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Making Inclusive Growth a Reality: Lessons from India

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture Research, Emerging IdeasComments (0)

By Raghav Narsalay and Anish Gupta Reaching out to the poor in emerging markets has long been a laudable social goal. But in India today, it also represents the biggest business opportunity of the coming decade. While a number of obstacles stand in the way, some manufacturers are finding ways to capture “inclusive growth” by …

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Complexity Kills Profits – CEOs need to simplify their businesses

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, Corporate Governance, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (4)

By Simon Collinson and Melvin Jay The competitive environment is becoming more complex and unpredictable, and senior managers have no control over the underlying trends, from globalisation to technological change. The most damaging kinds of complexity,

Making Best Practices Stick

November 24, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, OPERATION, Global Business, Business ProcessComments (0)

By Adrian Done, Chris Voss and Niels Gorm Rytter Several key factors influence the short-term success and long-term sustainability of best practice interventions. Management of these factors is critical to instilling a culture of capability development –

Redesigning Leadership: Design, Technology, Business + Life

November 24, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Leadership DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Maeda and Becky Bermont There is a simple saying in Japanese that epitomizes the nature of striving for excellence, “Ue ni wa ue ga aru.” It translates as, “Above up, there is something even higher above up.” To me, it is an eloquent

Capturing the Growth Opportunity in Emerging Markets

September 28, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Delivering Innovation - Accenture ResearchComments (0)

By Henry Egan and Armen Ovanessoff Over the next five years, emerging markets will account for much of the globe’s economic growth. To compete on this terrain, companies in both emerging and developed markets must first grasp the true size of the

What Managers Need to Know about Platforms

July 20, 2011 • LEADERSHIP, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Editors' Pick, Emerging Ideas, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Annabelle Gawer A new and powerful way to compete has taken shape in our business landscape: Platform competition You might also like: Reinvention: Critical to Business Success, but not Always Obvious Conflict Contagion: A Virus to Watch and Treat Early

Write Off or Right On?

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By Andreas Tesch What businesses consider to be an uncollectable debt may not always be as clear cut as is the case when a customer is declared bankrupt…The lesson is that some businesses often write off their debts before they actually need to. You

Commercial Property: Spotting the Opportunity

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & Economics, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Michael Keogh Property markets globally have recovered from the valuation declines recorded at the height of the financial crisis, but in large part, this has been restricted to quality product, in quality locations. Whilst theory would imply that a good

Prospects for the World Economy 2011

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Finance & EconomicsComments (0)

By David Bartlett, Economic Advisor, RSM International Solidation prevails in the United Kingdom and other member states. • The divergent growth paths of developed and emerging markets, which foretell major structural shifts in the global economy. You might

Social Technologies in the Enterprise – Rising to the Challenge

May 20, 2011 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, Global Business, Social Impact, Social MediaComments (0)

By Evgeny Kaganer, Sandra Sieber and Neil Hair “What we are looking at is how to build a collaborative platform hooked into business automation software. We need to develop a cohesive approach to support business processes with social networking because the