February 5, 2016
Aggressive cost cutting alone has not driven profit growth for everyone in the CPG sector. In our view, the answer lies in a strategic approach to cost management, one that will distinguish a company by differentiating the investments that build strength from the expenses that reduce agility.
January 21, 2016
The oil and gas sector is going through one of the most transformative periods in its history. Navigating change of this scale will require smart, strategic judgment on the part of O&G company leaders.
January 19, 2016
Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand provide a practical guide for using capabilities to build your company’s engine for growth.
January 15, 2016
Companies need to adapt their business models to overcome the institutional voids that characterize many growth markets today. This report by PwC’s Growth Markets Centre
provides insight into several examples of companies that have sought to adapt new business models when expanding in growth markets.
January 14, 2016
M&A in the global automotive supplier sector occurred at an unprecedented level in 2015, according to the Strategy& seventh annual “Consolidation in the Global Automotive Supply Industry” report. The authors believe the M&A boom in the supplier industry still has room to grow and deliver significant returns on investment.
December 22, 2015
A company's strategy is only as good as its ability to execute it. Organizational DNA — a concept and approach developed over more than a decade by Strategy& — explains why some organizations consistently deliver while others fall short. Take our brief survey to find out in minutes if your organization has the right stuff.
December 16, 2015
China’s markets can continue to be highly rewarding for companies that manage complexity well. We believe every company needs to develop a complexity management strategy, one that by definition is highly customized to each participant.
December 2, 2015
This issue of Strategy& Foresight focuses on helping you take charge of your growth strategy. See our latest research and leading insights selected by our leaders Leslie Moeller
and Dr. Joachim Rotering
December 1, 2015
Consumer packaged goods companies that rely on agricultural produce, oil, metals, and other raw materials need an end-to-end approach to managing commodity costs and product pricing — something we call comprehensive value management.
November 17, 2015
The 2015 Digital IQ Survey identified 10 critical capabilities that correlate with stronger financial performance. Those organizations that embraced these attributes - our Digital IQ® leaders - were twice as likely to achieve more rapid revenue and profit growth as the laggards in our study.
November 4, 2015
Africa’s markets are too diverse for one business model to be successful everywhere. Companies venturing in can pick the markets that are most suitable by being more conscious of their own distinct capabilities, and by adding new capabilities that will complement them.
October 27, 2015
For the 11th year, Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting business, examined the R&D footprint of some of the world's top companies. We look at how much they are spending on R&D, where, and how that spend has shifted since our last study on this topic in 2008.
October 14, 2015
Strategy&'s J Neely and John Jullens discuss the insights from our study "Deals That Win
." Focused on the role of capabilities in M&A, the study reveals that achieving a capabilities fit in deals matters more than ever.
October 9, 2015
Health systems chief information officers must find the right balance between running the existing business and building new capabilities to help the business grow and adapt.
September 28, 2015
Mobility is more than just smartphones. It's about using technology comprehensively — across the back office, on the job site, and in how the equipment is put together — to become more effective as an organization.
September 16, 2015
Over the next five years, the connected car could disrupt the entire automotive ecosystem.
September 15, 2015
The Strategy& 2015 Consumer Payments Survey, conducted with the Electronic Transactions Association, looks at the implications of digital commerce and how merchants and payment providers can work together to create the best possible customer experience.
September 10, 2015
Companies with limited access to analytics can still find information to improve their operational efficiency.
September 2, 2015
As the power industry navigates an era of unprecedented change, companies that supply utilities must adapt by rethinking their product and service portfolios, expanding their geographic reach, and improving their efficiency.
August 31, 2015
With its Autumn 2015 issue, strategy+business celebrated its 20th anniversary and brings you the entire history of management ideas in one interactive tool.
August 17, 2015
The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Service Providers report Q1, 2015 (Forrester Research) notes that "PwC has developed its EA practice around its own suite of frameworks, including a transformation life cycle, a strategy framework, an operating model framework, an architecture delivery framework, and industry-specific reference operating models."
August 10, 2015
See why Gartner positioned PwC as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture.
July 27, 2015
Successful virtual health strategies will help health systems achieve four important business objectives: better outcomes, improved access and patient experience, reduced costs, and revenue growth.
July 20, 2015
Revolutionary changes in the delivery, financing, and management of healthcare present a choice: Do you want to be a gold miner or a bartender?
July 14, 2015
Twelve years of data show that mergers and acquisitions that apply or enhance capabilities produce superior returns. See for yourself what the benefits are in conducting deals that are capabilities-driven.
June 23, 2015
A joint Strategy& and Electronic Transactions Association survey recently studied 1000+ consumers, 25+ merchants, and 50+ payments executives to understand consumer and merchant pain points and overlay against payment providers perception of the market.
May 28, 2015
U.S. healthcare networks are struggling with the decision of whether to acquire the insurance component of the healthcare system so that they can manage both the care and the risk. The strategy for providers depends largely on the market.
May 21, 2015
Digitization and the internet are often named as the root causes for some of the creative industries’ biggest problems - but a report released by Strategy&, and commissioned by Google Inc., has found that the vast majority of all growth generated in today’s creative industries is digital.
May 7, 2015
For banks, the reduced costs from outsourcing have run their course. Given regulatory changes and the threat from new market entrants, they will likely need a new approach: right-sourcing. A five-step process can help them strategically identify and pursue the right solution.
April 23, 2015
Alison Baker, Head of UK Oil and Gas at PwC, and Viren Doshi, Head of Oil and Gas at Strategy&, look at the lessons that should be learned from previous price dips and the opportunities now open to firms as they navigate the volatile road ahead.
April 15, 2015
Developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies to drive social and economic transformation, according to the 2015 edition of the World Economic Forum's report produced with the support of Strategy&.
April 14, 2015
This is the 15th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we’ve assessed how much progress companies have made toward better CEO succession planning and how much value some companies are leaving on the table with poor planning.
April 8, 2015
The rapid pace of change is forcing companies to make large-scale transformations affecting every aspect of their business more frequently than ever. Companies need a distinctive transformation capability that will enable them to carry out companywide change on a regular basis.
April 7, 2015
Strategy& recently surveyed pharma executives across the U.S. and Europe to determine the extent to which new commercial models had been deployed, what lessons had been learned, and which elements executives consider worth investing in going forward.
March 25, 2015
What must consumer goods companies do to develop a coherent approach to their portfolios? How can transactions further a coherence strategy, and exactly how should consumer goods companies design or tune their M&A efforts to maximize coherence?
March 18, 2015
"PwC is well regarded worldwide by business consulting customers that view it as overall the most capable firm at helping them improve operational efficiency," the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Enterprise Strategy Consulting Services 2015 Vendor Assessment report said.
March 9, 2015
As the capital markets landscape changes, the market for post-trade services has come of age and represents a real opportunity for firms to generate stable and sustainable returns.
March 2, 2015
Pharmaceutical companies face a major challenge that threatens reimbursement and value capture: The potential disruption from real world evidence (RWE) as a factor in evaluating new drugs.
February 17, 2015
Today’s airports are coming under increasing pressure to deliver profit in spite of growing complexity across their business. They now need to focus their operating expenses and investments on the capability areas that matter most. Read about the challenges and the opportunities in our latest report: "Airport operators quest for efficiency."
February 3, 2015
Paul Leinwand, Senior Partner at Strategy&, discusses the emergence of the supercompetitor, new type of company that changes the very dynamics of its business environment. He also explores the role of M&A as a growth driver for these organizations.
January 20, 2015
How are chief executives thinking about growth in a world without boundaries? Find out in PwC’s latest annual CEO survey.