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No Stone Unturned?

Purchasing alliances between portfolio companies in private equity context

The recession means that Private Equity Associations must face the challenge of supporting their investments. For many, a ruthless reconstruction of redundancies is necessary, which regularly leads to friction.

Operations management

Launch excellence for new medicines

Global challenges require new approach for market entry

After years of low productivity, R&D in leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies is starting to deliver on its promises and the number of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) approved by the US FDA has leveled out. Once approval has been gained there needs to be a launch.

Healthcare & life sciences

Managing Capital Investment Programs

How to get investment programs "right"

Effective project selection and management is not a new message. However, even the most sophisticated upstream oil and gas companies do not “get it right” every time. Arthur D.

Utilities & alternative energy

Waking up in a new world

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

Virtually all economies and all sectors worldwide are simultaneously going through a brutal downturn. The speed and depth of the fall have caught us all by surprise. Six months into the financial and economic crisis, let’s no longer dwell on the pain it is inflicting.


IT Governance Wins You the Battle

Arthur D. Little study shows 40 per cent of CEOs and CIOs want to overhaul IT governance

39 pere cent of CEOs and 44 per cent of CIOs are not satisfied with their IT governance. This is one of the key findings of the Arthur D. Little 009 IT governance study, which shows that many large corporations want to make fundamental changes to the way they organise their business IT. The...

Information management

Post-Merger Integration of R&D

Reaping the full potential of post-merger integration

An in-depth study conducted by Arthur D. Little notes that while the potential gain of merging R&D departments is substantial, integration of R&D activities exposes the business to significant risks, is more difficult and takes longer than other areas – all factors that can spoil the...

Technology & innovation management

The Art of Systematic Surveillance

Intelligence Management – "To be defeated is forgivable, to be surprised is not!"

"Great leadership isn’t about solving problems after the fact, but foreseeing potential problems and eliminating them before they occur" Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric, once said.

Technology & innovation management

Arthur D. Little - Exane BNP Paribas report 2012

Let’s face it

The eleventh edition of the annual Arthur D. Little-Exane BNP Paribas joint report is an in-depth analysis of the implications of an all-IP world where everything is connected. For operators it brings pros and cons: it threatens their core voice and SMS revenues but it also offers significant...

Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Energy Efficiency

Capture growth while managing the risk of over-engineering

There is a clear trend towards improved energy efficiency in industrial products and systems. The trend is driven more by market factors than by governmental intervention. Leading companies are setting energy efficiency targets and launch development programs to deliver more energy efficient...

Industrial goods & services

Catching the Smart Home Opportunity

Room for Growth for Telecom Operators

Smart Home services are poised for strong growth and represent an attractive opportunity for telecom operators to expand their services and revenue streams. Telcos have several competitive advantages, including their internet gateways, strong customer relationships, and sales and support...

Utilities & alternative energy Strategy