Strategy & Organization Saudi Arabia | Institute of the Motor Industry | 01 October 2017

The Integrated Approach

Some of the vibrantly growing urban centers of the Middle East, such as Dubai, are building on best practice from around the world. This experience provides lessons, good and bad, for other cities across the world as they struggle to meet their own urban mobility challenges. The Middle East has been late to urbanization, but has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban mobility strategies. In this article, Ralf Baron at Arthur D. Little, looks at a Middle Eastern example of how to address the challenges of urban mobility.

Strategy & Organization Saudi Arabia | ITS International | 01 October 2017

Middle East leads urban mobility revolution

The rapid urbanisation across the globe is leading to mobility challenges as cities struggle to ensure their populations can move around freely using both public and private transport. Solving these issues is critical to ensuring that cities thrive and attract the investment and people they

Strategy & Organization Saudi Arabia | Route One | 28 June 2017

Building a transport network from scratch

The Middle East has been late to urbanisation, but that has provided a unique opportunity to shape its urban mobility strategies. Some of its vibrantly growing urban centres are building on best practice from around the world. This experience provides lessons, good and bad, for other cities across the world as they struggle to meet their own urban mobility challenges. In this article, Ralf Baron from Arthur D. Little, discusses why Dubai presents a good example of a city that moved from a transition to an ecosystem model.

Energy & Utilities, Strategy & Organization | Petroleum Review | 01 February 2017

What’s next for petroleum downstream

New business models are critical for a downstream sector supplying energy to a changing mobility market. In this article, Daniel Monzón, Rodolfo Guzman, Alfredo Verna and Micaela Carlino at Arthur D Little, consider the challenges and opportunities facing downstream players.

Strategy & Organization | European Communications | 11 October 2016

Telcos’ “shallow” innovation efforts shunned by start-ups, report finds

Telcos' innovation strategies have been shown up in a new report, which laments a continued protection of their core business activities. The report from management consultants Arthur D. Little, Match-Maker Ventures and The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, noted that realising value from innovation remained "elusive". Over two-thirds (67 percent) of telco respondents said that innovation is among their top three strategic priorities, but only 34 said they were satisfied with their innovation activities. The report noted that their approaches were often "shallow" and "scratching the surface". "Observing and mimicking often is the key, instead of true innovative thinking," it said. A desire to protect the status quo and shareholder pressure were two reasons for this, according to the report.

Strategy & Organization Germany | Absatzwirtschaft | 05 December 2014

Low margins prevent companies from making IT investments

In this article, Arthur D. Little Partner Wilhelm Lerner and Principal Lars Riegel are interviewed regarding the consumer goods market in Germany. They point out new trends and strategies for fast moving consumer goods. Both experts see problems ahead for German businesses: compared to other countries Germany has a very low margin especially for groceries. These low margins make it difficult to invest in modern IT technologies. In addition, German retailers are not yet renowned for their expertise with new media and special services. Nevertheless, new IT technologies and improving services are going to have an increasing influence on shoppers globally and brands should therefore create an emotional brand experience to attach people to their brands.

Strategy & Organization UK | Computer Weekly | 29 October 2010

White Paper: Manage IT as a competitive weapon

This leading technology publication reviews Arthur D. Little and Volvo’s joint white paper on the need for board executives to see IT as a competitive weapon and recognise the importance of making the right IT investment choices. The piece includes an image of the white paper and a download button to access the full report from Arthur D. Little’s website.

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