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Smart Growth: A Road Map for Executives

With the global economy on the mend, companies are once again looking for growth. But this time, instead of growth at all costs, they want smart growth - the only way to really improve the bottom line.


Honesty Cannot Be Learned: Interview with Anthony Burgmans...

In an exclusive interview in his Rotterdam office Burgmans gave us his views on growth, genetically modified food, and how to deal with the repercussions of globalisation.


Making M-Payment Work: A Challenge for all Players

The arrival of the first revenue figures in m-payment ended the hype about it. The overly optimistic forecasts have remained just those: forecasts. So where does the market go from here?

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

Managing Complexity: How to Turn a Problem into a Strength

Companies are ever striving for profitability. And in doing so try to reduce the complexity they have been building up during the last years. The crucial question though is how to go about it.


Global Headquarters on the Move: From Administrators to...

The national behemoth of a corporation is dead. Long live the transnational corporation with headquarters that basically pull the strings of multiple operations in various countries.


Go East: How to Make it in China

China is the new "New Economy". The rate of expansion may have slowed after years of double- digit growth, but the IMF's forecast for growth in 2005 is still 7.5 percent – a figure that developed countries can only dream of. And there is still room for optimism. But what does China mean for...


A Climate for Knowledge: How Governments can Enable...

Governments all over the world have recognised that the future of any country's economy depends on the ability to turn it into a knowledge-economy. Especially in Europe there is a rising concern that the old continent could fall behind.

Public services

Getting Together: How Government and Business can Link up...

Globalisation – with all its well known consequences – is a fact of life.

Public services

Back to Basics at Harley-Davidson - Interview with Richard...

Not many industry leaders can claim to have risked their personal fortune for their company. Management guru Richard F. Teerlink can – and learnt a lot. In a frank conversation with Hubertus M.


Partnering: The Rules of the Game

Partnering has emerged as a viable alternative to mergers and acquisitions. But what are the rules of the game and how to play it? Arthur D. Little offers some answers about when partnering offers more chances than mergers and acquisitions.