The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study

For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world, and examined changes in innovation over the past decade and what companies expect in the 10 years to come. find out more >

Top 20 R&D spenders 2005–2014

Explore the 20 biggest R&D spenders in each of the past ten years. view more >


SoundBite: Single biggest technology issue facing companies today

It’s time to stop wasting money and start your company’s digital transformation. Chris Vollmer, Managing Director of Strategy& Digital Services, explains how to start using digital to fuel your company’s growth today.

 

Introducing Strategy&: Changing the game for our clients

Strategy& combines Booz & Company’s legacy of practical strategy with the experience, breadth, and depth of the PwC network to form the first truly strategy-through-execution consulting firm.

learn more >

 

Practical strategy, lasting results

Welcome to Strategy&, a global team of practical strategists within the PwC network. With our deep functional skills and breadth of industry knowledge, we work alongside you to solve your toughest problems, and capture your greatest opportunities. 

learn more >

 

A career at Strategy& brings a world of possibilities

Imagine a place where some of the smartest people tackle the most critical issues confronting business leaders around the world. 

see where a career at Strategy& can take you >

December 1, 2014  
The food sector remains ripe for M&A with four key drivers of activity. Akshat Dubey, a Principal at Strategy& in the Consumer and Retail practice, and Joe Nuzzolo, a PwC Managing Director in capital markets advisory, explore the current level of transaction activity among food companies.
November 11, 2014  
Our study ranks the 50 largest publicly held business-to-business suppliers of digitization-related products, services, and infrastructure. This year, cloud computing, digital fabrication, and the "Internet of things" are transforming how companies build and manage their IT.
October 30, 2014  
There is indeed a wearable future ahead, one that can dramatically alter the landscape of society and business as we know it—and it’s right around the corner. This PwC study, featuring insights from Matt Egol, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Strategy&’s Digital Services, looks at some of the strengths and opportunities for wearable tech.
October 20, 2014  
In the second issue of Strategy& Foresight, our CEO, Cesare Mainardi, culls some of our most insightful and provocative articles from the 100-plus pieces of thought leadership we publish each quarter to help you meet the challenges of a changing business landscape.
October 14, 2014  
Strategy& and INSEAD recently collaborated to research the link between demand analytics and commercial performance. Our findings show that companies with leading demand analytics capabilities demonstrated higher commercial performance levels.
October 7, 2014  
Holiday shopping spend is forecasted to be down in 2014 as shoppers remain cautious, according to a new PwC U.S. and Strategy& report, 2014 Holiday Outlook: Top trends, consumer behaviors and implications for retailers, based on a survey of more than 2,200 shoppers nationwide.
August 12, 2014  
PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, "clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client's."
June 11, 2014  
The June cover story of Consulting magazine features Strategy& CEO Cesare Mainardi and Strategy& Chairman/PwC’s Global Head of Consulting Tony Poulter explaining the exciting future of the newest consulting juggernaut.
April 29, 2014  
This is the 14th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we focused particularly on women CEOs over the last 10 years.
April 23, 2014  
Executives disclose their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy, according to a Strategy& survey of 501 executives at companies around the world with revenues of $500 million to more than $10 billion.
January 15, 2014  
Our most recent wealth insight looks at the prospects for the global wealth management industry in 2014/15. While prospects for wealth management have improved significantly over the last twelve months, wealth managers must learn new rules quickly and adapt their playbook accordingly.
 
Is your company ready for growth? Take our easy-to-use 5-minute interactive profiler to determine your company’s Fit for Growth Index score, see how it compares to competitors, and receive tailored recommendations for improving your company’s performance.
 
History is teeming with large, complex, one-off projects that are late and over budget. Over the past two decades, Strategy& has worked directly with more than 150 projects spanning industry, size, and phase of development to initiate, assess, build capability, and successfully guide lthese projects.
 
As the healthcare industry moves towards a more consumer-centric, value-based model, we at Strategy& see bundled care, if executed correctly, as offering the greatest potential to transform the industry. Strategy&’s construct, HeALS (Healthy, Acute, and Long-term Solutions), represents a wholesale transformation in care delivery.
 
