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Innovation Hunting can revive mergers and acquisitions

A dedicated article to Arthur D. Little on innovation being a driver for M&A activity. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy and Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured.
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The Dual Platform Paris-Amsterdam

This article is on the merger of Air France and KLM and its effect on the business. Mathieu Blondel, a manager at Arthur D. Little in Paris is quoted on how companies with multi hubs exist elsewhere and citing major airline holding companies who function out of 4 or 5 large hubs.
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The Eternal Circle

45% of all expenditure in German industry is on materials, with costs for personnel costs not even reaching 20%. Businesses are paying out approximately 500 billion euros per year for steel, plastic and intermediate products. More efficient production processes and more modern technical plants...
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Zurück in die Realität

Not only do flat sell well because they are fancy, but also because they offer some new functions like displaying photos and movies from the internet. TV therefore increasingly develops into a multimedia happening, says Ansgar Schlautmann, on the occasion of the forthcoming IFA. The topic ‘mobile...
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Benchmarking eco-friendly performance

Chris Smith, a principal at Arthur D. Little’s Sustainability and Risk practice in the UK is quoted in the article ‘Benchmarking eco-friendly performance’ from The Times newspaper’s Sustainable Investments supplement. The article looks at the financial trade-off of investment in sustainable...
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Efforts increase to improve sustainability

Davide Vassallo,  is quoted in the leading article of the Financial Times’ Energy Efficient Buildings supplement. The article looks at how ‘big name’ buildings, such as the Empire State Building in New York, are being overhauled to reduce their environmental impact. Davide is quoted as saying...
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Crazy - but with a method

The recession doesn't stop the gulf airlines from their expansion plans. A new study by Arthur D. Little identified that one reason is that their operating costs are 30 percent lower than the European market leaders'. There are multiple causes for this: wages are lower, fleets are newer and more...
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Strukturwandel im Flottenservice

Until recently the service market for fleet customers had been neglected. This is the result of a current study performed by Arthur D. Little. Today the importance of requirements of business customers is ever increasing. Therefore only those players will be successful in the future who are capable...
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Le m-paiement atteindrait 250 milliards de dollars d'...

According to Arthur D. Little study, "total m-payment transaction volume will reach almost  SD 250 billion in 2012 growing at 68% each year.”
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New players are ready to attack

New Asian car manufacturers and component suppliers are eager to enter the triad markets, threatening traditional players in these markets. As already seen in steel- and IT-industries, there are dislocations of the centers of gravitation within the automotive-sector, says a recent Arthur D. Little...
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