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Jul

New Stars in Finance

Written on July 1, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics


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New Stars in Finance

IE Business School celebrates on July 4, 2008 the first edition of New Stars in Finance Conference. Organized by the IE Business School and IMDEA Social Sciences, this conference aims to bring every year the five most successful rookies in the finance job market. The selection is based on a survey among 25 senior scholars from the finance departments of top US Universities. This is a unique opportunity for finance academics and practitioners in Europe and beyond to share ideas with the new rising stars in finance.  Furthermore, it offers a great opportunity for Ph.D. candidates to get acquainted with cutting edge research.

In this first edition Ph.D. candidates who have been hired by the University of Chicago, Stanford University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University will talk about topics like

  • The Cross-section of Managerial Ability and Risk Preferences,
  • Deep Habits and the Cross Section of Expected Returns,
  • Corporate Governance Objectives of Labour Union shareholders,
  • Ambiguous Information, Risk Aversion, and Asset Pricing,
  • Levered Returns

For more information you can visit, www.newstarsfinance.ie.edu.

30
Jun

Spain gains European Championship

Written on June 30, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

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29
Jun

Game for online MBA?

Written on June 29, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

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The original of this article was published on June 28 by India Times

With the advent of the Internet and advancements in technology, schools have realised the importance of online education. In order to cater to working professionals, who donâ??t have the time to attend a full-time MBA programme, many schools have started offering online programmes.

Online MBA is an excellent option for working students: you can pursue an MBA and take up specialisations such as finance, marketing, international business, etc.

â??One important benefit and difference between an ordinary MBA and an online MBA is the asynchronous sessions. When you have the time, you follow the forums and appear for the exams. Also, the opportunity to review classes and discussions several times is extremely valuable. This is the only way for many managers to do an MBA, and of course valuable for participants in different time zones. The challenge is to â??virtuallyâ?? put your personality, skills and knowledge, and network across. Also you need more cross-cultural and social skills in order to succeed on the Internet; words are more apparent when written online,â? says Sara Sjogren, a Swedish student pursuing an online MBA at IE Business School.

An online MBA is mostly attractive to people with financial constraints, commitments to work or family, or the lack of access to higher education. The most obvious advantage of an online degree is the flexibility to study and learn whenever you want.

You are not time bound and can fit the online schedules in your working life. â??Again one main benefit and reason for me to choose this programme is flexibility. I work as a manager and am trying to pursue my business ideas as well. I also have domestic responsibilities. So this is the only way I can manage an MBA,â? adds Sjogren. Read more…

28
Jun

Written on June 28, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE


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On June 30, 2008, students of IE Business School will have another great opportunity in the Venture Lab Speaker Series to share the experience and opinions about what innovation means for one of the most innovative Spanish entrepreneurs: DAVID DEL VAL. David is a pioneer in compression technology for video and founder of V-Xtreme, a company acquired by Microsoft two years after its creation. Del Val owns more than 16 international patents in US, Europe and Japan. Holder of a telco engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Del Val launched his career in 1994 with the first broadcasting of video by Internet in Spain, using technology preceding the current ADSL (conventional telephone line) system.

During the summer of 1994 he joined Stanford University for a master in computer science. He was totally â??infectedâ? by silicon valley´s innovation and entrepreneurial culture and ended up founding VXtreme Inc., a company with Cisco, Softbank and Informix among its investors and CNN as its key client. There are currently millions of users of Del Val´s technology in more than 29 languages.

After V-Xtreme was acquired by Microsoft, he spent some years there running the R&D department but finally Del Val decided to come back to Spain and start up, once again, a new venture, TechFoundries. TechFoundries is â??five companies in oneâ? with business lines in interactive TV, video on demand, domestic technology, etcâ?¦ media, technology and telecommunications. This was in 2000.

And recently a new challenge knocked at his door� One of the most innovative companies in the world persuaded him to head its innovation and technology department: Telefónica. But where does an entrepreneur fit in a big company like this?

