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Latest Publications

  • Focus
  • April, 2015
  • Which Wheels to Grease?: Reducing Friction in the Internet Economy
  • Paul Zwillenberg, David Dean
  • Digital trade enriches nations. But not all nations engage equally in the exchange of goods, services, ideas, and information, because “e-friction” gets in the way. Five broad causes stand out as major contributors to high e-friction scores. Some causes can be influenced by policy initiatives; others require more creative approaches.
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  • Perspective
  • April, 2015
  • Escaping the Doghouse: Winning in Commoditized Markets
  • Eric Boudier, Martin Reeves, Anders Porsborg-Smith, Amin Venjara
  • The pace of commoditization has accelerated, but flourishing in such an environment is possible. The key is in understanding the shifting opportunities in terms of the potential for both static advantage, which relates to price and cost, and dynamic advantage related to market imperfections—and to adopt strategies accordingly.
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  • Focus
  • April, 2015
  • Industry 4.0: The Future of Productivity and Growth in Manufacturing Industries
  • Michael Rüßmann, Markus Lorenz, Philipp Gerbert, Manuela Waldner, Jan Justus, Pascal Engel, Michael Harnisch
  • Industry 4.0 will transform the design, manufacture, operation, and service of products and production systems. Connectivity and interaction among parts, machines, and humans will make production systems as much as 30 percent faster and 25 percent more efficient and elevate mass customization to new levels.

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