Publications

  • What "good" looks like: Creating an operational excellence management system

    October 15, 2013 | Oil and Gas | Bain Brief

    Unlike individuals, companies can’t simply decide one day to act more efficiently. Complex organizations need a systematic approach to improvement. An operational excellence management system is a set of rules that, when implemented with measurable accountability, can guide a company on its journey

  • Veteran banking experts Philippe De Backer and Ed Lin appointed as global co-leaders of Bain & Company's financial services practice

    February 01, 2011 | Press release

    New York-February 1, 2011-Bain & Company, the global business consulting firm, has appointed Philippe De Backer and Edmund Lin as co-heads of its Global Financial Services Practice; this was announced today by Steve Ellis, Bain's worldwide managing director. Mr.

  • Private equity: an unlikely resource for public companies in slow economies

    February 19, 2008 | Primary & Secondary Education | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research | Media mention

    Orit Gadiesh and Hugh MacArthur, consultants at Bain & Company, have written authoritatively on what public companies can learn from private equity in a new book (Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use, Harvard Business School Press, 2008).

  • The Bain diaspora

    November 30, 2007 | Private Equity | Private Equity International | Media mention

    Tim Sims, the former chairman and managing director of Bain's Australian and African operations states, "The really successful Bain graduate carries a blueprint for the skills which are now recognized as setting apart the highest performing funds in the private equity industry.

  • How to winand retainloyal customers in Asia and Australia

    October 15, 2006 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | Bain Brief

    Service industries across the Asia-Pacific region-from banking to retailing to telecommunications-have profited from Asia's economic rise, but often at their customers' expense.

  • Manager@Work: The fulcrum for growth

    September 24, 2006 | Complexity management | The Edge

    Asia is enjoying rapid growth, with Malaysia and other Southeast Asian economies on track for gross national product increases of 5% or more for the year.

  • China's 'good-enough' market

    September 04, 2006 | Industrial Machinery | The Wall Street Journal Asia

    China's recent proposal to curtail foreign investments isn't the only threat that global firms face in the mainland. While Beijing fiddles with its regulatory framework, a huge segment of lower-end — but acceptable — products, priced at unbeatable prices, is emerging.

  • China's economic growth strategy an Asian paradox

    August 06, 2006 | Fundamentals of Growth | Dow Jones

    Opinions regarding China's economic rise have generally been shaped by two hard-to-ignore numbers: one is the country's current labor cost advantage, which is as much as 95% over multinationals in the U.S.

  • 7 things firms need to know

    July 21, 2006 | Customer Strategy & Marketing | The Straits Times

    The news this week that marketing and public relations roles are in hot demand in Singapore - among the top three jobs that companies here are trying to fill - comes at a time when the days of traditional marketing may be numbered.

  • India's wake-up call in pharma

    June 18, 2006 | Healthcare | The Economic Times

    India's age-old rivalry with China has suddenly turned sharp in a cutting-edge industry - pharmaceuticals. Last month (May 26), global drug maker AstraZeneca unveiled plans to invest $100 million over the next three years in an 'innovation centre' in China.