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2004

  1. 2004 Corporate Contributions Report

    15 October, 2004 | Research Report

    This report is an annual overview of corporate giving based on information supplied by the largest U.S. corporations.

  2. 2004 Top Executive Compensation Report

    12 October, 2004 | Research Report

    This annual report provides an overview of the practices of 2,896 publicly traded companies in 14 major industry categories.

2005

  1. 2005 Corporate Contributions Report

    14 December, 2005 | Research Report

    An analysis of the giving patterns of 189 major corporations in 2004.

  2. 2005 Institutional Investment Report: U.S. and International Trends

    23 September, 2005 | Research Report

    This report covers the most relevant aspects of domestic and international institutional investment trends.

  3. 2005 Top Executive Compensation Report

    08 November, 2005 | Research Report

    An analysis of the compensation of the five highest-paid executives in 3,143 publicly traded firms in 2005

2006

  1. 2006 Corporate Contributions Report

    17 January, 2007 | Research Report

    Total U.S. and international giving from 211 of the largest companies and corporate foundations amounted to $9.78 billion, which represents 71.02 percent of estimated U.S. corporate charitable giving in 2005.

  2. 2006 Top Executive Compensation Report

    19 October, 2006 | Research Report

    This annual report provides an analysis of the compensation of the five highest-paid executives in 3,075 publicly traded firms in 14 major industry categories in 2005.

2007

  1. 2007 Corporate Contributions Report

    31 January, 2008 | Research Report

    Charitable giving by companies and corporate foundations grew at a relatively modest rate in FY 2006 and kept pace with corporate profits.

  2. 2007 Institutional Investment Report

    09 February, 2007 | Research Report

    Despite market declines between 2000 and 2002, by 2005 institutional investors had regained much of their lost ground, both in total assets and in equity ownership control in U.S. markets.

  3. 2007 Report on Top Executive Compensation—Key Findings

    31 December, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    The Conference Board 2007 Report on Top Executive Compensation—Key Findings indicates that CEOs of the largest companies hold a substantial amount of company stock.

  4. 2007 Top Executive Compensation Report

    04 April, 2008 | Research Report

    This annual report provides and analyzes compensation data for the top five executives as reported in proxy tables based on the new SEC requirements of 2006.

  5. 2007 Top Executive Compensation Report - Key Findings

    30 April, 2008 | Key Findings

    This piece summarizes the Top Executive Compensation Report - an annual report which provides and analyzes compensation data for the top five executives as reported in proxy tables based on the new SEC requirements of 2006.

2008

  1. 2008 Executive Coaching Fee Survey

    07 August, 2008 | Research Report

    The executive coaching industry remains healthy, is growing globally, and is moving toward increased standardization. It also commands top dollar.

  2. 2008 Executive Coaching Fee Survey

    01 August, 2008 | Council Perspectives

    This report offers an analysis of the rates organizations pay for executive coaching services.

  3. 2008 Institutional Investment Report

    02 September, 2008 | Research Report

    Institutional investors have continued their long-term trend toward more aggressive equity investing while reducing their bond holdings, with assets since 1980 rising tenfold to $27.1 trillion in 2006.

2009

  1. 2009 Directors' Compensation and Board Practices Report

    29 March, 2010 | Research Report

    This report analyzes director compensation and board structures in U.S.-based public companies based on proxy data through May 2009 from 2,436 companies and the results of a 2009 survey of corporate secretaries by The Conference Board.

  2. 2009 Institutional Investment Report

    06 October, 2009 | Research Report

    The Institutional Investment report, which is released annually in the fall, is the most comprehensive analysis of the asset growth and portfolio composition of institutional investors operating in the United States.

  3. 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics: Reflections from The Conference Board

    08 December, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    This Executive Action report contains insights from expert researchers at The Conference Board that link Elinor Ostrom’s and Oliver Williamson’s work to today’s business concerns.

  4. 2009 Top Executive Compensation Report

    23 December, 2009 | Research Report

    This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest-paid executives for specific revenue and industry groups.

  5. 2009 Top Executive Compensation Report

    23 December, 2009 | Key Findings

    This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest-paid executives for specific revenue and industry groups.

2010

  1. 2010 Executive Coaching Survey

    31 March, 2010 | Research Report

    This survey by The Conference Board Council on Executive Coaching focuses on external coaching practices as well as the growing use of internal coaching

  2. 2010 Institutional Investment Report: Trends in Asset Allocation and Portfolio Composition

    11 November, 2010 | Research Report

    The annual Institutional Investment report provides a comprehensive analysis of the asset growth and portfolio composition of institutional investors operating in the United States.

  3. 2010 Productivity Brief: Productivity, Employment, and Growth in the World's Economies

    20 January, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    The recession left its mark on global productivity, which fell in 2009. With recovery expected in 2010, advanced economies will see renewed productivity gains but continue to shed workers.

  4. 2010 U.S. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices Report

    18 October, 2010 | Research Report

    The 2010 U.S. Directors’ Compensation and Board Practices Report analyzes findings from a survey of 279 corporate secretaries administered by The Conference Board in May and June 2010.

  5. 2010 U.S. Top Executive Compensation Report

    16 November, 2010 | Research Report

    This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest-paid executives for specific revenue and industry groups.

  6. 2010 U.S. Top Executive Compensation Report

    16 November, 2010 | Key Findings

    This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest-paid executives for specific revenue and industry groups.

2011

  1. 2011 CEO Succession Report

    11 July, 2011 | Research Report

    This report documents and analyzes succession events of chief executive officers (CEOs) of S&P 500 companies.

  2. 2011 Corporate Contributions Report

    29 November, 2011 | Research Report

    This report is based on the 2011 edition of The Conference Board Corporate Contributions Survey, which gathered data on charitable contributions made by U.S.-based companies in FY2010.

  3. 2011 Corporate Security, Business Continuity, and Crisis Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    19 December, 2011 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies need to expect and prepare for the unexpected. Risk mitigation and crisis planning are ongoing processes should include anticipating potential threats and practicing how to deal with certain crises.

  4. 2011 Customer Loyalty Conference KeyNotes Report

    09 March, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The keys to having loyal customers include knowing your customers personally, knowing what they want, and delivering it to them, sometimes before they even realize they want it.

  5. 2011 Enterprise Risk Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    17 February, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is evolving beyond compliance to become a more integral part of strategy.

  6. 2011 Executive Coaching Summit KeyNotes Report

    01 December, 2011 | Conference KeyNotes

    Corporations need to develop top talent that can provide global leadership. To meet these demands, organizations are using coaching to help their leaders achieve optimum performance.

  7. 2011 Future Leaders Conference KeyNotes Report

    01 December, 2011 | Conference KeyNotes

    For companies to remain competitive, they will need to develop young leaders early in their careers.

  8. 2011 Human Capital Metrics Conference KeyNotes Report

    10 February, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Using statistical, predictive analysis of its human capital is key to helping it create business strategy and make investment decisions.

  9. 2011 Organization Design Conference KeyNotes Report

    09 February, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The world is changing at a faster pace than ever. As a result, organizations are being forced to realign their focus and reinvent themselves with changing global landscapes, technologies, priorities, and customer needs.

  10. 2011 Senior Corporate Communications Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    29 March, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Communicators have become closer strategic partners with senior management as they work together to enable the organization to respond and adapt to rapid change.

  11. 2011 Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    06 January, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Human resources leaders must make succession management a strategic priority and take the lead in the development of a corporate-wide approach.

  12. 2011 U.S. Director Compensation and Board Practices Report

    07 November, 2011 | Research Report

    This report analyzes findings from a 2011 survey of 334 companies issuing equity securities registered with the U.S. SEC and provides benchmarking information on the compensation awarded to individual board members in FY2010 and on board practices.

  13. 2011 U.S. Top Executive Compensation Report

    21 September, 2011 | Research Report

    This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest-paid executives for specific revenue and industry groups.

2012

  1. 2012 Change Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    14 August, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Globalization has level playing fields and revolutionized power structures, and keeping up with all of the changes requires conscious effort.

  2. 2012 Citizenship and Sustainability Conference KeyNotes Report

    17 October, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The best way to ensure your organization’s operations meet society’s expectations is to embed corporate responsibility into your business practices

  3. 2012 Customer Experience Leadership Conference KeyNotes Report

    21 May, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    In an increasingly connected world, companies are in danger of overlooking the secret ingredient that makes for a good customer experience—the personal touch.

  4. 2012 Enterprise Risk Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    18 March, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Enterprise risk management is not a stand-alone process. Instead, it needs to be tied to decision making and business strategy.

  5. 2012 Executive Coaching Conference KeyNotes Report

    15 June, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    For coaching efforts to succeed, they should be tied to leadership development programs and performance reviews. This step is especially important when developing high potentials, new managers, and young leaders.

  6. 2012 Executive Compensation Conference KeyNotes Report

    17 October, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies can show they are taking shareholder feedback into account by reaching out to investors regardless of how they voted and changing future compensation programs based on investors feedback. 

  7. 2012 Executive Compensation Conference KeyNotes Report

    24 January, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    As say on pay enters its third year, it has empowered shareholders to cast “no” votes to proxy statement descriptions of executive compensation programs that fail to make the grade.

  8. 2012 Future Leaders Conference KeyNotes Report

    05 April, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Your enterprise is only as valuable as your employees, so it is imperative that you prepare leaders for the future.

  9. 2012 Human Capital Analytics Conference KeyNotes Report

    23 January, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    These Conference KeyNotes summarize the discussions held by the approximately 114 executives who attended The 2012 Human Capital Analytics Conference in New York in November 2012.

  10. 2012 Leadership Development Conference KeyNotes Report

    18 July, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The future is already here, but it is unevenly distributed. By 2021, everyone under 25 will be a digital native, and this new generation will require new practices of engagement.

  11. 2012 Onboarding Leadership Conference KeyNotes Report

    01 March, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    For onboarding to work, it needs to be more thorough than a mere orientation and paced to match the minds and moods of employees.

  12. 2012 Organization Design Conference KeyNotes Report

    15 January, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Organization design is both a science and an art. The science includes using the new design to solve a business problem. The art involves building relationships and influencing others.

  13. 2012 Senior Corporate Communication Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    11 February, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Since the communication department is integral to driving business, communications professionals need to understand the business side of the organization.

  14. 2012 Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    19 December, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Talent managers should incorporate new neuroscience research into their leadership development strategies and work to promote succession management from an human resources service to a core business strategy.

  15. 2012 Talent Management Strategies Conference KeyNotes Report

    16 March, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    When the C-suite gets seriously involved in talent planning, it is a good start. It’s even better when mid-level managers are taught to implement talent management tools and processes.

2013

  1. 2013 Customer Experience Leadership Conference KeyNotes Report

    30 April, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Social media may have changed the retail experience, but digital technology has given companies tools for coping with and capitalizing on that change.

  2. 2013 Employee Health Care Conference KeyNotes Report

    25 September, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Upcoming health care reform and rising health care costs are forcing companies to change how they approach the health care benefits and increase their focus on wellness.

  3. 2013 Executive Coaching Conference KeyNotes Report

    21 May, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    If companies truly want leverage their human capital to grow their organizations, they should consider coaching employees at all levels.

  4. 2013 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference KeyNotes Report

    13 August, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Your brand is only as strong as your employees, so build an emotional connection to the brand that allows them to live your purpose and exhibit brand-specific behavior.

  5. 2013 Leadership Development Conference KeyNotes Report

    03 July, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    As the nature of corporate competition changes, it is more important than ever to develop leaders who are capable of innovation.

  6. 2013 Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    15 November, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Succession management should be integrated into every phase of strategic planning, not isolated as an HR activity. If not, the organization may not take it seriously.

  7. 2013 Summit on Sustainability Conference KeyNotes Report

    16 July, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Many firms no longer see a contradiction between doing good and making a profit, and are incorporating sustainability into their operations and business models.

  8. 2013 Talent Management Strategies Conference KeyNotes Report

    18 March, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Innovating Talent Solutions to Deliver Results

27 A

  1. 27 at Heart: Why Gen Yers shouldn’t write off their boomer co-workers.

    01 April, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Gen Yers need to get used to the idea of working with a whole lot of people who could be their parents or even grandparents.

A

  1. Accounting for the Knowledge Economy

    15 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Charles Hulten, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 13

  2. Achieving a Successful Annual Meeting

    02 January, 2013 | Director Notes

    Responsibility for successful annual general meetings rests with each company’s management and board. Both should ensure the meeting informs and educates stakeholders on the links between governance and business strategy.

  3. Achieving Pay for Performance

    14 December, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report discusses the three dimensions of pay for performance, demonstrates how to measure them using historical pay data, and presents a simple pay plan that achieves perfect pay for performance using annual grants of performance shares.

  4. Achieving Resilience: A Systems Approach

    30 September, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    A new approach to emergency preparedness is oriented toward systems and seeks resilience based on the realization that it is impossible to protect communities and organizations against crisis in a vacuum.

  5. Achieving Resilience: Establishing Networks—Before the Crisis Comes

    30 September, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Having a network in place in advance of a crisis can provide a critical boost to achieving resilience.

  6. Achieving Resilience: Planning for Flexibility during Crisis

    30 September, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Planning and preparation are as essential as ever, but now they must be flexible, incorporating the capacity to respond to unique developments in a crisis.

  7. Action Plans for Dealing With a Global Pandemic

    01 May, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    This report summarizes the business and health lessons from previous epidemics and provides important insights to managers about dealing with today's pandemic-related issues.

  8. Activism and the Move toward Annual Director Elections

    12 December, 2011 | Director Notes

    This report documents the extent to which activism pushes corporations to implement annual elections and compares the influence different forms of activism.

  9. Activism of Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman

    23 May, 2014 | Director Notes

    It is increasingly important for directors to understand the governance failures that attract activist investors and the tactics activists use to advance investor arguments for changes in target companies.

  10. Adding Value in Shared Services . . . Insourcing, Outsourcing, and Offshoring

    29 July, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Companies are closely examining insourcing, outsourcing, and offshoring to decide which approach delivers the best support services at the lowest cost. What is the best solution?

  11. Addressing National Talent Shortages: What Countries Are Doing, What Companies Can Learn

    17 September, 2013 | Research Report

    Companies can learn a lot about effective strategic workforce planning by looking at the steps India, Canada, and Singapore are taking to shore up their future talent supply needs.

  12. Addressing the Talent Shortage in China and India: Leveraging Women in the Workforce

    22 January, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Women are underutilized in labor markets in Asia. Leveraging women in the workforce is essential to resolve this talent shortage and promote both social and economic development in these countries.

  13. Affluent Population: Current Assets and Future Demographics

    23 October, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    The number of affluent households in the United States will continue to increase over the next seven years, according to a recent study. The report also finds despite recent financial setbacks, the portfolios of the well-to-do remain healthy.

  14. After Enron It's Back to Basics: 10 Questions Boards of Directors Need to Ask

    25 June, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    The adversarial history of corporate governance, the responsibilities required of directors, effective board processes, and red flag processes.

  15. Age and Opportunity: Plan Strategically to Get the Most Out of a Maturing Workforce

    01 May, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    If baby boomers retire as expected, there won’t be enough people to do the work; companies who act now can avoid the worst and gain a competitive advantage.

  16. Age and Opportunity: Plan Strategically to Get the Most Out of a Maturing Workforce

    01 April, 2006 | Council Perspectives

    The trend numbers are enough to frighten even the most stoic CEO. In a nutshell: if boomers retire as expected, there won’t be enough people to do the work. But companies can plan their way out of the worst and gain a competitive advantage too

  17. Aggressive Energy Productivity Management Pays Big Dividends

    16 December, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Many companies have recognized that energy productivity is not a “nice to do” activity, but an important part of their business operations that can yield quantifiable cost savings and less directly-measurable general productivity improvements.

  18. Aligning Performance Measures and Incentives in European Companies

    31 August, 1999 | Research Report

    This report provides survey data and case studies to demonstrate that European companies are increasingly aligning executive compensation incentives to performance measures.

  19. Aligning Strategic Performance Measures and Results

    21 October, 1999 | Research Report

    This research report offers key findings that demonstrate the capability of strategic performance measurement systems to improve business results.

  20. Aligning the Organization: Management and Human Resource Concerns

    17 November, 2005 | Research Report

    This document shows the benefits of using overseas labor and shows the obstacles that must be overcome for a successful transition.

  21. Answering the 2011 CEO Challenge: Accelerating Growth through Quality

    13 June, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    This Council Perspective examines the role the quality function can play in meeting the top challenges identified in the latest edition of The Conference Board CEO Challenge™, an annual survey of top executives.

