Publications

  • Winning with procurement in Asia

    December 11, 2013 | Performance Improvement | Bain Brief

    Companies have set aggressive targets to squeeze cost savings from procurement, but a Bain study finds that many executives feel ill-equipped to meet those goals. Just as the need to improve has never been greater, they're saddled with insufficient processes and under-developed talent. Fortunately,

  • Companies adopting Big Data analytics to deal with challenges

    November 20, 2013 | Technology | The Economic Times

    Companies with the most advanced analytics capabilities are outperforming competitors by wide margins—the leaders are twice as likely to be in the top quartile of financial performance within their industries. But to get in the Big Data game, a company needs three kinds of table stakes: large

  • Despite slowdown, aspirations propel luxe in India

    October 21, 2013 | Consumer Products | MoneyControl.com | Media mention

    India remains one of the last untouched markets of the luxury goods industry. Though India is not unfamiliar with luxury goods, up until recently the primary purchasers were India's royalty.

  • Inside an internship

    October 21, 2013 | Mint | Media mention

    Interning at the right firm can be a highly enriching and valuable experience. Anusha Bhushan, an MBA student at the Indian Institute of Management, recently spent two months interning at Bain & Company. She was extremely happy with her experience.

  • Cracking the code of innovation

    October 07, 2013 | Business Standard | Media mention

    Innovation is a necessary component in the process of growing and successfully running a company. But at most large companies, significant innovation is quite hard to come by.

  • Cracking the code of innovation

    October 06, 2013 | Strategy | Business Standard

    Successful innovators combine creativity and imagination with business and analysis at every phase of product development.

  • India is not a traditional PE market: Hugh MacArthur

    October 02, 2013 | Private Equity | Mint | Media mention

    Private equity investors had high expectations for the emerging Indian market. With over $80 billion funneled into the country over the past decade, investors are still struggling to show returns to their LPs. PE investors believe that India will eventually deliver returns.

  • The window of opportunity in India's power sector

    September 19, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    International utilities are eyeing India's power market and its tremendous growth potential. But the country's fragile infrastructure, huge transmission losses and fuel bottlenecks raise red flags. Fortunately the government is acting to improve the regulatory climate and spur more investment, in

  • Challenges & growth: Strategy in an era of continuous uncertainty

    September 03, 2013 | Strategy | The Economic Times

    After six years in economic doldrums —and despite the US market's rally —many business leaders across the globe still seem paralysed when it comes to growth strategies.

  • NGOs raise funds in corporate style

    September 03, 2013 | Mint | Media mention

    Social Venture Partners, the world's largest network of philanthropic investors, is constantly striving for philanthropic innovation. SVP offers venture style grants to non-profit organizations with the hope of building their organizational capacity.