Special Reports

As an extension of our Executive Insights series, L.E.K. Consulting is proud to introduce a new thought leadership channel called Special Reports. Written by some of the industry’s most knowledgeable leaders across the globe, these reports bring deeper analysis to subjects of global and consumer importance.

By: David Bishop, Simon Barrett

In 2016 L.E.K. reported that Australia had the potential for a $140 billion economic gain by 2025 from Chinese travellers forming a better ongoing relationship with the country. In an update to the 2016 report, The China Tourism Economy: Reaching Australia’s potential, L.E.K. finds — at a time when Australia’s relationship with China visitors is perhaps the single most important factor in our economic and geopolitical future — person-to-person contact is an often underrated element in that relationship.

By: Mark Streeting, Emma Edgar

Historically the delivery of mobility services has been fragmented across public and private mobility providers. With technology acting as an enabler and growing customer expectations towards seamless end-to-end journey delivery, Mobility as a Service (“MaaS”) is likely to be a major part of the next wave of disruption in passenger transport.   In this Special Report, L.E.K. Consulting discuss the drivers for MaaS, the imperative for Governments and private mobility suppliers to consider their position, the potential role of various parties in the MaaS ecosystem and how to unlock the value of the MaaS.

By: Ray Fujii, Patrick Branch

Many pharmaceutical companies operating in Japan face difficult financial challenges. In this Special Report, L.E.K. Consulting proposes a range of tactics and strategies to help pharmaceutical companies in Japan navigate near-term profitability pressures; position themselves for efficient, profitable growth over the longer term; and potentially forge a path to market leadership.

By: Ray Fujii, Patrick Branch, John Gill

Japan’s drug pricing system is changing. The market is moving away from a system that has historically provided relatively favorable pricing and access to one that is likely to be more value-oriented and restrictive. The lack of a cohesive vision directing this change is creating growing uncertainty among companies doing business in the country.

New Imperatives: Why Global Industrials Must Shift Strategic Priorities
By: John Goddard, Chris Kenney, Carol Wingard

How should CEOs of global industrials respond to critical challenges rooted in slow growth, disruptive technologies, unforeseen competitive threats and the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things? New special report provides a comprehensive analysis.

By: Justin Wang, Helen Chen

L.E.K. Consulting was appointed by Shanghai’s Municipal Commission of Commerce to compile a guide for Chinese companies looking to cooperate with PE firms during outbound investment – China Funding the World, An International Private Equity Investment Guide for Chinese Companies.


Contactless Payments and Open-Loop Ticketing
By: Mark Streeting

With only 10 or more contactless ticketing projects delivered around the world, there are many opportunities to bring transit payment services into the 21st century, help transformation smart cities and improve citizen mobility. There is strong evidence suggesting that the application of payment technology to ticketing and fare collection will improve customer experience, create efficiencies and reduce operating costs. This special report from L.E.K. and Mastercard quantifies the economics and assesses the benefits and costs of implementing open-loop payment systems for transit.

How The China Tourism Boom Is Transforming Australia
By: Simon Barrett

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force in December 2015 represents a significant milestone in the economic relationship between China and Australia – China is now Australia’s largest trading partner accounting for 28% of Australian exports and 17% of Australian imports. In 2015 Australia also welcomed over 1 million Chinese travelers. With this number set to double by 2025 the economic potential of Chinese Tourism for Australia is significant. This special report from L.E.K. quantifies the current and future potential economic impact of Chinese travelers to Australia and looks at what Australian tourism and related industries must do to remain competitive.

On The Buses: The Benefits of Private Sector Involvement in the Delivery of Bu
By: Simon Barrett, Monica Ryu, Tourism and Transport Forum

In partnership with the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) of Australia, this L.E.K. report highlights a potential $1B financial gain for the government and the key factors required to successfully franchise Australia's bus transport network.

From China to the World: A Guide for Biopharmaceutical Investments
By: Helen Chen, Justin Wang, L.E.K. Consulting

Commissioned by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, L.E.K. discusses the status of Chinese biopharma enterprises' overseas investment through a comprehensive analysis (available in Chinese only).