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The Russian Republic: Issues and Opportunities

Jeffrey Sachs is currently leading a team of economic advisers to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Frank Yans is a vice president of Arthur D. Little, Inc. This conversation took place on April 30 at Professor Sachs' home in Newton, Massachusetts.

Viewpoint The Message from Rio

The historic Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro - the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - effectively demonstrated to the world the magnitude of the challenge we face.

Eastern Europe: The New Investment Frontier

Eastern European countries have strong industrial traditions, much like those of the West, but their economies have been severely distorted by the mismanagement of the now-discredited communist system. Therefore, investment opportunities in the region are often clouded by significant issues.

Making Communication Work

Effective communication among individuals and groups is critical to the execution of complex business processes. It is the vehicle of leadership and vision, coordination and control, the transfer of knowledge, and the realization of creativity.

Viewpoint Organisational Learning: The Key to Success in...

Ray Stata is chairman and CEO of Analog Devices, Inc. This article is based on a presentation Mr. Stata made to Arthur D. Little staff members in June 1992.

The Role of Telecommunications Technology in the Year 2000

Products such as the facsimile machine, the video recorder, and the personal stereo are the fruit of numerous incremental developments in technology.

Environmental Performance and Business Strategy

Across North America and Europe, companies in a variety of businesses are beginning to use environmental performance to achieve competitive advantage, integrating the management of environmental, health, and safety issues into their operations, business processes, and corporate strategies.

The Outlook for Central and Eastern Europe

In this fall of 1991, as the former constituents of the Soviet Union struggle to define new political identities and to avert economic disaster, it is worth considering the situations of some of the countries that emerged earlier from behind the Iron Curtain.

Measuring the Payoff From Improved Customer Service

In recent years, we have often been approached by senior executives with questions along the following lines: "I hear all this hype about providing better customer service as part of my Total Quality Management program, and it sounds intriguing, but the thing is, how do I justify investing in it...

Third-Generation R&D Management

In the decades ahead, competition will grow increasingly international and will focus increasingly on technological strengths. Financial and physical resources, work skills, and technology are highly mobile.