Publications

  • Interview: James Allen of Bain & Company on the trends in economic growth and what that means for Tiffany's

    October 14, 2011 | The Next Woman | Media mention

    James Allen, expert strategist of Bain & Company's London office, provides CEO's with insights into global economic growth trends and in a 2011 article for The Next Women described the growing gap between the wealthy and working classes as, "Tiffany’s outgrew Wal-Mart, which basically means: jobs

  • The simple (but not easy) task of focusing

    February 15, 2010 | Financial Times | Media mention

    Our work focuses on helping companies deliver results. Visit our publications section, Bain Insights, for the best research and ideas from Bain's experts.

  • Focus on your core: it's the mantra at the heart of every big business success story

    February 08, 2010 | The Times | Media mention

    The idea that businesses should focus on their core is so well entrenched in corporate culture that it seems surprising that it can be traced back to a book published less than ten years ago.

  • Resolving the CEO's dilemma

    October 08, 2009 | Fundamentals of Growth | Bain Brief

    The job of chief executive officer has expanded dramatically in recent years, both in scope and in complexity. The companies CEOs run are likely to operate all over the world, in markets that have rarely been more turbulent than today.

  • How Europe's grocers keep food sales fresh

    January 21, 2009 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    " The capability to cater to local preferences in a cost-effective way may help position these companies to weather the economic downturn better than their competitors.

  • A retail revolution

    February 14, 2006 | Retail | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    Britain's supermarket leader, Tesco, has embarked on a risky expansion to the U.S. At least that was the opinion of institutional investors when Tesco announced the move last Thursday, as shares in the company fell by 2% in a rising London market.

  • Europe's low-cost path to high-performance banking

    October 31, 2004 | Financial Services | INSEAD Quarterly

    How can European banks sustain long-term growth while keeping the costs of expansion under control? Bain & Company's Philippe De Backer, Tim Wright, Cornel Wisskirchen and Scott Tanner explain.

  • The real meaning of loyalty - the key to growth

    December 31, 2003 | Bain Net Promoter System® | Customer Management

    Customer loyalty is still the Holy Grail for customer service and management leaders, and gaining and keeping loyal customers is increasingly recognised as the key to business growth. So what does it all mean and how can we achieve it?

  • Growth outside the core

    November 30, 2003 | Strategy | Harvard Business Review

    Growth in an adjacent market is tougher than it looks; three-quarters of the time, the effort fails. But companies can change those odds dramatically. Results from a five-year study of corporate growth conducted by Bain & Company reveal that adjacency expansion succeeds only when built around

  • Free Trade in the Marketplace of Ideas

    December 03, 2002 | Fundamentals of Growth | The Wall Street Journal Europe

    CEOs tend to talk about research and development the way that farmers talk about seed corn — with a gleam in their eyes at the prospect of bumper crops to come.