Publications

  • China Business Climate Survey Report 2017

    January 18, 2017 | AmCham Review

    An overview of the performance of AmCham China member companies in 2016, their assessment of the new normal and their plans to maintain profitability in the next year.

  • The Firm of the Future

    January 17, 2017 | Bain Brief

    We’re beginning to see what the next generation of successful companies will look like.

  • Foreign firms face "long march" into China's private fund market

    January 16, 2017 | Financial Services | Financial Times | Media mention

    China’s wealth market is becoming increasingly concentrated. A recent report from Bain & Company estimates there are about 10 million high-net-worth investors (HNWIs) and upper mass affluent individuals, or 1% of the population, who account for half of all of China’s wealth. Alfred Shang, a partner

  • MNCs struggling to retain talent in China: Bain

    January 13, 2017 | Organization | CNBC | Media mention

    Stephen Shih, a partner with Bain & Company, talks about how Chinese firms are catching up to MNCs in the hunt for talent.

  • China Leadership Report: Insights for Talent Seekers

    January 12, 2017 | Bain report

    The new era of the Chinese economy presents different challenges in hiring and retaining top talent.

  • Chinese People No Longer Aspire to Work Only at Famous Multinationals

    January 12, 2017 | Organization | Fortune | Media mention

    A report co-produced by Bain & Company and LinkedIn China predicts that Chinese nationals will soon take on most leadership and management roles that used to be held by foreigners, presenting a major challenge for multinational firms in the world’s second-largest economy. James Root, a partner with

  • Is Amazon’s new credit card for Prime members worth it? There’s yet another way to buy things from the online retail giant

    January 12, 2017 | Organization | MarketWatch | Media mention

    There are advantages for Amazon releasing a branded card. Creating a branded credit card — as many airlines, hotel chains and department stores have done — can boost a shopper’s loyalty to that brand. When consumers physically see a retailer’s name in their wallet on a regular basis, they may be

  • Narrowing talent recruitment gap between local and foreign companies in China: Report

    January 11, 2017 | Organization | CNBC | Media mention

    Up until recently, multinationals were considered the best place to build a career in China due to leadership development opportunities, access to global best practices, attractive compensation packages and culture, explained James Root, a partner with Bain & Company. But, as local companies grow

  • China's Convenient Battleground

    December 18, 2016 | Retail | Bloomberg Gadfly | Media mention

    Japanese companies haven't made much headway in China, with one exception-- convenience stores. Research from Bain & Company shows that of the top 10 Japanese companies in China by number of outlets, just two -- Japan's FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co. and 7-Eleven owner Seven & i Holdings Co. -- have a

  • Boosting the Odds of Success for Japan's Outbound M&A

    December 14, 2016 | Bain Brief

    As more Japanese companies look overseas for their growth, winners will tailor their acquisitions approach to the types of deals they pursue.