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Delocalization of R&D

Development to follow the production trend?

Discussion of the development footprint is omnipresent in Western media. In our survey  conducted across 54 global companies in the aerospace & defence, automotive, manufacturing and electronics industries we found out that most of the R&D headcount growth in the next five years will...
Industrial goods & services

Telecom Operators

Caution - work ahead

More than ever, European telecom operators must juggle between shrinking revenues in their traditional businesses on the one hand and opportunities to capture growth in attractive new markets on the other, driven by the development of fixed and mobile broadband.

The Carbon Margin

Translating Carbon Exposure into Competitive Advantage

The carbon margin urges all business sectors to view emerging carbon constraints as an opportunity to develop new profit streams and gain competitive advantage. This report provides a guide to the specific risks and opportunities carbon exposure presents for each major industry sector, and explains...
Sustainability

The Role of Green Branding in the Race to Innovate World Energy M

Consumer-driven market innovation

At "Solutions for Sustainability", the 12th annual conference of the German-British forum held in London on 11 and 12 October 2007, Arthur D. Little emphasised the role of green branding. We are seeing consumer-driven market innovation. With green electricity tariffs, some consumers are...
Sustainability

Innovation for Value

Creating business value through innovation

Arthur D. Little's latest report, "Innovation for Value", examines and articulates how businesses can strategically review their innovation culture and processes to create business value and long-term competitive advantage.
Technology & innovation management

Middle Market Private Equity Challenge in an Economic Downturn

Surviving in the economic downturn

The credit crunch of the summer is not abating, and recent economic data indicates that the US economy is very likely heading into a recession in 2008. The Middle Market Buyouts Symposium 2008 in New York on 8 January addressed the question “How can middle market private equity funds survive the...

Green Purchasing Power

Cost Reduction and Revenue Generation through Sustainable Procurement

As stakeholders become increasingly insistent that "promises made" by the CEO become "promises delivered", business leaders will need to extract and manage increasing innovation from suppliers as well as employees to deliver on commitment to sustainable performance.
Operations management, Sustainability

What Future for Biofuels?

Has the Tide Turned?

Biofuels have gone from being the great hope for clean transport fuels of the future to being in the dock accused of causing deforestation and increases in food prices for the world’s poorest people. Against this backdrop, the UK Gallagher Review of the indirect effects of biofuels production has...

Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies'

Helping companies determine opportunities

In difficult economic times, large capital investments or extensive improvement projects may not be the right answer to an immediate need. Arthur D. Little has developed proven methodologies to help companies determine revenue and cost opportunities quickly and focus efforts on immediate value...

The Water Margin

How Strategic Management of Water can Grow Business Value

With two-thirds of the world to experience water shortages by 2025, this report warns companies that it is imperative to assess their water footprint and develop a proactive response to water management or risk damaging their business performance. A proactive approach to water management assesses...
Sustainability