The philosophy of OC&C Strategy Consultants is to treat each problem as unique, providing truly customised solutions rather than generic packages for our clients.
This selection of OC&C's publications illustrates our ability to think creatively, generate new insights and provide a fresh perspective on established thinking.
In this section you can view and download our strategic "Insights"; short provocative pieces that we write as food for thought for our clients.
The dawn of the e-tailers
OC&C’s Retail Proposition Index 2012 surveyed more than 2,500 consumers across China (East, North and South) to vote for their favourite retail brands
The big leagues
The OC&C Proposition Index is a major piece of consumer research conducted annually, measuring shopper perception of the strength of different retail propositions
Elephants can dance
Many industry-leading corporations grow systematically slower than they should – underperforming their sector’s growth and being outperformed by smaller, more nimble competitors
Taking on the machines
The OC&C Proposition Index 2012 is the biggest and most comprehensive we have yet compiled
Are you good enough?
Retailers have traditionally thrived by making choices. Some retailers would offer low prices, others great service, others huge range. Successful retailers made trade-offs in a way that both delivered great customer satisfaction and created successful businesses
Marrying the dragon
In recent years, China has played a greater and greater role in the cross-border merger and acquisition market. Outbound M&A activities have been accelerating since 2008. By 2011, the value of outbound M&A transactions has exceeded that of inbound by 70%
Moving into the fast lane
The B2B Services sector is a huge and profitable market, but poorly understood, and typically given much less attention than more mature consumer-facing industries. As a result, grasping the realities of how this sector functions can be a source of tremendous value
Winning strategies for a smooth ride
There are growing concerns that the once sizzling Indian economy is cooling off. With the rainfall playing truant and industrial growth slowing down, both agricultural and manufacturing sectors are likely to feel the heat
Pricing for profit
Companies tend to set their prices too low in the business-to-business market. Regardless of pricing policy, some customers end up paying a price that is not justified by the amount they buy or the costs that they incur