Innovation & Growth

   
      

Innovation & Growth

Interactive
An Interview with Dong-bin Shin, Chairman of Lotte Group
Social Responsibility
October 2015
So-called A brands are losing out as highly profitable responsible-consumption products upset established market shares in the grocery industry.
June 2014
Products that address environmental or social concerns have gone mainstream and now take the lion’s share of profitable growth in groceries.
Innovation in Auto
September 2015
Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles could benefit society in numerous ways. But first, stakeholders must collaborate to clear technical, legal, and regulatory roadblocks.
April 2015
The first generation of autonomous vehicles is coming soon to a highway near you. Is the automotive industry ready for a revolution?

The Growth Imperative

October 2014
How can companies choose among the many possible avenues to growth? Three starting positions suggest the paths most likely to create value.
October 2014
A new growth strategy is only as good as the people and organizational practices that support it. Here are five secrets that leaders can use to promote the cooperation and behavior that new growth initiatives require.
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.
May 2014
A wave of technological and customer-driven change is creating a huge growth opportunity for companies that transform commercial functions, including marketing, sales, and pricing.
Robotics
September 2015
The use of advanced industrial robots is nearing takeoff, lowering labor costs, boosting productivity, and changing the competitiveness of major manufacturing economies.
September 2015
Economic and technical barriers to wider industrial robotics adoption are beginning to fall, putting advanced robots within the reach of even small manufacturers.
September 2015
Not all manufacturers and economies will share the benefits of advanced industrial robotics equally. Fast adopters will realize the biggest cost savings and productivity gains.

Mergers & Acquisitions 

October 2015
M&A recovered to 2005–2006 levels in 2014, and deal volume and value continued to show strength in the first two quarters of 2015.
October 2014
Successful serial acquirers deliver more growth and create more value from acquisitions than their peers. What explains their success?
Productivity & Growth
September 2015

If you think the “lean revolution” has run its course, think again. There is still room for improvement. The secret is to be hyperconnected.

April 2015
Industry 4.0 will make production systems up to 30 percent faster and 25 percent more efficient and elevate mass customization to new levels.