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Waking up in a new world

Results of Arthur D. Little’s global survey on the economic crisis

Virtually all economies and all sectors worldwide are simultaneously going through a brutal downturn. The speed and depth of the fall have caught us all by surprise. Six months into the financial and economic crisis, let’s no longer dwell on the pain it is inflicting. Let’s focus instead on what...
Strategy

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

Finding new growth: the case for innovation by enlargement

All companies are hunting for the “next big thing” – a major growth opportunity and platform to safeguard future revenues and profits. But simply analyzing megatrends is like a ritual rain dance: much hoopla with a most uncertain outcome. In this article the authors show how companies can embed the...
Technology & innovation management, Strategy

Mastering the local-global balancing act in R&D

Companies around the world are expanding their local R&D footprint in emerging markets in order to strengthen their market position, gain access to local resources and reduce costs. But this creates a need to orchestrate cooperation between these dispersed R&D centers. This article provides...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Why invest in China now?

The path to success in the fast growing market

in the last few years the world economy has changed fundamentally and has been drastically reshaped by several crises. In its recent study, Arthur D. Little conducted a survey in order to answer the question “Why invest in China now?” and identified and analyzed the key trends and success factors...
Strategy

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

Room for Growth for Telecom Operators

In this report, Arthur D. Little reviews the key trends driving the potential for Smart Home solutions, presents an overview of four main segments and provides recommendations for telecom operators in the launch of Smart Home services. A Smart Home is a home or building that is equipped with a...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy

The Growth Accelerator - Framework

Accelerating profitable growth through innovation in promising opportunity spaces

Arthur D. Little’s Growth Accelerator can help you to identify growth opportunities based on unmet needs and new markets combined with your ability to define winning solutions. It helps to answer the two fundamental questions of growth: Where do we find growth opportunities and how do we deliver on...
Strategy

The Growth Accelerator - Benefit

Arthur D. Little can help you to identify and realize growth opportunities. Our Growth Accelerator is targeted, impactful and replicable: It is end-to-end, from ambition to realization and from Strategy and Marketing to R&D and Operations. The Growth Accelerator is about helping companies on...
Strategy

Pricing in a downturn

The value of a structured pricing approach

In today’s economic environment, most companies are focused on projects that provide immediate payback. Proactive executives are currently engaging in typical downturn-management activities such as cost-cutting and working capital management.
Strategy