February 9, 2018

Eurofirm’s value-based management, an IESE case study

IESE presents the history of Eurofirms to inspire executives to manage their companies according to a socially and economically sustainable model known as value-based management.

The IESE Case Study Method promotes the development of management skills among the country’s business leaders.


People and values have always been at the centre of the Eurofirms culture. This value-based management model is one of the reasons why the company has been a benchmark of quality in the Human Resources sector for more than 25 years, consolidating a specific business model that places people and their well-being at the top of the list. “People come first, then the business”. That is how it’s seen by Miquel Jordà, Managing Director of the Eurofirm Group, the Human Resources company that places people at the centre of everything, and one that has managed to double-digit growth for the last several years, rising from its humble origins to become the number-one temporary employment company with Spanish capital in the country, and fourth overall.

After getting to know and analysing the history of Eurofirms, the IESE Business School has included it as one of its case studies in its Senior Management Program (PADE in its Spanish initials). Under the direction of Mireia Las Heras and Miguel Ángel Ariño, both professors at IESE, the Eurofirms case was presented during the month of February at IESE in order to inspire executives to manage according to a socially and economically sustainable model known as value-based management.


The case method

The case study method is the main teaching method at IESE, designed to help students to develop the most important skills that an executive should have in order to successfully pursue his or her career.

Students learn to think and decide as executives by addressing a real business cases in class. As opposed to objectives-based management, the Eurofirms case proposes a value-based management model centred on the well-being of people, meaning the students are presented with an alternative model of business management in which “the results that are obtained are greater”, according to Jordà.