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Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence

Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence

This white paper is an update of last year's study "More effort required" and is based on a survey conducted by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas of selected industry experts, such as telecommunications operators, suppliers, regulators and content aggregators in Europe. The report...

The Real Issues in a New Nuclear Programme

The current energy review is just the beginning

The public may have the impression that any “new nuclear power“ decision in a government's energy review is a simple yes / no. But any decision by the government in favour must say how. A simple “yes” from the government will not persuade the private sector to finance and build a nuclear power...

The Fit between Business Strategy and R&D Organisation

The fit between business strategy and R&D organisation

Corporations constantly struggle to get the right fit in their R&D organisation. It should neither be too global nor too focused, and it must fit into the company’s overall strategy. This article shares the insights from a study undertaken by Arthur D. Little of the link between business...
Strategy

Site Selection in China

Manufacturing Site Selection in China

Driven by the need for global presence on the one hand and cost efficiency on the other, the decision to set up a manufacturing site in China needs to be prepared and carried out by respecting all the necessary parameters. With this paper, we give upfront answers to the key questions.
Industrial goods & services

2013: Creating a Better Journey

Transport is fundamental to the economy as a means of connecting people and moving goods. Years of economic growth have stretched our transport systems beyond levels where they can operate as reliably and efficiently as we demand. A joint Arthur D. Little report examines these trends and potential...

"Knowledge is the only Resource that Increases through Use

Snapshots from a selection of Prism articles

As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the 1990s to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today’s light.
Strategy

How to Make Belgium a Hotspot for Innovation

Results of a Survey among Managers of Enterprises in Belgium

The Federation of Belgian Enterprises and Arthur D. Little jointly undertook a study to measure the satisfaction of managers of companies in Belgium with the boundary conditions that influence the innovation capacity of their company.
Technology & innovation management

The Social and Economic Impact of Publicly Funded Research in 35

The Social and Economic Impact of Publicly Funded Research in 35 Participating Universities

Arthur D. Little was commissioned by 35 universities to conduct a study of the impact of research in their institutions - primarily from the 'post-92' group. The study showed that such institutions play a key part in sustaining what England's Higher Education Funding Council calls "A dynamic and...
Public services, Technology & innovation management

Coping with Pressure in European Air Traffic Control

Understanding the developments in the provision of air navigation services in Europe

More planes carrying more people and more goods to more destinations are exerting ever-increasing pressure on Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs). This report highlights the findings from a study of developments in the European air navigation services landscape to see where the...

Delocalization of R&D

Development to follow the production trend?

Discussion of the development footprint is omnipresent in Western media. In our survey  conducted across 54 global companies in the aerospace & defence, automotive, manufacturing and electronics industries we found out that most of the R&D headcount growth in the next five years will...
Industrial goods & services