Publications

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.