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October 03, 2011
| IT | Bain capability brief
Four skills can help companies reap the hoped-for benefits of their IT spending and ensure that new IT investments target the highest-impact projects.
August 01, 2011
| Financial Services | Bain industry brief
Industries in start-up mode can be innovative, scrappy and undisciplined as they scramble to grow and capture market share. Those traits have certainly characterized the rambunctious life insurance market over the past decade of India’s rapid economic expansion.
March 24, 2011
| Private Equity | The Economic Times
The job of the chief executive has expanded dramatically in recent years, both in scope and complexity. The companies they head often operate worldwide and in a business climate that has rarely been more turbulent. Instead of heading simple pyramids, they now manage intricate networks of
March 23, 2011
| Private Equity | VC Circle
Our view of the 2011 global PE markets must take into account not only the conflicting forces at work in 2010, but also the continued fragility of the global economic recovery and credit markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.