Partner & Director, BCG Henderson Institute Fellow
At its heart, corporate strategy asks how a company’s total can be valued higher than the sum of its parts. This translates into three questions that should be on the agenda of every CEO. What is our company’s vision? What is our portfolio strategy? And, how must we adjust our corporate policies to achieve our goals?
Ulrich Pidun joined Boston Consulting Group in 1997 and is a core member of the Corporate Finance & Strategy practice and an expert in corporate strategy.
As a fellow at the BCG Henderson Institute (BHI), Ulrich investigates business ecosystems by looking at ecosystem design, governance, and strategies. In addition to his work at BCG, Ulrich is a professor for corporate strategy at Technical University of Berlin, Germany, and has published a widely acknowledged textbook on corporate strategy.
Resist the temptation to scale back investment––instead, use the benefits of digital platforms to help your company through challenging periods.
The next few years could be make-or-break for some banks. If they don’t join the digital ecosystem movement, they will be consumed by it.
Shift your mindset and operating model. It’s better to grow the pie together as an ecosystem than to fight alone for a larger piece.
Drawing on the insights gleaned from three years of ecosystem research, we offer a step-by-step framework for developing an incumbent company’s ecosystem strategy.
Regulators are turning up the heat on digital platforms, but traditional remedies are clearly not adequate. Viewing antitrust through the lens of trust may provide answers.
Governments and companies must find new ways to collaborate if they are to solve the big multigenerational challenges, such as poverty, inequality, and climate change.
Though often complex and difficult to manage, this type of collective action can help companies overcome six barriers that often inhibit their ability to address a sustainability challenge.
The orchestrators of today’s largest technology-enabled business ecosystems are uniquely positioned to help bring about collective environmental action.
You don’t need to be the orchestrator of a business ecosystem to capture its benefits. Ecosystem contributors can win too, if they focus on certain strategic imperatives.
Trust can make or break ecosystem success, but it doesn’t always arise organically. Which instruments do successful ecosystems use to build and maintain trust among participants?
Ecosystems have the power to reshape the health care industry and end the tradeoff between access, quality, and cost. Here’s how.