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Jan 13, 2014, 00:01 ET
Consumers view active safety and assisted driving as the most innovative features. (PRNewsFoto/The Boston Consulting Group)

Automotive Industry Is Entering a New Golden Era of Innovation

The global automobile industry is entering a new golden era of innovation and advancement, and the ability to innovate in four key...

Jan 16, 2013, 09:30 ET

Urban School Districts Can Adapt to Enrollment Declines, Improve Educational Quality by Taking New Approaches to Cost Management

 Many of the largest urban school districts in the U.S. have experienced substantial enrollment declines over the past decade and are...

Jul 12, 2012, 09:30 ET

Shift to 'Value-Based' Approach to Budgeting for K-12 Education Sharpens Focus on Results

Achieving More for Less in U.S. Education with a Value-Based Approach, a new report from Boston Consulting Group, discusses how a simple framework...

Jun 06, 2012, 00:01 ET
U.S. Faces Obstacles to Improving Health Care Value.  (PRNewsFoto/The Boston Consulting Group)

U.S. Faces Obstacles to Improving Health Care Value

The U.S. faces major obstacles in taking advantage of "value-based health care"—one of the most promising developments in health care,...

Aug 03, 2011, 07:00 ET

Closed-Loop Instructional System is Key to Maximizing Technology's Impact on Student Achievement, New Report Finds

As policymakers and education practitioners across the U.S. seek innovative approaches to boost student achievement, particularly in K–12...

Jul 06, 2011, 00:01 ET

Carmakers Should Be Able to Meet Future Emissions Targets Mainly Through Improvements to Gas Engines, Says a New Report by The Boston Consulting Group

Internal combustion engines are improving their ability to cut CO2 emissions at a lower cost than expected, and, as a result, carmakers should...

Jan 25, 2010, 11:12 ET

Ahead of Washington Auto Show, New Study Finds That High Cost of Batteries Will Limit Widespread Adoption of Electric Cars Over the Next Decade

As policy makers, automotive industry officials, and media converge on the 2010 Washington Auto Show this week, they will be presented with an...

Jan 21, 2010, 11:16 ET

BRIC Auto Markets Offer 'Exceptional' Growth Opportunity and Largely Untapped Strategic Potential, Says New Study by The Boston Consulting Group

For at least the next decade, the future of the automotive industry lies in the BRIC countries. Together, Brazil, Russia, India, and China will...

Jan 07, 2010, 14:00 ET

Without a Technology Breakthrough, Battery Costs Are Likely to Limit Widespread Adoption of Electric Cars Over the Next Decade, Says The Boston Consulting Group

Although electric-car battery costs are expected to fall sharply over the coming decade, they are unlikely to drop enough to spark...

Jun 19, 2007, 01:00 ET

New Report Highlights the Key Ingredients for Successfully Integrating Companies

BOSTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) claims that one of the main reasons why more than...

May 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

Investment Banks, Unfazed by Market Uncertainty, Post Strong Q1 Results

NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading investment banks increased their aggregate revenues by 28 percent and their aggregate pretax profits by...

May 22, 2007, 01:00 ET

'Trading Up' Spending in U.S. Crosses $700 Billion, as Consumers See Premium Products as Salve for Life's Challenges, According to New Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Research

CHICAGO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer spending in the U.S. on premium, "trading up" products and services hit $720 billion in 2006, up from...

May 15, 2007, 01:00 ET

Executive Dissatisfaction With Return On Innovation Investments Reaches New Peak, According to Fourth Annual Survey of Leaders

CHICAGO, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Business leaders' frustration with their innovation efforts has reached new levels. According to a new...

May 09, 2007, 01:00 ET

Supply Chain Delays, Disruptions Make China Sourcing a Potential Strategic Trap, New BCG Report Warns

BOSTON, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Congestion at North America's West Coast ports and continuing capacity problems at major European ports have...

Mar 29, 2007, 01:00 ET

Some Banks in Developing Markets Could Emerge as Global Challengers, BCG Report Finds

NEW YORK, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As banks in the so-called BRIC countries - Brazil, Russia, India, and China - become larger and more...

Mar 28, 2007, 01:00 ET

U.S. Companies Show Renewed Confidence in Germany as a Business Location

BERLIN, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. companies are increasingly confident about their business prospects in Germany, according to the fourth...

Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET

Investment Banks Are Shifting Focus to Europe After Record Year, BCG Report Finds

NEW YORK, March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest investment banks are increasingly directing their attention to Europe, the Middle East, and...

Jan 24, 2007, 00:00 ET

Wall Street Analysts Need to Ask Corporate Leaders Different, Tougher Questions About Their Innovation Efforts, According to Innovation Experts From The Boston Consulting Group

BOSTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Wall Street analysts and investors should use the current earnings season to start asking CEOs and other leaders...

Jan 09, 2007, 00:00 ET

Innovation Continues to Confound Even the Most Savvy Business Leaders: Too Many Ideas, Too Little Payback ... and No One 'Owns' the Problem

BOSTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Although 90% of senior executives rate innovation as a top strategic priority, almost half admit to being...

Jan 08, 2007, 00:00 ET

BCG Named Best Small Company on FORTUNE's '100 Best Companies to Work For' List

BOSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been named the Best Small Company in America and one of the top 10 overall...