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Our new book on how to align a company's strategy, costs, and organization in order to grow sustainably, create value, and outperform competitors.

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From traditional to impact philanthropy: Creating a legacy for GCC family businesses

Family businesses in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are the region’s largest contributors to social and charitable causes, but they have yet to unlock the full potential of their philanthropic activity.

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Safeguarding children in the GCC: A framework for the education sector

For quality learning to take place at the primary and secondary school levels, countries need to have robust protection frameworks for children.

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Preparing for the digital era – The state of digitalization in GCC businesses

Executives in the GCC are excited by digital. They recognize its benefits, such as stronger customer orientation and increased efficiency.

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From technology adopters to innovators: How R&D can catalyze innovation in Middle East national oil companies

Investing in a lean, efficient, and collaborative R&D setup offers Middle East national oil companies many opportunities to build long-term stability, offsetting the effect of volatile oil prices.

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Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion

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.

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Safeguarding GCC consumers
March 20, 2017
GCC governments need to strengthen their consumer protection policies. The task is magnified by the rise..
Private-sector participation in the GCC
January 30, 2017
The governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have decided to change their economic development model...
From family enterprises to institutions
December 14, 2016
Innovative technologies offer GCC countries a means of managing significant fiscal, safety, environmental, and accessibility challenges in...
From family enterprises to institutions
November 29, 2016
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, family businesses face significant common challenges.They are dealing with problems of...
Connecting with the customer
November 15, 2016
Three global trends are reshaping travel distribution business models and threaten to weaken the connection between airlines and their customers.
Time for sustainable price reforms
August, 2016
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should reform how they price domestic natural gas in order to incentivize upstream gas investments....
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
April, 2016
GCC militaries’ logistics systems are often not performing to expectation as these armed forces lack sufficient experience with...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
April, 2016
The government, local content providers, telecom operators, and global platform providers can play an important role in jump-starting digital...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
March, 2016
Turkey can accelerate the reach of national broadband with six policy measures: evolve and boost commercialization channels; reduce the cost...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
December, 2015
The construction industry in the GCC has grown rapidly over the past decade driven by such factors as high oil prices and a growing population.
Trucking to the future
December, 2015
Autonomous trucks are an emerging technology with significant potential benefits for GCC countries, particularly given the region’s plans...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
December, 2015
Large GCC group organizations which master the art of group-wide collaborative sourcing can capture significant amount of value through...
Developing a FinTech ecosystem in the GCC: Let’s get ready for take off
October, 2015
In the U.S. and Europe, financial technology (FinTech) “ecosystems” have stimulated technological innovation, made financial markets...
Energy efficiency in the UAE: Aiming for sustainability
June, 2015
The United Arab Emirates needs a coherent energy-efficiency strategy. This should include a tailored regulatory framework; a communications...
Cyber security in the Middle East
March, 2015
The continuing success of digitization initiatives in the Middle East brings with it an added and growing exposure to the risk of...

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It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

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From traditional to impact philanthropy: Creating a legacy for GCC family businesses
March 30, 2017
GCC family philanthropies could maximize the impact of their charitable giving and create a legacy of philanthropy around their family by adopting...
March 20, 2017
GCC governments need to strengthen their consumer protection policies. The task is magnified by the rise of e-commerce and the sharing ...
Private-sector participation in the GCC: Building foundations for success
January 30, 2017
The governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have decided to change their economic development model. The state-led approach...

The Ideation Center

The Ideation Center is Strategy&'s Middle East think tank. We aim to promote sustainable growth in the region by helping leaders across sectors translate socioeconomic trends into actions and better business decisions.

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Fit for Growth: The book

Our new book on how to align a company's strategy, costs, and organization in order to grow sustainably, create value, and outperform competitors.

find out more >

Connecting the world: Ten mechanisms for global inclusion

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.

explore the report >

Build something great

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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Safeguarding GCC consumers
GCC governments need to strengthen their consumer protection policies. The task is magnified by the rise..
Private-sector participation in the GCC
The governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have decided to change their economic development model...
From family enterprises to institutions
Innovative technologies offer GCC countries a means of managing significant fiscal, safety, environmental, and accessibility challenges in their transportation systems.
From family enterprises to institutions
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, family businesses face significant common challenges.They are dealing with problems of generation transition, an increasingly challenging...
Time for sustainable price reforms
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should reform how they price domestic natural gas in order to incentivize upstream gas investments. The prevailing regime of low and fixed prices...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
GCC militaries’ logistics systems are often not performing to expectation as these armed forces lack sufficient experience with actual operations. By changing their mindset...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
The government, local content providers, telecom operators, and global platform providers can play an important role in jump-starting digital content ecosystems by investing...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
Turkey can accelerate the reach of national broadband with six policy measures: evolve and boost commercialization channels; reduce the cost of ownership for end users; scale up relevant local applications and content...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
The construction industry in the GCC has grown rapidly over the past decade driven by such factors as high oil prices and a growing population.
Trucking to the future
Autonomous trucks are an emerging technology with significant potential benefits for GCC countries, particularly given the region’s plans to shift to a knowledge-based...
Accelerating high-speed broadband in Turkey
Large GCC group organizations which master the art of group-wide collaborative sourcing can capture significant amount of value through such factors...
Developing a FinTech ecosystem in the GCC: Let’s get ready for take off
In the U.S. and Europe, financial technology (FinTech) “ecosystems” have stimulated technological innovation, made financial markets and systems more efficient, and improved the overall customer experience. These ecosystems...
Energy efficiency in the UAE: Aiming for sustainability
The United Arab Emirates needs a coherent energy-efficiency strategy. This should include a tailored regulatory framework; a communications and information initiatives to persuade residents, builders, and other stakeholders to reduce their energy consumption; and research and development to ensure that the UAE is capitalizing on emerging technology to boost efficiency.
Cyber security in the Middle East
The continuing success of digitization initiatives in the Middle East brings with it an added and growing exposure to the risk of cyber-attacks, whether from other states or criminals. Countries need a strategic response that mobilizes stakeholders and builds preventive and reactive cyber-security capabilities.

 

Strategy That Works

For years, strategies have been developed all over the world that look great on paper, but don’t thrive in the real world. We have a different approach to strategy. It starts with what your company is uniquely good at and draws on your greatest strengths.

It builds in execution from day one and every day thereafter, so there’s never a gap between the strategy and its execution. It shapes your future and positions your company to succeed as markets change.

This defines what we do at Strategy&.

#StrategyThatWorks

 

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Jayant Bhargava is a Dubai-based Partner with Strategy& and a member of the firm’s Communications and Technology team. He leads the firm’s digital media and entertainment work in the Middle East.
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Ramy Sfeir is an Abu Dhabi–based Partner with Strategy& and a member of the firm’s Engineered Products and Services team. He leads the Family, Investments & Real Estate and Deals platforms in the Middle East.

 

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