â??Now I am managing one of the largest innovation budgets in the worldâ?¦ it is a huge entrepreneurial challengeâ?¦ but this time I have resources from the beginningâ?

 

27
Jun

IE analyzes the future of supply chain management

Written on June 27, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Academics, Live IE

Twenty five experts from Europe, China, Japan and the United States met at IE Business School for the 10th Supply Chain Thought Leaders Round Table last June 24-25. The academics came to Madrid to discuss how Supply Chain Management impacts our global economy. Over the course of the two day summit it emerged that it is no longer enough for supply chains to be efficient and responsive and to help create a competitive edge for companies, they must also be socially and environmentally responsible.

Charles Corbett of the University of California and Patrick Crawford of the Carbon Disclosure Project discussed current trends and opened questions on how to calculate and interpret carbon footprint information. They predicted that with retailers such as Tesco and WalMart joining other firms in committing to provide greenhouse gas emissions information on product labels, the field of â??carbon footprintingâ? is set to explode.

Prashant Yadav of Zaragoza Logistics Center and Luk Wassenhove of INSEAD explained how to create sustainable health supply chains in developing countries. Their work on anti-malaria supply chains showed that whilst the development of new drugs is vital, it is access to these drugs in far reaching corners of our globe that makes the difference. Access however is not achieved by merely shipping drugs to the destination. It requires the skilful alignment of the often conflicting economic interests of the different players in the distribution system. Their work on anti-malaria supply chains supports organizations like the Gates and Clinton Foundation.

Daniel Corsten of IE Business School, chairman of this 10th SCTL, demonstrated how small and mid-sized firms in developing countries can create jobs and grow if they are given better access to capital. Initially explored by the Worldbank in Mexico and Latin America, he discussed a similar financial programme in Russia that reduced the cost of capital for small suppliers by linking its creditworthiness with that of its large customers.

Hau Lee of Stanford University confirms: â??Over the last ten years we have seen a shift in focus of supply chain management. While initially it was about improving on time, cost and quality, we now see strong interest in responsible supply chain management.â?

For Santiago Íñiguez de Onzoño, Dean of IE Business School: â??It is encouraging to see how supply chains contribute to corporate social responsibility. At IE we believe that this new dimension in management will increasingly influence the future actions of managersâ?.

If youâ??re interested in Supply Chain Management, please check out our Executive Master in Global Supply Chains which is one year, English taught blended program (combining online and face-to-face).

20
Jun

对话IE商学院高级管理课程主管Manuel先生

Written on June 20, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

Manuel是IE商学院Executive EducationSenior Management Program的Program Director,这个访谈他主要谈及中国企业的中高层管理人员在面临全球化市场竞争时及时更新知识结构和扩大全球商业网络的重要性。

Sina: A dialogue with Manuel Bermejo, Director of Senior Management Programs
Manuel Bermejo explains the importance of know-how and know-who for Chinese executives aiming to maintain sustainable company growth in the global environment.

