IE Business School hosted on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 a conference on â??How to attain projects financed by the Asian Development Bankâ? as part of the â??Asia Business Forumâ? which is organizing on-going conferences and seminars with the aim to push the relationship between Spain and Asia. This conference was chaired by Mr. Liqun Jin,…Details
Spain is in the grip of election fever. With less than a week to go before polling day on March 9, the campaign is receiving blanket media coverage, while politicians on the hustings talk themselves hoarse. But the countryâ??s business community remains quiet. Unlike in other western countries, Spainâ??s corporate figures will not publicly endorse candidates. Nor is it acceptable to criticise the government during an election campaign. And, if Spainâ??s business leaders are natural allies of the opposition Popular party (PP), they are discreet in their support.
The reasons for this seeming political impartiality at election time are manifold, say experts. Culturally, it is considered bad taste in Spain for business leaders to make public their grievances with government policy. Most lobbying efforts are channelled less directly, through business associations or private meetings.
However, this public neutrality is also motivated by fear, according to Fernando Casado, general manager of the Family Business Institute in Madrid. â??There is still quite a bit of political intervention in the Spanish economy,â? he says. â??Itâ??s not in any chief executiveâ??s interest to favour one side or the other. It could cost you business.â?
Charmaine Eggberry, Vice President and Managing Director of EMEA at Research In Motion, talks on behalf of the MET Program about how the mentoring helps participants to achieve both personal and professional success in the â??IT & Technology Women Business Leadersâ? conference held at IE Business School. The conference examines how four key factors –…Details
IE Business School will host in the coming week three promotional activities in South East Asia. Philippines – Manila Activity: Insight Session Date: March 10, 2008 Time: 18:30 – 20:30 Venue: The Peninsula Manila Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City Activity: Insight Session Date: March 11, 2008 Venue: High Q Vietnam Thailand – Bangkok Activity:…Details
Entrepreneurial activity in Spain grew by 4.11% in 2007, as shown by the results of the GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) Report, the leading international observatory on entrepreneurial activity worldwide.
Experts from IE Business School lead the Spanish arm of the project, sponsored by the Department for SMEs at the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Banesto and the Incyde Foundation. The presentation of the new edition of the GEM Report took place on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at IE Business Schoolâ??s Madrid campus, and was attended by Spainâ??s General Secretary for Industry Joan TrullÃ©n, the Spanish Director General of Policy for SMEs, MarÃa CallejÃ³n, and other key players from the field of entrepreneurship.
One of the main conclusions of the report is that there was moderate growth of entrepreneurial activity in Spain 2007. The TEA (Total Entrepreneurial Activity), an index used to measure the number of business start-ups, stands at 7.6% for 2007 in comparison with 7.3% for the previous year. This rate of growth places Spain in 4th position among EU countries and 8th among the OCDE countries analyzed by the GEM Report. Moreover, the â??death rateâ? of business start-ups in Spain has dropped by 16.6%, pointing to higher rates of consolidation. In the words of Ignacio de la Vega, Director of the GEM Report in Spain and Professor at IE Business School, â??2007 was a good year for entrepreneurial activity as a whole. In addition to an increase with regard to 2006, which saw spectacular rates of growth, business start-ups are growing in quality and dimension, and are based on increasingly solid business models which translate directly into a marked drop in business death ratesâ?.Details
IE Women in Business in cooperation with the IE Finance, IE Net Impact Chapter and Colombian Entrepreneurs Clubs are delighted to invite you to the conference: “MICROFINANCE. The world of microloans: a women’s world“. Microfinance refers to the supply of small amount loans, savings, and other financial and non-financial services to low income people. Microfinance…Details
The ecologIE initiative at IE Business School is organizing conference on sustainable design, examining sustainable design as an economically viable and profitable option. Date: 6 March 2008 (19:00 to 20:30 hours) Cocktail: 20:30 to 21:30 Place: Aula Magna, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain Audience:Â Students and alumni of IE Business School, IE University and Madrid-based…Details
Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace), and IBERIA Maintenance, the technical division of IBERIA Airlines of Spain, have signed a joint venture agreement to set up a landing gear repair and overhaul company in Madrid, Spain. The joint venture company, Madrid Aerospace Services S.L., will be equally owned (50:50) between IBERIA and ST Aerospace, and…Details
A bankerâ??s CV used to automatically include an MBA, but new careers in finance has led to a range of masters degrees. An MBA has historically been considered a passport to the glamour and riches of a high-finance career, but times are changing, says Professor Pablo Triana, director of the Centre for Advanced Finance at…Details
The private banking industry moves 610,000 million Euros per annum, of which only 36% is in the hands of specialised financial service providers, according to a survey conducted by Accenture, IE Business School, and Morgan Stanley: â??Trends and strategies in the private banking sector in Spain II: The clientâ?. The report was prepared in collaboration…Details
IE Business School offers a wide range of master programs since we are aware of the fact that people have different needs and ideas when it comes to further their professional development. Of course, in the postgraduate management education the MBA has predominance over any other master program. Nonetheless this does not mean that this…Details
IE Business School participates this weekend in the European Higher Education Fair in Manila. This event is open to all students intending to pursue a university degree and master degree in the European Union. For more details, please click on the image above.
IE Business School has a rolling admissions process which had been discussed more in detail in a previous post. Today I would like to explain more in detail WHEN is the right moment to apply to IE programs or better what is the tentatively latest moment to apply given that youâ??re not European citizen and…Details
February 2008 | By Rosario Silva, Professor of Strategy at IE Business School. Homeless, a quality designer brand named after street people, has achieved success using a unique strategy that distinguishes it from the rest of the sector. This fashion company, created in 1994 under the name of Homeless and rechristened Hoss Intropia…Details