Emerging Markets

April 2015
BCG’s analysis shows a striking mismatch between the places where Brazil’s leading retailers operate today and the sites of future demand growth.
April 2015
The social and economic conditions are in place for a consumer-spending boom, with millions of Mexican households expected to enter the middle class by 2020.
April 2015
Understanding Indians' changing use of the Internet is essential for doing business in what will soon be the world’s second-largest nation of connected consumers.

Transportation

May 2015
Although not a magic bullet for boosting railway performance, an effective model for allocating subsidies between infrastructure managers and train-operating companies can complement traditional performance-optimization levers.
April 2015
The first generation of autonomous vehicles is coming soon to a highway near you. Is the automotive industry ready for a revolution?
March 2015
The eagerly anticipated uplift has not yet materialized, as companies continue to grapple with challenges stemming from overcapacity and a highly fragmented industry structure.

Strategy

April 2015

Commoditization need not be the kiss of death. In fact, some companies that are faced with it flourish. There are five ways out of the doghouse of commoditization, each associated with a distinct competitive environment. Which one is right for you?

October 2014
Business model innovation is a powerful approach to driving growth and to capturing a more durable competitive advantage. Four success stories point the way.
October 2013
For growing numbers of companies, the ability to shape their competitive environment could become a critical enabler of success.

Agriculture

April 2015
Growing demand for high-quality farm outputs, new sociopolitical priorities, changes in farming structures and practices, and developments in biotechnology will promote new business models in agriculture.
February 2013
Agricultural companies were hard to beat from 2007 to 2012. Here’s how the best companies achieved their high returns—and how they can keep up the momentum.

Energy

April 2015
Operators and contractors in the oil and gas industry are forming collaborative strategic alliances that unlock value for all participants.
April 2015
Distinct economic principles and requirements underlie success in shale development. This holds especially true for operational performance.
March 2015
The sharp decrease in oil prices has material implications for natural-gas markets. But markets will not react uniformly.

Transformation

April 2015
In this new era of drastic change, nothing is sacred. It's a mistake for companies to cling to their so-called corporate DNA if they want to endure.
November 2014
Transformation is now an imperative for most companies, necessitating fundamental change in strategy, operating model, organization, people, and processes. The right approach comprises three steps.
December 2013
To generate sustained growth in today’s environment, companies must transform their businesses preemptively, not defensively.
October 2013
Many corporate-transformation efforts fail to deliver lasting competitive advantage. BCG has identified the factors that lead to successful transformations—and the common traps that characterize failures.