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Opportunities and challenges for Global Deepwater Players

The pace of deepwater drilling has increased by 40 % over the last three years. While technology is a key enabler for deepwater development, players still face many critical challenges and decisions which require close attention if projects are to be delivered successfully. In this article the...
Oil & gas

Assessing innovation and R&D capabilities across multi-...

Over the last decades most global companies have evolved to organize their innovation efforts through an “open innovation” model with individual research centers. Globalization and mergers & acquisitions have changed these networks, making them more complex to manage successfully. A robust...
Oil & gas, Utilities & alternative energy, Technology & innovation management

The Creativity Era – a new paradigm for business

The new economic environment combines hypercompetition, faster product lifecycles and more empowered consumers to change the rules of the game for companies wanting to succeed. To meet these challenges a new paradigm for business is emerging – the age where creativity wins. In this article the...
Technology & innovation management

Getting a better return on your innovation investment

Most executives need no convincing that investing in innovation is a good thing, but there is little empirical evidence about what really works in terms of managing the process. Arthur D. Little’s 8th Global Innovation Survey provides some answers, with a thorough analysis of more than 70 different...
Technology & innovation management

Putting water in the mainstream of your business strategy

In the past, water as a resource worried only a few industries. This has rapidly changed due to the scarcity of water around the world, especially in the emerging markets. Companies now need a clear view on the role water plays in their value creation and what they can do about it. In this article...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Innovation: measuring it to manage it

Many executives struggle to manage innovation as they would other business processes. Most exasperating is the lack of a practical way of measuring innovation effectiveness and efficiency. In this article the authors provide a success formula to design and deploy meaningful key indicators to drive...
Strategy

Creating effective innovation ecosystems through IP...

Creating and commercializing new ideas using inputs from multiple partners has been used for many years as the foundation for an “innovation ecosystem”. However, collaborating businesses often don’t realize the benefits they expect. This is often because of the way in which intellectual property is...
Technology & innovation management

Innovation in regulated industries

Innovation in regulated service industries with a legacy of state ownership, such as public transport, remains a major challenge in many countries. What are the pre-requisites for innovation and what can policymakers and companies do individually to overcome the barriers? This article shows how a...
Technology & innovation management

Innovation quick wins – a guide to some practical tools

Effective innovation requires a comprehensive approach, starting with strategy and supported by strong processes, an efficient organization and resources, and an innovative culture. And it can take a long time to achieve. But what can organizations do when they don’t have a lot of time to improve...
Technology & innovation management

“Mastering the complexity of a growing global footprint”

The real globalization of our footprint started in 1995, when the company was privatized and acquired by the Benetton family. This brought a new wave of enthusiasm and ambition.