  22. Answering the CEO Challenge: How Quality Can Drive Profitable Growth across the Organization

    01 April, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    Results of The Conference Board 2010 CEO Challenge survey point to an increased global focus on corporate reputation for quality, one of the original drivers of the quality management movement.

  23. Answering The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2012: Innovation Leads, Uncertainty Lingers

    29 May, 2012 | Council Perspectives

    Is today’s C-suite taking full advantage of its organization’s quality executives and function as a way to answer its most pressing challenges?

  24. Appendices to "Internationally Comparable Science, Technology and Competitiveness Indicators"

    01 June, 2006 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robert H. McGuckin, Bart van Ark, Sean M. Dougherty and Robert Inklaar, May 2006. - EPWP #06 – 01

  25. Are Indian and Chinese Leaders Up to the Job?

    16 October, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Economic growth in China and India depends on the quality of companies' senior leaders. DDI's Rich Wellins argues that those leaders have too high an opinion of their own abilities.

  26. Are Poor Nations Closing the Gap in Living Standards?: Perspectives on a Global Economy

    13 January, 2000 | Research Report

    Have globalization's benefits spread worldwide? We address GDP growth as well as alternative measures of living standards to take up the question.

  27. Are They Really Ready To Work?

    22 May, 2006 | Key Findings

    This report defines workforce readiness by examining survey results and interviews with Human Resource and other senior executives.

  28. Are You In or Out? In-House vs. Outside Counsel

    20 January, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Many small and mid-size companies are switching to in-house counsel to combat ballooning fees. This can have positive effects beyond saving money.

  29. Are You Talking to Your People or at Them?

    01 March, 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    Learning to focus both your message and your presentation.

  30. Are You Too Young—or Too Old—to Be a CEO?

    03 October, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    When looking for a new top executive, the assumption that direct prior experience in a comparable role is a prerequisite to success is just that—an assumption. It’s natural to first look for the obvious candidate, but evidence shows no advantage.

  31. Are Your Opinions Really Your Own?

    09 July, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    HR departments increasingly require disclaimers be appended to employees' Twitter posts. But disclaimers are a flawed solution to a dubious problem.

  32. Asia After the Crisis—Challenges for a Return to Rapid Growth: Perspectives on a Global Economy

    14 July, 1998 | Research Report

    What will happen when the current crisis in Asia abates? Is the long-term outlook favorable? Find out in this report.

  33. Asia's New Era of Opportunity

    24 August, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Many changes have been made since the 1997-98 financial crisis in Asia. Can these changes provide Asian economies with a critical source of home-grown capital?

  34. Assessing Offshoring Risks

    20 January, 2009 | Research Report

    This report offers an overview of several of the critical issues associated with offshoring, ranging from what to consider during initial planning to oversight of ongoing relationships with vendors.

  35. Assessing Pay for Performance

    11 October, 2011 | Director Notes

    This report explores five interpretations of the “pay for performance” concept, presents a practical way to measure it, and offers questions for directors to consider to assess and improve pay for performance at their company.

  36. Assessing the Climate for Enterprise Risk Management in India

    01 April, 2008 | Research Report

    As Indian companies go global, enterprise risk management becomes more important to investors and a helpful tool for businesses to use as both a strategic program and a compliance mechanism.

  37. Assessing the Risks of an Economic Downturn in Japan

    28 April, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    The earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan will undoubtedly have a negative effect on Japan’s economy, but there is more to the story.

  38. Avoiding the Digital Desert

    19 November, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Globally, technology developments are taking place at an unprecedented and ever-increasing pace, but, in many respects, European policies and attitudes seem frozen in time.

B

  1. A Brief Overview of Corporate Governance Reforms in India

    16 December, 2010 | Director Notes

    It remains to be seen whether India’s recent voluntary corporate governance measures will become mandatory for all companies through a revision of the Companies Act.

  2. A Business Guide to Support Employee and Family Involvement in Education

    05 January, 1998 | Research Report

    Your employees care about their families' educations — so you need to care. This report covers the experiences of major corporations' education initiatives.

  3. Bar Is Rising on Sustainability Leadership

    23 January, 2013 | Director Notes

    In a reflection of ongoing corporate efforts to define and achieve sustainability goals, real performance on sustainability is rising. On the other hand, stakeholders’ perceptions about organizations’ performance are declining.

  4. Becoming Skilled at Painting with Two Brushes

    09 March, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Asian and Western companies differ in cultural approaches to talent development, but both can benefit from long-term international assignments and participation in international cross-functional teams.

  5. Benchmarking Corporate International Contributions

    16 September, 1996 | Research Report

    What works in global contributions programs, and what doesn't.

  6. Best Practices for Developing Change Leadership in Turbulent Times

    22 May, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Leaders in charge of businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina share how they led through the crisis and how these methods can be translated to planned initiatives for change in organizations.

  7. Best Practices in Managing Information Vendor Portfolios

    05 November, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This council perspective outlines a set of best practices to help content managers ensure the organization gets the best value for its investment in licensed information resources.

  8. Better Together: Advancing Diversity & Inclusion through Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning

    20 June, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Combining human capital analytics and strategic workforce planning best practices can inform and improve diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  9. Beyond Buzz: Mining the Future of PR

    28 April, 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    Too much of public relations is based on gut feelings or past practice. The challenge is to use data—not on the back end of a program in counting clips or measuring outcomes but, rather, on the front end in the development of strategies.

  10. Beyond Buzz: Thinking About Feelings

    15 July, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Dick Martin argues that corporate scandals have less to do with the stuff of logical argument than with the mysteries of intuition and emotion.

  11. Beyond Compliance: The Future of Risk Management

    31 January, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    According to recent interviews with business managers, Enterprise Risk Management is gaining ground as a comprehensive approach for evaluating activities and assessing a multitude of risks associated with conducting business.

  12. Beyond Costs: Financial and Operational Risks

    15 June, 2005 | Research Report

    This report explores a number of important factors that must be taken into account when initiating offshoring, ranging from a consideration of unexpected setup costs to how to decide on a location.

  13. Beyond Knowledge Management: New Ways to Work

    08 March, 2000 | Research Report

    This report, based on a survey and Working Group discussions, takes an empirical look at knowledge management and organizational learning efforts occurring inside large companies.

  14. Beyond the Hype: E-nabling the Sales and Marketing Force

    09 December, 2002 | Research Report

    This report describes the impact of e-nabling, defined as the implementation of digital and communication technologies for the purposes of improving performance and creating the real-time enterprise.

  15. Board Accountability in the Current Governance Landscape

    09 December, 2013 | Director Notes

    Institutional investors are looking more deeply into boardroom activities and are more willing to target individual directors deemed responsible for policy failures or poor performance.

  16. Board Asia Newsletter

    08 December, 2013 | Periodical

    Major news covered in this issue includes details of the launch of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for India and the ASEAN Leadership 2.0 project, an ongoing dialogue on leadership issues.

  17. Board Asia Newsletter

    23 August, 2013 | Periodical

    Quarter Two-Three 2013

  18. Board Asia Newsletter

    02 April, 2013 | Periodical

    Quarter One 2013

  19. Board Asia Newsletter

    23 December, 2010 | Periodical

    Quarter Three 2010

  20. Board Asia Newsletter

    04 May, 2011 | Periodical

    Quarter Four 2010

  21. Board Asia Newsletter

    06 September, 2011 | Periodical

    Quarter One 2011

  22. Board Asia Newsletter

    12 December, 2011 | Periodical

    Quarter Three-Four 2011

  23. Board Asia Newsletter

    27 November, 2012 | Periodical

    Quarter Four 2012

  24. Board Asia Newsletter

    06 July, 2012 | Periodical

    Quarter Two 2012

  25. Board Asia Newsletter

    21 March, 2012 | Periodical

    Quarter One 2012

  26. Board Diversity and Director Qualifications

    23 August, 2010 | Director Notes

    This is the third in a series of four studies developed in collaboration with Davis Polk & Wardwell to provide guidelines and examples to member companies of The Conference Board on emerging practices following the SEC enhanced disclosure reform.

  27. Board Diversity in U.S. Corporations: Best Practices for Broadening the Profile of Corporate Boards

    20 January, 1999 | Research Report

    Board diversity, according many senior executives should be considered in the context of improving shareholder value.

  28. Board Evaluation Process in the UK and Selected Continental European Countries

    16 November, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    This Council Perspectives examines the differences in practices and requirements between several European countries including the UK regarding board evaluations and individual committee evaluations, and includes samples.

  29. Board Leadership Structure

    23 August, 2010 | Director Notes

    This Director Notes is the second in a series of four studies developed in collaboration with Davis Polk & Wardwell to provide guidelines and examples to member companies of The Conference Board on emerging practices following the SEC enhanced disclosure

  30. Board Oversight of Management’s Risk Appetite and Tolerance

    05 December, 2012 | Director Notes

    This Director Notes analyzes the handicaps created by current risk oversight and assurance approaches and tools, highlights six goals for boards in executing their risk oversight duties, and provides practical advice for directors on how to achieve them.

  31. Board’s Role in Cybersecurity

    24 March, 2014 | Director Notes

    To protect finances, liability, reputation, and future growth, corporate boards must ensure that their companies have appropriate processes in place to manage cyber risk in their business.

  32. BoardAsia Newsletter

    03 April, 2014 | Periodical

    Major news covered in this issue includes details of the launch of The Conference Board CEO Challenge Report® and an overview of the Future India Leadership Un-conference.

  33. BoardAsia Newsletter

    21 July, 2014 | Periodical

    Major news covered in this issue includes an overview of the Future China Business Leader un-Conference and the launch of The Future India Business Leader research report.

  34. Boomers Are Ready for Nonprofits
    But Are Nonprofits Ready for Them?

    11 June, 2007 | Research Report

    Growth in both the nonprofit sector and in the population of workers over 55 can mean a bonanza for both once nonprofits figure out how to recruit these mature workers.

  35. Bouncing Back: How Companies Approach Resilience

    06 April, 2011 | Research Report

    This report seeks to better grasp the application of resilience to business preparedness.

  36. Brain and Experience Drain: Are You Prepared for a Retirement Tsunami?

    05 August, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Crash programs for “knowledge-capture” are not the best response to the impending wave of retirements; rather, companies have to concentrate on building strong, ongoing knowledge-sharing programs.

  37. Brand Evolution

    01 January, 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    Signaling dramatic change or keeping it under wraps?

  38. Branding Challenges in the Great China Breakout

    16 December, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    The domestic market in China for many manufactured goods is heavily saturated in several sectors, leading to stiff competition and squeezing profit margins. This is causing Chinese manufacturers to launch their brands on the world market.

  39. Branding on Site: Customer Relationships in the Digital Marketplace

    10 December, 2001 | Research Report

    Done in collaboration with a Working Group of branding / marketing executives from 12 U.S. companies, this study examines how major firms are adjusting their branding strategies to embrace the Web as a new communications channel.

  40. Brands as Productive Assets: Concepts, Measurement, and Global Trends

    15 November, 2013 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol A. Corrado and Janet X. Hao

    This paper finds that conventional measures misrepresent brand spending trends in the United States because those metrics do not take into account increased spending on social media and strategic marketing.

  41. Brave New World: Recruiting Talent in the Digital Age

    18 October, 2013 | Research Report

    To be effective, online talent acquisition needs to be aligned with and integrated into your company's overall brand and social marketing objectives and practices.

  42. Bridging China's Talent Gap

    11 January, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Multinational companies operating in China face challenges in recruiting, training, and retaining top managers. Job-hopping and rising wages in China are problems; short-term international assignments are one solution.

     

  43. Bridging the Gaps: How to Transfer Knowledge in Today's Multigenerational Workplace

    15 July, 2008 | Research Report

    Boomer retirements and the “digital divide” between generations make it more important than ever for companies to approach knowledge transfer as a real objective, not just a casual conversation.

  44. Bridging the Leadership Gap

    15 April, 1998 | Research Report

    Does your company develop leaders properly? Here's a look at what members of the Fortune 1000 do.

  45. Bridging the Logistical Divide: Integration of Poor Countries in Global Supply Chains

    07 August, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    The growth of larger, developed world markets compounds the difficulty faced by small-market countries struggling to achieve sustainable growth and close the gap between rich and poor nations.

  46. Broadening the Base for Strategic Workforce Planning: The Value of Cross-Functional Partnerships

    16 August, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    What differentiates leaders who’ve made steady headway with their SWP programs? Often, it’s their ability to partner with other functions and, by doing so, to broaden the base of support for SWP.

  47. Building a Resilient Workforce: A Critical Component of Disaster Recovery

    28 September, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Resilience has traditionally been the ability of information systems, databases, and facilities to bounce back after a disaster. But true resilience requires that companies also prepare their employees to recover, both in their jobs and personal lives.

  48. Building a World-Class Workforce:
    Two Case Studies

    26 July, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    While diversity is critical to a world-class workforce, there is an irony when it comes to  recruitment and retention: to achieve true equity, you may have to treat people differently.

  49. Building an Effective Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs Organization

    25 January, 2013 | Council Perspectives

    PSRA has expanded from narrowly managing compliance to enabling the business to pursue new products and markets, driving the need for additional skills in the function.

  50. Building Executive Coaching Capability That Delivers Business Results

    08 September, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    The second part of a two piece report asks: Does coaching really work? Can the end result justify the financial means? (See Executive Action 112 for part one.)

  51. Building Risk Awareness into Performance: Integrating ERM and Performance Management

    15 September, 2009 | Research Report

    This report explores the reasons behind the lack of ERM and performance management integration through an examination of the results of a survey of 97 senior executives.

  52. Building Risk Awareness into Performance: Integrating ERM and Performance Management

    15 September, 2009 | Key Findings

    This report explores the reasons behind the lack of ERM and performance management integration through an examination of the results of a survey of 97 senior executives.

  53. Building Sustainable Integrity into Organizational Strategy and Operations

    25 April, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    To protect a company's integrity, there must be a strong ethics, compliance, and integrity program in place—one that is fully integrated into the organization’s mission, strategy, and operations.

  54. Building the Foundation of an Innovative Culture: Human Capital's Role in Making It Happen

    23 May, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    Although most organizations agree that innovation is important for sustainability and growth, few do it well. To help reverse that trend in your organization, this report presents four recommendations and examples from top companies for innovation.

  55. Business and Sustainability in China: Company Responses to a National Priority

    01 December, 2011 | Research Report

    What actions are companies taking in China to support the country's sustainable development imperatives?

  56. Business Benefits of Security: Making the Case in Mid-Market Companies

    17 April, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Mid-market companies are coming to the realization that security is best viewed as an investment that increases business value, rather than an expense to be minimized.

  57. Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility

    06 June, 2011 | Director Notes

    This report documents some of the potential bottom-line benefits to companies of being attentive to CSR: reducing cost and risk, gaining competitive advantage, developing and maintaining legitimacy and reputational capital, and achieving win-win outcomes

  58. Business Case for Diversity: Good Practices in the Workplace

    22 February, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Companies operating in Europe are finding that building diverse workforces and more inclusive work environments results in tangible business benefits.

  59. Business Case for Nature

    15 April, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    The authors argue that companies should value natural resources as highly as any other.

  60. Business Conduct Codes: Why Corporations Hesitate

    28 January, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    A survey of companies looks at how sensitive the issue of code and guideline endorsement is for corporations and why.

  61. Business Cycle Indicators Handbook

    19 June, 2001 | Book

    The Business Cycle Indicators Handbook, describes in detail the series in the BCI report and database, and includes articles discussing the value and use of the cyclical indicator approach.

  62. Business Cycles in the Euro Area Defined with Coincident Economic Indicators and Predicted with Leading Economic Indicators

    01 November, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Ataman Ozyildirim, Brian Schaitkin, Victor Zarnowitz, November 2008. - EPWP #08 – 04

  63. Business Environment Abounds with Angry Questions: How to Answer a Zinger

    07 January, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Forget the office-speak, euphemisms, circumlocutions, and spin control. The key to dealing with challenging questions in the workplace is to understand that they often have a genuine emotional component.

  64. Business Value of Leadership Development

    04 April, 2005 | Research Report

    Through analysis and executive interviews with domestic and global companies, this report sheds light on key development issues facing leadership executives.

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  1. A Closer Look at Negative Say-on-Pay Votes During the 2011 Proxy Season

    25 July, 2011 | Director Notes

    More than 2,200 Russell 3000 ® Index companies have held say-on-pay votes this annual meeting season. This report analyzes the results of votes held through June 17, 2011, across several metrics.

