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How share repurchases boost earnings without improving returns

– Some actions that boost earnings per share don’t create value for shareholders. Share repurchases are generally a wash.

STRATEGY IN A DIGITAL AGE

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Strategy in the digital age

Our series on developing corporate and business-unit strategies in a digitally disrupted world.
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McKinsey on Finance, Number 57

McKinsey on Finance offers practical ways of thinking about corporate finance based on McKinsey's experience and proprietary... research.
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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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The ‘tech bubble’ puzzle

– Public and private capital markets seem to value technology companies differently. Here’s why.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2016: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Executives’ optimism wanes—suggesting concern about where the economy’s heading in 2016—while their company... views hold steady. A common worry is slowing growth in China, which many cite as a threat to global growth.
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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.
Debate - McKinsey Quarterly

Leading in the digital age

– The automation of work and the digital disruption of business models place a premium on leaders who can create a vision of change... and frame it positively.
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The economic essentials of digital strategy

– A supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption.
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The secret to delighting customers: Putting employees first

– The main hurdle in customer experience is translating boardroom vision into action at the front line. Empowered employees are... the key.
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Pharma M&A: Agile shouldn’t mean ad hoc

– Under pressure to be active acquirers, some pharmaceutical and medical-products companies may be neglecting best practices. Here’s... where they can most improve.
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Toward a value-creating board

– The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. But in a new survey, few respondents... rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices.
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How Ericsson aligned its people with its transformation strategy: An interview with chief HR officer Bina Chaurasia

– A recent shift in strategy required an overhaul of HR. Ericsson’s chief human-resources officer, Bina Chaurasia, describes... how skills, technology, and processes had to change on a global scale.
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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

– Growing shares of executives say geopolitical instability is a risk to both global and domestic growth. At the same time, their... views on overall conditions have improved notably—but remain tempered on China’s prospects.
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M&A 2015: New highs, and a new tone

– Deal activity surged again this year—especially big deals and those in the United States.

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