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Turbulence ahead - Airport Passenger Traffic (Englisch)

Seit 2005 steigen die Passagierzahlen von Jahr zu Jahr. Im Rahmen einer Studie beschäftigte sich Arthur D. Little mit der Entwicklung der Passagierzahlen von insgesamt 1.000 Flughäfen und kam dabei zu überraschenden Ergebnissen in Bezug auf künftige Passagierzahlen und die Entwicklung einzelner...

Value in Focus

This study of 51 major European banks, conducted by Arthur D. Little’s Global Financial Services Practice, aims to identify the most efficient commercial banks in Europe. Cost-efficiency gives a bank freedom to manoeuvre. Strong, free cash flow gives a bank the means to invest in new markets,...

Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge (Englisch)

Die CO2-Debatte verändert die Landschaft der Automobilbranche. Während die Entwicklung technologischer Lösungen Jahre für ihre Umsetzung beanspruchen werden, könnten Veränderungen der kaufentscheidenden Faktoren und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Umsätze kurzfristig eine echte Herausforderung für...

How to manage portfolio companies when the economy is down

Strategies to Turn an Economic Slump to Portfolio Companies’ Advantage

Management summary The current U.S. economic environment has profoundly hurt companies of all sizes and ownership structures. Rising raw material costs, driven by volatile commodity prices and rising supply chain costs, have crippled EBITDA margins. Adding to the pain, companies...
Private equity

The accidental distressed investor

Optimizing investment recovery

Management Summary As the credit and economic crisis deepens, many investors aresuddenly finding themselves in possession of assets or portfolio companies that are closing in on default scenarios.Managerial under-performance and over-leveraged balance sheets coupled with the economic...
Private equity

Pulling in the same direction

Especially companies spending less on IT than their peer group seem to achieve a strong alignment of business and IT. Furthermore, these well aligned companies typically outperform their competitors in adopting innovative business strategies and models. To explore the reasons behind this...
Information management

The World is becoming flat ...

Flat fee offerings are emerging for voice, data and for multimedia services in many countries around the world. As flat fee offers become increasingly aggressive, it can be observed that they cause severe quality problems for all customers consuming voice, data or multimedia services due to...

Challenges & Success Factors for Automotive Suppliers in Chin

Challenges and success factors for multinational automotive suppliers in China

China is the most important emerging market for the automotive industry - but also a market where many suppliers currently make no money. This Arthur D. Little study illustrates the current situation of foreign, "multinational", suppliers in the Chinese automotive market. It shows areas of...

Making new product launch decisions

Making new product launch decisions in an uncertain environment

Making new product launch decisions, such as where and in which sequence, is becoming ever trickier, as the environment into which the product will be launched changes constantly. In this article, using a new medicine as a case example, the authors examine the problem and offer a pragmatic and...
Strategy

Global Broadband Report Update 2005 "Growth Fuels Disruption

Based on interviews carried out in 22 countries and proprietary research, the Broadband Report offers perspectives on the evolution towards profitable Broadband and potential courses of action for all industry players. In the Arthur D. Little Broadband Update 2005, we focus on three main segments...