  2. A Closer Look: Reassessing executives' value in a changing economy

    03 October, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    In this rocky economic landscape, those responsible for assessing and valuing C-suite talent are assessing candidates with fresh eyes.

  3. A Crisis of Confidence

    12 January, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    Despite ongoing concerns that the current economic crisis could end up resembling The Great Depression, data so far shows that this recession is in far better shape than the circumstances of 1929.

  4. Can China's Growth Trajectory Be Sustained?

    03 December, 2007 | Research Report

    China’s turbo growth rate, fueled by exports, is about to become an issue for other countries and especially for foreign businesses operating in China.

  5. Can Continuing Changes in Pension Management Provide a Secure Retirement?

    29 January, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    With 77 million baby boomers headed for retirement, it's no surprise that nearly every facet of pension plan structure and financial management is being reevaluated.

  6. Can Four Generations Focus in One Place?

    19 July, 2013 | KnowlEdge Series Summaries

    This overview is adapted from The Conference Board KnowlEdge Series® presentation, "How We Work: Developing the Right Environment to Enable Our Workforce," with concentrations on the multigenerational workplace and office design.

  7. Can Manufacturing Survive in Advanced Countries?

    29 March, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Job losses remain high in the manufacturing industry in the U.S. and in other developed nations, and are not being made up by greater job creation in expansions. What is the long-term impact of such job losses on a country’s ability to compete globally?

  8. Can They Take It? What Happens When Older Employees Work Overtime

    12 November, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Overtime is a key to profitability for many employers, and a boost to the paychecks of their employees. But is there a concomitant cost when, as is often the case, senior employees work extra hours?

  9. Can U.S. Corporations Change the Way People Think About America?

    06 June, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    There has been a gradual global erosion of faith in the United States and its government, and in turn consumers worldwide are losing trust in American corporations. Is it time for U.S. corporations to help change the way the U.S. is viewed?

  10. Capturing Butterflies and Making Them Talk

    04 April, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    If companies want to benefit from their employees’ collective wisdom, they need to learn and implement knowledge transfer skills across generations.

  11. Carbon Footprint a Growing Management Concern

    17 October, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    The Conference Board survey finds companies are increasingly focusing on greenhouse gases and their implications for business.

  12. Case for Businesses to Invest in Post-Secondary Credentials

    06 February, 2010 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Chris Woock, February 2010 . - EPWP #10 – 01

  13. Catalysts for Differentiation and Growth: Insights from The 2013 Organization Design Conference

    11 February, 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Businesses are being pushed to execute more complex strategies at an ever-increasing rate, and many companies are looking to organization design to seize new opportunities in global markets.

  14. CEO Challenge 2003: Top Marketplace and Management Issues

    13 October, 2003 | CEO Challenge®

    This annual report presents the views of CEOs, Chairmen, and Founders on both current forces in the marketplace and the trends they expect to face in 2008.

  15. CEO Challenge 2004: Perspectives and Analysis

    29 November, 2004 | CEO Challenge®

    This report, based on The Conference Board's CEO Challenge 2004 Survey project, presents the findings of in-depth interviews with 11 CEOs from multinational companies, along with data and analysis of survey respondents' top priorities.

  16. CEO Challenge 2004: Top Ten Challenges (Executive Summary)

    16 August, 2004 | Research Report

    This study, based on responses by over 500 Chief Executive Officers to this year's CEO Challenge 2004 Survey, provides an overview of the "Top 10 Challenges".

  17. CEO Challenge 2006: Perspectives & Analysis

    01 June, 2006 | CEO Challenge®

    Summary and analysis of findings from this year's CEO Challenge Survey.

  18. CEO Challenge 2006: Top 10 Challenges

    02 November, 2005 | Research Report

    This study, based on responses by over 500 Chief Executive Officers to this year's CEO Challenge 2006 Survey, provides an overview of the "Top 10 Challenges".

  19. CEO Challenge 2007
    Top 10 Challenges

    04 October, 2007 | Research Report

    According to the results of the 2007 CEO Challenge Survey, execution is taking precedence over profit and top-line growth as a focus for CEOs around the world.

  20. CEO Challenge 2008: Top 10 Challenges – Financial Crisis Edition

    17 November, 2008 | CEO Challenge®

    This special Financial Crisis Edition highlights differences between the original CEO Survey responses and the updated responses, and compares results between the United States, Europe, and Asia.

  21. CEO Challenge 2010: Top 10 Challenges

    25 February, 2010 | CEO Challenge®

    Respondents to the latest edition of the annual survey of CEOs, presidents, and chairmen indicate that growth issues will be their top challenges for 2010.

  22. CEO Challenge 2011: Fueling Business Growth with Innovation and Talent Development

    12 April, 2011 | CEO Challenge®

    This year’s report is entirely new and features a fully revised and condensed set of 10 overall challenges (down from 84 in previous surveys) and a more in-depth strategy section that highlights the need for clear organizational alignment, teamwork, and s

  23. CEO Challenge Reflections: How Socio-Economic Change Is Shaping Business Sustainability in China

    29 November, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    For CEOs in China, the challenge of sustainability was ranked higher than anywhere else in the world. But how will business meet this challenge?

  24. CEO Challenge Reflections: Human Capital Practitioners Respond

    12 September, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    This report compares the responses of human capital professionals to the human capital strategies cited by 370 CEOs that ranked human capital as one of their top three challenges in The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2012.

  25. CEO Challenge Reflections: On the Record with Fred Keller

    04 November, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    As a follow-up to The Conference Board CEO Challenge™ 2011: Fueling Business Growth with Innovation and Talent and The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2011: Mid-Markets, Fred Keller—CEO of Mich.-based Cascade Engineering—shares his thoughts on the issues.

  26. CEO Challenge Reflections: Social Media Goes to Work

    03 October, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    The implications of social media in the workplace—for product development, go-to-market strategies, customer relations, corporate branding, and recruiting—are enormous. Why then are so many senior executives reluctant to take the plunge?

  27. CEO Challenge Reflections: Talent Matters

    07 October, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    While CEOs rank talent as a critical challenge to business success, there is disagreement among human capital professionals when it comes to the strategies that best manage and develop this crucial link in the growth chain.

  28. CEO Challenge: Top Marketplace and Management Issues

    25 June, 1999 | Research Report

    What are the top bosses thinking? Find out in this survey, where more than 650 CEOs say what's on their minds.

  29. CEO Challenge: Perspectives and Analysis — 2007 Edition

    18 April, 2008 | Research Report

    This report offers CEO insights on a wide variety of issues, including seizing opportunities in China and India, current barriers to continuing innovation, and intellectual property issues.

  30. CEO Challenge: Top Marketplace and Management Issues 2001

    16 January, 2001 | Research Report

    When asked to rank their top marketplace challenges for 2001, chief executives chose changes in the type and level of competition, the impact of the internet, and industry consolidation.

  31. CEO Challenge: Top Marketplace and Management Issues-2002

    16 October, 2002 | Research Report

    Our annual survey of more than 700 global CEOs leads strongly to the conclusion that CEOs and their senior managers are most concerned with the kinds of decisions and actions that are appropriate to a time of turmoil and transparency.

  32. CEO Challenges in the Gulf Region

    01 April, 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in the Gulf region reported a significantly different set of priorities than did CEOs globally, with strategies that reflect the particular business challenges of a resource-rich, energy-dependent region.

  33. CEO Succession Planning: Current Developments, Shareholder Activism, and Disclosure Practices

    12 June, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines recent governance developments in the area of CEO succession, including shareholder activism during the 2011 and 2012 proxy seasons, and current examples of corporate disclosure and policies.

  34. CEO Succession Practices: 2012 Edition

    11 April, 2012 | Research Report

    In 2011, the average age of the incoming CEO in the S&P 500 was 51.9. Less than 5 percent of incoming CEOs were at least 62 years old.

  35. CEO Succession Practices: 2013 Edition

    29 April, 2013 | Research Report

    The rate of CEO succession in 2012 was 10.9 percent, consistent with the average number of leave-takings since 2000. In 2012, 53 CEOs in the S&P 500 left their posts.

  36. CEO Succession Practices: 2014 Edition

    08 April, 2014 | Research Report

    The rate of CEO succession in calendar year 2013 was 8.4 percent, down from 10.9 percent in 2012 and below the average succession rate of 10.8 percent for the period 2000–2013.

  37. CEO View . . .Managing through the Global Financial Crisis

    26 May, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    CEOs of five of the world's leading companies predict that the current global financial crisis will leave its mark on how business is done in the future. But how, to what degree, and for how long?

  38. CEO-Board Chair Separation: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

    03 June, 2013 | Director Notes

    Companies have not considered company performance when choosing to separate their leadership roles, which, given the dire consequences possible, is probably a strategic mistake.

  39. CEOs and The Glass House

    27 May, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    This report is based on John R. Hall's remarks to The Conference Board's Director Institute. Hall emphasized the need for boards to ensure that ethical procedures are followed, and the company's Chief Executive Officer carefully monitored.

  40. CEOs on Citizenship

    28 January, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Summarizes the results of surveys of managers, board members, and chief executives on corporate citizenship.

  41. CFO 2000: The CFO as Global Business Partner

    12 June, 1997 | Research Report

    According to a survey, 75 percent of CFOs believe they should lead
    shareholder-value initiatives. CFOs also expect to spend more time with their
    CEO and business executives on strategic activities.

  42. Challenge of Meeting Public Expectations on Sustainable Development

    16 March, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    As the public becomes increasingly concerned with health, safety, and the environment, companies are adopting new approaches and involving stakeholders in more open, transparent, and constructive dialogues.

  43. Changing Attitudes to Work - What Should HR Do?

    12 March, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    Participants at The Conference Board’s European Human Resources Council Summit issue a set of management recommendations to deal with changing work attitudes.

  44. Changing Attitudes to Work – What Should HR Do?

    01 March, 2009 | Council Perspectives

    Participants at The Conference Board’s European Human Resources Council Summit issue a set of management recommendations to deal with changing work attitudes.

  45. Changing Chinese Supply Chain

    15 November, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    This report presents detailed information about managing supply chains in China and the characteristics of a successful risk management program.

  46. 'Changing Gear' - Productivity, ICT and Services Industries: Europe and the United States

    04 December, 2002 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark, Robert Inklaar, and Robert H. McGuckin, December 2002. Click here to obtain the basic data: http://www.ggdc.net/ - EPWP #02 - 02

  47. Charting a Path to Sustainability Leadership

    14 November, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report looks at the potential benefits of demonstrating good environmental, social, and governance performance and discusses five traits of companies that excel in the operational and communication dimensions of sustainability.

  48. Charting International Labor Comparisons

    21 March, 2014 | Research Report

    Compare national labor markets and international competitiveness through charts and accompanying insights. Charts highlight labor costs, labor productivity, and other comparable indicators for up to 38 countries, including emerging economies.

  49. China Center -- What to Watch For: Trust default edition

    14 May, 2014 | China Center Publications

    The first four months of 2014 saw a rash of news stories detailing near-defaults in a range of Chinese financial products. Our thoughts on the issue: Get used to it.

  50. China Center Chart of the Week, Special Philanthropy Series, part 1 of 4: China’s nonprofit sector – growing rapidly, but still highly constrained

    30 October, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Leading up to the release of a new beachhead report by the China Center on Corporate Philanthropy in China (to be published in November) we are releasing a special series of Charts of the Week on the topic. This is part one of four.

  51. China Center Chart of the Week, Special Philanthropy Series, part 2 of 4: Public perception is an important driver shaping China’s nonprofit sector

    30 October, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Leading up to the release of a new beachhead report by the China Center on Corporate Philanthropy in China (to be published in November) we are releasing a special series of Charts of the Week on the topic. This is part two of four.

  52. China Center Chart of the Week, Special Philanthropy Series, part 3 of 4: Corporations playing key role in advancing civil society engagement in China

    30 October, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Leading up to the release of a new beachhead report by the China Center on Corporate Philanthropy in China (to be published in November) we are releasing a special series of Charts of the Week on the topic. This is part three of four.

  53. China Center Chart of the Week, Special Philanthropy Series, part 4 of 4: How much do companies in China spend on philanthropy?

    30 October, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Leading up to the release of a new beachhead report by the China Center on Corporate Philanthropy in China (to be published in November) we are releasing a special series of Charts of the Week on the topic. This is part four of four.

  54. China Center Chart of the Week: ‘Buying’ 7.5 percent growth – what would it take?

    07 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Slowing credit growth is incompatible with a 7.5 percent growth target, unless efficiency is significantly improved.

  55. China Center Chart of the Week: Assessing local debt risks and opportunities – regional debt and real estate dynamics

    28 April, 2014 | China Center Publications

    We are only now beginning to see the dominoes fall when it comes to companies defaulting on various financial products, which suggests how a financial crisis may occur in China.

  56. China Center Chart of the Week: Between a rock and a hard place -- the Chinese real estate conundrum

    26 November, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Reducing the Chinese economy's reliance on real estate investment and putting more emphasis on productive capital formation would help unlock latent sources of growth, but the adjustment would be painful.

  57. China Center Chart of the Week: Capital outflows will be a headache for the central bank

    09 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    The unwinding of falsified trade invoicing has had a clear impact since May, as has the prospect of the Federal Reserve tapering its quantitative easing program. But the biggest driver of financial outflows seems to be the slowdown in Chinese growth.

  58. China Center Chart of the Week: China is gaining share of global manufacturing value addition

    11 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    China’s global value chain (GVC) share in global manufacturing rose from 4.2 percent in 1995 to 16.7 percent in 2011, which is solid evidence of China’s manufacturing competitiveness.

     

  59. China Center Chart of the Week: China Outlook -- Why we expect slower growth in 2014

    24 December, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Our outlook for gradually slower growth in 2014 is a reflection of the current slowdown, which is part of an ongoing, structural transition of China’s economy.

  60. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s capital account liberalization is still a long way off

    03 April, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows China’s capital account in the Balance of Payments data, with positive numbers signaling credits (essentially money flowing into the economy in various forms) and negative numbers representing debits (net flows of assets held abroad).

  61. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s capital reserves appear strong but may soon prove inadequate

    29 May, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows capital adequacy ratios (CARs) reported by Chinese banks as of the end of Q1 2013. These ratios represent the amount of capital a bank holds as a proportion of its risk-weighted assets.

  62. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s Credit Intensity – Still Too High

    03 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    With the exception of the bank-loan stimulus of 2009, the Chinese economy remained at a historically high level of credit dependency in 2013 – little changed from 2012.

  63. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s credit-to-GDP gap in the “danger zone”

    19 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    International experience shows that once the credit-to-GDP gap crosses a certain threshold, the likelihood of a financial crisis occurring within three years rises dramatically.

  64. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s demographic shift has “officially” begun – at least according to the NBS definition

    18 March, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows the breakdown of the Chinese population by age group. In January, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced that the country’s working age population (ages 15 to 59) shrank for the first time in 2012.

  65. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s falling returns on capital will cause slower growth or higher leverage (or both)

    04 December, 2012 | China Center Publications

    The chart shows The Conference Board’s estimation of the Marginal Product of Capital (MPK) for various countries, broken into two groups: lower income and higher income.

  66. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s intangible investment – high in absolute amount, small relative to conventional capex

    07 September, 2012 | China Center Publications

    China has spent a much larger amount on intangible investment, as a percentage of GDP, than other countries at similar, or higher, levels of development.

  67. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s manufacturing PMI should be taken with a growing grain of salt

    06 May, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows the performance of China’s official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) since January 2010, along with the major subcomponents. We urge members to view this index with great caution.

  68. China Center Chart of the Week: Chinese Total Factor Productivity growth appears to have flat-lined

    28 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Chinese TFP growth has been declining continuously — from 3.1 percent during the 2007–2011 period to 0.6 percent in 2012 to zero growth in 2013.

  69. China Center Chart of the Week: Consumption is the most important driver of labor demand

    14 December, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This chart explores overall labor demand (i.e. both direct and indirect) generated by household consumption, government consumption, investment, and exports in China.

  70. China Center Chart of the Week: Continual PBoC injections forestall banking system pain

    20 November, 2013 | China Center Publications

    The dynamic now in play suggests that both investment and credit creation are outpacing genuine deposit growth and loan repayment is insufficient to replenish banks' cash reserves.

  71. China Center Chart of the Week: Credit growth in H2 – onward and upward

    13 August, 2014 | China Center Publications

    As long as China’s current credit dynamics remain in play – and the credit intensity of growth continues to rise – fundamental reforms will necessarily have to be sidelined.

