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The chemical industry is already quite advanced in terms of...

The chemical industry is reshaping around several major trends, which it is critical to anticipateArthur D. Little: As President of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council), what trends do you identify for the sector?Jean-Pierre Clamadieu: The chemical industry is reshaping around several major...
Chemicals
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“Back to the Core, Focus on Customers”

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the world's largest horse racing and entertainment organization, founded two years before Arthur D. Little in 1884. In our interview with Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey club, he shares the secrets of how he led the transformation of the...
Marketing & sales
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Effective Infrastructure Asset Management

It would be easy to assume that after decades of development and refinement, infrastructure asset management practices and approaches would now all be fairly straightforward and well established. However, many companies are realizing that in the face of mushrooming asset replacement costs and...
Technology & innovation management
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Driving Transformation through Self-assessment

Transforming large decentralized organizations is always a difficult challenge for any business. The challenge is even bigger in public service organizations in areas such as education or care provision, where there may be large numbers of autonomously run operational units.
Travel & transportation, Organization & transformation
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Metro Railways - A Journey of Transformation

Metro railways are critically important assets for the world's cities if we are to meet the challenges of maintaining urban mobility. For established metros, responding to the needs of the future is no easy thing.
Travel & transportation, Technology & innovation management
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Digital Pharma - Responding to Challenges and Opportunities...

Innovation has always been one of the foundations for success in the pharmaceutical industry. While the sector has been very good at developing innovation from scratch or incremental innovation of existing products, it now faces an ultimately different challenge ╨ dealing with disruptive innovation...
Healthcare & life sciences, Digital company transformation
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The Change Side of Transformation - A Wolf in Sheep’s...

In the new era of "Hypercompetition", companies increasingly need to be agile enough to reinvent and transform themselves. In this article the authors take a closer look at transformation, focusing on the human or change management aspects which are widely recognized as the key obstacles to success.
Organization & transformation
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Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for...

Businesses can no longer afford to simply protect their intellectual property (IP) and use it defensively to prevent competitors encroaching on their territory. Moving to actively licensing IP is increasingly critical for open innovation, provides a powerful mechanism for revenue generation, and is...
Technology & innovation management
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Becoming a next practice business

Unlike creative disruptors and digital leaders who are adept at working with uncertainty, popular management culture in established companies can sometimes serve to artificially simplify the real world and limit business potential. This article is based on work with a number of leading companies...
Technology & innovation management
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“Airports are no longer protected players”

Since becoming chairman and CEO of Aéroports de Paris in 2012, Augustin de Romanet has grown the airport operator to become the largest in the world by market capitalization. In this interview he shares his views on the challenges faced by the aviation industry and how they can be met, sets out his...
Travel & transportation