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Innovative companies take a diverse approach to not only product development, but to the way they do business inside and out. Innovation strategies require forward-thinking ideation, agile collaboration, and seamless execution. Explore BCG's thought leadership on innovation and product development to rethink your innovation strategy.


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Green Leadership: A Practical Guide to Winning in the Green Economy

Green Leadership: A Practical Guide to Winning in the Green Economy

While the “green shift” has been on Norwegian business leaders’ agenda for several years, we are now starting to see real impact. Companies are shifting their approach to sustainability from avoiding negative consequences to building competitive advantages through green efficiency (increased resource efficiency) or green growth (innovation in products or services).

Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast: The AI Success Recipe for Nordic Companies

Think Big, Start Small, Scale Fast

Adoption of artificial intelligence is growing rapidly in a majority of Nordic companies. Yet while momentum abounds, scaling up with also require tackling several key challenges.

Bigger, Bolder, and Faster: The Digital Agenda for Nordic Companies

Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden have enjoyed a well-deserved reputation for advances in digital technology. Yet the reality for Nordic companies is quite different. In recent years they have failed to keep up with the advances of others. BCG’s global survey of companies, based on each company’s self-assessment, found that the Nordics compare well only on digital vision and strategy. When it comes to execution, Nordic companies are well below the global average.

Digital Sweden: How Consumers Are Setting the Pace and Creating Opportunities for Businesses

Economic growth from digital activity has accelerated quickly, and the Internet contributes SEK 275 billion in value, or 7.7% of GDP. This growth has been driven by the Swedish consumer, whose eager adoption of new mobile devices has triggered a recent wave of online consumption across all major categories of private spending. Companies that are able to leverage digital tools to meet this demand achieve growth rates twice as high as their less-digitalized peers in the same industry. Sweden remains a leader in BCG's e-Intensity Index, bolstered by strong consumer engagement, but indicators for government and business engagement have weakened since 2009 relative to international peers.

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