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Issue 2, 2015

The Change Side of Transformation - A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

The Change Side of Transformation - A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Ralf Baron, Michael Zintel, Marlene Schlagbauer, Ulrica Sehlstedt, Nils Bohlin

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, ...

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Digital Pharma - Responding to Challenges and Opportunities from Outside

Digital Pharma - Responding to Challenges and Opportunities from Outside

Ulrica Sehlstedt, Nils Bohlin, Fredrik de Maré, Richard Beetz

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 ...

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Metro Railways - A Journey of Transformation

Metro Railways - A Journey of Transformation

Rick Eagar, Russell Pell, Philip Webster

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, ...

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Driving Transformation through Self-assessment

Driving Transformation through Self-assessment

Johan Geterud, Ingrid af Sandeberg, Fredrik Jern, Petter Kilefors

Transforming large decentralized organizations is always a difficult challenge for any business. The challenge is even bigger in public service organizations in ...

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Effective Infrastructure Asset Management

Effective Infrastructure Asset Management

Russell Pell, Radek Svoboda, Rick Eagar, Peter Ondko, Frank Kirschnick

It would be easy to assume that after decades of development and refinement, infrastructure asset management practices and approaches would now all be fairly ...

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“Back to the Core, Focus on Customers”

“Back to the Core, Focus on Customers”

An interview with Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey Clubs

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 ...

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Issue 1, 2015

Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation

Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation

Robin Francis, Fredrik Härenstam, Rick Eagar

Our recent Breakthrough Innovation survey identified that having the correct organizational model for Breakthrough Innovation is one of the key ways of ensuring success. In this article the authors ...

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The Breakthrough Factory

The Breakthrough Factory

Sohrab Kazemahavazi, Daniel Roos, Rick Eagar

One of the key challenges for large corporations looking to achieve “Breakthrough Innovation” is that technology-intensive businesses usually need to research deeply into science in order to find ...

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Becoming a next practice business

Becoming a next practice business

Carl Bate

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 ...

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Embracing the consumer health opportunity

Embracing the consumer health opportunity

Nils Bohlin, Maki Kurosawa, Dirk Luyten, John Brennan, Rebecka Axelsson Wadman

The number of companies entering the healthcare market has vastly increased, making it an interdisciplinary arena for many sectors with many companies from other industries seeing new opportunities ...

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Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for strategic licensing

Capturing sustainable value from technology: a case for strategic licensing

Michaël Kolk, Phil Webster, Koji Uchida, Just Jansz

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 ...

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“Airports are no longer protected players”

“Airports are no longer protected players”

An interview with Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO, Aéroports de Paris

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 ...

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