Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.

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MGI’s mission is to help leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors develop a deeper understanding of the evolution of the global economy and to provide a fact base that contributes to decision making on critical management and policy issues.

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A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

– The world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.

Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

– Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies, and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.

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FEATURED RESEARCH

Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what technology could eventually do in the urban environment.

Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to recover to 2 percent or more.

Jobs lost, jobs gained: What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages

– In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

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Jacques Bughin

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Brussels

James Manyika

Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, San Francisco

Jonathan Woetzel

MGI Director and Senior Partner, Shanghai

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The McKinsey Global Institute explores how technologies like automation and artificial intelligence are shaping how we work, where we work, and the skills and education we need to work.

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Visualizing global debt

– See how the debt of 51 countries has evolved since 2000 in an interactive data visualization.
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Visualizing the uses and potential impact of AI and other analytics

– This interactive data visualization shows the potential value created by artificial intelligence and other analytics techniques... for 19 industries and nine business functions.

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The emerging world’s high achievers

– The most successful emerging-economy companies, which tend to be export-oriented, not only boost growth, but also help to spur... progress in the business environment, write Anu Madgavkar and Jeongmin Seong in Project Syndicate.
Article - Harvard Business Review

The best performing emerging economies emphasize competition

– The best emerging-market firms are more competitive than firms in advanced economies including the United States and the United... Kingdom, write Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar and James Manyika in Harvard Business Review.

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