  72. China Center Chart of the Week: Credit growth is a tightening noose on the property market

    20 May, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Since the beginning of 2014, new property starts have shrunk dramatically when compared to the same point last year and are down -22 percent for the year to April.

  73. China Center Chart of the Week: Deflation or substantial real growth slowdown – take your pick

    14 May, 2014 | China Center Publications

    In Q1 2014, China’s GDP deflator fell to 0.5 percent, the lowest level since the global financial crisis. But is China really on the cusp of a deflationary spiral?

  74. China Center Chart of the Week: Do weak retail sales over the Chinese New Year holiday signal slowing consumption growth?

    22 February, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart assesses the “real” (i.e. inflation adjusted to 2012 price levels) monthly Retail Sales of Consumer Goods statistic over the last 5 years, emphasizing the sales for Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday periods.

  75. China Center Chart of the Week: Economic rebalancing is going in reverse

    28 May, 2014 | China Center Publications

    China’s internal rebalancing efforts, which sought to increase consumption’s proportion in economic demand, went into reverse in 2013 for the first time in four years.

  76. China Center Chart of the Week: Falling home production is an opportunity for services sector development (part 1 of 2)

    11 September, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Chinese households are spending fewer hours per week onchildcare and other kinds of housework including grocery shopping, cooking, and doing laundry, which is releasing demand for services.

  77. China Center Chart of the Week: Formal bank loans - no longer the stalwart of Chinese finance

    05 March, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows newly issued net Total Social Finance in China on a quarterly basis, broken down into its constituent parts. The share of non-bank finance has grown markedly.

  78. China Center Chart of the Week: Home production trends highlight opportunity to boost household consumption of services (part 2 of 2)

    11 September, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Except for house cleaning, Chinese households spend more time than their American counterparts on household production, and the viability of service sector market substitutions for this work has increased. 

  79. China Center Chart of the Week: Household consumption growth continuing to slow – and slow faster than GDP growth

    30 January, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Household consumption growth in China is slower than officially reported GDP growth and decelerating faster. This trend suggests that an economic rebalancing in favor of consumption-led growth is not happening.

  80. China Center Chart of the Week: Household consumption in China highly concentrated in most advanced cities

    18 July, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This Pareto chart shows Monthly Sales of Retail Goods for 242 tier 1 to tier 3 cities (officially called “prefectures and above” cities) for December 2012 in China.

  81. China Center Chart of the Week: Increasing intangible investment not yielding commensurate increases in output

    17 September, 2012 | China Center Publications

    The US and Germany have generated increasing output per capita from their intangible investment, whereas China has not. R&D spending is part of the problem.

  82. China Center Chart of the Week: Intangible investment in China has grown rapidly – but is it efficient?

    24 August, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Despite the substantial top-line growth, it appears that overall spending on intangibles in China has largely been policy driven, rather than deriving from firm-level innovation.

  83. China Center Chart of the Week: Interdependence of Chinese and Japanese economies is much larger than their trade relationship

    25 January, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows China’s imports from and exports to Japan until the end of 2012, and uses Input-Output table analysis to calculate the amount the Japanese and Chinese economies impact one another, both directly and indirectly.

  84. China Center Chart of the Week: Investment and exports diminish as growth drivers, but remain critical to sustaining economy’s size

    15 November, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This chart underscores the importance of Consumption as a major driver of GDP growth in China, and suggests this has been the case since well before the global financial crisis of 2008 and the associated fall off in global export demand.

  85. China Center Chart of the Week: Is RMB depreciation in the PBoC’s cards?

    14 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    US politicians have been complaining for years about China's undervalued currency, but is that accusation still relevant? The numbers suggest China's central bank has been forced to prop up its currency over the past year, rather than hold it down.

  86. China Center Chart of the Week: Labor productivity growth in China continues to slow – even from its low base level

    24 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Labor productivity is a critical indicator because it is strongly related to living standard measures. The higher the relative level of labor productivity, the greater the chance for economic expansion.

  87. China Center Chart of the Week: Labor productivity performance enabled by reform – a key to China’s competitiveness gains

    30 July, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart demonstrates that China has done a good job catching up, and even surpassing, some emerging market peers on labor productivity. However, state-dominated sectors are dragging down productivity levels for the overall economy.

  88. China Center Chart of the Week: Less and less growth from more and more credit

    01 February, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows the credit intensity of Chinese economic growth in both nominal and real terms. Credit intensity refers to the ratio of new credit to incremental GDP growth in an economy, and the situation for China is becoming increasingly grim.

  89. China Center Chart of the Week: Moderating consumption growth rate evident in Chinese New Year’s data

    05 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Although the growth rate remains robust, it is the lowest nominal year-on-year expansion for Chinese New Year sales in over a decade.

  90. China Center Chart of the Week: Not so fast! Why China’s economy will continue to slow

    23 November, 2012 | China Center Publications

    The chart shows The Conference Board’s most recent medium- and long-term projections for trend growth in real GDP for China, broken down by contributions from labor, capital and productivity.

  91. China Center Chart of the Week: Real household consumption increasingly hard to gauge using the monthly “Retail Sales of Consumer Goods” statistic

    07 February, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart compares consumption in China as measured by the monthly “Retail Sales of Consumer Goods” statistic with the household consumption statistic derived from China’s quarterly Expenditure GDP and figures estimated by NBS’ Quarterly Household Survey

  92. China Center Chart of the Week: Recent interbank jitters further underline liquidity risks

    17 June, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows the overnight interbank bond repo rate in China and the 7-day repo rate, respectively. In the week of June 3rd–7th, both rates shot up, signaling a sudden tightness in liquidity within the banking system.

  93. China Center Chart of the Week: Recent jump in bank deposits likely boosted by new WMP regulations

    10 May, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows changes in the stock of outstanding deposits in China’s banking system on a monthly basis, and the total outstanding deposit growth.

  94. China Center Chart of the Week: Reporting on corporate environmental and social performance – still a long way to go

    07 June, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows disclosure rates regarding key sustainability practices for constituent companies of the SSE 50, and compares it with the S&P Global 1200. The SSE 50 index comprises 50 Chinese A-share stocks listed on the Shanghai stock exchange.

  95. China Center Chart of the Week: Rise in interbank lending highlights China’s liquidity risks

    06 June, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows the Chinese banking system’s monthly new claims on the corporate and household sectors (i.e. loans into the real economy) as well as new claims on depository corporations and financial institutions (i.e. interbank lending).

  96. China Center Chart of the Week: Rising unit labor costs underscore the imperative for economic transition

    18 December, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This chart shows China’s unit labor cost – the average cost of labor per unit of output (ULC) – as a percent of the United States’ ULC. Growth in a country’s ULC is a key measure of its competitiveness.

  97. China Center Chart of the Week: The coming end of the WMP boom

    27 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Unregulated wealth management products (WMPs) have caused consternation among China finance watchers. Limited signals of a downward trend in new issuance may be cause for optimism, but risks remain.

  98. China Center Chart of the Week: Wage escalation is high and disparity of wage levels across industries pronounced

    09 July, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Wage data are notoriously spotty in China. Using our own estimation of “Total Labor Compensation per Employee”, we are able to illuminate the trajectory and magnitude of wage escalation in China’s industrial/manufacturing sector.

  99. China Center Commentary: China LEI showing more sluggishness ahead

    09 June, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Risks to the downside are rising, with real estate at the top of the list of catalysts.

  100. China Center Commentary: December LEI Points to a Weak Start in the Year of the Horse

    03 February, 2014 | China Center Publications

    For the first time in nine months, the credit component of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China offered the only significantly positive contribution in December.

  101. China Center Commentary: Real estate and infrastructure investment -- risky wildcards for growth

    26 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China, August 2013 (July data)

  102. China Center Commentary: The Muddle Kingdom -- LEI growth slows as policy inertia persists

    27 November, 2013 | China Center Publications

    The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for China slowed in October due to weaker real estate activity.  

  103. China Center Data Flash: “Prudent” monetary policy so far ineffective

    03 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Credit growth came in worryingly strong in January, despite the lowest monthly expansion of outstanding bank deposits on record.

  104. China Center Data Flash: Continued deceleration into Q2

    24 May, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – May 2013

  105. China Center Data Flash: Divergence -- The Financial Economy Outpaces the Real Economy

    23 December, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Despite higher interest rates throughout the month of November, credit extension ramped back up and real estate activity shot up as well.

  106. China Center Data Flash: Flat growth in October as stronger exports offset slowdown in investment and credit

    18 November, 2013 | China Center Publications

    October's economic data offered a mixed bag – investment and credit slowed, but exports and industrial production improved.

  107. China Center Data Flash: Fragile rebound advanced in October

    15 November, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – November 2012 (October 2012 data)

  108. China Center Data Flash: Fragility and uncertainty persist

    20 December, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – December 2012 (November 2012 data)

  109. China Center Data Flash: Growth stabilizes in June, but weakness remains

    20 July, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – July 2012 (June 2012 data)

  110. China Center Data Flash: July disappoints – even investment growth levels off

    17 August, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – August 2012 (July 2012 data)

  111. China Center Data Flash: May data – the good, the bad and the ugly

    24 June, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Sequential activity for industry and consumption clearly improved in April and May, but the investment environment remains weak overall.

  112. China Center Data Flash: May data send mixed signals

    15 June, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – June 2012 (May 2012 data)

  113. China Center Data Flash: New leadership show signs of reining in risk areas

    18 March, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – March 2013 (February 2013 data)

  114. China Center Data Flash: No bottom to the slowdown, despite stabilization

    15 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – August 2013

  115. China Center Data Flash: No surprises in Q3 data – not a “rebound”

    29 October, 2013 | China Center Publications

    China recently released its official third quarter GDP data, which registered 7.8 percent real growth year over year. As expected, increased investment made up for weakness in exports.

  116. China Center Data Flash: Ongoing slowdown with a nod to financial reform

    23 July, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – June 2013

  117. China Center Data Flash: Q2 Mini-stimulus already losing steam

    18 August, 2014 | China Center Publications

    July data showed a clear sequential slowdown for the domestic side of China’s economy, with industrial production, investment, and consumer purchases all slowing in the month.

  118. China Center Data Flash: Q3 “rebound” will fizzle in Q4

    17 September, 2013 | China Center Publications

    China’s official economic data continued to improve in August from July, as expected,
    but this momentum is not projected to last into Q4 2013.

  119. China Center Data Flash: September data - a glimmer of light, but not yet out of the tunnel

    23 October, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – October 2012 (September 2012 data)

  120. China Center Data Flash: Tight credit is suffocating real estate

    20 May, 2014 | China Center Publications

    >China’s economy has become increasingly dependent on credit over the past several years, and China’s economic growth will not stabilize if credit growth continues to slow.

  121. China Center Data Flash: Tug of war -- manufacturing down, infrastructure up

    12 September, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Data Flash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – September 2012 (August 2012 data)

  122. China Center Data Flash: Unhealthy Q2 growth – pursuit of the target at the expense of reform

    23 July, 2014 | China Center Publications

    China’s official Q2 GDP growth came in at 7.5 percent y-o-y, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Our alternative measures suggest that China is growing closer to 5.5 percent.

  123. China Center Data Flash: Weak Jan-Feb data as expected – authorities are likely to goose growth soon

    24 March, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Almost every single economic indicator that has been released through the first three months of this year – exports, industry, manufacturing, consumption, real estate, credit markets, stock markets – has disappointed.

  124. China Center Dataflash: Beware of the Chinese New Year Effect

    16 February, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Dataflash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – February 2012 (January 2012 data)

  125. China Center Dataflash: February data point to weak first quarter

    16 March, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Dataflash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – March 2012 (February 2012 data)

  126. China Center Dataflash: Q1 growth rate masks underlying volatility

    23 April, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Dataflash is a brief interpretive summary of China’s official monthly economic data release – April 2012 (March 2012 data)

  127. China Center LEI Commentary: A pick up in infrastructure investment remains the only driver of growth, but may ultimately become a burden

    06 September, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, August 2012 (July 2012 data)

  128. China Center LEI Commentary: Accelerated bank lending supports LEI expansion in May

    04 July, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, May 2012 data

  129. China Center LEI Commentary: China LEI points to increasing uncertainty amidst continued gradual slowing of the economy

    06 March, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China (January 2012 data)

  130. China Center LEI Commentary: Increase in LEI slows, as real estate gives back gains from August

    01 November, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, October 2012 (September 2012 data)

  131. China Center LEI Commentary: Increased volatility will likely characterize the second quarter, just as it did the first

    28 April, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, April 2012 (March 2012 data)

  132. China Center LEI Commentary: LEI boosted by the Chinese New Year

    27 February, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, February 2013 (January 2012 data)

  133. China Center LEI Commentary: LEI expands moderately, but component volatility offers little certainty

    25 May, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, May 2012 (April 2012 data)

  134. China Center LEI Commentary: LEI growth stalled amid renewed tightening of policy measures

    26 April, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, April 2013 (March 2013 data)

  135. China Center LEI Commentary: LEI still increasing, but the outcome will be highly policy-dependent

    28 March, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, March 2013 (February 2013 data)

  136. China Center LEI Commentary: Looking beyond month-to-month volatility – sustainability of current rebound not yet certain

    06 December, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, November 2012 (October 2012 data)

  137. China Center LEI Commentary: Moderation in growth looks set to continue, despite the slight LEI uptick in December

    21 January, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China. (December 2011 data)

  138. China Center LEI Commentary: Real economic activity remains weak – credit alone drives the LEI in June

    02 August, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, July 2012 (June 2012 data)

  139. China Center LEI Commentary: Real estate perks up the LEI in August – but it is unlikely to last

    28 September, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, September 2012 (August 2012 data)

  140. China Center LEI Commentary: Recent volatility in the LEI components underlines growing economic uncertainty

    01 April, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China (February 2012 data)

  141. China Center LEI Commentary: Slower LEI growth indicates the current rebound may be short-lived

    05 February, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Interpretive comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) and The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for China, January 2013 (December 2012 data)

  142. China Center Quick Note: Barring the unexpected, China’s economy to downshift considerably, as a natural consequence of both size and maturation

    21 February, 2013 | China Center Publications

    In the latest update of The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook, we project that China’s trend growth rate will slow to 5.8 percent over the 2013-2018 period and fall further to 3.7 percent from 2019-2025.

  143. China Center Quick Note: China’s “Elections” and the Future of Reform

    21 November, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This Quick Note examines the policy imperatives for China’s new, recently “elected” leading group. MNCs should pay special attention to monitoring policy developments related to financial/credit market reform and State Owned Enterprise reform.

  144. China Center Quick Note: China’s Consumption Paradox

    16 July, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This Quick Note examines and explains the structural factors constraining household consumption in China, and the challenges China faces in transitioning to a consumption-driven economy.

  145. China Center Quick Note: Corporate Sustainability Disclosure in China -- Evidence from constituents of the CSI 300 index

    26 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    How well do Chinese companies currently do at disclosing their sustainability practices to the public, and which metrics do they use?

  146. China Center Quick Note: Don’t Hold Your Breath for the Emerging Market Sell Off

    04 April, 2014 | China Center Publications

    In recent weeks, fears of a sharp correction in emerging market financial conditions caused by the Fed’s change in its monetary policy have caused consternation among investors and policy makers.

  147. China Center Quick Note: Protecting the “home team” -- the flagging and flogging of the foreign-invested dairy sector

    11 September, 2013 | China Center Publications

    Multinational consumer brands appear to be under attack from regulators and state-sponsored media in China—if not overtly, then at least with aggressive, “nonnational treatment.” >

  148. China Center Quick Note: RMB band-widening -- Short-term volatility, long-term vulnerability

    04 April, 2014 | China Center Publications

    The Chinese central bank announced a widening of the daily trading band for the US-CNY exchange rate last month. What are the ramifications of this change for economic policy?

  149. China Center Quick Note: The Fourth Estate and China’s Reform Agenda

    31 October, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This Quick Note assert that the emerging Fourth Estate phenomenon -- deep, fact-based investigative journalism -- is extremely important for MNC business planners to monitor as a presage to policy leanings and political-economy trends in China.

  150. China Center Quick Note: The Missing Tea Leaves

    17 August, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This Quick Note examines perennial data gap issues in China, and, more recently, the trend of disappearing data. The note provides much needed context about the history, political framework and utility of data publication in China.

  151. China Center Quick Note: The Opportunity in Xi’s “Re-Reform”

    11 June, 2014 | China Center Publications

    Chinese President and Party Secretary Xi Jinping is indeed undertaking “reform” – it just doesn't involve marketization or more conformity with Western norms, at least not yet.