Strategy&'s Trade Promotion Excellence (TPE) team offers clients the ability to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their trade promotion operations. This dedicated team is comprised of experts who bring significant practical experience and expertise to bear in helping consumer products companies improve their trade operations.

 

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A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
read more
A leading international telecom company, in anticipation of its expansion into eight international markets, was looking for a more strategic and systematic approach to allocating its marketing spend across geographies. Find out how we helped design its systems, dashboards, and analytics.
read more
In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

Our clients and our work

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

read more >

 

The 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study

For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world, and examined changes in innovation over the past decade and what companies expect in the 10 years to come. find out more >

SoundBite: Single biggest technology issue facing companies today

It’s time to stop wasting money and start your company’s digital transformation. Chris Vollmer, Managing Director of Strategy& Digital Services, explains how to start using digital to fuel your company’s growth today.

watch video >

Introducing Strategy&: Changing the game for our clients

Strategy& combines Booz & Company’s legacy of practical strategy with the experience, breadth, and depth of the PwC network to form the first truly strategy-through-execution consulting firm.

Learn more >

Practical strategy, lasting results

Welcome to Strategy&, a global team of practical strategists within the PwC network. With our deep functional skills and breadth of industry knowledge, we work alongside you to solve your toughest problems, and capture your greatest opportunities. 

Learn more >

A career at Strategy& brings a world of possibilities

Imagine a place where some of the smartest people tackle the most critical issues confronting business leaders around the world. 

See where a career at Strategy& can take you >

 

What’s new

December 1, 2014  
The food sector remains ripe for M&A with four key drivers of activity. Akshat Dubey, a Principal at Strategy& in the Consumer and Retail practice, and Joe Nuzzolo, a PwC Managing Director in capital markets advisory, explore the current level of transaction activity among food companies.
November 11, 2014  
Our study ranks the 50 largest publicly held business-to-business suppliers of digitization-related products, services, and infrastructure. This year, cloud computing, digital fabrication, and the "Internet of things" are transforming how companies build and manage their IT.
October 30, 2014  
There is indeed a wearable future ahead, one that can dramatically alter the landscape of society and business as we know it—and it’s right around the corner. This PwC study, featuring insights from Matt Egol, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer for Strategy&’s Digital Services, looks at some of the strengths and opportunities for wearable tech.
October 20, 2014  
In the second issue of Strategy& Foresight, our CEO, Cesare Mainardi, culls some of our most insightful and provocative articles from the 100-plus pieces of thought leadership we publish each quarter to help you meet the challenges of a changing business landscape.
October 14, 2014  
Strategy& and INSEAD recently collaborated to research the link between demand analytics and commercial performance. Our findings show that companies with leading demand analytics capabilities demonstrated higher commercial performance levels.
October 7, 2014  
Holiday shopping spend is forecasted to be down in 2014 as shoppers remain cautious, according to a new PwC U.S. and Strategy& report, 2014 Holiday Outlook: Top trends, consumer behaviors and implications for retailers, based on a survey of more than 2,200 shoppers nationwide.
August 12, 2014  
PwC was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Strategy Consulting Services 2014 Vendor Assessment report. According to the report, "clients indicate they consider PwC to be better than many of its peers at maximizing the value of a project and integrating its project team with the client's."
June 11, 2014  
The June cover story of Consulting magazine features Strategy& CEO Cesare Mainardi and Strategy& Chairman/PwC’s Global Head of Consulting Tony Poulter explaining the exciting future of the newest consulting juggernaut.
April 29, 2014  
This is the 14th year that Strategy& has examined CEO successions and success among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year we focused particularly on women CEOs over the last 10 years.
April 23, 2014  
Executives disclose their companies have significant shortcomings when it comes to developing and executing strategy, according to a Strategy& survey of 501 executives at companies around the world with revenues of $500 million to more than $10 billion.
January 15, 2014  
Our most recent wealth insight looks at the prospects for the global wealth management industry in 2014/15. While prospects for wealth management have improved significantly over the last twelve months, wealth managers must learn new rules quickly and adapt their playbook accordingly.
 
