Summary of Global Leaders, Challengers and Champions

The Engines of Emerging Markets. 2016 BCG Global Challenges

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Global Leaders, Challengers and Champions summary
Some emerging market firms are becoming world leaders despite the headwinds of declining global growth.


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Slowing growth has dominated the global economic news for some time. Yet buried beneath the headlines are businesses in developing countries that are forging ahead to become vibrant world leaders in their industries. Professionals at the Boston Consulting Group have compiled this astute and in-depth analysis of the 100 top emerging market companies that are excelling in a variety of sectors. getAbstract recommends this noteworthy report to executives and others interested in firm-level market trends.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How some emerging market companies are gaining market dominance in their industries, and
  • Where these top firms come from and what they do.


In 2006, the Boston Consulting Group first published its list of “global challengers” – the top 100 emerging market companies across 63 economic sectors. These firms grew their revenue at triple the rate of their developed market competitors between 2009 and 2014. Broadly, the business-to-business (...
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