TIME October 2005

Strategic Planning for Telecom Companies 2005

Strategic Planning is a key factor for a company's growth and success, but its importance is often neglected and only half-heartedly executed. However, in today's competitive and unpredictable environment with fast-changing customer needs, it is more important than ever to proactively and professionally plan where the company is heading, to ensure long-term success and maximise shareholder value creation. [...]

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability July 2005

The Innovation High Ground

How Leading Companies are Using Sustainability-Driven Innovation to Win Tomorrow’s Customers

This report examines how leading companies are using sustainability-driven innovation to win customers for the future. Arthur D. Little collaborated with Hedstrom Associates to survey 40 technology companies in Europe, the US and Japan to see how they are creating new market space, products, services or processes driven by social, environmental or sustainability issues. [...]

TIME July 2005

Arthur D. Little Global Broadband Report Update 2005 "Growth Fuels Disruption"

Based on interviews carried out in 22 countries and proprietary research, the Broadband Report offers perspectives on the evolution towards profitable Broadband and potential courses of action for all industry players. In the Arthur D. Little Broadband Update 2005, we focus on three main segments of the Broadband industry: content and applications, network and access, and devices. We also analyse key trends shaping the future of the Broadband access industry itself and having a significant impact on other related industries, such as entertainment (TV), telecommunications (VoIP) and electronics (home gateways). [...]

Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability July 2005

A Director's Guide to Corporate Responsibility Reporting

A guidebook by Arthur D. Little

This guide was compiled by a team comprising Arthur D Little, Business in the Community, Camelot and HBOS. The guide is designed to help directors and senior managers consider how best to develop an effective reporting strategy for corporate responsibility. [...]

TIME June 2005

Beyond Voice: A Survey of Voice-Enhanced Services

Arthur D. Little and VMA, the International Association for Enhanced Voice Services, have conducted a pan-European survey on voice enhanced services offered by operators. The objectives of the survey were to assess the availability of features and services in the various European markets, measure adoption differences in the various countries, and assess the impact on both ARPU and subscribers' loyalty. [...]

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Strategy & Organization June 2005

A User's Guide to Successful M&As

A User's Guide to Successful M&As

The global number of mergers and acquisitions has rebounded strongly since 2004. As Vantrappen and Kilefors explore in this article, not all mergers and acquisitions make sense. They provide a summary of what academia has to say, the steps to success and what executives need to do to make the best from the complicated world of M&A. [...]

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Manufacturing May 2005

Innovation Excellence Study 2005

How companies use innovation to improve profitability and growth

How leading companies are using innovation matters, and firms realise it. As a number one priority, companies worldwide are targeting the huge untapped potential to improve profit growth through innovation management. This is concluded in a global study, which focuses on how companies worldwide improve profitability and growth through effective innovation management. [...]

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability December 2003

Business Case for Corporate Responsibility

Business Case for Corporate Responsibility

In 2003, Arthur D. Little collaborated with Business in the Community to produce a concise report on current thinking on the business case for corporate responsibility, arguing that specific corporate responsibility initiatives and programmes require specific business cases. This report provides some generic arguments to engage decision-makers in the value of corporate responsibility. [...]

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability June 2003

Speaking the Same Language

Improving Communications between Companies and Investors on Corporate Responsibility

Investors and companies are still not having a meaningful dialogue about the business value of corporate responsibility. But there is a strong desire to change this and to find agreement on the best way forward. This report was produced in 2003 in partnership with the UK Social Investment Forum and Business in the Community. [...]

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability January 2003

Profits from Poverty

The ethics of making money from the poor

Two-thirds of the world's population live on less than $1000 a year. Though individually cash-poor, as a group they constitute a significant target for business. Making profits from poverty may make financial sense, but is it ethically acceptable? This document summarises discussions from one of Arthur D. Little's "naked lunches" designed to strip sustainability issues to their bare essentials. [...]

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