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Toward a value-creating board
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Toward a value-creating board

February 2016—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.more

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Creating value from long-term bets

February 2016—Corning’s CEO reminds us that big corporate achievements rarely come overnight.more

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What might happen in China in 2016?

January 2016—Millions of people being relocated from cities, fewer jobs, greater centralization, and more movie blockbusters are just some of the author’s predictions for the year.more

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2015: McKinsey Global Survey results

December 2015—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.more

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Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation

October 2015—China does well in customer- and manufacturing-oriented innovation, though not in the more advanced varieties. But the country will need them to sustain growth. more

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Why it’s still a world of ‘grow or go’

October 2015—In a challenging environment, growth matters more than ever.more

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GE’s Jeff Immelt on digitizing in the industrial space

October 2015—In this first installment of our two-part interview, General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt explains why industrial companies are now in the information business—whether they like it or not.more

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Building a better partnership between finance and strategy

October 2015—The growing strategic role of CFOs may create tension with top strategists. That’s a missed opportunity for teaming up to improve company performance.more

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Profiling the modern CFO: A panel discussion

October 2015—Seasoned finance chiefs explore revamping business models and coping with new competitors, currency risks, and changing capital structures.more

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Shifting tides: Global economic scenarios for 2015–25

September 2015—Are we in for a bumpy ride? How bumpy? And for how long?more

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The new global competition for corporate profits

September 2015—Executives should brace themselves: a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that a 30-year period of unprecedented corporate-profit growth is drawing to a close.

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Divestitures: How to invest for success

August 2015—When it comes to creating value, divestitures are critical—but a positive outcome is not automatic. Some up-front investment can improve the odds of success.more

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Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

July 2015—In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Here’s how incumbent companies can reframe them.more

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Growing beyond the core business

July 2015—Most companies are seeking growth outside their core business, according to a new survey. But few have made revenue gains as a result—or have the right capabilities to support it.more

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