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Defying Downturn through Innovation

Innovation Restructuring: re-investment as an alternative to lay-offs

Amid the restructuring of innovation activities in response to the recession, businesses must take care to position themselves to take advantage of the upturn when it comes. Only by simultaneously adopting a prudent approach to streamlining operations and focusing on developing their technology,...
Technology & innovation management

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...

All at Sea

The Future of Offshore Wind in Europe

Offshore wind is clean and renewable and can be deployed well away from public view. It is well supported by the public and governments as a way of meeting renewables targets. However, the future is by no means assured. Supply constraints, logistical difficulties and technical concerns present...

Sunken Treasure

Opportunities and Threats in a Maturing Subsea Market

Over the past four years revenues in the subsea oil and gas sector have been growing at an impressive rate. The next five years are expected to bring a period of consolidation and a number of challenges that could present opportunities for companies in the sector.

OEM After Sales Strategy

The case for innovation

With sales of new cars slowing and profit margins decreasing, after sales is becoming an increasing important source of revenue for many OEMs. But they face stiff competition in this arena from new players intent on seizing a share of the after sales market.

Microfinance on the Rise

A Socially Inpsired Business Model about to Emerge into an Asset Class

Microfinance has already reached millions of households worldwide. This practice of extending small loans to very poor people for self-employment projects does not limit itself to developing countries but can also be found increasingly in European countries. As a result of the unmet demand for...
Financial services

The Future for Telecoms Suppliers - Technology Bets and Survival

Traditional telecom infrastructure suppliers are coming under pressure both from evolving operator demands and from new heavyweight competitors in the form of IT players and emerging Asian suppliers. This double pressure means selling fixed and mobile network equipment in both developed and...

Online Gambling: All In?

How the Opening of the Online Gambling Market Across Europe Can Benefit Media and Telecom Companies

The online gambling market is progressively opening throughout Europe. Many telecom operators and media companies looking for new revenue opportunities have a card to play, thanks to their privileged access to customers. However, these players need to carefully elaborate an entry strategy...

Powertrain at the Crossroads

Mapping the Future for the Global Bus and Truck Industry

The impact of the global financial crisis on the truck and bus industry has been profound. However, other forces are also driving significant changes in the powertrain industry. These forces will fundamentally change the rules of the game for players in the industry, affecting OEMs, dealers and...
Automotive

Tourism industry in turbulent times

Identifying ways out of the global economic crisis

The economic crisis’ impact on the tourism industry has become apparent with a delay, but is currently putting existing business models under pressure. The set phrase that travel is the last thing consumers compromise on is no longer valid. Generally declining demand for travel in the leisure and...