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Shifting Centers of Gravity

The End of the Automotive Industry As We Know It?

The global automotive industry is set to become a fascinating battleground over the next ten years as established OEMs from the triad markets wrestle with challenger OEMs from emerging markets for dominance. This report by Arthur D. Little identifies some of the strategies that emerging challenger...

Ensuring Survival

Business Models in a Low-Carbon World

Much to everybody’s surprise, the low-carbon bandwagon survived even a global downturn - it remains a real issue in the eyes of politicians and the public alike. We have not seen the end of risky financial decisions, but we have reached the end of a period when carbon became established as an...
Sustainability

Telecom Operators in a Carbon-Constrained World

Findings of an Arthur D. Little Survey in the Middle East and North Africa

As the world awaits a global carbon reduction commitment, Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) telecoms operators must do more to ensure that energy and carbon management positively affect their future growth, according to a new report by Arthur D. Little and Dubai Internet City.

Open Standards for IPTV Set-Top Boxes

What an Open Standard Could Do for the Success of IPTV

The global IPTV industry has experienced impressive growth, but penetration levels are still modest. To spur further development and to avoid sub-optimisation based on multiple proprietary systems, a common standard will be increasingly important. Since no single proprietary standard for IPTV STBs...

Time for Change

Oil Company Asset Management

Structural changes taking place in the oil supply outlook are making it very complex for international oil companies (IOCs) to pursue their key twin targets. Traditional models of asset management - focused on individual asset performance and short-term results - are already limiting what IOCs can...

Research & Technology Institutes

Meeting the Challenges of the Post-Recession World

Research and technology institutes (RTIs) around the world are facing a number of strategic and operational challenges: changes in their role, pressures on funding, more global competition, and increasing demands from their sponsors and customers. To adapt successfully, institutes need to avoid the...
Technology & innovation management

Improving Management of Potentially Catastrophic Risks

In the Oil & Gas Industry

During recent project experience, Arthur D. Little has developed a roadmap to establish the optimal EtR Evaluation Model. It is suited to the management and organisational arrangements of individual Oil & Gas companies (e.g. Governance Model, Field Portfolio Differentiation, Size etc.), and...

Putting the Focus Back Where it Belongs – on Business

Results of Arthur D. Little’s 2010 global survey on the economic crisis

To that end, Arthur D. Little has conducted a global survey among senior executives from companies of many different sizes and across all industries (please see insert for more about how the survey was conducted). This report provides a summary of the findings. In short, our conclusions are: A...
Strategy

Nuclear New Build Unveiled

Is Nuclear New Build more a Management than a Technology Challenge?

Nuclear power is undergoing a tremendous renaissance, with 61 units currently under construction and about 500 further reactors already under contract or planned within the next two decades. More than 150 different projects, many of them joint ventures, are competing against each other to attract...

The German Internet Industry 2009–2012

Review, Trends, and Drivers

Four interconnected layers explaining the division of labor and value-added chains are identified and described in detail. In order to determine the indicators for the particular segments, a quantitative online survey was carried out. The study is the first to show both current market development...