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 >


2014 China Innovation Study

Innovation plays an important role in Chinese companies’ globalization strategies. Chinese companies use new and tailored approaches to expand their global innovation capabilities.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.
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Chinese companies with active globalization strategies often fall short of growth targets in their international operations because they fail to observe three basic considerations: home country and host country, consistency and innovation, and control and empowerment, according to a new report by Strategy& and World Economic Forum.
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.
In an uneven business climate, companies need to transform how they operate, while creating the capacity to invest in growth. That starts by articulating a clear and compelling cost agenda, continues with the building of lean processes, systems, operations, and organization, and culminates in the institutionalization of capabilities that keep companies fit.
The power of coherence: A company's right to win in any market depends not just on external market positioning, and not just on internal capabilities — but on a coherent strategy that aligns them at every level.

 

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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.
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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.
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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.

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