Publications

  • Coping with initiative overload

    May 12, 2014 | Business Standard

    Initiative overload is an ailment that permeates nearly every large company. Here’s a practical set of guidelines to prevent initiative overload when possible and mitigate its effects when not.

  • Non-communicable diseases: A threat to India’s economic growth

    April 29, 2014 | Businessworld

    India's healthcare ecosystems -- the roles of government, private players, tech and regulations--are still evolving.

  • Performance improvement amid a lingering downturn

    April 04, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Businessworld

    With India experiencing seven consecutive quarters of sub-5 per cent GDP growth after a dismal third-quarter figure of 4.7 per cent and core sector output falling to 1.6 per cent in January, more companies are looking for out-of-the-box methods to enhance performance, capture growth and reduce

  • How grocers can grow with emerging Asia

    April 02, 2014 | Consumer Products | Singapore Business Times

    THESE would seem like the best of times for the grocery business in emerging Asia. Home to about 44 per cent of the world's population, Asia's emerging markets boast macro trends that would delight any retailer: healthy GDP growth, a rapidly rising middle class and populations that are steadily

  • India Private Equity Report 2014

    March 26, 2014 | Private Equity | Bain report

    Bain & Company’s in-depth annual look at the Indian private equity industry evaluates what PE funds can do to thrive despite the headwinds in India's private equity landscape.

  • Emerging Asia's grocery challenge

    March 12, 2014 | Consumer Products | Forbes.com

    Home to about 44% of the world’s population, Asia’s emerging markets boast macro trends that would delight any retailer: healthy GDP growth, a rapidly rising middle class and populations that are steadily moving into cities, where the economics of distribution favor modern trade. By Bain & Company

  • India Philanthropy Report 2014

    March 07, 2014 | Public Sector & Government | Bain report

    India's government has been making strategic investments to improve women’s and children’s health. While government agencies and nonprofits have begun to pinpoint the areas of maximum impact, success will require strong participation from the public, private and philanthropic sectors.

  • Urban India’s healthcare requires holistic, disruptive and collaborative solutions

    March 04, 2014 | Healthcare | The Economic Times

    India's healthcare outlook is troubling. A tsunami of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, cardiac ailments, and diabetes is hitting our shores. That means economic loss, besides being the leading cause of death: Responsible for more than six—and up to eight—in 10 deaths in urban

  • What does it really take for grocers to win in emerging Asia?

    February 12, 2014 | Retail | Bain Brief

    Despite the dazzling macro trends that make emerging Asia so attractive to grocery retailers, there are a host of obstacles that also make this region a tricky one. We’ve identified the nine critical rules any successful company must follow to win in this region, and three important

  • Saving to grow: Using procurement to win in Asia

    January 23, 2014 | Performance Improvement | Forbes.com

    Procurement represents the lion’s share—as much as 80%—of overall costs in some industries, and companies like Wal-Mart and Apple have demonstrated that procurement leaders are cost leaders in their industries, with a clear edge over rivals. Nowhere is the pressure to improve procurement as intense