Strategy&: Chemicals Trends 2018-19

01-Jun-2018

For many years the global chemicals industry has been fighting declining margins, product commoditization, rapidly expanding competition in developing countries, and customers demanding more at lower prices. The story of how specialty chemicals and the fruits of innovation, which once commanded a premium, have slowly lost their luster over recent decades is well told; indeed, in many of Strategy&’s annual analyses in the past decade, we’ve bemoaned these troubling circumstances and the frustrations that the industry faces in figuring out a way to deal with them. This year, though, we believe that something is different — and perhaps even see the first signs of a tipping point....read more

PwC: The 2017 Global Innovation 1000 study

25-Oct-2017

In the latest Strategy& Global Innovation 1,000 study a majority of respondents said a continued trend toward economic nationalism would have a significant or moderate effect on their R&D operations.read more