TIME September 2006

Broadband Vision 2011

In our third report on the Broadband industry, we have assessed three basic industry scenarios, namely operator dominance, shift of value towards internet companies and sponsored environments to provide a broad understanding of the Broadband Vision 2011. The report also highlights evolution of services like high-end video services, implied bandwidth requirements and provides a comparison between different broadband access technologies. [...]

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Strategy & Organization, Consumer Goods September 2006

Making New Product Launch Decisions in an Uncertain Environment

Making new product launch decisions in an uncertain environment

Making new product launch decisions, such as where and in which sequence, is becoming ever trickier, as the environment into which the product will be launched changes constantly. In this article, using a new medicine as a case example, the authors examine the problem and offer a pragmatic and effective solution. [...]

The Social and Economic Impact of Publicly Funded Research in 35 Participating Universities

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Public Services September 2006

The Social and Economic Impact of Publicly Funded Research in 35 Participating Universities

The Social and Economic Impact of Publicly Funded Research in 35 Participating Universities

Arthur D. Little was commissioned by 35 universities to conduct a study of the impact of research in their institutions - primarily from the "post 92" group. The study showed that such institutions play a key part in sustaining what England's Higher Education Funding Council calls "a dynamic and internationally competitive research sector". [...]

How to Make Belgium a Hotspot for Innovation

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Technology & Innovation Management August 2006

How to Make Belgium a Hotspot for Innovation

Results of a Survey among Managers of Enterprises in Belgium

The Federation of Belgian Enterprises and Arthur D. Little jointly undertook a study to measure the satisfaction of managers of companies in Belgium with the boundary conditions that influence the innovation capacity of their company. [...]

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Energy & Utilities June 2006

Optimal Results

Optimal results

Effective portfolio management has become more important than ever for energy companies. It can reduce costs and improve earnings significantly and the current volatile price environment and requirements for risk management make it even more compelling. [...]

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Strategy & Organization June 2006

"Knowledge is the only Resource that Increases through Use"

Snapshots from a selection of Prism articles

As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the 1990s to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today’s light. [...]

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Automotive May 2006

Challenges & Success Factors for Multinational Automotive Suppliers in China

Challenges and success factors for multinational automotive suppliers in China

China is the most important emerging market for the automotive industry - but also a market where many suppliers currently make no money. This Arthur D. Little study illustrates the current situation of foreign, "multinational", suppliers in the Chinese automotive market. It shows areas of improvement and levers to improve operations of foreign companies in the Chinese market. [...]

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Manufacturing May 2006

Profitable Growth through Service

Profitable Growth through Service

Innovative service strategies offer a large potential for increasing growth and profitability in the investment goods industries as in these mature markets competitive pressure is rising continuously and differentiation through physical products becomes more and more difficult. In this situation service strategies offer an opportunity for good revenue and profit growth. [...]

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Manufacturing May 2006

Site Selection in China

Manufacturing Site Selection in China

Driven by the need for global presence on the one hand and cost efficiency on the other, the decision to set up a manufacturing site in China needs to be prepared and carried out by respecting all the necessary parameters. With this paper, we give upfront answers to the key questions. [...]

Energy & Utilities April 2006

The Real Issues in a New Nuclear Programme

The current energy review is just the beginning

The public may have the impression that any “new nuclear power“ decision in a government's energy review is a simple yes / no. But any decision by the government in favour must say how. A simple “yes” from the government will not persuade the private sector to finance and build a nuclear power programme. [...]

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