France | LE MONDE | 09 October 2009

Pharmaceutical industry is facing unprecedented social tensions

The social environment is deteriorating in the pharmaceutical industry. On Sept 24th, 2009, American BMS confirmed their Epernon (west of Paris) factory would close and result in a loss of 223 jobs. According to Arthur D. Little, within the next few years the pharmaceutical industry will experience 10,000 job losses within current industry employment of 45,000.

Germany | Handelsblatt | 09 October 2009

Two-fisted economizer win

Every two years Hoeselbarth-Lay index ranks German consulting companies in terms of reputation and the public awareness it reaches. It also deals with the question of how far these houses improve the bottom line of their clients. This year McKinsey again ranked number one as the consultancy with the most renowned brand. ADL ranked fifth in terms of public awareness of its brand.

Belgium | De Tijd | 07 October 2009

Hans Smits, topman van de haven van Rotterdam blijft optimistisch ondanks tariefdaling door crisis

Full page interview with CEO of Port of Rotterdam, Hans Smit, and former ADL director (currently president of Advisory Council for Arthur D. Little Netherlands). Mr. Smit remains positive despite the negative impact of the crisis on traffic in Rotterdam.

France | AFP | 07 October 2009

Online gambling: Experts fear to see the number of addicts go up

Gambling addiction experts fear an increase in the number of pathological gamblers - especially among young people. Because of the online gambling market opening up and operators now being allowed to advertise, Arthur D. Little’s research shows the turnover generated by online gaming and that betting could easily reach 3.4 billion Euros within the next 5 years.

Belgium | Trends | 01 October 2009

Laurent Ledoux, economiste et philosophe

Interview with Laurent Ledoux, a former ADL director at the Brussels Office, on his work as managing director of BNP Paribas Fortis' public banking department.

Belgium | Financier Worldwide | 01 October 2009

Innovation driven acquisitions: ready to kick start the revival of the M&A market?

Innovation driven acquisitions: ready to kick start the revival of the M&A market? These types of acquisitions are of continued importance and might even breathe life into the M&A market.

France | | 01 October 2009

Low carbon economy era

Arthur D. Little strongly suggests that when companies plan long term growth, they must take into account their carbon footprint. Even if the company believes this could be unfavourable in relation to their competitors who have already incorporated sustainable parameters and/or new players in emerging markets, being environmentally aware is vital. To Richard Clarke, carbon is a "roadroller" that cannot be stopped.

France | Le Nouvel Economiste | 01 October 2009

Fleet of vehicles in companies: Small adjustments could improve the situation

According to French Observatoire du Véhicule d'entreprise, a research institute that monitors corporate car fleets, the car industry, as a whole, went down 7-10% in 2009. New regulations regarding the environment have been introduced and have inevitably hurt the situation even more. According to Laurent Hartmann, Automotive Manufacturing Group Director at the Paris office, car manufacturers are currently suffering, inducing a negative spiral for other industry players.

Switzerland | Neue Zürcher Zeitung | 01 October 2009

A gallic village

“When it comes to telecommunication, the Swiss market is somewhat peculiar“says Klaus von den Hoff and Oliver Lux from ADL. In comparison to other European countries, the fixed network suppliers in Switzerland intend to protect their business. Therefore new techniques, such as mobile broadband, leverage more slowly. On the other side, Swiss suppliers invest into the development of Fiber Optic networks.

UK | Food & Drink Technology | 01 October 2009

All hands to the pump

The world’s largest breweries have grown in recent years. How can innovation be applied to augment the unique qualities of the   brewery and the brand, and have the greatest impact on growth? Communication and collaboration have to be significantly enhanced and innovation has to be closer to the flame of day-to-day business.

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