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A road map to the future for the auto industry

October 2014—As the sector transforms itself, will the automobile keep its soul?more

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Building cars with less capital

September 2014—New research suggests that Western players, especially those in Europe, have something to learn from their counterparts in Asia.more

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Bill Ford charts a course for the future

October 2014—The carmaker’s executive chairman offers his thoughts on the discontinuities facing automakers, management, and the city of Detroit.more

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The Great Decoupling

September 2014—The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but employment may not.more

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What’s driving the connected car

September 2014—New technologies are transforming the automotive sector, with major implications for industry players and consumers alike.more

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Defense offsets: From ‘contractual burden’ to competitive weapon

July 2014—Western defense companies looking to new markets often view “offsets” as a burden in international sales. Yet there is value in these industrial compensation arrangements with foreign governments.more

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Myths and realities of clean technologies

April 2014—Don’t be fooled by high-profile setbacks. The cleantech sector is gaining steam—with less and less regulatory assistance.more

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A new act for fracking?

April 2014—The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.more

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How resource scarcity is driving the third Industrial Revolution

April 2014—The authors of the new book Resource Revolution argue that high resource prices are spurring innovations powerful enough to unlock a new phase of global economic growth.more

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The disruptive potential of solar power

April 2014—As costs fall, the importance of solar power to senior executives is rising.more

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Are you ready for the resource revolution?

March 2014—Meeting increasing global demand requires dramatically improving resource productivity. Yet technological advances mean companies have an extraordinary opportunity not only to meet that challenge but to spark the next industrial revolution as well.more

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