"If we want to improve urban mobility for real, we will have to be even more innovative"
Maarten van Gool shares his thoughts about his company’s transformation, the dramatic changes in the possibilities for drivers and the future of transport.
Wanted: Smart market-makers for the “Internet of Things”
The “Internet of Things” is among the hottest topics currently being debated, with the projected potential in turnover whetting the appetite of industry experts around the globe.
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)
Technology & innovation management, Strategy
Fitting China into Your Global Footprint
Fitting China into your global footprint
China is no longer just a low-cost country suited to cheap mass production. It has now also developed the capabilities to serve as an R&D base. Companies must therefore design a new strategy fitting China into their global manufacturing and R&D footprint.
The Fit between Business Strategy and R&D Organisation
The fit between business strategy and R&D organisation
Corporations constantly struggle to get the right fit in their R&D organisation. It should neither be too global nor too focused, and it must fit into the company’s overall strategy. This article shares the insights from a study undertaken by Arthur D.
"Knowledge is the only Resource that Increases through Use"
Snapshots from a selection of Prism articles
As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the 1990s to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today’s light.
The BRIC Battle
Winning the Global Race for the Emerging Middle Segment
With global economists predicting the emerging BRIC markets will remain the key source for growth in the crisis, a new study explains that mature market multinationals must re-evaluate their outmoded globalisation philosophies or risk losing out to a new generation of ambitious, fast growing emer
Putting the Focus Back Where it Belongs – on Business
Results of Arthur D. Little’s 2010 global survey on the economic crisis
To that end, Arthur D. Little has conducted a global survey among senior executives from companies of many different sizes and across all industries (please see insert for more about how the survey was conducted). This report provides a summary of the findings. In short, our conclusions are:
Opportunity Construction China
Leveraging potential in the Chinese market
The construction market in China, alongside the Middle East and Eastern Europe, represents one of the major growth opportunities for global construction suppliers and service providers.
Helping companies reduce waste, variability and inflexibility
Players in virtually every industry recognise the lean approach as a powerful way to boost performance by improving cost, quality and customer service simultaneously. Central to the lean approach is its ability to mobilise people to eliminate waste, variability and inflexibility.