Arthur D. Little and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management announce launch of multi-client study on the new economics of innovation
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Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL), the leading global management consultancy linking strategy, innovation & technology and Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management are pleased to announce their partnership to execute an important new study entitled,  "The New Economics of Innovation - An Exploration of Value Creation in the Global Innovation Economy."  This study is aimed at explaining how leading companies are deriving new value from their innovation investments by leveraging the global shifts in knowledge, talent and capital. This investigation is motivated in part because recent shifts in the global environment have dramatically changed the rules of the innovation game, creating new opportunities and threats. The old models of go-it-alone innovation are being replaced by new models of domestic and international business collaborations.  The emerging economies of the BRIC countries, along with more mature economies like Singapore and Finland, are making massive investments to become global leaders in innovation.  Progressive companies have developed entirely new approaches in which to effectively execute their innovation activities by leveraging knowledge, capital and talent resources on a global basis. According to Michael Devlin, Associate Dean of Executive Education at the Weatherhead School of Management, "We see innovation as a revenue growth driver and strategic differentiator for today's companies.  Our executive community will not only benefit by the study's findings but also discover new areas of growth that leverage these trends and maximize value creation." Gregg Bauer of Arthur D. Little's Technology & Innovation Management Practice states, "Our clients are keenly interested in better understanding how to capitalize on the global trends to improve their innovation activities and accelerate value creation in their businesses.  This study will provide the sponsors with a clear understanding of the innovative environment on a global basis, the actions that companies need to initiate if they wish to succeed globally, and how to effectively leverage knowledge, talent pools and capital to drive success globally throughout the company." This study will be funded on a subscription basis.  Sponsoring companies will have an opportunity to help direct the study and receive regular interactions with Arthur D. Little's and Weatherhead's team of experts.  In addition to receiving copies of all published materials that result from the study, the sponsors will also receive a customized management workshop that focuses on the study's findings and ways in which to implement. More information on this study can be found at www.adl.com/globalinnovation or by contacting:  Mark S. Roth, an Arthur D. Little Partner, at   617-532-9514 or roth.mark@adlittle.com and Gregg D. Bauer, an Arthur D. Little Partner, at   617-830-1462 or bauer.gregg@adlittle.com.

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About Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve is among the nation's leading research institutions. Founded in 1826 and shaped by the unique merger of the Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University, Case Western Reserve is distinguished by its strengths in education, research, service, and experiential learning. Located in Cleveland, Case Western Reserve offers nationally recognized programs in the Arts and Sciences, Dental Medicine, Engineering, Law, Management, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work.
www.case.edu About the Weatherhead School of Management
Since its inception, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University has received international acclaim for developing bold ideas that redefine the way management education is taught.  This spirit of innovation has elevated its management programs to global prominence, earning Weatherhead a reputation as one of the most innovative business schools in the world.
weatherhead.case.edu About Arthur D. Little
Arthur D. Little, founded in 1886, is a global leader in management consultancy; linking strategy, innovation and technology with deep industry knowledge. We offer our clients sustainable engagement style, exceptional people, and a firm-wide commitment to quality and integrity.  The firm has over 30 offices worldwide. With its partners Altran Technologies, Arthur D. Little has access to a network of over 16,000 professionals. Arthur D. Little is proud to serve many of the Fortune 100 companies globally, in addition to many other leading firms and public sector organizations.

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