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: L.E.K. Consulting and Wells Fargo Securities

L.E.K. and Wells Fargo Securities put forth an encouraging yet realistic prediction in a September 2014 report alerting industry participants that the timing, speed and focus of the commercial construction recovery has likely changed. In “Commercial Construction Poised for Growth but Traditional Drivers Take Back Seat,” we analyzed each commercial subsector under the premise that growth and, more importantly, the drivers of that growth, will vary across the individual subsectors. Our conclusion: historical drivers in certain subsectors have changed and new ones have emerged, depicting a slower recovery than history would suggest (albeit still meaningful).

The Future of Energy
By: John Goddard, Florian Funke, Clare Chatfield, Karin von Kienlin

During the last decade, L.E.K. Consulting has deep industry expertise in the energy sector, having conducted more than 700 energy-related projects in a wide range of sectors including oil and gas exploration, production and services, processing and energy-related equipment, nuclear energy, smart grid infrastructure, wind, solar, biomass and hydropower. This wide-ranging involvement in the energy sector validated for the L.E.K. team just how rapidly the energy sector is changing, and how dramatically these changes will affect companies in fields as diverse as industrials to chemicals to providers of energy equipment and services. To that end, L.E.K. analyzed ten of the most important energy trends that companies need to consider.

Global Consumer Insights
By: The L.E.K. Consulting Retail and Consumer Products Practice

When faced with slowing or competitive markets, executives often look overseas for international expansion opportunities. As a global firm, L.E.K. Consulting helps companies select markets for international growth. Take the first step in that journey with our new interactive international expansion map.

China's Automotive Aftermarket: A Strategic Opportunity
By: Justin Wang, Lane Chen

China is the largest auto market in the world, and while attention has previously been on new auto sales, there has been great interest in the development of China’s automotive aftermarket. In this report, L.E.K. draws from case learnings and details some of the major issues and opportunities of the Chinese automotive aftermarket.