This Case is about COMPETITION

PUBLICATION DATE: May 21, 2013 PRODUCT #: 414S06-HCB-SPA

In premature 2013 the heads of McKinsey & Co., were sparkling, as they did occasionally, on the path ahead for their firm. Established in Chicago in the year 1926 by “James O. “Mac” McKinsey,” with just an undersized staff in a single office, the business had grown to be an international business with greater than 17,000 business members, including more than 9,000 advisors. It was the world’s preeminent management consulting company. This case describes the history of conclusions and events that have led to this enviable record of succeeding, and presents the questions before the company’s senior leaders in 2013. What should be their route forwards? Could the company continue to grow with culture, organization, and its present strategy?

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