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.
Strategy, Operations management
Setting priorities in the crisis
How focusing on the "basics" makes a difference
Since 1997, Arthur D. Little has been investigating the common factors that underpin the exceptional performance of six global companies.
Private Equity Value Creation
How successful player ensure survival
The private equity industry has survived cyclical downturns, recessions and even double digit interest rates over the last three decades. As we enter a period of market uncertainty, Arthur D.
How business can help solve the urban mobility challenge
The proportion of people living in urban areas around the world is constantly rising, and with it the challenge of mastering the growing complexity of urban travel.
Innovation for economic diversification – experience from the Middle East
The Middle East’s reliance on oil for its wealth can hardly be overstressed. Diversification for the region is a highly desirable aim, but how can it be achieved?