The Carbon Margin

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability December 2007

The Carbon Margin

Translating Carbon Exposure into Competitive Advantage

The carbon margin urges all business sectors to view emerging carbon constraints as an opportunity to develop new profit streams and gain competitive advantage. This report provides a guide to the specific risks and opportunities carbon exposure presents for each major industry sector, and explains how a profitable carbon strategy is conceived. [...]

The World is becoming flat...

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TIME December 2007

The World is becoming flat...

Overcoming infrastructure issues for mobile operators

Flat-fee offerings are emerging for voice, data and multimedia services in many countries around the world. As flat-fee offers become increasingly aggressive, it can be already observed that they cause severe quality problems for all customers consuming these services. In this article we highlight the main infrastructure issues for a mobile operator and how they could be overcome. [...]

Low Carbon London

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability December 2007

Low Carbon London

Action for Green Homes

A Victorian terraced home with a twist, No.1 Lower Carbon Drive opened on 4 December to provide Londoners with examples of ways in which they can alter their homes and domestic lifestyles to reduce the city’s CO2 emissions.  Arthur D. Little worked with the London Development Agency to develop the model home as part of the mayor’s Climate Change Action Plan. [...]

Innovation Excellence in Logistics

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Travel & Transportation November 2007

Innovation Excellence in Logistics

Value Creation by Innovation

In the field of logistics, the importance of innovation is still underestimated and underexploited. However, the current fluid marketplace offers many opportunities. This study was conducted by the European Logistics Association (ELA) together with Arthur D. Little and covers more than 100 logistics service providers and shippers across 15 European countries. [...]

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TIME November 2007

Broadband Market Development in Germany

A multi-indicator view

In the past Germany was repeatedly criticised because of what appeared to be its underdeveloped internet market when the number of broadband connections per household was compared with other industrialised countries. The report demonstrates that a broader spectrum of indicators shows that Germany holds a good position in the market for broadband internet access when compared to other European countries. [...]

Integrity + Innovation = Performance

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Sustainability & Risk, Sustainability August 2007

Integrity + Innovation = Performance

The Sustainability Value Formula

The sustainability value formula examines how leading companies are building long-term sustainable performance through an intense focus on integrity and innovation. This paper brings clarity to the issues of where and how corporate responsibility delivers value to the firm. [...]

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TIME May 2007

Telecom Operators

Caution - work ahead

More than ever, European telecom operators must juggle between shrinking revenues in their traditional businesses on the one hand and opportunities to capture growth in attractive new markets on the other, driven by the development of fixed and mobile broadband. [...]

TIME May 2007

HSPA and mobile WiMax for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access

HSPA and mobile WiMax for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access.

The advent of mobile broadband access is accompanied by significant uncertainties over the likely future successes of the new technology choices that are becoming available. In particular, the relative commercial and technical advantages and disadvantages of operating HSPA vs. mobile WiMax remain unresolved. [...]

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Strategy & Organization March 2007

Fitting China into Your Global Footprint

Fitting China into your global footprint

China is no longer just a low-cost country suited to cheap mass production. It has now also developed the capabilities to serve as an R&D base. Companies must therefore design a new strategy fitting China into their global manufacturing and R&D footprint. This article outlines the key principles and benefits of a "China fit" logic and explains how to apply them in a step-by-step approach. [...]

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Strategy & Organization March 2007

The Fit between Business Strategy and R&D Organisation

The fit between business strategy and R&D organisation

Corporations constantly struggle to get the right fit in their R&D organisation. It should neither be too global nor too focused, and it must fit into the company’s overall strategy. This article shares the insights from a study undertaken by Arthur D. Little of the link between business strategy and R&D organisation and shows through a concrete example how these insights can be applied. [...]

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