Impact & Expertise


Over the past 15 years, multinational companies have entered rapidly developing economies (RDEs) to achieve cost advantages and expand their customer base—mainly targeting customers at the top of the wealth pyramid. They have not, however, extracted the full value of their investments. In this environment, senior executives of leading companies face some important questions:

  • How do we get to the next level of profitable growth in RDEs and make the transformation to become a globally advantaged company?
  • Do we have an up-to-date understanding of the growth opportunities here?
  • Are we capturing the opportunities these markets offer for cost reduction?

BCG’s Global Advantage practice helps clients achieve global competitive advantage by capturing opportunities arising in and from the RDEs. We support both industry leaders from developed countries and fast-growing companies from the RDEs on a wide range of issues. Read More 

Impact Stories

  • Market Entry Strategy for a Vehicle Manufacturer
  • BCG helps an automotive manufacturer enter a developing market by reshaping its products, brand, and distribution model.
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  • Biopharma Manufacturing Transformation
  • See how BCG worked with global biopharma companies to transform their manufacturing and supply chain organizations.
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  • Helping Assess a Joint Venture Expansion
  • BCG helped a consumer goods company assess the viability of a foreign joint venture and enter supplier negotiations.

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