  152. China Center Quick Note: What have we learned? Longer-term implications of China’s recent liquidity crunch

    09 July, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This Quick Note looks at June's events in the interbank bond market that led to a spike in interest rates and outlines the implications for the banking system and the real economy moving forward.

  153. China Center Quick Note: Xi Jinping at the helm: command and control – or negotiate and cajole?

    08 March, 2013 | China Center Publications

    This Quick Note assesses what China's incoming president might reasonably be expected to achieve given the limits necessarily imposed on him by the political system.

  154. China Center QuickNote: China’s Soft Side

    12 March, 2012 | China Center Publications

    Transitioning China to a consumption led economy is not just a matter of ratcheting down investment and stimulating consumption, and containing the vested interests that would work to block this path. Indeed, this is the relatively easy part.

  155. China Center QuickNote: Planning for opportunities in the event of over-slowing in China

    08 August, 2011 | China Center Publications

    By David Hoffman, Vice President and Managing Director of The China Center

  156. China Center QuickNote: Returning Home—the conception of the Asian RMB and capital market zone

    19 December, 2011 | China Center Publications

    By Ken DeWoskin – Senior Advisor and China CEO Council Program Director, The China Center for Economics and Business

  157. China Center QuickNote: World Bank “China 2030” report – the calls mount for economic reform

    07 March, 2012 | China Center Publications

    In this QuickNote we examine some of the World Bank’s key findings, analyzing them alongside The Conference Board’s own research, and highlight areas of particular interest to China Center members.

  158. China Center Special Briefing Paper: Re-Estimating Chinese Growth

    09 June, 2014 | China Center Publications

    How fast has China’s economy really grown? The accuracy of any country’s GDP estimate is of critical importance to the business and policy community, both in-country and globally. [NOTE: updated version as of 20 June 2014]

  159. China CEO Council Insights: Reality Check -- MNC Prospects for the Next Wave of Reform

    13 June, 2013 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, and member insights from the June 13, 2013, China CEO Council, convened by the Conference Board's China Center

  160. China CEO Council Insights: The Gateless Gate -- The Future for Foreign Investors in China

    14 November, 2013 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, and member insights from the November 14, 2013, China CEO Council, convened by the Conference Board's China Center

  161. China CEO Council Session Report -- Facing Change: Sustaining and driving growth during uncertain times in China

    06 August, 2014 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the June 12, 2014, China CEO Council, hosted by The Conference Board in Beijing.

  162. China Productivity Quarterly

    01 April, 2011 | China Center Publications

    This China Center report is the first in a regular series of productivity reports on China from The Conference Board. Our intention is to gradually “peel the onion” on productivity measurement and business issues in China.

  163. China Productivity: Labor Productivity by Ownership Type

    20 March, 2012 | China Center Publications

    This report measures China’s industry productivity by ownership type, comparing state-owned enterprises, privately owned domestic firms, foreign-invested firms, and smaller firms for the period of 1995-2009.

  164. China: Creating An Unlikely Edge In The Global Market Share Battle

    11 July, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    In the quest for market dominance, is the ability to exploit the mass market more important than cutting edge innovation?

  165. China’s 12th Five-Year Plan – Implications for Human Capital

    18 April, 2012 | China Center Publications

    China’s 12th Five Year Plan emphasizes the “human factor” in economic development more than any previous FYP. This China Center report distills out the plan’s implications for human capital practitioners and executives concerned about HC issues in China.

  166. China’s Experience with Productivity and Jobs

    14 June, 2004 | Research Report

    China is losing manufacturing jobs even faster than the developed world and must not only reemploy its workers, but also shift from exporting to serving its own billion domestic consumers.

  167. China’s Productivity Boom: The Contribution of Restructuring to Growth and Competitiveness

    03 December, 2007 | Research Report

    While Chinese firms still operate at productivity levels well below those of their foreign counterparts, they are making startling progress.

  168. China's Growth and Productivity Performance Debate Revisited - Accounting for China’s Sources of Growth with a New Data Set

    05 February, 2014 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Harry X. Wu January 2014 - EPWP #14 – 01

    There are several problems with official Chinese economic data that are often overlooked, including structural breaks in employment statistics and implausibly high labor productivity figures related to “nonmaterial” services.

  169. Citizenship and Sustainability: Doing Good Can Be Good for Business

    30 January, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Small and mid-size companies are finding that expanding corporate citizenship and sustainability programs is a smart business decision that can enhance public image and do good even with limited resources.

  170. Clearing Paths for Critical Foreign Talent to Work in the United States

    17 December, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    The future growth of many smaller businesses may depend upon recruiting highly skilled foreign workers for key jobs. That means becoming better acquainted with the complexities of the immigration code.

  171. Clicking With Customers

    01 May, 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    There's a difference between online presence and online marketing.

  172. Climate Change: Clear Trajectory—Haze in the Details

    11 August, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Climate change is a fact of life for business in the 21st century, and those that ignore the potential implications do so at their own peril.

  173. Close the Door

    03 October, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    What to do when an open-door policy generates too much openness?

  174. Closing the Digital Entrepreneurship Gap in Europe: Enabling Businesses to Spur Growth

    04 March, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    Small innovative companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector play an important role in energizing economic growth, but face many barriers, especially in Europe.

  175. Closing the Gender Gap: A European Perspective on New Approaches to Women’s Leadership

    24 September, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Women account for only about 10 percent of board directors in Europe’s top 300 companies and more than two-thirds of the 101 largest firms have no women on their executive committees. With voluntary measures to close the gender gap making little progress,

  176. Closing the Revolving Door: How To Ensure New Hires Stay

    06 October, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Here is what employers and employees need to do to avoid the “set-up-to-fail syndrome.”

  177. Coaching Creates Relationships Essential to Business Success

    08 September, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Part one of a two part report finds that coaching should not be used to boost low performing employees, it should be reserved for those with potential. (See Executive Action 113 for part two.)

  178. Collaboration Between Multistakeholder Standards: A Governance Perspective

    26 June, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines the nature, benefits, and shortcomings of existing multistakeholder corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards, and it discusses how businesses can better coordinate their participation in a variety of initiatives.

  179. Collapse: Alan Wurtzel helped make Circuit City a great company. And then he set out to learn why it failed.

    08 October, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    A Q&A with Alan Wurtzel, former chairman and CEO of Circuit City and author of "Good to Great to Gone."

  180. Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise

    28 January, 2003 | Research Report

    This report details the recommendations on executive compensation, corporate governance, and accounting and audit practices made by The Conference Board's Commission on Public Trust and Private Enterprise.

  181. Communicating Corporate Performance: A Delicate Balance

    01 July, 1997 | Research Report

    As companies decide to make performance-related information available to investors, they must weigh how much to disclose to obtain a fair valuation against the risks of such disclosure.

  182. Communicating For Global Competitive Advantage

    04 August, 1997 | Research Report

    If companies want to win global competitive advantage faster than the competition, they need to communicate better than their competitors to all stakeholders and have a global state of mind.

  183. Communicating in the Future

    03 June, 1999 | Research Report

    What's the best way to manage your company's relations with the media? What about using your intranet to reach your employees? The answers are here.

  184. Communicating Sustainability Leadership The Difficulty of Achieving Differentiation

    12 April, 2013 | Director Notes

    The overall decline in perceived performance of sustainability initiatives for two-thirds of companies in a recent study may be the result of rising skepticism about the benefits of sustainability programs.

  185. Communication Capital, Metcalfe’s Law, and U.S. Productivity Growth

    31 March, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado, March 2011. - EPWP #11 – 01

  186. Communication Patterns of Corporate Social Responsibility within and across Industries

    02 April, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines how American corporations collectively describe their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities based on an analysis of data collected from 103 Fortune 500 websites.

  187. Community Connections: Strategic Partnerships in the Digital Industries

    15 November, 1999 | Research Report

    This report presents the business case for digital industry companies to partner with nonprofits and governments in strategic community investment activities.

  188. Company Approaches to Green Products and Services: What's Working and What's Not

    07 May, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Companies that go “green” and promote those efforts must be informed on the environmental impacts of all processes throughout a product’s lifecycle and commit to transparency in marketing and advertising.

  189. Company Focus on the Risk of Third-Party Misconduct — A New Strategic Consideration

    30 November, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    The need for partners in global markets and the pressures for high standards of
    business conduct from governments, international organizations, and NGOs mean
    increased company focus on third-party business conduct.

  190. Compassionate Downsizing: Making the Business Case for Education and Training Services

    07 November, 2003 | Research Report

    This report analyzes the results of a survey of senior human resources executives regarding recent layoffs and the offering of education and training benefits to downsized employees.

  191. Compensation & Benefits: A Global View

    24 January, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    To attract and retain the best employees globally, companies must devise flexible, portable compensation and benefits packages that meet the elevated expectations of today’s professionals.

  192. Compensation Committee Of The Board: Best Practices For Establishing Executive Compensation

    26 October, 2001 | Research Report

    This study examines best practice processes used by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in designing executive compensation programs.

  193. Compensation in a Changed Economy

    07 November, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    A survey of HR council members looks at the effects of the economic downturn and September 11 on companies' 2002 compensation plans.

  194. Compensation Plans in Curious Times: Salary Increase Budgets Being Reduced

    10 December, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Most respondents to a Conference Board survey say their current 2003 salary increase budgets are now lower for most employee classes than originally planned.

  195. Compensation-Related Risk and Compensation Consultants

    23 August, 2010 | Director Notes

    This is the last in a series of four studies developed in collaboration with Davis Polk & Wardwell to provide guidelines and examples to member companies of The Conference Board on emerging practices following the SEC enhanced disclosure reform.

  196. Competitive Advantage of “Low-Wage” Countries Often Exaggerated

    02 October, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    When adjusting wages for productivity, the cost advantage to companies of "low-wage" countries and regions such as China, India, Mexico, or Central and Eastern Europe over North America and Western Europe is smaller than you think.

  197. Competitive Intelligence: A Critical Tool for Innovation

    28 April, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    The “next big thing” could hit at any time and revolutionize your industry, leaving you with outdated products, processes, partners, and business models. Competitive intelligence (CI) can provide critical insights into what your competitors are doing.

  198. Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators: How to Make it More Timely

    16 November, 2000 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robert H. McGuckin, Ataman Ozyildirim and Victor Zarnowitz, November 2000. - EPWP #00 - 01

  199. Comprehensive Benchmark Revisions for The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for the United States

    20 December, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Gad Levanon, Ataman Ozyildirim, Brian Schaitkin, and Justyna Zabinska
    December 2011 - EPWP #11 – 06

  200. Computers and Productivity: Are Aggregation Effects Important?

    02 August, 2000 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robert H. McGuckin and Kevin Stiroh, August 2000. - EPWP #00 - 04

  201. Computers, Productivity, and Growth: Explaining the Computer Productivity Paradox

    30 April, 1998 | Research Report

    Studies say that computers don't add to productivity, but that's not what our researchers found. Read their findings in this report.

  202. Concepts for the New Leadership

    03 February, 1999 | Research Report

    Leadership in the twenty-first century will require very different abilities, not merely the same ones of today performed at a faster pace.

  203. Conducting Independent Investigations

    18 August, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Corporate leaders now must determine whether to conduct an independent investigation in response to a legal, regulatory, or corporate integrity crisis.

  204. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2012: Risky Business—Focusing on Innovation and Talent in a Volatile World

    20 March, 2012 | CEO Challenge®

    According to respondents to The Conference Board CEO Challenge®, the race to innovate and the war for talent are just two of the challenges of the current business
    landscape.

  205. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2011: Mid-Market

    27 September, 2011 | Research Report

    An analysis of the responses to the 2011 CEO Challenge survey from the 114 U.S. firms with revenues of under $1 billion.

  206. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: ASEAN Edition

    16 July, 2013 | CEO Challenge®

    An analysis of the 183 responses from CEOs in the ASEAN region, including results from this year’s special question on the upcoming economic community integration.

  207. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: Countering the Global Slowdown

    09 July, 2013 | CEO Challenge®

    Unlike last year, CEOs are looking inward for solutions to slow economic growth and focusing on people and processes—and less concerned about external factors such as risk and regulation.

  208. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: Human Capital Practitioners Respond

    29 October, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    According to an annual survey of chief executives, CEOs consider human capital their top challenge. How do their strategies to address this issue compare to those of human capital practitioners?

  209. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: India Edition

    25 July, 2013 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in India rank Human Capital, Global Political/Economic Risk, Innovation, Operational Excellence, and Government Regulation as their top challenges. Their strategies to meet these challenges reflect the uniqueness of the Indian economic environment.

  210. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: ASEAN Edition

    22 April, 2014 | Research Report

    CEOs in ASEAN are seeking strong business leadership that is able to drive change and not afraid to boldly innovate (and even fail) in a performance-focused environment.

  211. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: Latin America Edition

    30 April, 2014 | Research Report

    This report provides an analysis of survey results from the Latin America region, providing a unique vision that top executives share in these emerging markets.

  212. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    08 January, 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

  213. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    26 September, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The economic outlook for Euro Area economies continues to improve, though growth for the region as a whole should be slow for the rest of 2013.

  214. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 June, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy remains in contraction, but financial stability, as well as rising business and consumer confidence could accommodate a cautious recovery, especially if borrowing conditions for businesses improve.

  215. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    30 July, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area’s economic contraction could end in the near term thanks to improving financial stability and confidence, but slowing global growth and a weak investment environment remain headwinds.

  216. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    29 August, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy has started to recover, though growth will probably remain slow for the rest of 2013, with improved business and consumer confidence offset by slowing growth in emerging markets, high unemployment, and potential financial risks.

  217. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    02 April, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    High youth unemployment and long-term demographic trends are both blocking a recovery in Euro Area household consumption.

  218. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    01 May, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    A recovery for the Euro Area has been delayed in part by continued weakness in business confidence. This issue also explores how prices and supplies of oil and natural gas may affect long-term growth prospects of Europe's economies.

  219. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    03 June, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    This report includes: The Conference Board's May forecast for the Euro Area economy, a description of how debt-to-GDP ratios for Spain and Germany will evolve over the long term, and the policy implications of these debt projections.

  220. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    14 October, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Debt Crisis and the Risk Of Recession Are Reinforcing Each Other

  221. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    27 January, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area looks to be in a mild recession

  222. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 June, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    The 2011 GDP projection will prove easy to reach. Downside risks exist for 2012.

  223. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    27 March, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Though the Euro Area economy appears to be stabilizing, elevated unit labor costs may impair the region’s growth prospects. This month, we examine labor costs, unemployment measures, and actions European countries are taking to become more competitive.

  224. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    24 April, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy has faced additional instability during the past month after Spain revised its deficit target. This month, we examine how events in Spain and elections in France are affecting our outlook for the Euro Area economy in 2012.

  225. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    19 February, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The ECB’s Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (LTROs) helped restore confidence. However, "troubled economies" must address structural and regulatory issues, which we address in this report.

  226. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 June, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Outlook for Euro Area has become worse due to both increased financial turbulance related to banking crisis in Spain and elsewhere, and the implementation of austerity measures which represent a drag on economic growth.

  227. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    31 July, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Measures taken at June 28-29 EU Summit represent steps in the right direction, but have so far failed to restore confidence.

  228. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 September, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    ECB's decision to buy short-term sovereign debt and progress towards creation of European Stability Mechanism (ESM) has improved prospects for resolving Euro Area financial crisis, though many obstacles remain.

  229. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    02 November, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The financial crisis has spurred European leaders to consider hastening fiscal and regulatory integration, which has helped reduce financial instability. However, the poor performance of confidence indicators show that the Euro Area economy reamins weak.

  230. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    29 August, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    ECB promises to purchase short-term bonds of troubled countries has reduced financial instability for now. Long-term growth prospects in much of Euro Area remain uncertain, but expanding trade relations with China could help.

  231. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    30 November, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Policies implemented to control the financial crisis are partially succeeding, but have not yet improved confidence or growth prospects

  232. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    21 December, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Progress on financial integration does not result in improved outlook for Euro Area

  233. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    28 February, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent changes in competitiveness measures for Euro Area economies provide another signal that economic outlook is improving, but weak long-term productivity growth represents important constraint on speed and strength of any recovery.

  234. Conference Board Economics Watch® - European View

    31 January, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Results from The Conference Board CEO Challenge® survey provide a perspective on how business leaders in Europe are responding to a more stable but still challenging economic environment in the Euro Area.

  235. Conference Board Economics Watch® China View

    01 April, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Tighter credit and weak consumer confidence, both reactions to high inflation, will probably create a drag on growth for Chinese economy in 2011.

