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“The future is about cooperative competition”

Mr Bajaj, in the long term some people foresee the business world evolving into a bipolar one: the “West” versus the “Emerging Markets.” Would you concur with that view?

The impact of future travelers’ preferences on the tourism...

Tourism is a highly sensitive reflector of the general state of the economy, falling rapidly in response to a downturn but then bouncing back to growth more quickly than most. This time, however, insiders are wondering whether the industry will return to its traditional growth path in the wake of...

"In a connected world we must work together"

On April 3rd, Arthur D. Little interviewed Jürgen Hambrecht, CEO of the world’s most respected chemical company. Through its myriad business relations, BASF has unparalleled insights into the well-being and direction of the global economy. We used this unique opportunity to talk about the economic...

"Next Practice: Building on Strategy, Innovation...

Prism author Stefan Stern from the London-based Financial Times recently had a chance to catch up with Arthur D. Little's new global CEO, Michael Träm, who has just finished his first 200 days at the firm. In a long conversation Träm discussed the strengths of Arthur D. Little, his strategic plans...

"Who says it can't be done?", a light-...

In a light-hearted potted history of Arthur D. Little, we explore our company’s past while shredding light on the present, showing what’s different, what’s fun and what is particularly special about Arthur D. Little and its people.

"Knowledge is the only resource that increases through...

As Arthur D. Little celebrates its 120th anniversary we reprint snapshots from a selection of Prism articles from the Nineties to see how the concepts and thoughts presented back then fare in today’s light.

Purchasing Value Excellence:Results from Arthur D. Little...

To reduce costs, many companies are relocating activities or outsourcing pieces of their value chain, making them ever more dependent on the performance of their purchasing organisation. Arthur D. Little's benchmarking study "Purchasing Value Excellence 2006" provides insights about how best-in-...

A User’s Guide toSuccessful M&As

The global number of mergers and acquisitions has rebounded strongly since 2004. Many top executives are wondering whether it’s worth getting back into M&A as a tool for growth - and if so what best-practice maximises the chances of success. As Vantrappen and Kilefors explore in their article,...

Mid-Life Crisis: New Challenges in Pharmaceutical Life-...

The pharmaceutical industry is in crisis. Big, profitable products are losing their patent protection and generic producers are jumping in to take a growing share of the market. We look at how the big pharmas, and the smaller ones, can find a way through these troubled times.

David vs. Goliath – Lessons from Market Liberalisation...

The Nineties saw a whole wave of market liberalisations. Arthur D. Little has helped former monopolies and market entrants alike in designing strategies for liberalised markets. Read about the views and conclusions from a new entrant's perspective.