Exceptional Magazine : 2011 Exceptional Magazine
Ernst & Young thought leadership 2010 Entrepreneurs' Confdence Barometer Entrepreneur Of The Ye a r alumni comment on the secrets of commercial success and the state of entrepreneurship in Australia. The 2010 report paints an optimistic picture of entrepreneurship, with an increasingly supportive business culture, and growth plans undaunted by economic uncertainty or tight credit markets. Ambitious, adept and agile: How global entrepreneurs are changing the world Globalisation has been a hugely positive force for entrepreneurs, but has also increased the complexity of the business environment, multiplying both risks and opportunities. This report examines how the world's best entrepreneurs are responding to the forces of globalisation. Igniting innovation: how hot companies fuel growth from within Today, more than e v e r, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive in the corporate world. What can your organisation do to cultivate this spirit of innovation and retain "intrapreneurial" thinkers? 20 issues for businesses expanding internationally Taking your business offshore is potentially lucrative, but it can also prove costly if not done correctly. This report provides a guide to successful international expansion. Bright st ars -- big horizons What's driving Australia's fast growing public companies? Essential reading A selection of the latest entrepreneurial research and publications from Ernst & Young Why are some companies luckier than others? As businesses evolve, the nature of the challenges they face on the journey to market leadership can change. Ernst & Young's Exceptional Enterprise model highlights the six key business challenges companies should address and the actions they should take to become a market leader. Bright stars: big horizons What's driving Australia's fast growing public companies? This annual research report from CEOs of Australia's fastest growing public companies, incorporates in-depth interviews with six CEOs about their strategy for dealing with key business issues. Research incentives in the new tax landscape R&D is an acknowledged driver of economic prosperity and competitiveness. This report reviews the current state of, and recent trends in, R&D incentives around the world. Capital Confdence Barometer This unique, ongoing study measures corporate confdence in a changing market, looking at boardroom priorities and emerging practices for the year ahead in Australasia. Exploring mechanisms to fnance emerging clean technologies in Australia A report for the Clean Energy Council Navigating the valley of death Navigating the valley of death This report explores mechanisms for fnancing emerging cleantech businesses in Australia, the role of the government, and the actions required to deliver future economic growth in the cleantech industry. Ambitious, adept and agile How global entrepreneurs are changing the world Six monthson from oursecond Barometer, this thirdsurvey of executves from some of the world'slargest companies indicates that the gobal downturn is not easing. This hasled to ongong nvestor caution wth austerty measures, ncreas ng reguation and currency conficts just some of the issues continuingto undermne confdence in the global economy.And while Australasian businessisa lttle ess confdent about the gobal markets than it was in the previous sx months, optimsm in the ocal market — whle evelingoff from anabnormaly highposition — can stll be consdered healthy. Australasian respondents also tell us that the lmitatons thatexisted around accessing fnance to fund majorcapital projects arestarting to ease. The results alsohighlight thatwhilecapital market conditions have improved sinceour last survey in April2010, few global players are considering mergersand acqusitons (M&A) n the next sixmonths,wth the gap appearing togrow betweenthe appetite to buy and thedesireto sell. InAustraliathe pctureisa slightly different one,wth a recentuptick n deas at thetop endof town. Essentially, what weare seeing in the global economy is atwo-speed recovery, withmore robust confdencein emerging markets contrasted witha retur n tomore restrained strateges inmany maturemarkets. We are alsoseeing this two-speed recovery phenomenon in Australia; howeverin ourlocal economy itrevolvesaround the dvergence between our argest and best captalsed companes compared with smaller companieswho have less accessto captal. Fundamentally however, our fndngs continue to underline one crtical fact: howyou preserve, optimse, raiseand invest your captal s absolutely critical in this envronment ifyou areto maintain or improve your competitive position. Inthe followng pageswe sharewth you the highlghts fromthe mostrecent survey fndings,givinga gobal perspectve aongside the Australasian context and pnponting how Austraasianbusiness intends toachieve ts strategic goals over thenext 6 to 12 months. Itisour intention to revisit the Capital Confdence Barometer everysix months in orderto provide you with tmey insghts into shiftsin busness sentiment both hereandaround the world. Th e Capital Confdence Barometer wil help you identfy the market challenges that may emerge tomorrow;our captal agendacan help youprepare forthose chalenges today. rd ssue November2010 Capital Confdence Barometer Looking fo r grow th? The Australasian story We are delighted to introduce you to our thirdCapital Confdence Barometer — a unique ongoing study that measures corporate conf dence in a changing market. About this survey Ernst & Young'sCapital Confdence Baromete rregularly takes the puse of senor executi vesfrom l eadingcompanies around the world. I n this snapshot of fndings rom our l atests urvey, conductedby the Econ omist Inteligence U nit(EIU), we provde anindication of corporate confdence nthe economic o utlook, boardroom prorites as well asemerging eadngpractces in theway companiesmanage theircaptal agenda. Profle of respondents • EIUpanelofover1000 executives surveyed nSeptember 2010.86respondents from Australia and New Zealand • Companes from 36 countriesincluding Austraia, New Zealand, China,France, Germany,Inda,Japan, Russia, UK and he US • Cross-sectonofrespondents from over38industries • 629 CEO, CFOandother C-level respondents • 63companies would qualfyfor the Fortune Global 100based on revenues The capital agenda The Ernst &Yo ung capital agendahelps you consider your strategic capitaloptions throughoutthe economccycle. As you ndentifywhereyour businesses'captal requirements ft within thsframework, itwill hep you wththe decisions youneed to make for marketleading success. The four key areas of the capital agendaare: 1. Prese rvingcapta: reshapng th e operatonal and capital base 2. Optimisng capital:drivingcashandworkin g capitalandmanagng thepor tfol oofassets 3. Rase capital: a ssessngfuture capital requirement sandassessingfundingsources 4. Invest capta: strengtheninginvestment apprasalandtransaction executon Graeme Browning OceaniaManaging Partner Transacion Advisory Services Pip McCrostie GlobalViceChair Transaction Advisory Services Agenda 49 The Essential Guides are a series of concise guides on relevant topics for fast-growth companies. The frst three of this series are now available: • Better risk management: The essential guide for fast-growth companies • Life after an IPO: The essential guide for fast-growth companies • Managing capital: The essential guide for fast-growth companies Redrawing the map: globalization and the changing world of business The two most important trends shaping our world today are the shift of capital from developed to emerging markets, and global demographic change. As well as the effects they will have on society as a whole, they are profoundly changing the business landscape. Why are some companies luckier than others? Igniting innovation How hot companies fuel growth from within Bet ter risk management Th e essential guide for fast-growth companies Redrawing the map Globalization and the changing world of business Featuring insights from The Globalization Index, compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit More information To access these publications visit ey.com/au and search our online library.
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