  236. Conference Board Economics Watch® China View

    25 February, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    China’s strong growth continues but inflation fears are sparking monetary policy action.

  237. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    26 September, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets: staying competitive amid slowing growth

  238. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    01 June, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging Market Growth to Gradually Slow in 2012, but Downside Risks Remain Strong

  239. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    30 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Slow economic growth and disinflation continue through summer, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank.

  240. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    01 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    As the European Central Bank takes action for more support, the European economic outlook remains weak.

  241. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 June, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy is gaining traction heading into the second half of the year.

  242. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The growth paradox of slow GDP and strong employment.

  243. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    27 May, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is bouncing back this quarter to a growth rate above its long-term potential. This result is due to the recovery from a severe winter and the release of pent up demand.

  244. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 August, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The economy appears to be building momentum toward higher growth.

  245. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    31 May, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    We continue to forecast that the headwinds from the spending sequester cuts will slow economic activity. This issue also includes an update of our framework that offers a way for the U.S. to address its long-term fiscal issues.

  246. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 March, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The domestic private sector of the U.S. economy has shown great resilience in the face of ongoing global uncertainty and dysfunctional government policy. However, we maintain our cautious economic outlook for 2013.

  247. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    30 April, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Once again economic activity started off the year on strong footing, to only lose steam heading into springtime. In this issue we also examine the shale gas and oil revolution to see if it can really be a game changer.

  248. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 August, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy is poised to accelerate to a moderately faster 2.5 percent annualized pace in the second half of the year, after strong fiscal headwinds held back growth in the first half of the year to a tepid 1.4 percent.

  249. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    02 August, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite weak GDP growth recorded over the past three quarters, including the sluggish 1.7% advance in Q2, we expect economic growth to accelerate in the second half of 2013 as the fiscal headwinds diminish.

  250. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 June, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    After several years of restructuring, the U.S. private sector shows continued signs of strengthening. We believe the Fed’s forecasts look overly optimistic, and thus, expect the sequester spending cuts to slow the economy for the remainder of 2013.

  251. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    15 October, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Even with the government poised to re-open fully, the short-term shutdown likely shaved 0.45 percentage points from Q4 GDP growth, leaving it at a sluggish 1.7 percent annualized rate.

  252. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 December, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite upward revision of GDP growth performance in Q3 and the Fed’s decision to start to taper its quantitative easing, GDP growth for 2013 will finish on a weak note.

  253. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    04 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth was stronger than anticipated in the second half of 2013, and the faster pace of economic growth is expected to continue into 2014, although downside risks remain.

  254. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    26 November, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy is ending 2013 with slow growth, in line with the overall sluggish performance for the year as a whole. However, stronger employment data and manufacturing surveys point to moderately firmer growth in 2014.

  255. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 April, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth is poised for some solid gains. The housing and labor markets are the keys to this improvement. The current path also suggests increased business investment for the remainder of the year.

  256. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    04 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    We view the current slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause. The inclement winter weather is depressing economic activity, thus we expect a rebound when warmer temperatures arrive in the spring.

  257. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    We view the winter slowdown in economic activity as a temporary pause. The eventual arrival of warmer spring weather should propel the housing and labor markets forward.

  258. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 June, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Winter optimism faded this spring. Recent economic data and rising uncertainty signal that the moderate acceleration in is unlikely. U.S. faces an enormous yearend fiscal cliff, but temporary measures should help avoid a large economic contraction.

  259. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    22 May, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent employment, income, and business investment data indicate that economic growth is poised to dip below 2 percent in the current quarter, but trends in the leading economic indicators suggest that growth will accelerate modestly in the second half.

  260. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 February, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Increasing positive trends in the U.S. economy, but can they be sustained?

  261. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 April, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite some recent weakening in the economic data, the U.S. economy remains poised to re-accelerate in the second half of 2012. This month, we also examine shifts in global manufacturing competitiveness.

  262. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 March, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Cautiously Optimistic Outlook

  263. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    30 July, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy has no forward momentum and little help from monetary or fiscal policy. Future growth depends on whether U.S. businesses can escape the “commodity trap.”

  264. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    24 August, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. economy suffers from a lack of consumer demand, a cautious corporate sector that is not spending or hiring, and high inventory levels that will hold back production activity going forward.

  265. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 September, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The ongoing weakness in the U.S. economy has prompted the Federal Reserve to unleash its third round of quantitative easing. However, more quantitative easing is not the pancea that will quickly boost the economy.

  266. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    26 October, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    The U.S. remains poised to at least partially fall off the “fiscal cliff".

  267. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    05 March, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. economy still not fully in the clear with both the private sector and labor market far from robust and recently productivity growth has slumped. Moreover, dysfunctional government and tighter fiscal policy represent large downside risks.

  268. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    20 December, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Underlying strengthening in U.S. economy will be delayed if fiscal drags become large

  269. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    25 January, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth rebounds in second half, after fiscal drag in first half. This issue also includes results from CEO Challenge® survey which shows businesses look at internal strengths to better compete in what is poised to remain a slow growth environment.

  270. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    27 November, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic growth poised to rebound in the second half of 2013

  271. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    09 February, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Can short-term economic momentum be maintained in the face of strong headwinds?

  272. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    11 January, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Stimulus will boost economic growth in 2011, but will it carry through to 2012?

  273. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    08 March, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. economy continues on a firmer path of expansion

  274. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    29 June, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Scaling back growth expectations

  275. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 April, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. economy to resume moderate growth

  276. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 July, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Hot temperatures, but cool economy

  277. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    18 January, 2012 | Economics Watch Reports

    Caution, uncertainty, and volatility underscore 2012

  278. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 November, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economy on firmer footing, but sentiment still sour

  279. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 December, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    U.S. steps up while Europe slips

  280. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    28 October, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth Still Stuck in the Slow Lane

  281. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    23 August, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    Downgrade of U.S. Economic Growth

  282. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    30 September, 2011 | Economics Watch Reports

    We are all in this together

  283. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    28 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets (EM) face a bumpy recovery road ahead, and impact on global economy in 2014 could be more significant than expected

  284. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    31 July, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets are slowing more than expected so far in 2014, and downward risks to the global economy are increasing.

  285. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    07 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging markets weakened in 2013, and there will only be moderate improvement in 2014.

  286. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    07 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The European recovery continues to be slow, even though optimism increases

  287. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    24 December, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    Europe sets on a path of moderate growth for 2014. Financial stabilization will positively contribute to this outlook, although some obstacles still remain.

  288. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 October, 2013 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area outlook continues to improve, as a sluggish recovery seems underway. Even though Euro Area GDP improved in the second quarter, other important indicators still remain very weak.

  289. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 April, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    Headwinds Are Affecting Growth Expectations for Europe

  290. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 February, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    The outlook for the European economy continues to improve, but headwinds persist.

  291. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    28 March, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    While europe’s short-term outlook continues to improve, risks to a sustained recovery persist.

  292. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    02 June, 2014 | Economics Watch Reports

    An acceleration of growth seems unlikely in Europe.

  293. Conference Board Governance Center White Paper

    11 March, 2014 | Research Report

    Collaboration between boards of directors, management, and shareholders is fundamental to identifying the corporate governance policies and practices that will best produce economic growth while reducing financial and legal risk.

  294. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011)

    27 October, 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in diversity and inclusion.

  295. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011)

    14 December, 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in human capital analytics.

  296. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011)

    17 October, 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in strategic workforce planning.

  297. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 1, No. 1 2011)

    28 June, 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    This quarterly publication includes short summaries of important talent management research and articles for the busy human capital executive.

  298. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011)

    18 November, 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in talent management.

  299. Conference Board Human Capital in Review:™ Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012)

    25 May, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This issue looks at capabilities required for a successful analytics practice at the organization level as well as the specific skills and competencies required at the individual level.

  300. Conference Board Human Capital in Review:™ Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013)

    20 June, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within human capital analytics research. This issue includes articles on: creating data environments, new technology, and new ways of collecting and organizing data.

  301. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012)

    01 March, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in diversity and inclusion.

  302. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012)

    09 May, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in diversity and inclusion.

  303. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012)

    11 December, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of diversity and inclusion.

  304. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013)

    15 April, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within diversity and inclusion research. This issue includes articles on: perspective taking, cultural competency training, and Europe’s plans for its aging work population.

  305. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013)

    20 August, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within diversity and inclusion research. This issue includes articles on: gender stereotypes and interviewing, the "third billion," and attracting mothers returning to the workforce.

  306. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion
    (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)

    26 March, 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within diversity and inclusion research. This issue includes articles on demographic diversity in the workplace and the benefits of diversity for innovation and team dynamics.

  307. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity and Inclusion (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012)

    20 September, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of diversity and inclusion.

  308. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity and Inclusion (Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013)

    11 November, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    There continues to be a strong interest in both the organizational barriers that hinder women’s leadership development and strategies to effectively reduce the impact of those barriers.

  309. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2012)

    27 February, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in employee engagement.

  310. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2012)

    19 July, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in employee engagement.

  311. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 1, No. 3, 2012)

    05 November, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of employee engagement.

  312. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2013)

    22 April, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within employee engagement research. This issue includes articles on: incorrect survey practices, engagement of the younger workforce, and alternative approaches to improving engagement scores.

  313. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013)

    19 July, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within employee engagement research. This issue includes articles on: organizational citizenship behavior, remote employees, and the misuse of complaints.

  314. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2013)

    02 October, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within employee engagement research. This issue includes articles on the effect of recessions on productivity and strategies for gaining stakeholder buy-in.

  315. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014)

    06 March, 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within employee engagement research by providing actionable summaries of contemporary literature.

  316. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Health Care (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013)

    22 November, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    How will the new health care laws affect individual companies? The sea change underway presents implementation and retention challenges for businesses within and outside the health care sector.

  317. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)

    28 January, 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    In order to respond to workforce changes, HR professionals must not only embrace the use of data but take the lead in embedding a workforce analytics approach in their organization.

  318. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012)

    21 February, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in strategic workforce planning.

  319. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012)

    11 June, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in strategic workforce planning.

  320. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012)

    14 September, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of strategic workforce planning.

  321. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012)

    05 December, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of strategic workforce planning.

  322. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013)

    14 May, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within strategic workforce planning research. This issue includes articles on: the effects of an empathetic mindset, global mobility, and people management in the BRICS nations.

  323. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013)

    29 October, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within strategic workforce planning research. This issue includes articles on: the reduction of offshoring, incorporating a contingent workforce into the strategic plan, and organization acceleration.

  324. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)

    14 May, 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within strategic workforce planning research and includes articles on current trends in using human capital analytics in SWP and M&A and the “datafication of HR.”

  325. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012)

    27 June, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of talent management.

  326. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012)

    29 August, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of talent management.

  327. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012)

    19 November, 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of talent management.

  328. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013)

    18 March, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research. This issue includes articles on: country-specific struggles for technical talent, the value of being a learning organization, and customizing EVPs for high-risk employees.

  329. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013)

    19 June, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research. This issue includes articles on: the global challenge of human capital, internal versus external talent, and teams of star performers.

  330. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013)

    24 September, 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research. This issue includes articles on: engaging with marketing in recruitment, effects of company reputation, and accelerating leadership development.

  331. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)

    04 February, 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research and includes summaries on human capital trends, learning and development, talent acquisition, leadership development, performance management, coaching, and corporate universities.

  332. Conference Board Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012

    17 December, 2012 | Periodical

    This periodical publication offers an expert perspective on the implications of current economic conditions on the labor market, with specific focus on the United States, Europe, and emerging markets.

  333. Conference Board Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013

    19 December, 2013 | Periodical

    Globally the economy has not returned to pre-recession growth levels. This report analyzes the effects of the different stages of recovery on labor market conditions, with a particular focus on the United States and Europe.

  334. Conference Board Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 4, 2014

    10 July, 2014 | Periodical

    Economic expansion and the massive retirement of the baby boom generation in many mature economies are tightening labor markets—but the degree of current tightness and how rapidly the labor markets are tightening varies significantly across countries.

  335. Conference Board Task Force on Executive Compensation

    21 September, 2009 | Research Report

    The Conference Board convened the Task Force on Executive Compensation in March 2009 to address the loss of public trust in the processes for oversight of executive compensation.

  336. Conference Board® Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 1, No. 1

    04 October, 2011 | Periodical

    This periodical publication offers an expert perspective on the implications of current economic conditions on the labor market, with specific focus on the United States, Europe, and emerging markets.

  337. Conference Board® Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 2, No. 1

    26 January, 2012 | Periodical

    This periodical publication offers an expert perspective on the implications of current economic conditions on the labor market, with specific focus on the United States, Europe, and emerging markets.

  338. Conference Board® Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 2, No. 2

    16 July, 2012 | Periodical

    This issue includes an overview of the main economic and labor market conditions in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as well as several special topics.

  339. Connect, Converse, Create: How Companies Can Generate Value through Internal Social Collaboration

    26 March, 2014 | Research Report

    This report explores why internal social collaboration (ISC) is necessary in the modern workplace, and examines how organizations can increase its adoption and engineer ISC for success.

  340. Connecting Emotions and Personality to Your Corporate Image and Brands

    13 August, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    When it comes to building and maintaining a corporate brand, today's democratized market is no place for top-down, hierarchical thinking. In this climate, an authoritative tone is as apt to cause resentment as it is to increase sales.

  341. Connecting to Customers

    02 February, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Corporate leaders too often keep their distance from the people that are the most important.

  342. Constructing a Data Set on Labour Composition Change

    20 December, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Boele Bonthuis
    December 2011 - EPWP #11 – 04

  343. Constructing a Price Deflator for R&D: Calculating the Price of Knowledge Investments as a Residual

    28 October, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado, Peter Goodridge, and Jonathan Haskel
    October 2011 - EPWP #11 – 03

  344. Consumer Expectations on the Social Accountability of Business

    30 September, 1999 | Research Report

    This report, based on a survey of 1,000 consumers, is designed to help companies better understand the factors and the perceptions that drive public opinion of the role of business.

  345. Consumer Trends...Why People Shop Online

    06 January, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Online retail appears to be mostly about the price, with nearly half of all online shoppers claiming bargain hunting as their motive.

  346. Consumer-Driven Healthcare: Cost Shift or Paradigm Shift?

    04 May, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Consumer-driven health plans are the latest trend being presented as a promising solution to rising healthcare costs. This topic was discussed during The 2005 Employee Healthcare Conference held by The Conference Board in February and March.

  347. Consumer-Driven Healthcare:
    Current Practices, Future Upgrades

    23 March, 2007 | Research Report

    Current participation rates in consumer-driven healthcare (CDHC) plans are low, but expectations are high. This report offers a snapshot of present-day practices and investigates how to better implement CDHCs.

  348. Consumers Going Online Before Going on the Road

    14 July, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Consumers tend to be using the Internet to research travel rather than booking it - with concern regarding credit card security the main reason for not making arrangements online.

  349. Continuing Search For Performance Excellence

    02 December, 1998 | Research Report

    Learn from the experiences of companies who've instituted performance-excellence initiatives, and take a look at the future in this field.

  350. Contribution of Restructuring and Reallocation to China's Productivity and Growth

    31 December, 2007 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Haiyan Deng, John Haltiwanger, Robert McGuckin, Jianyi Xu, Yaodong Liu, and Yuqi Liu, December 2007. - EPWP #07 – 04

  351. Convergence of Principle- and Rule-Based Ethics Programs: An Emerging Global Trend?

    14 March, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    While the U.S. approach to corporate ethics programs is often compliance-based compared to Europe’s values-based approach, there may be a move toward a middle way that embraces aspects of both.

  352. Converging Physical and Information Security Risk Management

    15 February, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Traditionally, physical and information security have operated in their own silos with separate teams and different risks, processes, and budgets. But risks and threats are evolving and becoming interdependent. As new technologies are adopted in the workp

  353. Coping With the Coming Wave of Web Communication

    22 April, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Looks at Web conferencing and collaboration systems: how they work, how to create a successful enterprise strategy for them, and their outlook.

  354. Cops, Geeks, and Bean Counters: The Clashing Cultures of Corporate Security

    21 September, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Bridging the clash of cultures and creating a common frame of reference is essential if companies are to manage their total security needs in an effective manner.

  355. Corporate Brands: Meeting the Challenges of Changing Times

    01 February, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report, based on a September 2009 meeting of The Conference Board Council on Corporate Brand Management, discusses the challenges facing the corporate brand and what the new operating landscape—the new normal—will look like once the recession ends.

  356. Corporate Brands: Strategies for the New Normal

    01 March, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report is an issue-specific excerpt from Council Perspectives (CP-015) Corporate Brands: Meeting the Challenges of Changing Times.

