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Our strategy/cross-industry research provides thought leadership on topics such as outsourcing, content management, collaborative commerce, and other cross-industry issues related to strategy. Learn more by reading some of our most recent research below.

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Central Europe Top 500
Deloitte's ranking of the largest companies in Central Europe provides an essential map of the challenges that face enterprises and managers in the region.

Avoiding M&A disconnect
Learn how companies can avoid a disconnect between the strategy that justified making an acquisition and what actually happens when the deal is done.

The overconfidence trap
Conventional wisdom gets a bad rap. Much of what we intuitively know about mergers and acquisitions — and there is a sagging bookshelf on the subject — is borne out by the facts. But being 'almost right' about expectations and priorities isn’t enough. The reality is far more nuanced.

The service revolution: Manufacturing’s missing crown jewel
With unprecedented pressures on product margins and the threat of commoditization, services may the best opportunity for profit and differentiation.

Why finance transformation matters in global manufacturing
In recent years, manufacturers have spent vast sums of money on business transformation to mixed results. While there is rarely one recipe for successful business improvement, there is a growing recognition that finance is an indispensable ingredient.

Globalizing Indian manufacturing
Despite recent and rapid changes in the Indian manufacturing sector, challenges still exists. However, a collaborative report produced in part by Deloitte Research, suggests overcoming the hurdles are well worth the effort.

Navigating the marketing measurement maze
This Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications article presents pragmatic approaches to the design of marketing measurement programs. It is based on interviews with 30 executives and aims to raise the strategic accountability of the marketing function as it increasingly becomes a part of the
C-suite agenda.