Harnessing the power of innovation to protect and create business value is increasingly critical for companies as the global competitive landscape continues to evolve into a new order.

TIM: why innovation matters

At Arthur D. Little, we’ve found that in almost all industry sectors, the 25 per cent of companies that are best at innovating outperform the 25 per cent of companies in their sector that are worst, with a surprisingly wide margin. Managers estimate that by becoming really good at innovating these efforts they can increase profit margins by about 30 per cent.

Why companies fail

Arthur D. Little developed a diagnostic framework for our ongoing Innovation Excellence study. It is accessible for companies interested in benchmarking their innovation performance against peers and understanding the opportunities to improve innovation practices.  All data is presented in an anonymized format.  If you are interested please contact the benchmark team. The study toolkit is available in PDF or online, in English, Chinese and Arabic.

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Report: Arthur D. Little’s Global Innovation Excellence Survey

How to Systematize Breakthrough Innovation

It is increasingly important for companies to be able to deliver a pipeline of serial Breakthrough (or Radical) Innovations in order to respond to emerging competition, disruptions to core business, and increasing customer power.  To investigate this further, Arthur D. Little completed a survey of over 80 large organizations to explore best practices for how to deliver a consistent pipeline of Breakthrough Innovations – meaning radically-new products, performance features, business models or market space.  The results were both expected and unexpected, and yielded many valuable insights for companies wishing systematize their breakthrough innovation performance. [...]

R&D Management Best Practices

To maintain our insights into emerging R&D management practices ADL launched a formal study in which we prioritized a deep qualitative engagement with innovation leaders. From the rich material that these companies shared with us, ADL identified common challenges and insight into how innovation leaders are responding. ADL is developing a series of viewpoints, each focused on specific aspects of the study (Idea Management, Resource and Competence Management, Portfolio Management, and Stagegate Management). [...]

At Arthur D. Little, we offer customized Technology & Innovation Management services to help your organization succeed in an increasingly competitive world. The world expects companies to deliver ever more innovative and effective solutions for less. [...]

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Viewpoints26 September 2016

Digital Inclusion in public services

Enhancing digital literacy, skills and inclusion in public services

Despite investments and efforts, the performance in "connectivity" of different European regions is not homogenous. [...]

Viewpoints25 May 2016

Setting objectives and measuring digitalization in Financial Services

It’s time to re-examine the facts and adjust the course

Financial companies are investing in digitalization to improve operational costs and meet client expectations, but few can claim success. In this viewpoint we argue that a vast majority of companies seem to have started digitalizing [...]

Viewpoints23 May 2016

The age of collaboration

Start up and Corporates need each other

Technological adoption has never been as fast as today, and many corporates have already suffered from not being able to keep up with the pace of change. Over the past 10 years, an average of 45 companies joined the Fortune 500 every year [...]

Viewpoints20 May 2016

The NOC Technology & Innovation Management Challenge

Improving performance in technology management

National Oil Companies (NOCs) are spending more and more on Rn'D. But this has not yet had much of an impact. With the oil price currently well below the break-even point of their nations' budgets, they are still behind Independent [...]

Press Releases30 November 2015

Mobile Payments World - Success in the mobile payment space – November 2015

Despite significant developments, especially in developed markets, no clear model or winner has been established yet for mobile payment. Hence, all players are still in a position to participate, as the market will structure around [...]

Press Releases18 May 2015

Arthur D. Little and iKnow

On May 6th 2015, iKnow-Who and Arthur D. Little announced their new partnership during an Extreme Innovation event held at the Turning Torso in Malmö, Sweden. The event, which hosted more than 35 practitioners in Extreme Innovation, [...]

Press Releases24 February 2015

Nine out of 10 firms dissatisfied with their breakthrough innovation performance, says Arthur D. Little Study

Just one in 10 firms is confident that its business has the right approach to breakthrough innovation, according to a new study from Arthur D. Little (ADL). In Breakthrough Innovation, ADL found that 88% of business leaders were [...]

Press Releases26 February 2013

Arthur D. Little: Good Innovation Management Increases Profitability by 13%

Innovation performance is now significantly worse than three years ago, yet top innovators still regularly achieve up to 13% points more EBIT than average performers. These are key findings from management consultancy Arthur D. Little’s [...]