Publications

  • How global telcos can profit from India's wireless experience

    March 19, 2011 | Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    As many wireless telecommunications operators around the world reach saturation points in consumer penetration, they fear hitting a growth wall. These companies face mounting competition, declining average revenue per user (ARPU) and steeply rising costs.

  • Redraw the chart, but make it decision-centric

    November 21, 2010 | Organization | The Economic Times

    New CEOs often feel compelled to reorganise their companies. In fact, nearly half launch some kind of reorganisation during their first two years on the job. Even that brisk pace seems to be accelerating, with Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and Caterpillar announcing organisational overhauls in 2010.

  • Tupperware takes off in emerging markets

    August 19, 2010 | Consumer Products | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Tupperware is making big gains in emerging markets, which now account for 56% of the company's sales, according to Bain & Company. In India, where nearly 100,000 women host Tupperware parties, sales of the company's plastic kitchenware have grown 30% per year since 1996.

  • Tupperware parties help reshape India's kitchens

    July 12, 2010 | Consumer Products | BusinessWeek Asia

    As consumer-products companies compete to profit from booming growth in Asia's emerging markets, they could learn from an unlikely teacher, Tupperware Brands (TUP). The company came to life in the U.S.

  • India Private Equity Report 2010

    June 29, 2010 | Private Equity | India Private Equity report 2010

    Among developments having a far-reaching influence on the global economy, two have particular relevance to readers of this document. The first has been India's emergence as one of the world's most dynamic economies over the past two decades.

  • Outsourcing can do much more than just cut costs

    June 14, 2010 | Performance Improvement | Forbes.com

    Companies that successfully create and sustain value year after year are rare. Many try to, but a recent study of 2,000 companies over 10 years by our consulting firm, Bain & Company, found that only one in 10 achieved sustained, profitable growth.

  • Giving by wealthy individuals in India is lower than expected

    April 25, 2010 | The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Media mention

    According to a recent study from Bain & Company, an international consulting firm, philanthropic contributions from individuals and corporations in India make up only 10 percent of charitable giving, reports The Wall Street Journal.

  • The new age of philanthropy

    March 24, 2010 | LiveMint.com | Media mention

    A study performed by consulting firm Bain & Company found that although Indians are getting richer, their charitable donations pale in comparison to those made by professionals in other countries and those made by the government. Indians' charitable donations in 2009 totalled $7.

  • Study: 20% of global dry powder earmarked for Asia

    March 18, 2010 | Private Equity | Private Equity Online | Media mention

    Bain & Company's Asia Pacific Private Equity Market Outlook predicts that Asia could see a return to 2007 investment levels by 2012 following the slowdown resulting from the global financial crisis.

  • India: Strategies for consumer goods

    October 07, 2009 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Heads didn't turn when Coca-Cola and Pepsi hiked prices on some of their most popular beverages in India in late 2008. Even in the downturn, both companies have enjoyed double-digit volume growth.