Is your company ready for growth? Take our easy-to-use 5-minute interactive profiler to determine your company’s Fit for Growth Index score, see how it compares to competitors, and receive tailored recommendations for improving your company’s performance.
 
History is teeming with large, complex, one-off projects that are late and over budget. Over the past two decades, Strategy& has worked directly with more than 150 projects spanning industry, size, and phase of development to initiate, assess, build capability, and successfully guide lthese projects.
 
As the healthcare industry moves towards a more consumer-centric, value-based model, we at Strategy& see bundled care, if executed correctly, as offering the greatest potential to transform the industry. Strategy&’s construct, HeALS (Healthy, Acute, and Long-term Solutions), represents a wholesale transformation in care delivery.
 
Strategy&'s Trade Promotion Excellence (TPE) team offers clients the ability to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their trade promotion operations. This dedicated team is comprised of experts who bring significant practical experience and expertise to bear in helping consumer products companies improve their trade operations.

Featured Experts

Strategy&’s experts around the globe have helped many of the world’s leading institutions solve some of their toughest problems, and capture their greatest opportunities. Our people are committed to our clients’ success, focused on helping you achieve essential advantage.

Jai Sinha is the Managing Director for Strategy&’s India practice. He has over 17 years of experience in consulting, serving the senior client agenda across multiple geographies and industry verticals.
Dr. Peter Gassmann
Dr. Peter Gassmann leads the firm's Global Risk, Finance, and Regulation platform supporting clients to build holistic risk, liquidity, and capital management capabilities in view of the changing business and regulatory environment.
Fadi Majdalani is the leader of Strategy&'s Engineered Products and Services practice in the Middle East. His work has included strategy-based transformation programs for regional airlines, national postal operators, and railway operators.
Vanessa Wallace leads the financial services practice for Global Markets. Her strategy work has included agenda-setting programs across multiple industries including insurance, wealth management and banking, civil public sector, consumer products, retail and healthcare.
Barry Jaruzelski
Barry Jaruzelski specializes in corporate and product strategy and the transformation of core innovation processes for high technology and industrial clients. He was singled out as one of Consulting magazine's Top 25 Consultants of 2013.
Christopher Vollmer focuses on developing digital businesses and innovative user experiences for leading companies across media, technology and consumer marketing. He was named a top 10 global digital marketing influencer by Forbes Insights and Appinions.
Earl Simpkins is a Partner in Strategy&’s Energy, Chemicals, and Utilities practice. His expertise includes corporate and business-unit strategy, regulatory strategy, performance management and strategy-based transformation.
Sarah Butler
Sarah Butler is Managing Director of Strategy&, Greater China. Based in Asia-Pacific for more than 20 years, she brings a wealth of global and local expertise in helping clients succeed in China.
Richard Rawlinson has led and managed a wide range of assignments, including global organizational strategies for several of the world’s largest consumer companies.

Client impact

Our heritage of working on clients’ toughest problems, combined with the breadth and depth of the PwC network, means that we deliver speed, certainty, and impact. Whether it’s devising a corporate strategy or building capabilities by transforming functions and business units, we’ll help you create the value you’re looking for.

read more >

read more
A large regional health system set an ambitious goal of achieving a 20% reduction on its $500 million cost base for centralized and facility-based support functions. Strategy& helped the leadership team identify up to $120 million in annual savings and $13 million in margin improvement.
read more
A leading international telecom company, in anticipation of its expansion into eight international markets, was looking for a more strategic and systematic approach to allocating its marketing spend across geographies. Find out how we helped design its systems, dashboards, and analytics.
read more
In September 2005, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Mullen, challenged his acquisition community to reduce Virginia-class submarine construction costs by 20%. See how Strategy& streamlined design costs for a large U.S. nuclear shipbuilder.

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Please explore our extensive coverage of business strategy, organizational leadership, and the trends underneath everyday business news headlines. Our purpose is to illuminate the complex choices that leaders face — in corporate strategy, marketing, operations, human capital, public presence, governance, and other domains — and the impact of their decisions.