Issue 2, 2010

Green cooperation - How supply chain partners can jointly reduce their costs and eco-footprints

Marijn Vervoorn, Cindy Dekeyser, Edouard Croufer and Peter Nieuwenhuizen

Companies that only look into their own value chain operations often find they have reached a point where there is little room for further improvements. A new approach that can reap substantial benefits is to take a look at the integral supply chain perspective, which can not only improve your bottom line but also leave you with a vastly improved eco-footprint. This article shows how to get there. [...]

Issue 2, 2010

A systems approach for accelerating innovation in regulated service industries

Rick Eagar and Charles Boulton

Even though innovation and regulation might not seem a natural fit, industries such as telecommunications and air travel are examples of areas that are both highly innovative and regulated. This article explains the prerequisites for innovation within an industry, and then considers the barriers that make it challenging for a regulated service industry to meet these prerequisites and how they can be overcome. [...]

Issue 2, 2010

How business leaders can care about the world - profitably

David Lyon, Marijn Vervoorn and Peter Nieuwenhuizen

In today’s world the question of third party interests is of increasing importance as companies leave their footprint around the globe in different societies. How and to what degree should executives allow for these externalities? This article explores how companies can address the issue of third-party interests from a business perspective to the benefit of both themselves and society. [...]

Issue 2, 2010

Retooling your innovation engine for higher earnings from new products

Daniel Roos, Markus Achtert and Marcus Thorin

Many companies are not reaping the profits from innovations that they were hoping for. One of the reasons is the way these companies approach their innovation efforts. In this article, the authors argue that an analysis-driven process is the most suitable one for companies in industries such as automotive and manufacturing, chemicals or ICT hardware and software. [...]

Issue 2, 2010

An acronym-free primer on mobile payments

Nicolai Schaettgen and Karim Taga

Mobile payments are the next big thing. But for outsiders the multitude of abbreviations and acronyms makes them difficult to understand. Our acronymfree primer explains what m-payment is and how it works. It also sheds light on the business potential of the industry and sets out the most promising approaches to take to see whether your business could profit from mobile payments. [...]

Issue 2, 2010

Interview with Dr. Victoria Franchetti Haynes

Interview with Dr. Victoria Franchetti Haynes, President and CEO of RTI International

„Success through joint ventures“ We are happy to present you our interview with Dr.Victoria Franchetti Haynes who considers innovation as the avantgarde of global economic development. [...]

Issue 1, 2010

Finding new growth: the case for innovation by enhancement

Jeroen Kemp, Michaël Kolk, Frederik van Oene and Lidia Gryszkiewicz

Most companies aim their innovation efforts at seeking ways to protect and increase turnover of existing products and services within their existing customer base. Top innovators, however, take a different approach, spending time and money on finding ways to broaden their customer base through smart new combinations of existing technologies and markets. This article shows how innovation by enhancement works and demonstrates how to find and assess enhancement opportunities. [...]

Issue 1, 2010

Overcoming the real barriers to entry into adjacent markets

Daniel Deneffe, Julie Vandermeersch and Gregory Venters

Moving into adjacent markets is a common step among companies that have grown as much as they can in their home markets and wish to sustain high growth rates. However, many companies underestimate the difficulties involved, and the historical record is littered with cases of otherwise successful companies failing in adjacent markets. We explore the questions that companies considering adjacent entry need to ask and show what they should do to ensure success in making this promising but difficult step. [...]

Issue 1, 2010

The new partnership between research & technology institutes and industry

Ben Thuriaux-Alemán, Rick Eagar and Phil Webster

Research and technology institutes have long been key players in national innovation infrastructures, bridging the gap between industry and academia. However, in a world characterised by tighter control of government spending, greater government intervention and changing stakeholder expectations, they will be even more important. We examine how industry can ensure that it gets the best out of collaboration with these institutes and how the institutes themselves can adapt to their changing role. [...]

Issue 1, 2010

New business models for the international oil company

Paolo R. Dutto, Rodolfo Guzmán and Srinivasaraghavan Suresh

Petronationalism, the growing expense and risk of finding and producing oil, and the coupling between increasingly capable national oil companies and aggressive oilfield services providers have all put pressure on international oil companies in recent years. The article provides a historical perspective on petronationalism, assesses these threats and shows how both international oil companies and independent producers can rethink their business models to enable them to thrive in a changing oil world. [...]

Issue 1, 2010

Controlling healthcare costs by improving the productivity of medical service providers

Petter Kilefors, Daniel Winther and Johan Ström

Rising patient expectations, an aging population and often a shortage of medical staff are combining to create a major cost challenge in healthcare. We explain how healthcare service providers can meet this challenge by improving productivity in the crucial area of the medical clinic. We show how applying lean philosophies and methods to medical clinics can increase productivity by 40 per cent on average, while at the same time improving patient and staff satisfaction. [...]

Issue 1, 2010

Interview with Dae-whan Chang

Bonjoon Ku, principal, interviewed Dae-whan Chang, chairman and publisher of Maeil Business Newspaper Group. They used this invaluable opportunity to acquire insights from one of the most respected thought leaders in Korea regarding the future of the global economy and the "new normal" that businesses and governments should take into consideration. [...]

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Twice a year, Arthur D. Little covers the latest cutting-edge thinking on strategy, technology and innovation in its corporate magazine Prism. For over 20 years Prism has continually set the standards in innovative thinking and groundbreaking concepts in the world of business and management.

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