Cost reduction and strategy

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No surprise I suppose that many companies took the shock of the down-turn to focus on cost-cutting. In What worked in cost cutting—and what’s next? McKinsey’s report of a global survey offers mixed news – yes, plenty of costs were cut, but executives worry about sustaining those cuts and about continuing risks from the sluggish economy. What we don’t know – and probably never will – is the consequences. How many, for example, cut too much, in the wrong ...

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