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89th Partner Conference

Peter Strandberg, Chairman of Friisberg & Partners International, convenes the 89th Partner Conference in Bucharest, Romania. The three-day ...

Corporate Innovation; an Oxymoron?

Generally, large multinational corporations are not thought of as the most dynamic workplaces. The perception that corporations are too hierarchical ...

Digital Europe: Realizing Potential

Europe is operating below its digital potential. Accelerating digitization could add trillions of euros to economic growth in less than a decade. ...

Best Job Creation Rate in a Decade for Eurozone

Eurozone businesses enjoyed their strongest quarter since 2011 in the three months to June 2017, in a further sign that economic growth is ...

Accelerating Gender Diversity on Boards

Slow progress in adding more women to boards has dominated the conversation. But tips from standout companies are more likely to inspire others to ...

Multinationals Have a Bright Future

The rising tide of economic nationalism has caused many observers to announce that globalization is not just in retreat, but near death. To be sure, ...

Building Confidence & Stability in Europe

Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is needed to instill ...

Only 1/3 of EU Managers are Women

Eurostat reports that only one manager in three in the EU is female, earning on average almost a quarter less than her male counterparts.

German Manufacturing Still Growing

The Harvard Business Review looks at some of the reasons why German mid-sized manufacturing companies are continuing to thrive.

Investors Opting for Europe

"...business executives making hard-nosed business decisions about where, how and when to invest have continued to opt for Europe. "In ...

“Triangle of Trust”

During our Hamburg conference last week, Jorgen Friisberg addressed the Partners and Consultants of the firm he founded in 1977, on the issues faced ...

Exceptional CEOs

McKinsey & Company has found that "CEOs who are hired externally tend to pull more strategic levers than those who come from within and ...

Business Investment Up in Eurozone

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the business investment rate was 23.5% in the euro area, compared with 22.0% in the previous quarter. The business ...

Hamburg Conference

Friisberg & Partners International convenes its 86th partner conference in Hamburg next week. Founded in 1977 it is one of the ...

Celebrating 40 years!

J. Friisberg & Partners S.A. was formed in Fribourg in Switzer­land in 1977, by Jørgen Friisberg.  Over the last 40 years Friisberg & ...

Europe: DESI 2017

The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks ...

Cyber Resilience: Advice for CEOs

The World Economic Forum has released a toolkit from Boston Consulting Group and Hewlett Packard to help CEOs and Boards identify, understand and ...

GDP Figures Show Growth

The latest GDP figures from Eurostat show that, for the first time in 12 months, every EU economy has grown.

OMBs Overdependent on Too Few

2 out of 3 mid-market private business owners confess an overdependence on a small number of people, according to KPMG. The risks to the company ...

Search // Markets

Consensus amongst Friisberg's Partners at the close of their recent Strasbourg conference is that clients are now more international and ...

CETA:EU Qualifications Recognised

CETA (the EU-Canada trade deal) allows European architects, accountants, engineers and people in other regulated professions to have their ...

Latest EU GDP Figures

The latest GDP figures from Eurostat show that, for the first time in 12 months, every EU economy has grown.

Europe Today: a Business Perspective

Europe is in turmoil in many ways. How do these developments affect businesses? This was the approach as the Advisory Board of Momentous visited last ...

Leadership in Energy & Resources

The leadership capability gap [in the Energy & Resources sector] remains high, with only 21% of companies rating their leadership bench strength ...

Human Capital Report 2016

The Human Capital Index 2016, published by the World Economic Forum, ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing and deploying their human ...

Prague in September

A big thank you to our partners in the Czech Republic, Mary Keane and Andrea Chladkova, for organising and hosting a very successful Growth Strategy ...

The Online Persona

Personal Brand on the net, how it influences a recruitment process. Edited by Emiliano Sacristan in Funds People magazine (Spanish):

Growth Markets 2016-2017

PwC's "2016 Global Survey of Investor and CEO Views" reveals the countries most important to company growth plans for the next 12 months.

Global Competitive Index 2016

Six European countries are in the Top10 of this year's Global Competitiveness Index.

Female CEOs in Europe

The number of female CEOs at the 350 largest public companies in Europe has doubled over the last seven years. Doubled, that is, from 2% to 4%. Slow ...

The Female Talent Pipeline

Research from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey shows that the talent pipeline still narrows for women at every stage. The percentage of female CEOs appears ...

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