CHINCHILLA, N., LEÓN, C., TORRES E., CANELA, M. Á. (2006). Career inhibitors and career enablers for executive women (DI-632-E).
CHINCHILLA, N., LEÓN, C., TORRES E., CANELA, M. Á. (2006). Frenos e impulsores en la trayectoria profesional de las mujeres directivas (DI-632).

Articles in other publications

CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E. (2015). El papel de la mujer en la empresa. Economia Exterior: estudios de la revista Política Exterior sobre la internacionalización de la economía (72), pp. 99 - 105.
CHINCHILLA, N., JIMÉNEZ, E. (2014). Crisis de confianza. Responsabilidad Familiar Corporativa (RFC). Ekos Negocios (240), pp. 32 - 34.
CHINCHILLA, N., LAS HERAS, M., JIMENEZ, E. (2014). Corporate Family Responsibility (CFR): An urgent need for Europe in the International Year of the Family. The Parliament Magazine (382), pp. 46 - 47.
LAS HERAS, M. (2012). Career Track R.I.P.. Multiple Avenues to Career Building. Rotman Magazine, pp. 64 - 69.
EPIE, C., CHINCHILLA, N., LAS HERAS, M. (2012). Family-Responsible Management and Human Resource Indicators. The Nigerian Experience. Business & Management Journal, 2 (2), pp. 85 - 92.


CHINCHILLA, N., MORAGAS FREIXA, M. (2013). Masters of Our Destiny. Barañain: Eunsa.
CHINCHILLA, N., MORAGAS FREIXA, M. (2009). Senhores do Nosso Destino. Lisboa: Aletheia Editores.
CHINCHILLA, N., MORAGAS FREIXA, M. (2008). Masters of Our Destiny. Barañain: Eunsa.
CHINCHILLA, N., MORAGAS FREIXA, M. (2007). Dueños de nuestro destino. Cómo conciliar la vida profesional, familiar y personal. Barcelona: Ariel.
CHINCHILLA, N., POELMANS, S., LEÓN, C., TARRÉS, J. B. (2005). Guía de buenas prácticas de la empresa flexible. Hacia la conciliación de la vida laboral, familiar y personal - 2005. Barcelona: IESE.

Edited books

POELMANS, S., GREENHAUS, J., LAS HERAS, M. (2013). Expanding the Boundaries of Work-Family Research. A Vision for the Future. Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
DEBELJUH, P., LAS HERAS, M. (2010). Mujer y liderazgo. construyendo desde la complementariedad. México: LID Editorial Mexicana.
CHINCHILLA, N., LAS HERAS, M., MASUDA, A. (2009). Balancing Work and Family. A Practical Guide to Help Organizations Meet the Global Workforce Challenge. United States: HRD Press Inc.

Book Chapters

LAS HERAS, M., GRAU, M. (2017). Women in Management in Spain. In Ronald J Burke and Astrid M. Richardsen (Ed.), Women in Management Worldwide: Signs of progress (pp. 78 - 90). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
CHINCHILLA, N., MORAGAS FREIXA, M. (2014). Empresa, familia y sociedad. En Foro Empresarial de la Región de Murcia (Ed.), Humanismo empresarial y calidad directiva (pp. 67 - 75). Murcia: Fundación Educación y Desarrollo.
LAS HERAS, M., CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E. (2014). Corporate Family Responsibility. In Dr Jacqui Griffiths (Ed.), Sean Nicklin, Ben Cornwell (Eds.), Family Futures (pp. 163 - 167). Leicester, UK: Tudor Rose.
HALL, D., LAS HERAS, M. (2011). Personal growth through career work: A positive approach to careers. In Kim S. Cameron and Gretchen M. Spreitzer (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of positive organizational scholarship (pp. 507 - 519). Cape Town: Oxford University Press.
BRISCOE, J., HALL, D., LAS HERAS, M., UNITE, J. (2011). Careers in the United States. In Jon P. Briscoe, Douglas T. Hall and Wolfgang Mayrhofer (Eds.), Careers around the world: Individual and Contextual Perspectives (pp. 355 - 370).


LAS HERAS, M., PALET, G., RIERA, G., EUROFIRMS GROUP (2019). Excelencia y valores. Claves para la sostenibilidad social y empresarial.
LAS HERAS, M., PALET, G., RIERA, G. (2019). Sostenibilidad empresarial y felicidad personal: ¿Complementariedad o contraposición?.
LAS HERAS, M. (2018). Estudio Responsabilidad Familiar Corporativa (IFREI) España 2017. Consecuencias en las empresas, los empleados, y la sociedad. IESE.
LAS HERAS, M. (2017). S=HE ¿Igualdad de Oportunidades? Desarrollo Profesional de Hombres y Mujeres en España.
CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E., GRAU, M. (2017). Maternidad y trayectoria profesional en España. Análisis de las barreras e impulsores para la maternidad de las mujeres españolas.


JOSEFINA LAGOS GARCIA DE LA HUERTA,, ARIÑO, M. A., LAS HERAS, M. (2018). Eurofirms: Difficult Decisions. IESE, DPO-430-E.
JOSEFINA LAGOS GARCIA DE LA HUERTA,, ARIÑO, M. A., LAS HERAS, M. (2018). Eurofirms: decisiones difíciles. IESE, DPO-430.
LAS HERAS, M., FUENTES TEJADA, S. (2018). Suely - ¿adónde voy ahora?. Desarrollo de una carrera. IESE, DPO-431.
LAS HERAS, M., FUENTES TEJADA, S. (2018). Suely: What Should I Do Now?. The Development of a Career. IESE, DPO-431-E.
LAS HERAS, M. (2016). Alex López e Irene Fariñas. ¿Y yo hacia dónde tiro? IESE, DPO-397.

Technical Notes

LÓPEZ-JURADO, M., JIMENEZ, E., CHINCHILLA, N. (2014). Juan Antonio Pérez López y la dirección de empresas. IESE, DPON-120.
CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E. (2014). La responsabilidad familiar corporativa, núcleo de la responsabilidad social. IESE, DPON-119.
CHINCHILLA, N., JIMENEZ, E. (2014). Corporate Family Responsibility: The Core of Social Responsibility. IESE, DPON-119-E.
LAS HERAS, M. (2013). Silencio en la organización. IESE, DPON-106.
CRUZ, H., CHINCHILLA, N. (2011). Diversidad y paradigmas de empresa: un nuevo enfoque. IESE, DPON-93.