The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has an informative survey on its website – Foresight 2020: Economic, industry and corporate trends. Some of the key points:
- Globalization – redistribution of economic power.
- Demographics – positive impact for the US and Asia, negative for Europe.
- Atomization – Fragmentation of the supply chain; importance of collaboration; increased standardization.
- Personalisation – customizability, modularity.
- Knowledge Management – KM will offer most scope for productivity gains as the relative importance of price competitiveness declines.