Despite high aspirations, few companies are ready to build and run truly global organizations and operations, according to the Global Readiness Survey, conducted jointly by BCG and IMD business school.
The Execution Gap
Few companies have execution capabilities sufficiently strong to bring their strategies fully to life. Only about 10 percent of companies believe they have the full complement of capabilities required to win overseas.
Death in the Middle
Midsize companies are at the greatest risk in going global. They are less nimble than smaller companies and do not have the scale or systems of larger ones.
Leaders Versus Laggards
Leaders in globalization are far better than laggards at execution and internal alignment.
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