  357. Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Arrive: Are Capital Markets Addressing New Business and Investment Risk Factors?

    19 July, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Perhaps the only thing that is certain today in global capital markets is that traditional performance measures are not capturing important investment risk factors.

  358. Corporate Citizenship in the New Century: Accountability, Transparency, and Global Stakeholder Engagement

    23 July, 2002 | Research Report

    This report, based on the views and experiences of corporate managers of citizenship programs, CEOs, and board members at over 700 companies, examines the state of global corporate citizenship practices, expectations, and trends.

  359. Corporate Citizenship Reporting: Best Practices

    30 June, 2005 | Research Report

    This report presents case studies of five companies that exemplify best practices in the public reporting to stakeholders of citizenship performance.

  360. Corporate Communications Trends... Ruling in Nike Case May Lead to Increased Corporate Self-Censorship

    13 January, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    The repercussions from the lawsuit against Nike concerning its international employment practices, may cause the loss of free speech protection for businesses and an increase in false advertisement suits.

  361. Corporate Community Development: Meeting the Measurement Challenge

    17 January, 2002 | Research Report

    This report presents four case studies of corporate community economic development projects: Renew Moline (undertaken by John Deere); Siyeza Foods (General Mills): Project Zero / Grand Rapids (Cascade Engineering); and Harlem USA (JPMorganChase).

  362. Corporate Contributions - A Look at the Numbers

    15 October, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Corporate giving among the largest U.S. corporations is on the rise according to The Conference Board’s annual survey. For additional information see Report 1355.

  363. Corporate Contributions in 2001

    29 January, 2003 | Research Report

    This annual overview of corporate giving, based on information supplied by 187 of the largest U.S. corporations, finds that overall giving budgets generally increased from 2000 to 2001.

  364. Corporate Contributions in 2002

    18 December, 2003 | Research Report

    This report is an annual overview of corporate giving based on information supplied by the largest U.S. corporations.

  365. Corporate Contributions in 2004

    09 November, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Corporate giving among the largest U.S. corporations and international corporate giving were on the rise in 2003 and 2004. 

  366. Corporate Contributions: The View From Fifty Years

    29 June, 1999 | Research Report

    This report examines the history of corporate contributions.

  367. Corporate Culture and ERM

    28 June, 2013 | Director Notes

    Boards considering ERM should examine the growing data suggesting a correlation between mature risk management practices and value creation and the increasing scrutiny of risk management practices by courts.

  368. Corporate Director Selection and Recruitment: A Matrix

    20 May, 2013 | Director Notes

    Every board should agree on a clear statement of desired personal attributes for all board members to guide the nominating and governance committee as they search for director candidates.

  369. Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Conference KeyNotes Report

    10 September, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The current macroeconomic environment gives diversity leaders an unprecedented opportunity to cement the strategic value of diversity for business success.

  370. Corporate EH&S Reward Programs

    13 June, 1996 | Research Report

    Employee-recognition programs can boost your company's performance in EHS. This report shows how such programs can aid your strategic planning.

  371. Corporate Environmental Governance: Benchmarks Toward a World-Class System

    08 May, 2000 | Research Report

    Environmental management systems are not new, and most companies report having had an EMS before 1996. Nevertheless, ISO 14001 has promoted a more systematic approach and created a common EMS vocabulary.

  372. Corporate Giving Priorities and Challenges in 2007

    21 June, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    The factor most influencing corporate giving priorities in 2007 is aligning the giving program more closely with business needs.

  373. Corporate Governance and Business Preparedness

    17 March, 2011 | Research Report

    A survey of The Conference Board paints a detailed picture of how businesses are balancing security, business continuity, and operational risk management as part of governance.

  374. Corporate Governance and Business Preparedness

    16 May, 2011 | Key Findings

    A survey of The Conference Board paints a detailed picture of how businesses are balancing security, business continuity, and operational risk management as part of governance.

  375. Corporate Governance and Cross-Border Mergers

    20 June, 2000 | Research Report

    Driven by pressure to compete globally, companies are increasingly making cross-border rather than domestic M&A deals. Senior executives discuss how they handle corporate governance before, during, and after such mergers.

  376. Corporate Governance Best Practices in Europe

    30 August, 2005 | Research Report

    Many companies operating in Europe are creating innovative governance practices to anticipate future regulations and keep ahead of their competitors.

  377. Corporate Governance Best Practices: A Blueprint for the Post-Enron Era

    12 May, 2003 | Research Report

    This blueprint best practices report is intended as a sourcebook of leading governance practices for board members and management.

  378. Corporate Governance Handbook 2005: Developments in Best Practices, Compliance, and Legal Standards

    01 July, 2005 | Book

    In addition to bringing the 2003 report Corporate Governance Best Practices: A Blueprint for the Post-Enron Era up-to-date, this report is intended to provide boards and management with a compendium of the leading corporate governance practices.

  379. Corporate Governance Handbook 2007: Legal Standards and Board Practices

    06 July, 2007 | Book

    This handbook is intended to be an easy-to-use compendium of rapidly evolving laws and rules and the best practices adopted by leading companies.

  380. Corporate Governance Handbook: Legal Standards and Board Practices (Third Edition)

    24 September, 2009 | Book

    Revised in 2009, this handbook presents an easy-to-use compendium of rapidly evolving laws and regulations and the best practices adopted by leading companies.

  381. Corporate Governance Practices for Initial Public Offerings in the United States

    25 January, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines the corporate governance practices of 50 U.S. companies at the time of their initial public offerings (IPOs) and finds that pressure to update governance practices at larger companies has had a limited effect on IPO-stage companies.

  382. Corporate Governance Practices in US Initial Public Offerings

    07 April, 2014 | Director Notes

    A review of the largest US initial public offerings shows that newly public companies have a great deal of latitude in designing their governance structures, at least at the time of their IPO.

  383. Corporate Governance:Global Trends Examined From an Asian Perspective

    26 January, 2001 | Research Report

    Based on a comparison of corporate governance initiatives in Asia with those in other parts of the world, the notion of an "Anglo-Saxon" or "Asian" governance model is irrelevant.

  384. Corporate Image and Branding Conference KeyNotes Report

    13 May, 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies that can distill the complexity of their business into a simple and compelling message can win the enthusiasm of employees and the market.

  385. Corporate Misconduct and the Market for Directorships

    04 November, 2010 | Director Notes

    This report analyzes the changes in directorships held by outside board members of 113 public companies involved in a shareholder class-action lawsuit alleging the misrepresentation of information to investors.

  386. Corporate Oversight and Stakeholder Lines of Defense

    11 October, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Stakeholders are demanding improved oversight in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. This report presents a model for effective corporate oversight.

  387. Corporate Participation in Community Recovery

    30 December, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    This report discusses the six different recovery initiatives and how corporations can participate.

  388. Corporate Philanthropy in China: A Practitioner's Guide for Foreign Donors

    21 November, 2012 | Research Report

    This report describes China’s nonprofit sector and the challenges for foreign donors who wish to get involved with Chinese nonprofits. It also gives suggestions for identifying and partnering with organizations.

  389. Corporate Philanthropy with a Global Footprint

    08 March, 2013 | Research Report

    The context of global giving is changing. Investment, not philanthropy, is the preferred terminology and approach internationally, as this snapshot of the state of global corporate philanthropy illustrates.

  390. Corporate Political Spending: Policies and Practices, Accountability, and Disclosure

    20 December, 2012 | Research Report

    When it comes to political spending and the related questions of how to demonstrate accountability and how much information to disclose, there is no single right answer.

  391. Corporate Practices in Management Development

    08 August, 1996 | Research Report

    Case studies and a survey examine the best practices of top management development executives.

  392. Corporate Responses to Humanitarian Disasters: The Mutual Benefits of Private-Humanitarian Cooperation

    06 May, 2008 | Research Report

    Partnerships between corporations and humanitarian organizations not only benefit those in need, they benefit corporations as well, fostering the exchange of ideas and best practices and demonstrating social responsibility to stakeholders.

  393. Corporate Security in a Time of Crisis: Bioterrorism

    12 November, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Deals with mailroom procedures and the risk of bioterrism.

  394. Corporate Security in a Time of Crisis: Concerns for International Business Travelers

    12 November, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Addresses current security issues in business travel and emergency evacuation from overseas locations.

  395. Corporate Security in a Time of Crisis: Management Challenges

    12 November, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Assists senior executives in becoming conversant with current security issues, including how to integrate it in the management process, the question of cost, protection procedures and contingency plans, and supply chain and product security.

  396. Corporate Security in a Time of Crisis: Online Security Resources

    12 November, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Lists Web resources for current security issues, including management challenges, bioterrorism, protecting IT, and concerns for international business travelers.

  397. Corporate Security in a Time of Crisis: Protecting IT

    12 November, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Discusses ensuring IT security, and IT recovery and response procedures.

  398. Corporate Security Management: Organization and Spending Since 9/11

    23 July, 2003 | Research Report

    This comprehensive study reveals business spending patterns since the attacks of September 11, 2001.

  399. Corporate Security Measures and Practices

    11 March, 2005 | Research Report

    This piece encapsulates information from a series of reports regarding security issues, which were originally published by The Conference Board in 2003 and 2004.

  400. Corporate Social Responsibility In China: Can Voluntary Codes Succeed?

    19 July, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Is there an alternative to laws that are unevenly administered and enforced? A question well worth asking about business practice in all developing economies -- including China.

  401. Corporate Social Responsibility in India

    13 August, 2014 | Director Notes

    Given India’s global influence, there is much potential for its vision of mandatory CSR, which anticipates CSR as a central component of corporate activity, to spread to the rest of the world.

  402. Corporate Sustainability Disclosure in China

    04 October, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Environmental and labor regulations abound in China, but supervision and enforcement are seriously lacking. Chinese businesses acutely need more transparency, better disclosure, and better performance in sustainability.

  403. Corporate Sustainability in Brazil

    21 May, 2014 | Director Notes

    This report looks at Brazil through a corporate sustainability lens and offers an overview of the current state of environmental and social practices among its business organizations.

  404. Corporate Volunteerism: How Families Make a Difference

    01 July, 1997 | Research Report

    Involving families in volunteer programs improves results and morale, but it takes leadership, communication, and planning.

  405. Cost Competitiveness of the Manufacturing Sector in China and India: An Industry and Regional Perspective

    05 January, 2009 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark, Abdul Azeez Erumban, Vivian Chen, Utsav Kumar, January 2009. – EPWP #09 – 02

  406. Cost of Losing the American Dream: A view from China

    16 October, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    After revelations about corporate and government encroachment on Americans' privacy, freedom-starved Chinese cast a less favorable eye on the United States.

  407. Cracking the Financial Code

    01 March, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report is an issue-specific excerpt from Council Perspectives (CP-015) Corporate Brands: Meeting the Challenges of Changing Times.

  408. Crafting a Strategy for Virtual Worlds: Eight Questions to Ask

    10 August, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Virtual worlds are emerging fast on the business landscape, but few companies have developed a strategy to deal with them. How can you take advantage of this new technology?

  409. Creating a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

    06 May, 2008 | Research Report

    Diversity and inclusion (D&I) isn’t just about valuing differences anymore, but about putting them to work in today’s global economy, which requires D&I practitioners with specific competencies.

  410. Creating a Competency Model for Diversity and Inclusion Practitioners

    01 May, 2008 | Council Perspectives

    This report sets out a new and unique competency model for 21st century D&I practioners.

  411. Creating Personal Emotional Connections with Employees and Customers: Insights from The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference

    01 August, 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Defining and living your company's larger purpose so that employees engage emotionally ensures that they, as ambassadors, best represent your company brand to customers.

  412. Culture Crash

    01 October, 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    A Lehman Brothers insider reveals why the firm's best traits turned out to be its worst.

  413. Customer Relationship Management: New Ways of Keeping the Customer Satisfied

    03 August, 2001 | Research Report

    This report examines planning and implementation practices for Customer Relationship Management and pinpoints keys to success among B2C and B2B practitioners across a range of industries.

D

  1. Dangerous Terrain: How to manage corporate political spending in a risky new environment

    02 January, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    With attention focused on the money that SuperPACs are spending to influence election results, companies are likely overlooking their own risks in the new campaign-finance system.

  2. Darkening Debt Picture Casts a Shadow over Germany's Stellar Growth Performance

    23 September, 2013 | Global Debt and Growth Series

    The German government’s current fiscal consolidation path seems appropriate, even though rising health costs will place upward pressure on expenditures while a shrinking labor force will diminish Germany’s tax base.

  3. Dealing With Employee Travel Fears

    04 December, 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Discusses travel safety concerns, how companies can assist employees in overcoming them, new airport safety measures, components of a comprehensive disaster plan, travel tips for individuals, coping with anxiety, and online resources.

  4. Debating European Corporate Governance Issues

    27 May, 2000 | Research Report

    We investigate how successfully European governance models and practices position companies to compete for global capital.

  5. Deep Dive Exchange Insights: State of Attack - Preparing for and Responding to Attacks from State Media

    14 May, 2014 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and implications from the third Deep Dive Exchange session hosted by The Conference Board’s China Center.

  6. Deep Dive Exchange Insights: The Evolving Face of Corrupt Practices in China – Managing 3rd Party Fraud Risk

    21 May, 2013 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, and implications from the Deep Dive Exchange session hosted by The Conference Board's China Center

  7. Deep Dive Exchange Insights: Wage Escalation in China -- What Assumptions Make Sense for the Future?

    10 October, 2013 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, and implications from the China Center's October 2013 Deep Dive Exchange session on wage escalation in China.

  8. Defining Corporate Governance Best Practices to Add Firm Value

    20 September, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    European family-controlled public companies tend to perform less well in the stock market than their American counterparts. Would best practices followed by family firms in the United States be helpful examples for similar enterprises in Europe?

  9. Defining Pay in Pay for Performance

    25 September, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines pay-for-performance (PFP) issues to consider in making year-end compensation decisions, designing pay plans, and drafting 2013 proxies. It also offers examples of how to define “pay” for PFP analysis and disclosure purposes.

  10. Defining the Corporate Ethics Brand

    30 November, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Companies usually place corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility in different departments with different lines of responsibility, but merging them into a coherent corporate ethics brand could reap benefits.

  11. Defining The Values-Based Enterprise

    15 June, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    A renewed interested in the concept of a values-based enterprise has emerged. At the heart of the values based enterprise is the belief that companies need both “private” and “public” capital to survive and prosper.

  12. Design-Centered Innovation: Observe, Learn, Innovate

    16 January, 2013 | Council Perspectives

    Customers value the experience of using a product or service, not just the product or service itself. Companies can use a design-centered approach to innovation to facilitate the process of selling the total “experience” to their customers.

  13. Designing Global Businesses for Innovation and Growth

    27 August, 2014 | Research Report

    Organization design can support innovation within a company. It creates the context for innovative activity and the means for delivering results to customers. But the alignment between organization design structures and innovation strategy can break down.

  14. Designing Organizations That Execute New Strategies and Create Capabilities for Change

    03 July, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Driven by today's global and hyper-competitive environment, organizations are
    experiencing constant change. They need to build an internal design capability
    to realign organizational components on an almost continuous basis.

  15. Designing the High-Performance Compensation Plan That Works

    04 January, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Some mid-size companies are reshuffling their mix of incentives, for example, seeking alternatives to stock option plans, to galvanize employees and grow in new directions.

  16. Despite the Chaos, Europe's Economies Are Regaining Competitiveness through Improvements in Unit Labor Cost Performance

    27 July, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Can Europe’s recent gains in productivity and lower unit labor costs be sustained?

  17. Determining Board Effectiveness

    15 November, 1999 | Research Report

    Organized around key issues, this handbook draws on the experience of seasoned board directors and leading corporate governance experts to tackle the challenges boards face as they review their structural and decision-making processes.

  18. Developing an Effective Climate Change Strategy

    25 February, 2014 | Director Notes

    Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies are becoming increasingly important. This report details eight steps for developing such strategies and provides examples of companies that have done so.

  19. Developing Business Leaders for 2010

    10 April, 2002 | Research Report

    *NOTE:Some data has been corrected.* This study, based on extensive interview and survey data, addresses the efforts of leading-edge companies to develop the leadership strength they will need to ensure competitive success in the coming years.

  20. Developing Global Leaders

    08 November, 2005 | Research Report

    Developing global business leaders is as complex as the world in which they work and requires a top-down corporate commitment to training, feedback, and balancing individuals’ goals with business needs.