12
Jun

2008年6月3日至5日2008博鳌亚洲论坛(Boao Forum for Asia):“绿色亚洲(Green Asia)在亚洲之外的第一个资本峰会在伦敦召开,IE商学院荣幸成为应邀参加该峰会的单位之一。照片是伦敦峰会现场。
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在论坛之后召开的新闻发布会上,IE也受新浪(Sina)财经频道委托,与中国中央电视台(CCTV)新华社(Xinhua News Agency),凤凰卫视(Phoenix TV)第一财经日报(China Business News)等多家国内知名媒体一起采访了论坛秘书长龙永图先生(Secretary General, Boao Forum for Asia)
这次会议阵容非常强大,英国政府那边出席的演讲嘉宾有伦敦金融城市长(The Lord Mayor of the City of London),英国总检察长(Advocate General),英国贸易投资总署首席执行官等等,知名跨国公司的演讲者则包括了黑石集团高级董事总经理, 高盛国际联席首席执行官,普华永道AIM创业板市场负责人,麦肯锡等等。
中国方面论坛秘书长龙永图的号召力自然是不言而喻,这里还特别想说一下我国驻英国大使傅莹在峰会晚宴上的演讲—–出人意料地亲切和有趣,可以说集西方式的幽默和东方式的含蓄为一身。当晚傅大使上身着银色挖领修身洋装,配象牙白珍珠项链和耳环,下着黑色及膝大摆裙,配上1米65左右的身高,和保养颇好的身材,温文尔雅的言谈举止,非常尊贵大方。她的演讲完全没有长篇大论,而是引用一个个发生在今年一系列大事件中的小故事小画面,包括了她私人的感受。比如,为了突出中西方要“持续沟通和相互了解”的重要性,她对奥运火炬在伦敦遭遇的“滑铁泸”轻描淡写,却讲述了她个人在英国和中国民众间听到的令人吃惊的近乎相同的态度和疑问—–两国民众都觉得因为不被理解而倍感受伤。又比如,在讲述四川地震中中国人民互助互爱充满凝聚力的赈灾故事中,傅大使几乎没有讲任何溢美之词,只是告诉现场,这说明中国人民是和所有西方人民一样有血有肉,热爱美好生活的人民,中国人和任何普通西方社会的民众一样内心深处都渴望有个温暖殷实的家庭。非常朴实的话语,没有任何大的形容词,温婉的仪态,几乎在每次停顿之后都报以浅浅的笑,也喜欢在演讲中用一些有趣的比喻来说明她的观点,非常具有感染力。
关于博鳌亚洲论坛(Boao Forum for Asia)
博鳌亚洲论坛是一个非政府、非营利的国际组织,目前已成为亚洲以及其他大洲有关国家政府、工商界和学术界领袖就亚洲以及全球重要事务进行对话的高层次平台。博鳌亚洲论坛致力于通过区域经济的进一步整合,推进亚洲国家实现发展目标。
博鳌亚洲论坛由菲律宾前总统拉莫斯、澳大利亚前总理霍克及日本前首相细川护熙于1998年发起。2001年2月,博鳌亚洲论坛正式宣告成立。论坛的成立获得了亚洲各国的普遍支持,并赢得了全世界的广泛关注。从2002年开始,论坛每年定期在中国海南博鳌召开年会。

31
May

Summerbreak

Written on May 31, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Go for IE

This blog will be unattended during the month of June 2008. In July we will continue publishing the latest information about IE Business School. Stay tuned!

28
May

Yahoo! at IE Business School

Written on May 28, 2008 by Dirk Hopfl in Live IE

Yahoo!The IE Telecom Club, an initiative of students of the Master programs at IE Business School, will organize an upcoming conference on Yahoo! and its mobile strategy on June 3, 2008. Alejandro Romero, currently Director of Strategic Relationships at Yahoo! Iberia will introduce Yahoo’s view of the mobile world now, their positioning as well as their rational to focus on mobile. Of course, participants will also learn about the products Yahoo! uses to accomplish with this strategy.

23
May

中国人是有血性的!

Written on May 23, 2008 by Yan Huang in IE News

这几天跟同在IE读书的朋友聊起今年我国接连发生的不幸:雪灾,奥运火炬传递,地震。从悲伤,气愤,到全国许多年来从未有过的团结一致,引用众网友的话:“中国有希望了”。个人也非常赞同朋友的结论:中国人是有血性的!
中国人太平盛世的时候喜欢窝里斗,遇到委屈和不幸的时候多半能忍则忍,但是从古至今一旦大敌当前,有损我华夏子孙和大国尊严了,中国人的血性就完全被激发了!这时候的中国,就像你在这些视频里看到的,是一个最最强大的中国!
只要同是我中华同胞,无论今日身在何处,是何国籍,我们既然同是炎黄子孙,势必同舟共济!!
我们这几天也在Serrano 99号1楼设了捐款箱,有在读MBA的中国学生已经带头发动了在IE校园的捐款。
精诚所致,金石为开!
沉痛悼念我50,000多名遇难同胞!(数字还在直线上升……)

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