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Executives say that global trends have become increasingly important, but few companies are addressing them successfully.
Executives around the world expect their national economies to be negatively affected by a US downturn. Although a majority of the executives say that their economies are linked to that of the United States, only 21 percent report that the linkage has tightened over the past three years.
Historic trends suggest earnings may fall more than most executives expect. Companies should prepare for steeper declines and take steps to strengthen their positions when times improve.
Companies are learning to adapt their organizational design to capture cross-border synergies and to protect local sources of profitability.
Manufacturers in developing markets are already helping aircraft makers in developed ones to cut costs. That's just the beginning.
The exchanges are riding high right now. They should use the proceeds of current good fortune to prepare for an intensely competitive future.
There are a few critical tasks that all finance chiefs must tackle in their first hundred days.
As the industry matures, mobile operators won’t be able to count on a flood of new customers to fuel growth, so they must create more value from those they already have—including prepaid ones.
Opportunities to invest in public infrastructure will increase during the next few years, but so will competition for deals.
The War for Talent never ended. Executives must constantly rethink the way their companies plan to attract, motivate, and retain employees.
Eight emerging trends are transforming many markets and businesses. Executives should learn to shape the outcome rather than just react to it.
Delos "Toby" Cosgrove discusses innovation in health care—including a key role for top executives to play in reducing the nation’s health care burden.
The merger of two large, complementary companies presented an unusual challenge: sustaining growth as well as focusing on integration and cost savings.
Richard Haass says that businesses have much to learn from government as they compete in an increasingly complex global landscape.Source: http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/home.aspx