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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...
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Opportunity Construction China

Leveraging potential in the Chinese market

The construction market in China, alongside the Middle East and Eastern Europe, represents one of the major growth opportunities for global construction suppliers and service providers. This growth is fuelled by the ever-growing "middle segment" and forces multinationals into developing...
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Lean

Helping companies reduce waste, variability and inflexibility

Players in virtually every industry recognise the lean approach as a powerful way to boost performance by improving cost, quality and customer service simultaneously. Central to the lean approach is its ability to mobilise people to eliminate waste, variability and inflexibility.
Strategy, Operations management

Setting priorities in the crisis

How focusing on the "basics" makes a difference

Since 1997, Arthur D. Little has been investigating the common factors that underpin the exceptional performance of six global companies. Revisiting these companies during the current crisis, we have established that the findings we made during the recession of the early 2000s still hold true,...
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Private Equity Value Creation

How successful player ensure survival

The private equity industry has survived cyclical downturns, recessions and even double digit interest rates over the last three decades. As we enter a period of market uncertainty, Arthur D. Little's latest thought piece outlines the techniques used by successful private equity firms to ensure...
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A User’s Guide to Successful 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,...
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