De-industrialization is the talk of the town these days, but this discussion is nothing new. Jean Fourastié's three-sector hypothesis, developed in the 1950s, already described the decline of the industrial sector and the rise of the service sector as a natural evolution on the path to greater prosperity for all. In the 1970s, economists wondered whether we might even be witnessing a transition to post-industrial societies. So much for theory. But what does the empirical evidence say today?
We discuss the importance of prolonging the lifetime of steel assets, environmental and cost benefits, and how digitalization will shake up the construction industry’s future.
Roland Berger addresses the challenges facing telecoms operators, presenting six levers for growth opportunities and three models for future success