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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.
Automotive, Strategy

Innovation for economic diversification – experience from

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? One key requirement is innovation, which is why governments in the region have launched different initiatives to foster innovation, with...
Strategy

Preparing for privatization in the Middle East

With state-owned companies widespread in the Middle East, governments in the region are becoming increasingly aware of the societal benefits of privatization and are preparing for a series of such initiatives.
Public services, Strategy

New business models for the international oil company

Petronationalism, the growing expense and risk of finding and producing oil, and the coupling between increasingly capable national oil companies and aggressive oilfield services providers have all put pressure on international oil companies in recent years. The article provides a historical...
Utilities & alternative energy, Strategy

The new partnership between research & technology

Research and technology institutes have long been key players in national innovation infrastructures, bridging the gap between industry and academia. However, in a world characterised by tighter control of government spending, greater government intervention and changing stakeholder expectations,...
Public services, Strategy

Finding new growth: the case for innovation by enhancement

Most companies aim their innovation efforts at seeking ways to protect and increase turnover of existing products and services within their existing customer base. Top innovators, however, take a different approach, spending time and money on finding ways to broaden their customer base through...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Interview with Dr. Victoria Franchetti Haynes

„Success through joint ventures“ We are happy to present you our interview with Dr.Victoria Franchetti Haynes who considers innovation as the avantgarde of global economic development.
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

A systems approach for accelerating innovation in regulated

Even though innovation and regulation might not seem a natural fit, industries such as telecommunications and air travel are examples of areas that are both highly innovative and regulated. This article explains the prerequisites for innovation within an industry, and then considers the barriers...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Interview with Dae-whan Chang

Bonjoon Ku, principal, interviewed Dae-whan Chang, chairman and publisher of Maeil Business Newspaper Group. They used this invaluable opportunity to acquire insights from one of the most respected thought leaders in Korea regarding the future of the global economy and the "new normal" that...
Strategy

Beyond the downturn: Waking up in a new world

In a survey conducted in March 2009, Arthur D. Little spoke to senior executives around the globe about the economic downturn. The survey focuses on what the crisis means to business and how executives can prepare for the return of better times. The results are not all gloom and doom. Business is...
Strategy