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The finer points of linking resource allocation to value creation

– According to new survey results, exploring the more subjective side of investment decision making yields five elements that correlate closely with outperformance.

STRATEGY IN A DIGITAL AGE

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Strategy in a digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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The age of analytics: Competing in a data-driven world

– Big data’s potential just keeps growing. Taking full advantage means companies must incorporate analytics into their strategic... vision and use it to make better, faster decisions.

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McKinsey on Finance, Number 61

– Perspectives on Corporate Finance and Strategy
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The CEO guide to boards

– Greater responsibilities require increased commitments of time and energy.
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How CFOs can use war gaming to support strategic decisions

– CFOs are often natural leaders of this strategic planning tool.
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The dark side of transparency

– Executives need to get smarter about when to open up and when to withhold information so they can enjoy the benefits of organizational... transparency while mitigating its unintended consequences.
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How to build an alliance against corporate short-termism

– Executives have more room than they realize to stand together with sophisticated investors to maintain focus on long-term value... creation.
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The value premium of organic growth

– Beware of letting acquisitions take priority over organic growth.
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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.
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How activist investors are transforming the role of public-company boards

– Collaboration between activists and traditional asset managers is changing the boardroom. Here’s how.
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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.
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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.
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Are today’s CFOs ready for tomorrow’s demands on finance?

– Survey results show that as their role expands to include ever more nonfinancial demands, CFOs know they must build new skills... to lead.
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Improving the investment patterns of cyclical companies

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

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