In a new study the Boston Consulting Group warns established industry leaders against the competition from emerging markets. Since 2004 the 100 New Global Challengers grew their revenues three times faster than the S&P 500 and now, says David Michael, the report's co-author, they will become potential acquirers:
Never before have so many potential competitors and customers arisen so quickly on a global scale. Moreover, the challengers have completely different approaches to competition, taking advantage of their bases in emerging markets. Many established industry leaders are frankly unprepared for these new types of competitors
The challengers brought over $1.2 trillion in total revenues in 2006. The report predicts that their combined revenues will reach $3.3 trillion by 2010 and $11.8 trillion by 2015.
Source: PSD Blog