Germany | Bild Online Trade Fair | 25 April 2010

AutoChina 2010

Germans accelerate!

Today, China is the biggest automotive market in the world. Therefore, it is not surprising that all German producers show up at the "AutoChina 2010". The enthusiasm for German engineer's art seems to be particularly distinctive among the Chinese. Therefore, even for 2010, a sales increase of 25 percent can be calculated, says Jiang Chonglong, manager at Arthur D. Little. As one major reason for this, the Chinese expert names the gigantic mobility-need of the new wealthy private buyers in C

Switzerland | Bilanz | 23 April 2010

SBB’s new procurement

The SBB, Switzerland’s biggest travel and transport company, spends 3.5 billion Swiss Franc on material purchase. Too much, said CEO Andreas Meyer who launched a reform program to unlock saving potentials in 2007. In 2009 the issues had already been reduced about 150 million franc and until 2011, further measures are supposed to occur. Today, the SBB's procurement directly connects the perspective of the engineers with the control of the costs. That is at least the judgment of Bernd Schreiber, Managing Director at Arthur D. Little Switzer

France | L' | 14 April 2010

Shall we be afraid of the Internet becoming "neutral"?

Mobile Internet traffic increase will cause access issues. It is urgent to update networks to meet consumers' demand. The Arthur D Little and Exane BNP Paribas study, explains why those investments will not be profitable until 2013. Who will have to pay the bill? Will it be Operators or Consumers? The debate has just begun…

UK | Total Telecom | 13 April 2010

Operators need not rush to deploy LTE

Following an extended interview with Didier Levy ahead of the publication of the ninth annual Exane report, Nick Wood, the editor of Total Telecom, the leading telecom publication in the UK, highlights that players should focus on upgrading HSPA networks, the need to manage demand for data services along with the impact of ‘app’ stores on the mobile marketplace, Didier Levy is heavily quoted throug

Germany | Handelsblatt | 09 April 2010

Crisis forces airlines to merge

The coalescence carousel in the aviation industry turns faster and faster: "The adjustment to the business models of “no-frills” airlines and network suppliers also leads to unions between these both camps" says Nathan Zielke. However, a market consolidation can be seen in Europe, especially concerning smaller and nationwide airlines, explains the leader of the Aviation team at Arthur D. Little. “But airplanes are hardly closed down; that leads to the problem of overcapacity and with it to the pressure on sales,” continues Zi

France | Le Figaro Economie | 05 April 2010

Biotech companies are back on the Stock Exchange market

Biotech companies have hardly suffered from the economic crisis. They are again on the stock market. Pharmaceutical laboratories have benefited from multiple partnerships and buyouts: thanks to this strategy, biotech companies successfully obtain finan

UK | Drug Discovery World | 01 April 2010

The healthcare industry’s evolving role in translational research

An opportunity for competitive advantage

As part of a recent work completed by Arthur D Little on the topic of translational research, a number of academics, professionals , institutional administrators, charities and public funding organizations provided insights into the current state of translational research in Europe and the US. They identified a number of recent factors which should improve the chances for successful collaboration. Contributed by Gregory Venters, this was the lead article in the publication and was featured on the front c

UK | BNET | 31 March 2010

Three Approaches to Innovation

With reference to Arthur D. Little’s ‘Pathways to Innovative Excellence’ report, this article identifies the importance of companies to adopt the correct innovative approach for growth.  The article discusses different types of innovators and highlights three approaches to innovation from within the consultancy’s re

UK | Financial Times – Energy Supplement | 29 March 2010

Worries surface on Impact of extraction

This article from Sheila McNulty for the Financial Times’ Energy Supplement discusses the future industry switch from fossil fuels to natural gas. Joseph Coote  is quoted, discussingthe controversial use of ‘Fracking’ and the public uproar it may cr

UK | Financial Times – Energy Supplement | 29 March 2010

Incremental advances are lifeblood of entire sector

This article from Sheila McNulty discusses the financing of renewable energy and the investment in technology.  Ben Thuriaux is quoted, commenting on the large increase in technology investment by national oil companies.

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