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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TIME March 2006

Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence

Telecom Operators: Facing off on Convergence

This white paper is an update of last year's study "More effort required" and is based on a survey conducted by Arthur D. Little and Exane BNP Paribas of selected industry experts, such as telecommunications operators, suppliers, regulators and content aggregators in Europe. The report highlights fixed-mobile convergence and related strategic options for telecom operators. [...]

TIME March 2006

Mobilizing Enterprise

Mobile Enterprise Solutions have reached a development stage in which they can bring considerable benefits to companies. Arthur D. Little and the communications solutions provider, Ericsson, recently conducted a joint survey of current trends in Mobile Enterprise Solutions. The study found that Mobile Enterprise enables a company to realize significant cost savings, improve customer and employee satisfaction, and increase employee flexibility, and thus flexibility of the entire company. [...]

TIME January 2006

Deregulation of the Telecom Sector and its Impact on the Overall Economy

Deregulation is being discussed in many countries as a means to provide incentives for investments into new infrastructure. This includes the EU, where deregulation is likely to be brought forward as one aspect of the forthcoming review of the EU regulatory framework for electronic communications and services. In its analysis, Arthur D. Little assesses deregulation and its impact on telecommunications market performance and the overall economic development. The impact of deregulation is critical, especially in terms of the current debate in many countries about whether or not investments into new infrastructure, such as fibre to the home or to the curb, should be subject to regulation. [...]

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