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Creating Strategic Value byBalancing Risk and Opportunities

No risk - no reward? The old mantra of business seems to have lost its meaning: cut-throat competition, ever-emerging markets and a general loss of trust in economic stability has led many corporations to tread overly carefully. But help is on the way.

Risk

The staying power of Europe's chemical industry

In all industries the production costs for sites in Western Europe are under scrutiny. And with more and more developing countries eager for industrialisation the pressure keeps mounting. But does this apply across all industries? To find out, Arthur D.

Chemicals

The Innovation High Ground:How Leading Companies are...

In 1999, Arthur D. Little linked up with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to investigate how 80 companies were integrating sustainable development into their approach to innovation management, and to learn about the opportunities and barriers they were experiencing...

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Technological Innovation is like Sushi: Interview with Yoon...

Interview with Yoon-Woo Lee, CEO of Samsung Electronics

Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Profitable Pricing with IrrationalCompetitors and Rational...

B2B markets are under pressure from various sides. In the current environment, managing prices is fast becoming one of the main management tools for survival.

Strategy

Central and Eastern Europe:An El Dorado for Telecom...

Strong growth, increased liberalisation and new trends in technology have contributed to making the Central and Eastern European telecommunications markets very attractive for investors. In countries like the Czech Republic mobile phone penetration has reached a staggering 105 percent.

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

A User's Guide to Successful M&As

The global number of mergers and acquisitions has rebounded strongly since 2004. Many top executives are wondering whether it’s worth getting back into M&A as a tool for growth - and if so, what best-practice maximises the chances of success.

Strategy, Corporate finance

Coming Together -Success Through Clustering

The concept of clusters promises to be a winning solution for regions wanting a slice of the cake in new technological fields. In the textbook it all seems very simple. Take a region, throw in scientists and venture capital, then just wait for success.

Strategy

Arthur D. Little Insights

Smart Growth at Heineken - Managing a Global Brand for...

Heineken was among the first beer brands with a truly global reach, and in recent years the company has followed a very successful growth path. Anthony Ruys outlines Heineken's smart growth strategy. It is all about managing a global brand for local relevance in a responsible way.

Consumer goods & retail Strategy