Practice area reports

Corporate Governance in Japan Board Membership and Beyond
  • The Great Eight: Trillion-Dollar Growth Trends to 2020

    September 09, 2011 | Bain Brief

    Eight trillion-dollar macro trends are at work in the global economy. The pursuit by businesses and governments of the macro trends’ growth potential will touch many corners of the globe.

  • Using employee segmentation to bring out the best in your workforce

    August 12, 2011 | Performance Improvement | Bain capability brief

    By grouping employees according to their needs, some companies have begun to tailor everything from terms of employment to incentives for different segments. They’re improving financial performance, customer service and employee satisfaction—and reducing costs.

  • HR readiness: A growing pain for consumer products multinationals in emerging markets

    August 02, 2011 | Consumer Products | CEO Forum

    Consumer products makers know all too well the critical role that a strong talent pool and well-defined organization play in executing their business strategies. But companies often don't have a clear view of their talent and organization, or human resources readiness.

  • Private Equity in Southeast Asia

    July 14, 2011 | Private Equity | Bain industry brief

    Private equity (PE) in Asia-Pacific is experiencing a shift as investor interest increasingly focuses on opportunities beyond China and India. But to succeed in Southeast Asia’s dynamic—and increasingly competitive— emerging markets, PE funds will need to raise their games.

  • Introducing the Bain Brand Accelerator in Asia

    June 15, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain Brief

    Even in Asia’s dynamic emerging markets, brands often find it more difficult than ever to outperform their competitors. Some companies are taking a new approach to revitalizing brands and bringing them to full potential.

  • Getting ahead of the game-changing trends

    February 17, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain industry brief

    Consumer products executives are confronting a bitter truth: conventional recipes traditionally used by multinationals for profitable growth no longer are enough.

  • Results Delivery®: Busting three common myths of change management

    January 11, 2011 | Results Delivery | Bain Brief

    The best of intentions are never enough. Your goal is to lose 10 pounds and get fit. You invest in the latest home gym device and install it in your basement. And there it sits—while you lounge on the couch, wondering why you’re not getting into better shape.

  • Private equity in Southeast Asia

    June 29, 2010 | Private Equity | Bain industry brief

    Private equity's expanding global scope and influence-particularly in the big emerging markets of China and India-has been one of the leading financial stories of the past decade.

  • Growing beyond China: Five things Chinese companies need to know about global expansion

    June 07, 2010 | Mergers & Acquisitions | Bain Brief

    Chinese firms seeking access to other markets are discovering that a global expansion strategy is just as critical as it is for foreign companies trying to win in China.

  • Reenergizing Japan, Inc.'s growth, company by company

    June 07, 2010 | Strategy | Bain Brief

    "Japan, Inc.," considered worldwide in the late 1980s as a leader in business expertise, has within it the seeds of a profound regeneration that could restore Japan's economy and businesses to their former prominence.