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Innovation across business units

Why is innovation best practice not replicated across business units in the same organization?

In analyzing Arthur D. Little’s benchmark dataset on innovation management practices, we discovered a pattern that challenged our assumptions about the deployment of innovation best practice: that there is far less transfer of innovation best practice across a company’s business units than is...
Technology & innovation management

Building the next generation of emergency care systems

Ensuring health systems have the right building blocks to develop effective emergency care systems for the future

Healthcare & life sciences

Diversification trends in the automotive supplier sector

Time for auto suppliers to leverage their capabilities in adjacent industries?

Automotive suppliers once resided in a fairly stable business environment with reliable demand. The growing number of passenger cars sold in Europe each year has led to a similarly increasing demand for OEM components and parts. Moreover, the overall vehicle fleet on Europe’s roads has continuously...
Automotive

Agritech to drive the next green revolution in India

Convergence of digital technologies to meet Indian challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted businesses across many sectors globally, including India. Nevertheless, the recent growth of the agritech market in India reflects its enormous unrealized potential. Increased rural Internet penetration and the greater affordability of digital technologies...
Consumer goods & retail

Quenching digital thirst of water utilities

How should water utilities execute their digital transformation ?

Water utilities across the globe are under increased pressure due to challenges posed by rapid urbanization, climate change, aging infrastructure, high network losses, and increasing customer expectations. Innovation and cutting-edge digital technologies are proving critical in helping utilities...
Utilities & alternative energy

Transforming a utility company’s front line

A framework to optimize field force utilization and productivity

Previously stable and involatile utilities are entering a fast-transforming environment that requires rapid, decisive, and strategic actions. Utilities currently face higher cost and margin pressures stemming from scale and age of the network as well as regulatory mandates and competition. To...
Utilities & alternative energy

The ecosystem future

Once, when someone described an ecosystem, they would be talking about a biological community where living organisms interacted with each other and their environment – such as the coral reefs in our cover illustration. Then, about 10 or 15 years ago, it became hijacked by the business management...

Corporate sustainability

Sustainability has now risen to the top of the business agenda, with a combination of technology, financial backing, and greater government and consumer pressure all making it an imperative for every organization. Our lead article explains how taking a business ecosystem approach is crucial to...

Appetite for disruption

The food value chain has changed dramatically over recent years – and promises to continue transforming, with ecosystems becoming ever more complex. Based on a comprehensive study carried out with three major players in the food value chain, the authors explore the trends and scenarios shaping the...

Hyper-collaboration in the healthcare and life science industry

The successful rapid development and rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccines has demonstrated the potential speed of innovation within healthcare and life sciences. Our third article explains why the same ecosystem collaboration approach is underpinning wider changes in healthcare, transforming...