A dialogue between deans of top business schools in Shanghai

在6月初上海举行的全球商学院院长圆桌会议之前,IE商学院院长Santiago Iniguez和Tuck商学院院长Paul Danos在上海浦东君悦大酒店接受了新浪财经频道采访,以下为全部视频和谈话文字内容。 Prior to the Dean’s Roundtable in Shanghai this June, Dean Santiago Iñiguez and Dean Paul Danos from Tuck School of Business had a joint discussion at Sina, the leading Chinese portal, about how overseas business schools are developing synergies with their Chinese counterparts in the fields of research, programs, and teaching/learning processes,…


21 Century Business Herald’s report about IE’s entrepreneurial education practice

下文是《21世纪经济报道》对院长Santiago Iniguez关于IE兼并西班牙当地某知名大学,并要在此模式上将IE打造成一个包括了Executive Educaiton, different postgraduate programs such as MBA, general management programs, Masters in Management, 以及undergraduate programs的一个“full education service provider”的专访“马德里:一个商学院的教育与实践 (Madrid: one business school’s education practice)“。(Interview by leading Chinese business newspaper 21st Century Business Herald with Dean Santiago Iniguez. The resulting upbeat article includes comments about how IE has extended its business school model to…


ieCommunities – the academic social network

In its first two years in operation, ieCommunities, IE Business School’s social network, has reached the figure of 8,000 international executive users. IEâ??s social network promotes relations between the business school’s students and alumni classified according to the industrial sector in which they work, their area of interest or the world region where they operate.…


The web, friction, your business and you

1528.jpgJune 2008 | By Enrique Dans, Professor at IE Business School

The web is now 15 years old, and, just like any adolescent, it has revolutionized the previous generation. Business organizations need to find new approaches to keep growing in lockstep with the continuous changes the web brings.

The web celebrates its 15th birthday. Fifteen years have passed since Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau decided, at the CERN, to change the world by making their operating source codes freely available everyone, unleashing one of the most important technological diffusion processes of our time and giving rise to one of the development platforms with the greatest potential in the history of technology. Now, after 15 years of using the web, of seeing it grow and reach adolescence, it is a good moment to consider the future: that of the web, our future and that of our business.

If anything is patently obvious, it is that after 15 years of existence the web has become one of the greatest friction-reducers ever made available to humankind. Entering a search engine such as Google, keying in anything and pressing a button produces a page of results in a fraction of a second, when, before the advent of the web, it would have taken us hours, almost certainly after a number of trips and much detailed documentation and summarizing. And, as classic economics says, friction is a very important part of business.