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As part of Accenture's Innovation Architecture, our Research team shapes trends and creates data-driven thought leadership about the most pressing issues global organizations face.

Combining the power of innovative research techniques with a deep understanding of our clients’ industries, our team of 300 researchers and analysts spans 20 countries and publishes hundreds of reports, articles and points of view every year. Our thought-provoking trends research—supported by proprietary data and partnerships with leading organizations such as MIT and Harvard Business School—guides our innovations and allows us to transform theories and fresh ideas into real-world solutions for our clients.

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Alliances & partnerships

We collaborate with more than 200 world-class organizations, including startups, innovation hubs and institutions. These partnerships allow us to research new tools and approaches to help clients solve a variety of business challenges.

Our leaders

Find out what the risks of bias are in emotional AI in our latest HBR article by Mark Purdy, John Zealley and Omaro Maseli.

The spread of AI technology has stoked fears of catastrophic job losses. Read more in this article by H. James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty.

Chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, talks about how his company continually evolves to stay on top.

How to convince your audience that new technology will change the way they live or work. shares the story of what led him to today but may not be what leads him to tomorrow.

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Inclusion and diversity

Getting to Equal 2019 reveals that promoting equality isn't just an ethical imperative, it's a business priority.

In an era of disruption, digital technologies are helping to spur the scale and pace of innovation. To keep up, business leaders need their employees on board. But people cannot be forced to innovate; to unlock their creative potential, they need to be empowered. Our study, "Creating a culture that drives innovation", finds that equality in the workplace is a stronger predictor of the innovative potential of its employees than a range of other factors—including diversity, education, company size, sector and location.


Getting to Equal 2019

In Accenture's Getting to Equal 2019, we reveal that promoting equality isn’t just an ethical imperative, it’s a business priority. See more.

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In the news

The risks of using AI to interpret human emotions

Because of the subjective nature of emotions, emotional AI is especially prone to bias. Find out what the risks of bias are in emotional AI in this HBR article by Mark Purdy, John Zealley and Omaro Maseli.

Tools for human success in an AI-driven workplace

The continued spread of AI technology has stoked fears of catastrophic job losses in which machines and algorithms run the world. Employees worry they will soon report to robots—or be replaced by one. Read more in this Ivey Business Journal article by H. James Wilson and Paul R. Daugherty.

Pivoting to the board of the future

Find out how "companies master rapid change by overturning much of the conventional wisdom about managing business portfolios," in our latest article.

Book, "Pivot to the Future" details how companies can adapt and grow with changing technology

In the digital age, conventional wisdom about business transformation is no longer wise.

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