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New business models for mobile operators

Just a few years ago, mobile network operators dominated their industry. The mobile phone ecosystem was in effect closed, and the network operators controlled not only the networks but also the services and the technology. Today they risk becoming mere "bit-pipe" providers. This article shows which...
Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME), Technology & innovation management

Bringing business models down to earth

The term "new business model" has an enticing ring to it, as it refers to a new and supposedly better way of making money. Ryanair, McDonald’s, IKEA and Amazon are examples that come to mind immediately. Admirable as these may be, they are also so extraordinary that they provide little guidance to...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Open innovation between business and government: clever

In recent years, open innovation has become one of the most powerful tools in helping business and governments foster and stimulate regional economies. Arthur D. Little has carried out a global study to find out what a number of regions have done. This article presents the results of the study plus...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Managing integrity and innovation for sustainable

Linking sustainability, innovation and integrity is a key to creating a successful company. This article examines why putting "integrity + innovation" into practice creates value, takes a close look at how the best-performing companies create sustainable solutions with integrity and innovation, and...
Technology & innovation management, Sustainability

The Chameleon Innovator

The innovation process still brings out confusion and frustration in many executives. Any escape from this quandary should start with abandoning the model of fractional innovation and embracing the chameleon innovator model. In this article, the author describes the three tyrannies a company needs...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

"What really makes the difference is the presence of

Jean-Philippe Deschamps has been at the forefront of innovation research for a long time. In 1981 he created Arthur D. Little’s Technology and Innovation Management practice. Professor at IMD since 1996, he talks with us about innovation leadership and how to actively engage and develop employees...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

Global R&D: Where to place the bets?

The old model of R&D is quickly morphing into something completely different as centralised R&D functions are replaced by global cooperation across the board. In this article the authors describe how global firms can set up R&D networks that provide maximum benefit in their endless...
Technology & innovation management

Smart Innovation - Innovate to seize the opportunity in

Companies striving to stay ahead of their competitors through innovation need to become Smart Innovators by developing the ability to spot the opportunity in complexity. This article explains how companies, by developing this ability, can gain access to the best of both worlds.
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

How Top Innovators Get InnovationRight: Results from Arthur

Improving innovation ability is today the most important lever for increasing profitability and growth. But success is mixed. In just about all industry sectors the 25 percent most innovative companies have 2.5 times as many new products and get 10 times better returns on their innovation...
Strategy, Technology & innovation management

The Innovation High Ground:How Leading Companies are

In 1999, Arthur D. Little linked up with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to investigate how 80 companies were integrating sustainable development into their approach to innovation management, and to learn about the opportunities and barriers they were experiencing....
Strategy, Technology & innovation management