Strategy & Corporate Finance


The value premium of organic growth

– Beware of letting acquisitions take priority over organic growth.


Strategy in a digital age

Strategy in a digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.

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McKinsey on Finance, Number 60

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy

Connect: How Companies Succeed by Engaging Radically with Society

Connect fundamentally redefines the role of business, combining captivating stories from inside today's boardrooms with... absorbing history and original research.

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Executive Briefing - McKinsey Quarterly

The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.

Tailoring your integration approach to specific deals

– Every merger or acquisition is different, yet many companies stick to the same integration playbook. Here’s how to tailor... your approach.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results

– In the face of political transitions and concerns over trade, executives expect improvements at home and a stable global economy—with... some regional divergences.

What executives think about the economy: 2004 to now

– This continually updated interactive tracks how executives around the world have viewed economic conditions and the economic prospects... of their companies, and how those views have differed over time and across industries, regions, and types of company.

Improving the investment patterns of cyclical companies

– Companies that invest smartly when times are bad typically outperform peers.

Strategic portfolio management: Divesting with a purpose

– Tying portfolio decisions to a company’s distinctive capabilities can help identify which businesses to divest.

Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives in emerging markets are newly optimistic for the future of their home economies, while respondents globally expect... stable conditions in the world economy.

Building the right organization for mergers and acquisitions

– Support for deal making should be organization-wide.

Strategy and the art of motorcycle maintenance

– What I learned about empirical analysis, dominant hypotheses, and the value of a clean workshop while crossing Australia on my... bike

How nimble resource allocation can double your company’s value

– Companies that actively and regularly reevaluate where resources are allocated create more value and deliver higher returns to shareholders.
Podcast - McKinsey Quarterly

CEO transitions: The science of success

– New CEOs are faced with a bewildering array of choices, so it’s crucial for them to take a data-driven look at potentially major... moves—and to know when to make them.

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