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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.

Half of Your R&D Is Wasted – But Which Half and on What?

When the reengineering wave of the 1990s hit R&D operations, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) jumped to justify their companies' R&D spending levels, striving for functional efficiency, process effectiveness, and value for money invested.

A Conversation Profits with Principles – The Transformation...

With more than 100,000 employees and assets valued at $80 billion, the Royal Dutch/Shell Group is a global giant in the energy industry, involved in the whole production process of fossil fuels – – from initial prospecting and recovery to final sale – as well as other businesses, such as...

Technology Valuation – A Milestone on the Path from Art to...

If you believe that your chief source of sustainable business success is the company's skill, knowledge, and information, you are likely in the forefront of the new economy – an economy fueled by intellectual assets, rather than hard assets.

Environmental Performance and Business Success – The...

"Environmental protection is a question of long–term survival for individuals, companies, and society. Activities must be adapted to nature's own limitations in terms of resource use and pollution.

Improving R&D Performance through Networking – Lessons...

The cost and complexity of R&D efforts today, coupled with accelerating technological change and shrinking product lives, create an urgent need to improve R&D performance.

From Manufacturing to Design – and Back Again

Until recently, manufacturers generally assumed that design should precede manufacturing in priority and prestige as well as in time.

Learning to Change and Changing to Learn – Managing for the...

Around the globe, across a wide variety of industries, senior managers are coming to us and our colleagues with the same urgent question: how can I prepare my organization to survive and thrive in an increasingly unknowable future?

Environmental Strategy – Stepping Up to Business Demands

Business leaders have recognized for some time that business decisions have environmental implications and environmental decisions have business implications. What's new is that a few companies on the cutting edge are finding ways to use the environment as a catalyst for business advantage.