Galbraith & Co. is a professional advisory firm that provides advice, strategy, programs and services that focus specifically on the digital economy and its related opportunities applicable for both the public and private sectors.
Named after the respected economist John Kenneth Galbraith1, the firm was specifically established to address the burgeoning need for independent expertise on the disruption of traditional business models resulting directly from the emerging digital economy.
This digital convergence, driven by the ever-increasing prevalence of the Internet, both fixed and mobile, is testing many traditional and historically highly successful business models.
We specialize in developing timely, meaningful and relevant solutions and programs for our clients as they grapple with the impact of disruptive innovation2 on their business.
The Firm provides a range of custom programs and services that deliver cost effective management solutions specifically designed to address emerging business threats or opportunities that are a direct result of disruptive innovation underway at all levels of the economy.
These programs and services allows our clients to maintain critical focus on short-term management issues while also identifying and managing the risk or reward of medium-long term strategic initiatives.
1John Kenneth Galbraith, OC (1908-2006) was a Canadian-American economist. He was a Keynesian and an institutionalist, a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism and progressivism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950's through the 1970's and he filled the role of public intellectual in this period on matters of economics and beyond.
2Disruptive innovation is an innovation that disrupts an existing market. The term is used in business and technology literature to describe innovations that improve a product or service in ways that the market does not expect, typically by lowering price or designing for a different set of consumers.