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…

Cyber Security: A ‘Must Have’ for Global Businesses

In today’s volatile conditions business leaders need to account for many risks. For example, data from a recent survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that global leaders identify several economic, geopolitical, social and technological risks, with the first five priorities being: Unemployment or Underemployment (1st), Fiscal Crises (2nd), Failure of National Governance (3rd),…
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Gig Economy and Psychological Well-Being

It is quite difficult to have a clear and coherent picture of how the future of work will look like with all the driverless cars, automated jobs and new human-only careers. At the same time, it is equally difficult to imagine the future with traditional 9-to-5 jobs, isn’t it? Although there is quite some uncertainty…
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On Brexit, No-Deal Brexit and Their Consequences

On June 23rd, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union, and the departure is scheduled for 29th of March, 2019. Last month, UK Prime Minister Theresa May went to Florence to deliver her vision on a post-Brexit UK and its relationship with the EU. The speech was aimed to deliver the message that…
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