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GEM Spain 2019-2020 Report

(CC) GEM Spain 2019-2020/GEM SpainThis year’s edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Spain provides the most up-to-date picture of the state of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Spain. The report was sponsored by The Santander International Entrepreneurship Centre (CISE), Spain’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (RED GEM España), Banco Santander (via Santander Universities) and Spain’s National Innovation Enterprise (ENISA).

Based on the work of more than 180 researchers from across the country with data obtfrom public surveys of over 23,100 people and interviews with national economic experts, the study depicts some of the main characteristics of Spain’s unique breed of entrepreneurship.

Download the GEM Spain 2019-2020 Report (in Spanish).

COVID-19: Policy Responses Across Europe

(CC) GeorgeTan # 2...thanks for millionth support/FlickrThe effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of individuals and societies, including on the economy and labour markets, is unprecedented. The impact of the global health emergency has placed a growing number of businesses under threat, putting the jobs of more and more workers at risk and impacting the livelihoods of many citizens. Policymakers moved swiftly in an effort to mitigate the social and economic effects on businesses, workers and citizens. Eurofound’s COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch database provides information on initiatives introduced to cushion these effects. Drawing on the content of this database of around 500 policy initiatives (April 2020), this report aims to present an overview of both large-scale government measures and collective agreements that impact on large groups of workers, setting this in the context of the evolving labour market situation.

Read the full Eurofound report COVID-19: Policy Responses Across Europe.

Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation: A Framework for Entrepreneurs and Investors

(CC) Yuri Samoilov/FlickrThe World Economic Forum has recently published: “Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation: A Framework for Entrepreneurs and Investors”.

Technology brings many positive innovations and opportunities but unless it is developed with security in mind, it presents more risks and potential disruption than solutions. This report provides a framework to develop technology in a secure manner, focusing on essential principles such as privacy-by-design and security-by-design.

Download the full WEF report.

Library Newsletter: Summer Readings 2020

(CC) Gisele Jaquenod/FreeimagesSummer has arrived and with it the Library’s time-honored reading recommendations. Even in the exceptional times we are living, summer offers a rare opportunity to explore new books, whether you’re looking for simple distraction or tips on how to prepare for the “new normal”. Our selection for 2020 contains three different kinds of titles: award-winning business books (we recently acquired), the latest titles published by IESE Professors, and a list of the latest e-books available in our collections. As many of us prepare for what is likely to be an unusual summer, the least we can do is keep the pleasure of reading alive. We hope you find a book that catches your interest.

Enjoy the summer and happy reading!

Read the full Library Newsletter N. 85: Summer Readings 2020

All You Need to Know About the Global Suncare

(CC) Tauralbus/FlickrMarketLine has published the report “Global Suncare”, which provides data on the global sector’s size, value and volume between 2015 and 2019, as well as forecasts to 2024.

The report includes size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic forecasts.

The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players (in this case: L’Oreal SA; Beiersdorf AG; and Johnson & Johnson) including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market, making use of the Five Forces analysis.

The fulltext of the report is available on the web to students, professors, research assistants and staff of the IESE community.

Exploring Blockchain Technology for Government Transparency

(CC) BTLC Jonhson/FlickrThe World Economic Forum has recently published: “Exploring Blockchain Technology for Government Transparency: Blockchain-Based Public Procurement to Reduce Corruption”.

In partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Office of the Inspector General of Colombia (Procuraduría General de Colombia), the World Economic Forum has led a multistakeholder team to investigate, design and trial the use of blockchain technology for corruption-prone government processes, anchored in the use case of public procurement. The project, led by the Blockchain and Digital Currency team housed within the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is called Unlocking Government Transparency with Blockchain Technology.

Download the full WEF report.

El Impulso del Empleo y el Relanzamiento de la Empresa

(CC) Bob Smith/FreeimagesA rigorous diagnosis of the situation and a plan to relaunch the economy and revive business activity in Spain, designed to address the unique needs of each sector. This is the basic premise from which IESE and the Institute of Family Business prepared their report on boosting employment and relaunching business. The aim is to lay out the best strategies for steering Spain to recovery following the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access the full report, visit the IESE Insight website.

Social Dialogue and HR Practices in European Global Companies

(CC) Social Dialogue and HR Practices in European Global Companies/EurofoundThis study examines the interaction between social dialogue practices and human resources management (HRM) policies in European multinational companies (MNCs). It looks at the changing role of HRM and its interaction with European Works Councils (EWCs), which can act as a link between different levels of social dialogue.

Read the full Eurofound report:
Social Dialogue and HR Practices in European Global Companies.

Bridging the Gap in European Scale-up Funding: The Green Imperative in an Unprecedented Time

(CC) Kevin Gill/FlickrThe World Economic Forum, in collaboration with KPMG, has just published the report: Bridging the Gap in European Scale-up Funding: The Green Imperative in an Unprecedented Time.

Building on the Innovate Europe report, the Digital Leaders of Europe community of founders, investors, corporate executives, and public figures explores the challenge of innovation funding as it pertains to Europe’s high growth companies (scale-ups), especially those that are building the technology needed to meet European Green Deal ambitions.

This paper addresses a triple challenge – improving access to growth-stage capital, the ability to direct this toward green technology, and doing so during the pandemic and economic disruption. Four ideas are proposed: improved interaction with European institutions; using innovative funding structures; redesigning procurement; and giving founders a voice on regulation.

This report is part of the Digital Europe initiative.

The report is available from the World Economic Forum website.

Living and Working in Europe 2019

(CC) Living and Working in Europe 2019/EurofoundLiving and working in Europe, Eurofound’s 2019 yearbook, provides a snapshot of the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans as explored in the Agency’s research activities over the course of 2019. The range of topics as a result is broad, from the growing diversity of employment across EU regions to rising trust in national institutions to developments in minimum wages. This overview also describes how Eurofound’s activities connect with the policy priorities of the European Commission.

Read the full Eurofound report Living and Working in Europe 2019.