Design, management and dynamics of successful strategic alliances

Guest contributor: África Ariño Professor of Strategic Management · Holder of the Joaquim Molins Figueras Chair of Strategic Alliances · IESE As explored in the first article in this series on the conclusions drawn at the Family Business Reflection Forum, strategic alliances enable two or more companies to share resources and capabilities to either undertake […]

Inditex, Mango and H&M join forces for the circular economy

Spain’s fashion heavyweights have joined forces to promote the circular economy. Inditex, Decathlon, H&M, Ikea, Kiabi, Mango and Tendam recently created a new association to manage textile and footwear waste generated in the Spanish market. The initiative offers a good exmple of family businesses coming together for the common good. Alianza entre Inditex, Mango y […]

UPCOMING EVENT: IESE-IEF Foro de Reflexión para Empresarios

The Foro de Reflexión is a collaboration between IESE’s Chair of Family-Owned Business and the Instituto de Empresa Familiar designed to foster and support family business initiatives in key areas of development. On Wednesday, February 14, IESE’s Madrid campus will gather experts and entrepreneurs to exchange experiences and expand knowledge on best practices regarding “Alliances […]

The role of an external director

In my last article published in October 2023, I raised the issue of external directors by saying they could either be independent or not. It’s not a question of how much they’re paid, as some people think: it’s far more complex and multidimensional than that. Let’s start by clarifying these two concepts. External versus independent […]