Operate globally

The pace of global business is accelerating and will continue to grow as multinational corporations seek growth beyond their home markets - but establishing a more global footprint can be a daunting challenge. Businesses should align to new customer needs, reduce overall cost structures, build an aligned, lean, and tax-effective structure, and strengthen local talent. Any business that aspires to expand globally should address all these issues or face operational complexity and missed growth opportunities.


61% of CEOs see more growth opportunities today than three years ago.


78% of CEOs cite overregulation as the top threat to business growth prospects.


CEOs are less hopeful than they were a year ago about global economic growth prospects. 37% think the outlook will improve over the next 12 months, compared with 44% last year.

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A truly international outlook

Companies should connect their business strategy and customer value propositions with new operational models, legal structures, talent, risk management, and tax strategies. By developing a new operational plan, companies can achieve competitive advantage and financial success wherever they take their business around the world.