Discovering business opportunities in South Korea

Discovering business opportunities in South Korea

15 July 2020 — South Korea has been known as a rapidly growing prosperous economy, home to global conglomerates called chaebols. However, actual opportunities and challenges of the South Korean market remain unknown to most foreign companies. Here we discuss recent developments in the South Korean economy, and what they mean in terms of opportunities for market entry.

China ambitions in cruise sets their agenda for the full value chain

China ambitions in cruise sets their agenda for the full value chain

6 September 2021 — China has been actively moving towards the upstream of the value chain with ambitious plans, leaving the industry pondering what will happen next. In this article we try to shed some light on the implications.

Using success gates in portfolio strategy development for more informed decision making

Using success gates in portfolio strategy development for more informed decision making

9 September 2021 — Developing a portfolio strategy is inherently complex due to many alternative opportunities coupled with limited resources, other business specific constraints and uncertainty of future markets. Defining key constraints for individual portfolio businesses and using success gates to track their impact helps in selecting viable strategic options for all future scenarios.

Building the skills of a Chief Transformation Officer

Building the skills of a Chief Transformation Officer

18 September 2017 — In a world of continuous change, companies should turn market pressure into a change capability that becomes a competitive advantage. Appointing a chief transformation officer to comprehensively lead change itself is a solution.

Increasing agility in decision-making to improve competitiveness

Increasing agility in decision-making to improve competitiveness

3 October 2018 — Corporations must increasingly be agile and timely decisions are critical to initiate changes. Complex organizational structures, management by consensus and unstructured decision-making processes hinder agility in decision-making.

Lessons from the Nordics – perspectives on Korean venture capital and startup ecosystem

Lessons from the Nordics – perspectives on Korean venture capital and startup ecosystem

29 September 2021 — The Nordic startup ecosystems have grown their significance during the past decades, the development phases and key characteristics of the ecosystems can offer lessons to learn for the Korean startup landscape.

The untapped business opportunity in Southeast Asia – productivity improvement

The untapped business opportunity in Southeast Asia – productivity improvement

30 March 2016 — Low productivity is the main challenge facing Southeast Asian economies. There is a macroeconomic imperative to boost productivity but implementation is difficult. In this article, we address automation, efficiency and human capital development as key new business development areas in the region.

Managing complex programs – standardize and decentralize for efficiency and agility

Managing complex programs – standardize and decentralize for efficiency and agility

28 March 2016 — In complex projects and programs, the choice of operating model (structure, processes and tools) is a key driver of success and execution efficiency. This article presents the evolution of a particularly complex technology program from a top-heavy organization to an agile “divisional” (self-contained) structure.