December 10, 2001

Accenture Survey: Corporate Venturing Remains Strong in Weak Economic Times

Contrary to public opinion, corporate venturing is not dead but refocused on strategic goals and joint venture opportunities according to a survey of executives conducted by Accenture.
December 10, 2001

Auto Manufacturers, Suppliers Fail to Profit From Decade of Vehicle Improvements

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers have teamed to significantly increase car features and safety, but these improvements have not registered on the industry's bottom line, according to new research conducted by Accenture, in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).
December 05, 2001

Public and Private Sectors Must Work Together to Protect U.S. Technology Infrastructure, Accenture Tells Subcommittee

Significantly greater coordination between the government and private industry is required to adequately protect the nation’s technology and communications infrastructure from future terrorist attacks, an Accenture official told members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space.
November 28, 2001

Executives’ Top New Year’s Resolution Focuses on Customers According to Accenture Survey

Customers are the number one priority for executives in 2002 and outsourcing non-core business functions such as manufacturing remains a key strategy for growth among executives, according to an Accenture study. These are among the key findings in a survey of 150 high-level executives of Fortune 1000 companies that Accenture conducted to gauge business leaders’ outlooks on 2002.
November 20, 2001

Accenture Survey Finds U.S. Holiday Shoppers Plan to Spend Same Amount as Last Year, Report Strong Preference for Stores Over Internet

Despite forecasts of gloom, holiday shoppers are planning to spend the same amount as they did last year, according to new Accenture research. Shoppers hope to spend their holiday dollars on sale items, and most will turn to physical stores as their first choice of shopping venue.
November 07, 2001

Sixty Eight Percent of Executives Unable to Measure Marketing Campaign Return on Investment, Says Accenture Study

Nearly three quarters of the marketing executives in the U.S. and the U.K. say that their company is unable to measure a marketing campaign’s Return On Investment (ROI), according to a study released by Accenture