If you believe the pundits and the business theorists, we live and work in the Information Age.
Viewpoint The Information Superhighway
Prognostications on the information superhighway range from the starry–eyed to the deeply pessimistic.
Managing the Marketing/R&D Interface
Many CEOs, looking at the considerable resources their companies invest in R&D, can't help wondering whether they are getting commensurate revenue growth.
Product and Technology Management: Learning to Juggle in the Age of Paradox
The leading–edge R&D executives who gathered to discuss product and technology management at the Arthur D. Little colloquium represented companies of vastly different sizes, industries, cultures, and histories.
Reengineering Revisited: Achieving Seamlessness
Some people assume that reported failures in business process redesign (BPR), also known as reengineering, sound its death knell. We see such predictions as grossly premature.
Doing Business in China: The Dragon Gathers Speed
The breakneck speed of China's development and growth since the introduction of its "open–door" policy in 1979 has set the stage for what many believe will be the emergence of China as the next economic superpower.
The Chief Technology Officer as an Agent of Change
Peter Drucker wrote in one of his many insightful essays: "The source of wealth is knowledge. If we apply knowledge to tasks we already know how to do, we call it productivity.
Over the past decade, we have heard a lot about the perilous decline of manufacturing in the United States. Yet a review of key indices, adjusted for inflation, reveals an altogether different picture.
Viewpoint Hitchhiking on the Information Superhighway
There is some uncertainty about who first coined the phrase, "the information superhighway." U.S. Vice President Al Gore takes credit for coming up with this felicitous phrasemaking as early as 1978. In the car–crazy U.S. culture, the metaphor quickly occasioned a deluge of clever wordplay.
Best Practices and Beyond
Last spring Arthur D. Little convened six colloquia – stretching from northern California to southern Florida – to which we invited executives from some of the world's most innovative companies. It was an experiment in collaborative learning.