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"Doing your best is not good enough - you have to...

Being a strong advocate of performance, Lars Renström, CEO of Alfa Laval, explains to Nils Bohlin and Henrik Sandréus how his management style is designed to bring the best out of his management team as they pursue a Vital Few improvement programmes.

Strategy

Creating competitive advantage: Lessons from Smart...

They exist in every industry and everywhere around the globe - companies that consistently outperform their competition. But what do they have in common?

Strategy

Global R&D: Where to place the bets?

The old model of R&D is quickly morphing into something completely different as centralised R&D functions are replaced by global cooperation across the board.

Technology & innovation management

Creative Power - Unleashing the creativity of your...

Companies are always trying to get the best ideas out of their employees, but traditional approaches usually don't bring the desired results. In this article the authors show how the best way to really tap into this richest of all creative sources is through innovation award programmes.

Strategy

Smart Innovation - Innovate to seize the opportunity in...

Companies striving to stay ahead of their competitors through innovation need to become Smart Innovators by developing the ability to spot the opportunity in complexity. This article explains how companies, by developing this ability, can gain access to the best of both worlds.

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

"Innovation is the job of every manager throughout the...

Dr Ulrich Lehner, CEO of Henkel, a leading manufacturer of home care, personal care and adhesives products, talks with us about the ‘year of innovation’ at Henkel.

Purchasing Value Excellence:Results from Arthur D. Little...

To reduce costs, many companies are relocating activities or outsourcing pieces of their value chain, making them ever more dependent on the performance of their purchasing organisation. Arthur D.

Operations management

Complexity Management is all about Speed: Interview with...

Interview with Thierry Breton

Strategy, Operations management

How Top Innovators Get InnovationRight: Results from Arthur...

Improving innovation ability is today the most important lever for increasing profitability and growth. But success is mixed.

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Ploughs, Mobile Networksand Sustainable Cash Flows

While European mobile phone operators enjoy record levels of cash flow, their prices are increasingly under scrutiny from public opinion and telecom regulators. Their cash flow, however, is not under immediate threat. This is one of the conclusions suggested by this year's edition of Arthur D....

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME) Corporate finance