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Back to basics - again

Five years ago, after the bursting of the previous stock market bubble, the Prism article "Back to Basics" took a close look at the rules of the game followed by companies that have achieved long-term success.

Strategy

Product carbon footprinting - How to stay ahead in a carbon...

The climate debate has moved beyond the question of whether climate change is happening. The issue is no longer whether there should be limitations on carbon emissions, but when and how these limitations should be imposed.

New business models for mobile operators

Just a few years ago, mobile network operators dominated their industry. The mobile phone ecosystem was in effect closed, and the network operators controlled not only the networks but also the services and the technology. Today they risk becoming mere "bit-pipe" providers.

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) Technology & innovation management

Bringing business models down to earth

The term "new business model" has an enticing ring to it, as it refers to a new and supposedly better way of making money. Ryanair, McDonald’s, IKEA and Amazon are examples that come to mind immediately.

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Global dominance through the emerging middle segment

The rise of emerging markets in the coming decades will have huge implications for companies. Any multinational company that aims to be a global leader must know how to capture a significant share of the largest customer segment in countries such as China, India, Russia and Brazil.

Improving satisfaction throughout the customer life-cycle

It is becoming ever more crucial for companies not only to keep customers happy, but to keep the right customers happy. But how can they measure the value of customers through the whole customer life-cycle? In this article, the authors explain the methodology developed by Arthur D.

Consumer goods & retail

Biofuels 2.0: investment opportunities and risks

Demand for biofuels is rapidly increasing as governments respond to climate change concerns. For the investor, such a rapidly growing market is attractive, but current demand depends heavily on government incentives.

Automotive, Utilities & alternative energy Sustainability

Open innovation between business and government: clever...

In recent years, open innovation has become one of the most powerful tools in helping business and governments foster and stimulate regional economies. Arthur D. Little has carried out a global study to find out what a number of regions have done.

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Sustainability within and beyond the ICT industry

How can information and communication technologies help to address sustainability issues?

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) Sustainability

Sustainability in retail banking: Revenue protection or...

Financial services and sustainability might sound like an odd couple, but many banks have recently launched products and services driven by social and environmental issues.

Financial services Strategy, Sustainability