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Press releases and studiessee all >
Review press releases and studies issued by Strategy&.
|Concern over economic nationalism causing companies to re-think R&D investments
Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending exceeded $700bn for the last fiscal year amongst the top 1,000 global public companies, up 3% on the previous year1. However, R&D leaders around the world are increasingly concerned about economic nationalism, and its potential to impact where companies invest in R&D and innovation.read more >
|Over a third of major UK companies have appointed a digital transformation leader
London, June 21, 2017 – More than a third (35%) of the UK’s largest companies have appointed a dedicated digital leader to drive competitive advantage from digital transformation. This is significantly higher than the global average of 19%, which itself has trebled since 2015, when only 6% of companies1 around the world had appointed digital leaders, showing companies are realising the benefits of having someone in this role.read more >
|UK CEOs have less time than ever to make their mark
More than three-quarters (76%) of new UK CEOs who started in their roles last year have no previous experience as CEO of a public company, but they also have less time than ever before to make an impact. The average length of time the CEO of a large UK business spends in the job has hit a low of 4.8 years, dipping below the global average of five years for the first time, and down from a UK high of 8.3 years in 2010 .read more >
In the newssee all >
"In the news" is a sampling of recent prominent press mentions from news outlets around the world about Strategy& and its studies, ideas, and people.
|Just six per cent of the world's top 1,500 companies have a chief digital officer, although Europe is outpacing North America
This City A.M. article looks at the rise of the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) amongst the world's top 1500 companies by revenue. Martin Roets, a London-based Principal at Strategy&, comments on the study, saying that the "The CDO’s job is to steer the company through an era of mass disruption in every aspect of its external relationships and internal operations." read full article on Cityam.com >
|UK grocers brace for launch of Amazon food delivery service
The Financial Times
This Financial Times article looks at the increasing concern of the UK big four supermarkets at the introduction of Amazon’s grocery delivery service, predicted to be available in the UK almost as early as this year. Thom Blischok, US-based chief retail strategist at Strategy&, part of the PwC network, has commented on the success of Amazon deliveries in the United States and its move in to the UK market. read full article on ft.com >
|Push for big data escalates as viewers tune out of traditional TV
The Financial Times
This Financial Times article highlights the challenges of measuring viewership figures across traditional broadcast mediums as more viewers explore different ways to view content. Strategy&’s recent report titled ‘The Digital Future of Creative Europe’ is referenced noting that: “If the service is of value to consumers, they will continue to shift their time to these sites — and the advertising money will ultimately follow.”read full article on ft.com >