Global Advantage

   
      

Global Advantage

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Center for Consumer and Customer Insight

June 2015
China has become a two-speed consumer market. The optimistic, “high-speed” market disproportionately consists of middle- to upper-middle-class and affluent households that are powering consumer spending.
The Next Era of Globalization
June 2015
Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations.
November 2014
A new and more complex phase of globalization has begun. Rather than determine whether their companies should go global, CEOs must now figure out how they can do so in a way that works for the long term.
Sustainability Development
May 2015
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.
June 2015
Use BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment interactive to discover how countries perform on measures of their citizens’ well-being.

Spotlight on Africa

June 2015
Many promising infrastructure projects in Africa are hobbled by the lack of early-stage project-preparation financing. A new approach can help get more of these projects off the ground.
May 2015
South Africa’s performance on four critical dimensions—education, health care, employment, and income equality—weighs heavily on the nation's ability to improve economic and social well-being.
March 2014
BCG polled 10,000 African consumers about their shopping behaviors, purchase intentions, and planned spending for more than 20 different product categories, from autos to snack foods.
Global Challengers
January 2015
Chinese companies have made great strides on the global stage in the past decade. But to become global leaders, they must hone new competitive advantages.
September 2014
To become global leaders, challengers should strengthen current people practices and develop advantages based on ingenuity, R&D, and technology.
September 2014
Less than half of the 100 global challengers are companies based in China and India. Other countries, such as the Philippines, are picking up the slack.
Health Care in Emerging Economics
January 2015
The results of pilot initiatives in Africa bode well for emerging economies that are looking to create cost-effective, sustainable health systems.
May 2014
Consumer products companies have been able to reach African consumers and win their hearts, minds, and loyalty. How can global health organizations adapt their strategies?
March 2014
As emerging economies ramp up health care spending, they have the opportunity to leapfrog developed countries and build innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable health systems.