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Management in a Two-Speed Economy

The effects of the recession have most of the Western world in their grip. Tepid growth, public debt, and the euro’s crisis have unsettled governments, industries, and consumers. For the foreseeable future, unfavorable conditions will challenge companies on two fronts: They must survive in the aftermath of the crisis while at the same time identifying and utilizing the opportunities that the new realities offer.

Businesses can make use of a slow-growth economy to develop their strengths and enhance their long-term competitive position. Every company must find its own response to the postcrisis landscape by answering these important questions:

  • What path will markets take, given the world’s new economic and political realities?

  • What will the consequences be for our business activities?

  • Are we moving toward inflation or deflation? How should we respond?

  • What opportunities are there for us in stronger, more rapidly developing markets?

We explore these issues, and present ways that executives can best position their organizations to win in this environment, in our Collateral Damage content series. Read More

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