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Press releases 2008

11-05-08
Insurance sector urged to take radical action
Changes needed to ensure resilience in the current challenging climate

London, 5 November 2008 — The life and general insurance industries may well become the next victim of the globalread more >

10-22-08
Islamic banking continues to demonstrate impressive growth
Shari’ah compliant assets to reach half a trillion dollars by the end of 2008

Report highlights growth of Islamic banking and how banks can compete

London, 22 October 2008 -read more >

10-21-08
Corporates spent US$ ½ trillion on R&D in 2007, finds Booz & Company global study
  • R&D spend rises 10% in 2007 - well over the compound growth rate of 6.7% since 1999
  • Companies which invest more than 60% of R&D spending abroad perform better
  • Sharp
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10-17-08
Civil servants to face leadership challenges
London, 17 October 2008 —Most senior civil servants will face extraordinary leadership challenges over the next few months and years, even by their robust standards, according to a paper publishedread more >

10-13-08
Russian retail and corporate banking revenue to rise to US$70 billion by 2012
Report highlights opportunities and risks for foreign banks

London, 13 October 2008 - With recent political and financial turmoil in Russia it has not been a reassuring few months forread more >

9-26-08
Securing consumer confidence key to grow internet economy to €436 billion by 2012
London, 26 September 2008 — Europe’s digital economy is expected to grow by 18% annually, reaching €436bn by 2012, with consumer confidence in the safety of digital markets being theread more >

9-25-08
Marketing strategists at Bugaboo, Fiat and mobilkom austria win CMO of the Year Awards
International jury honours the “Champions League” of European marketing
Customer orientation is the key pre-requisite for successful marketing

London, 25 September 2008 – Madeleen Klaasen, Luca de Meo and Dr.read more >

9-03-08
Tom Stewart joins Booz & Company as Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer
London, 3 September 2008 – Global management consulting firm Booz & Company today announced that Thomas A. Stewart has been appointed Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer (CMKO). Stewart most recentlyread more >

8-14-08
Urgent action needed to address implications of ageing population
London, 14 August 2008: Booz & Company has concluded its New Demographics roundtable series with an urgent call to action from both the public and private sector to respond toread more >

7-23-08
Restructuring is Not the Key to Improving Performance
Structural changes are half as effective as those focused on decision-making and information

Nearly three in five employees give their organisations low marks on execution

London, 23 July 2008: Clearread more >

6-17-08
Change management graduates to boardroom agenda
People initiatives now feature in most transformation programmes but the verdict is “could do better”

London, 17 June 2008: Change management is no longer a quirky concept little understood byread more >

6-11-08
Future European gas supplies challenged by demand growth in the United States

London, 11 June 2008: Developments in the three—traditionally separate—regional gas markets of Europe, the Americas and the Middle East/Asia must now be considered in a more integrated fashion, according toread more >

5-27-08
CEOs are rarely dismissed for poor short-term results
CEO turnover declines slightly in 2007, but remains at a high level

Europe offers the toughest environment for CEOs, while North American CEOs have the longest tenure

UK ‘outsider’ CEOsread more >

5-21-08
Booz & Company launched as a leader in global management consulting
21 May 2008: Today the global commercial officers of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. launched Booz & Company, a premier global management consulting firm for businesses, government ministries and other organisations.read more >

3-17-08
New National Security strategy a major development for the private sector
The new National Security Strategy should generate a more integrated approach to national securityread more >

3-11-08
New research points to real momentum in oasis economies
London, 11 March 2008 – The Middle East’s economy is no longer exclusively dependent on oil revenues and economic development is gaining momentum to become more diversified and open. Thisread more >

3-11-08
UK CIOs ‘less successful’ than counterparts in other countries
Half of IT organisations surveyed by Booz & Company to date are ‘unhealthy’

London, 11 March 2008: UK CIOs may be less successful than their counterparts in other countries because they areread more >

3-05-08
Study finds companies adopting China as both a growth market and manufacturing hub are two-thirds more profitable than others
Full integration of China with global supply chains and boosting operational excellence are keys to countering rise in currency and labour costs

London, 5 March 2008 – The advantage ofread more >

3-04-08
United Kingdom moves up in rankings for travel and tourism competitiveness
• UK is ranked sixth out of 130 countries measured - an improvement of four points on last year’s ranking of 10th place
• Switzerland, Austria and Germany take topread more >

2-19-08
Battle over revenue distribution in the mobile internet sector intensifies
How can the mobile network operators succeed?

Booz & Company survey results published following Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

  • Acceptance of mobile services is rising exponentially
  • High bandwidths mean that
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