Into 2018 with Optimism

2018 – here we are! I believe that for many it is exciting to welcome the New Year, as it symbolises the beginning of something new, fills us with new energy and hope. Many times this momentum of a new beginning drives people to conclude ‘the past’ and create all sorts of resolutions and multiple…
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Participation and Democracy in the Digital Age in Cities

In the face of the growing ubiquity of new technologies and digitalization, cities across the globe are experimenting with new ways of governance tools for civic engagement. Digital transformation offers the ability to reach a higher number of people and interact with them in innovative ways. Cities and municipalities are taking advantage of these opportunities…
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Latest Research: Effective Personality Traits of Expats

One of the traditional and still common purposes of expatriation is managing a foreign subsidiary, hence, traditional expatriate roles are to be found in senior executive levels and senior management teams. Given the responsibilities attached to these positions, and the costs of expatriation for the organization, the importance of success for such international assignments can…
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How Serious Is Gender Inequality at Local Government Leadership?: A Quick Assessment of Women Leading Cities and Gender Equality

A couple of weeks ago, the 2017 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress took place in Barcelona. During the different conferences at the Congress and side events - including the 3rd International Conference of the Specialist Center on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities (PPP for cities) led by IESE -, it was…
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