CEO Success Study

CEO Success Study

This is the 16th year that Strategy& has examined CEO changes among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year, we focus on outsider CEOs and the circumstances in which they are being hired.
explore the report >

2016 Global Innovation 1000

2016 Global Innovation 1000

The 12th edition of the study focuses on the mix of R&D spend and the shift from physical product-based solutions towards software and service solutions.
find out more >

Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out 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 >

 

Top tips for aspiring CEOs
Landing the top job in a leading company takes some vision and effort, so our study this year focuses on providing recommendations to those who want to become CEO in the future.
Infographic of the CEO Success Study
This infograhic shows the key take outs from this years CEO Success Study discussing the differences between insider and outsider CEOs.
Connecting with the customer
Three global trends are reshaping travel distribution business models and threaten to weaken the connection between airlines and their customers. Find out about these trends and more in our report.
The future of banking in Australia
How do banks escape the commodity trap when powerful forces are reshaping the Australian banking industry? Find out how in PwC Strategy&'s report: The Future of Banking in Australia.
Australia's healthcare system
The authors identify ways for Australia to compete in the global healthcare space by maximizing the potential for export, attracting foreign investment and talent in the private sector, and commercializing public schemes.
Connecting the world
Prepared by Strategy& for Facebook in support of its Internet.org initiative, the ‘Connecting the world’ report identifies mechanisms that can accelerate Internet growth and drive universal inclusion.
The right CDO for your company's future
Recently, no other C-suite role has generated more interest than that of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), but finding the match for each company’s needs is a challenge.
How leadership accelerates transformation success
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.
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.
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.

 

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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 >

 

CEO Success Study

CEO Success Study

This is the 16th year that Strategy& has examined CEO changes among the world’s top 2,500 public companies. This year, we focus on outsider CEOs and the circumstances in which they are being hired.
explore the report >

2016 Global Innovation 1000

2016 Global Innovation 1000

The 12th edition of the study focuses on the mix of R&D spend and the shift from physical product-based solutions towards software and service solutions.
find out more >

Strategy That Works

Our new book, published by Harvard Business Review Press, reveals five practices for closing the strategy-to-execution gap used by today’s winning companies.

find out 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

Top tips for aspiring CEOs
Landing the top job in a leading company takes some vision and effort, so our study this year focuses on providing recommendations to those who want to become CEO in the future.
Infographic of the CEO Success Study
This infograhic shows the key take outs from this years CEO Success Study discussing the differences between insider and outsider CEOs.
Connecting with the customer
Three global trends are reshaping travel distribution business models and threaten to weaken the connection between airlines and their customers. Find out about these trends and more in our report.
The future of banking in Australia
How do banks escape the commodity trap when powerful forces are reshaping the Australian banking industry? Find out how in PwC Strategy&'s report: The Future of Banking in Australia.
Australia's healthcare system
The authors identify ways for Australia to compete in the global healthcare space by maximizing the potential for export, attracting foreign investment and talent in the private sector, and commercializing public schemes.
The right CDO for your company's future
Recently, no other C-suite role has generated more interest than that of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO), but finding the match for each company’s needs is a challenge.
How leadership accelerates transformation success
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.
Connecting the world
Prepared by Strategy& for Facebook in support of its Internet.org initiative, the ‘Connecting the world’ report identifies mechanisms that can accelerate Internet growth and drive universal inclusion.
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.
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.

 

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
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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