Offspring of the BCG matrix [and McKinsey/GE versions] are alive and well it seems – over 60% of top global companies actively use such tools, though not quite as in the 70s. Dieter Heuskel of BCG chaired a good session on this at the SMS conference this week. [See Managing for Value for example of his + colleagues’ work.] The panel showed early research findings on the matrices’ usage – which shows two key changes:
- They are more sophisticated ...