Publications

  • Bain & Co. | Importance of founder-led firms seeing resurgence

    July 09, 2013 | Mint | Media mention

    Chris Zook, the co-head of the Global Strategy practice at Bain and Company, discusses the recent resurgence in the importance of founder-led companies.

  • Founder's Mentality℠: The southward winds

    June 13, 2013 | Strategy | Bain capability brief

    Large multinationals often struggle against forces that threaten to turn the power of incumbency into the pain of bureaucracy.

  • Founder's Mentality℠: The westward winds

    June 13, 2013 | Strategy | Bain capability brief

    As insurgent companies gain scale and scope, they also encounter a number of forces that threaten to drive them off course and away from their Founder’s Mentality. The best companies recognize these forces early and take action to resist them. We call them the "westward winds."

  • Companies think procurement costs are outside their control—they are not

    June 07, 2013 | Performance Improvement | The Economic Times: Corporate Dossier

    The strong headwinds of declining GDP growth and weak industrial output are focusing managers' thinking once again on the need to improve efficiencies and cut costs.

  • India's wind-power target is up in the air - Bain India

    May 23, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Though India hopes to increase the share of renewable energy in its total power generation portfolio to nearly one-fifth by 2017, its efforts could falter due to slow progress in implementing policies to attract investment to the sector.

  • India Private Equity Report 2013

    May 14, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain report

    The year 2012 may not have been a boom year for Indian private equity, but it was a year that showed signs of hope for the future. There's no doubt that private equity investment will increase in the coming years as India's need for flexible capital continues. Stakeholders across the industry need

  • Patent wars: has India taken on Big Pharma and won?

    May 14, 2013 | Healthcare | The Guardian | Media mention

    Up until 2005 big pharmaceutical companies were forced to compete with generic drug companies due to lax national patent policies. In some countries, such as India, the government did not grant any patents at all. This allowed generic drug companies to sell lifesaving drugs for reasonable prices.

  • India Philanthropy Report 2013

    March 05, 2013 | Social and Public Sector | Bain report

    This year’s report explores the crucial and complex questions around the impact of giving. How is the impact of each rupee invested in philanthropic activities measured? How should it be measured? Can a better understanding of impact deliver better outcomes? And finally, can better communication

  • How utilities should evaluate upstream and downstream integration

    February 20, 2013 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    Having seen few benefits from the breakup of generation, transmission and retail service, many utility executives now wonder if expanding back into these markets might offer lower transaction costs, better hedging or other advantages. Bain’s analysis suggests that, while integration offers

  • Taking a new consumer goods category from zero to 100 in no time flat

    November 29, 2012 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    The race to create categories and subcategories may be your best option in emerging markets. Here’s how winners set the pace.