Are you prepared for the real new economy? Study predicts different business landscape by 2003 and HR needs to be readyBy David Brown02/12/2001|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/09/2001 Finally getting costs under control and maximizing efficiency? Well hurry up — it’s time to move on. A new study reveals that companies with the brightest futures have already moved beyond cost containment and fine-tuning operating efficiencies to focus on innovation, developing new products and a superior customer value proposition, and exploring new growth opportunities. “The dust is still settling, but already there’s a whole new breed of company emerging,” said Jim Murta of the management consulting firm Towers Perrin and a member of the team that conducted the study. “We’re seeing a fundamental shift in business strategy towards top-line revenue generation through such means as innovation and customized new product development.” To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.