  21. Developing Leaders: Voices from India

    16 December, 2013 | Research Report

    Leadership development is more critical than ever—and some companies have cracked the code. Learn what top companies in India are doing now to prepare tomorrow’s leaders.

  22. Director Compensation and Board Practices: 2013 Edition

    20 February, 2013 | Research Report

    This report analyzes findings from a 2012 survey of 359 companies and provides benchmarking information on the compensation awarded to individual board members in FY2011 and on board practices.

  23. Director Notes: The Role of the Board in Risk Oversight—Adapting to Regulatory Developments and Emerging Practices

    20 November, 2009 | Director Notes

    This report highlights a range of considerations for directors as they approach the assessment and oversight of their risk management programs.

  24. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices in 2003

    06 November, 2003 | Research Report

    This report, based on a survey of more than 606 manufacturing, financial, and service companies, presents the amount and type of compensation paid to outside directors in 2003.

  25. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices in 2004

    13 October, 2004 | Research Report

    This annual report provides information on the amount and type of compensation paid outside directors in 2004 in 510 companies in three major industry sectors.

  26. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices in 2005

    08 November, 2005 | Research Report

    This is a data compilation of Director's compensation for the year 2005. Data includes basic analysis providing information on which industries pay the highest amount of compensation to their executives.

  27. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices in 2006

    19 October, 2006 | Research Report

    This annual report provides information on the amount and type of compensation paid outside directors in 2006 in 402 companies in three major industry sectors.

  28. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices in 2007

    12 June, 2008 | Research Report

    New rules released by the SEC give companies more direction regarding form and content of executive and director compensation information. This report examines compensation data by industry and company size.

  29. Directors' Compensation and Board Practices in 2008

    09 December, 2008 | Key Findings

    This annual report analyzes board structure and director compensation information regarding U.S-based public companies.

  30. Directors' Duties under the New SEC Rules on Disclosure Enhancement

    17 February, 2010 | Director Notes

    This report discusses the new SEC rules and reform in detail and touches on the implications for boards of directors.

  31. Directors’ Compensation and Board Practices in 2008

    09 December, 2008 | Research Report

    A look at corporate boards today: this report provides benchmarks useful in considering compensation levels for corporate boards, as well as information on board practices.

  32. Directors’ Duties and the Pursuit of Social Investments

    14 January, 2010 | Director Notes

    This report examines the implications of sustainability on business corporations and on the body of law that governs them.

  33. Disclosure Lessons from the 2013 Proxy Season

    27 August, 2013 | Director Notes

    Based on a sampling of proxy statements from the first half of 2013, it appears that an increasing number of companies are providing shareholders with additional or enhanced disclosures.

  34. Disconnect: The company you think you're running is not the company for which your people work.

    09 July, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    CEOs rarely know much about how work actually gets done below the C-suite level.

  35. Discretionary Income Trends: An Overview

    19 January, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    A new study finds that the number of U.S. households with discretionary income rose over a five year period. Can the same be said for the proportion of households with discretionary income?

  36. Distracted Directors and Firm Value

    09 June, 2014 | Director Notes

    This report examines the effect of director busyness on firm value and provides evidence that independent director busyness can be detrimental to the quality of the board monitoring role.

  37. Diversity and Inclusion: Global Challenges and Opportunities

    01 January, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report, which is based on a joint meeting of The Conference Board Diversity and Inclusion Councils, offers insights into both the external and internal hurdles companies face when they try to implement a global diversity program.

  38. Diversity and Profitability: Making the Connections

    05 January, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    As demographic changes in Europe and government regulations pressure companies to increase workforce diversity, companies are finding that a diverse workforce can increase productivity and profitability.

  39. Diversity Executive: Tasks, Competencies, and Strategies for Effective Leadership

    12 October, 2001 | Research Report

    Seventy-one diversity executives, representing some of America's leading corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations, share best practices and recommendations on setting standards for effective diversity leadership.

  40. Diversity: An Imperative for Business Success

    29 October, 1999 | Research Report

    This conference report addresses the business rationale behind implementing diversity and tools for making inclusiveness a reality within companies.

  41. DNA of Leaders: Leadership Development Secrets

    30 August, 2013 | Research Report

    We define the common characteristics of successful leadership development and 23 values that are part of the DNA of leadership development at the “best companies for leadership.”

  42. Do Computers Make Output Harder to Measure?

    06 April, 2000 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robert H. McGuckin and Kevin Stiroh, April 2000. - EPWP #00 - 03

  43. Do Exchange Rates Matter?

    06 May, 2004 | Research Report

    Our global survey finds that exchange rate risk may impact market opportunity or perceptions of market opportunity, but it does not have a large independent effect on foreign investment decisions.

  44. Do Your Customers Trust You?

    09 July, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    Q&A with Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, authors of "Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage."

  45. Does A Rising Tide Lift All Boats?

    14 June, 2000 | Research Report

    America's full-time working poor reap limited gains in the new economy; since the mid-1970s, long-term economic growth has had little impact on poverty among full-time workers.

  46. Does Your Board Have an Effective Management System of Its Own?

    01 February, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Reviews the key areas directors should focus on to ensure they meet their increasingly stringent fiduciary liability.

  47. Does Your Company Encourage Good Followership?

    16 November, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    It may no longer be an insult to be called a great follower. What can organizations do to foster the right attitudes and skills?

  48. Doing Good and Doing Well:Making the Business Case for Corporate Citizenship

    14 November, 2000 | Research Report

    Whether corporate citizenship "pays" is not as relevant a question as how corporate citizenship contributes to achieving the core business strategy.

  49. Don't Underestimate China: Why Chinese Businesses Can Grow Into Serious International Competitors

    07 May, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Businesses that follow conventional wisdom and assume that Chinese-owned enterprises will be weak competitors on the international business stage may be unpleasantly surprised.

  50. Driving Real Value with CSR

    10 September, 2013 | Director Notes

    Spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) doesn’t automatically create economic value. Executives who understand when and how to deploy responsible practices, however, can use CSR to improve their bottom line.

  51. Driving Toward ''0''

    18 November, 2003 | Research Report

    This study is a benchmark on corporate safety culture and a rating of the policies and best practices that affect corporate safety performance.

  52. Duty to Monitor under Delaware Law: from Caremark to Citigroup

    04 February, 2010 | Director Notes

    Have corporate governance laws struck the right balance between risk taking and risk mitigation? This report provides an overview of Delaware law developments on the fiduciary duty to monitor.

  53. dynamics of spatial agglomeration in China: an empirical assessment

    05 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Ana Isabel Moreno-Monroy, December 2008. - EPWP #08 – 06

E

  1. E-Business Strategies in the Global Marketplace: E-Procurement and Other Challenges

    04 June, 2001 | Research Report

    According to a survey of U.S. and European organizations, development of e-procurement programs is proving more complex, expensive, and time consuming than originally envisaged.

  2. E-Commerce Tax Policy and Planning: Domestic and International

    21 August, 2000 | Research Report

    It is obvious that the sales tax regime will not work in the age of e-commerce. The question is: How far will legislators go in continuing to increase rates?

  3. Education and Corporate Philanthropy: Focus Funding for Maximum Impact

    09 August, 2012 | Council Perspectives

    Developing a lens through which to evaluate each potential corporate philanthropy program is critical to success and maximizing impact.

  4. Effects of Federalism and Privatization on Productivity in Chinese Firms

    29 January, 2002 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Sean M. Dougherty and Robert H. McGuckin, January 2002. - EPWP #02 - 01

  5. EH&S: A Platform for Progress

    24 January, 1997 | Research Report

    Environmental performance is essential to bottom-line growth, and leaders in the field agree that integration is the key to strong performance. Actual integration, however, is not a simple process.

  6. E-mail Management and Distribution Tools—A Primer

    18 August, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Overcoming the challenges of customer email, such as 24-hour access, meeting expectations for timely responses, and archival and access capabilities, can become costly without the appropriate strategy and management tools.

  7. Embracing the Enemy: Why companies need to encourage whistleblowers, not fear them

    01 July, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Why do good corporations not try harder to search for and act on information about potential wrongdoing—before someone blows a whistle in public?

  8. Emerging Governance Practices In Enterprise Risk Management

    14 February, 2007 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Working Group on ERM reveals the need for a common base of practical guidance for integrating risk management and explores what constitutes a comprehensive program.

  9. Emerging Trends... Europe Shifts Burden of Waste Disposal to Product Producers

    05 February, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    What companies can do now to prepare for the expanded financial and physical burden of disposal at the end of a product's useful life?

  10. Emphasis on Developing Leaders: Despite Hard Times Companies View Leadership Development as a Priority

    25 September, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Even during corporate belt-tightening leadership development is a necessity, not a luxury.

  11. Employee Communication During Mergers

    20 June, 2000 | Research Report

    During a merger, the new strategic directions, business priorities, organization dynamics, and values combine with employees' strong personal concerns to create an enormous demand for accurate and timely information.

  12. Employee Engagement in a VUCA World: A Review of Current Research and Its Implications

    12 July, 2011 | Research Report

    This report combines analysis of some of the most important employee engagement research of today and puts it into perspective for members.

  13. Employee Engagement: What Works Now?

    17 December, 2012 | Research Report

    Even when organizations commit to achieving a high level of employee engagement, the goal can be elusive. This report examines current engagement practices to discover how companies find success.

  14. Employee Engagement
    A Review of Current Research and Its Implications

    09 November, 2006 | Research Report

    This literature review summarizes what is known on the topic of "Employee Engagement" and what companies can do to foster true engagement in the workplace.

  15. Employee Health Care Conference KeyNotes Report

    04 June, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    With many details of health care reform unknown or still to come, some companies have decided to focus on their long-term health care strategy rather than mere compliance.

  16. Employers and U.S. Public Education – Facilitating an Open Discussion about the Role of Business in U.S. Public Schools

    04 February, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    A guide to be used by employers to discuss with employees why they invest in education and how employees can engage in those programs as well as become better consumers of education.
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  17. Employment Effects of the 'New Economy' A Comparison of the European Union and the United States

    20 March, 2003 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark, Robert Inklaar, Robert H. McGuckin, and Marcel P. Timmer, March 2003. - EPWP #03 - 02

  18. Energy Management Goes Strategic—An Operations-Only Issue No More

    22 February, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    New developments in energy pricing, supply, environmental concerns, and regulation are causing companies to shift their energy-related decision making from an operational focus to a more strategic one.

  19. Engaging Business Leaders in Strategic Workforce Planning: A Guide to Effective Conversations

    25 July, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    This guide includes basic questions to drive the initial conversation between the strategic workforce planning (SWP) leader and business leaders.

  20. Engaging Employees Through Your Brand

    19 April, 2001 | Research Report

    Branding is well established as a marketing strategy, and, for most enterprises today, no market is more competitive than the market for employees.

  21. Enron Ethics Breakdown

    14 February, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Focuses on the business ethics issues raised by the conduct of Enron's directors, officers, accountants, and lawyers.

  22. Enterprise Risk Management Systems: Beyond the Balanced Scorecard

    09 June, 2005 | Research Report

    This report features a new approach to developing an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) system which goes beyond earlier basic concepts to not only identify strategic success measures, but also to link them to risk factors.

  23. Entrepreneurial Flame: How to Keep it Burning Brightly in Your Company

    03 December, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Maintaining the enthusiasm and motivation of your most creative, entrepreneurial-minded employees is difficult even in the best of times. Learn how some successful companies manage to always keep the entrepreneurial spirit flourishing.

  24. Entrepreneurs, Inventors and the Growth of the Economy

    13 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by William J. Baumol, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 12

  25. Environmental Policy-Making

    18 June, 1997 | Research Report

    European and American decision makers realize they need a new approach to environmental policy making, so they are considering analytical tools such as risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis.

  26. Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Governance: What a Difference a Few Years Can Make

    26 September, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    The Chief Environment, Health, and Safety Officers’ Council survey results and analysis underscore a corporate shift of attention to sustainability as a source of business value.

  27. E-Proxy Reform, Activism, and the Decline in Retail Shareholder Voting

    23 December, 2010 | Director Notes

    This report explores issues that have arisen since the introduction of the new electronic forms of delivering voting materials: the observed shareholder response-rate decline and the impact on activism.

  28. Escaping the Sovereign-Debt Crisis: Productivity-Driven Growth and Moderate Spending May Offer a Way Out

    14 December, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Sovereign debt and fiscal deficits are strangling many advanced economies. Policy choices are complex, but there is an escape strategy that does not require draconian budget cuts or risky debt-financed stimulus spending.

  29. Establishing Value For HR Technology

    18 May, 2004 | Research Report

    This report examines the impact of HR technology initiatives on overall corporate business strategies and explores how these innovations are helping companies create value.

  30. Ethics & the Board: Integrating Integrity into Business Strategy

    01 December, 2009 | Council Perspectives

    This report provides a 360-degree, high-level overview of "touch points" between issues of business integrity and the role of the governing body of a business.

  31. Ethics and Compliance Enforcement Decisions – the Information Gap

    30 June, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    Senior executives and corporate directors want to know whether companies have "received credit" (i.e., avoided prosecution or obtained sentence reductions) for having effective ethics and compliance programs - but such information is in short supply.

  32. Ethics Issues and Programs: The Role of the Board

    19 December, 2011 | Research Report

    This report, which is the first released by The Conference Board since 2004 on the subject of director engagement with ethics issues, documents board efforts to deal with the broadening scope of their ethics responsibilities.

  33. Ethics Programs ... The Role of the Board: A Global Study

    17 February, 2004 | Research Report

    This report addresses the proper role for company boards in the design, implementation, and monitoring for effectiveness of company ethics programs.

  34. Ethics Programs and Practices: A 20-Year Retrospective

    05 September, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Corporate ethics codes have become more precise in the past 20 years, and the involvement of boards of directors — a sign of company commitment— has risen dramatically.

  35. Ethics Programs: The Role of the Board

    22 September, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    Though recent events have imparted a new urgency to Board involvement and oversight of company ethics programs, a Conference Board study finds that such Board action is neither a new or a distinctly U.S. phenomenon.

  36. EU Labor Productivity and Employment Improve in 2004—but U.S. Still Leads

    19 January, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Productivity and employment growth accelerated in the European Union, but the United States improved at about double the EU-25 growth rates. Will Europe be able to maintain and improve upon these results to reach global prosperity?

  37. Euro Area: Looking Through the Turbulence in Financial Markets

    07 June, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Despite the overwhelming sense of crisis in the Euro Area, recovery from the global recession is still underway.

  38. Europe Vs. The United States: Which Industries are Leading the Productivity Race?

    28 June, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Good and bad news for Europe, technology as a growth factor, ICT vs. non-ICT sectors, and industry leaders and laggards.

  39. Europe’s Great Labor Market Divide

    05 December, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    The gulf between the haves and the have nots in Europe will likely continue to put stress on the future of European unity and trigger even more intense debate about the future of the Euro Area itself.

  40. European Perspective: Using Diversity and Work-Life Solutions to Retain a Competitive Edge

    10 November, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    This report finds organizations that master the ability to effectively address the needs, challenges, and opportunities that diversity represents will be the ones that thrive globally.

  41. Europe's Productivity Gap: Catching Up or Getting Stuck?

    05 June, 2006 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart Van Ark, June 2006. - EPWP #06 - 02

  42. Europe's Progress in Promoting Work-Life and Diversity in the Workplace

    12 January, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation now covers the European Union’s 27 member states, strongly affecting companies’ diversity and work-life management policies and practices.

  43. Euro-What Impact Will It Have on European Labor Markets: Perspectives on a Global Economy

    18 February, 1999 | Research Report

    Unlike the United States, Europe experienced reductions in the number of hours of work as well as lower proportions of the total population in the work force in the 1990s.

  44. Evidence-Based HR in Action

    31 July, 2008 | Research Report

    Evidence-based HR, a dramatically new approach to human capital analytics, helps establish causal connections between talent and profits, as the case studies in this report show.

  45. Evidence-Based Human Resources

    16 November, 2009 | Key Findings

    Do people equal profit, and if so, how can companies prove it? Evidence-based human resources (EBHR) provides practitioners with the means to answer these questions.

  46. Evidence-Based Human Resources: A Practitioner's Guide

    18 June, 2009 | Research Report

    This guide to Evidence-Based Human Resources provides practitioners with real live examples from early adopters of this innovative approach to human capital management.

  47. Evidence-Based Human Resources: A Primer and Summary of Current Literature

    28 December, 2007 | Research Report

    Regardless of how well executives may extol the necessity to attract, grow, motivate, and retain talent, measuring talent management and, more importantly, empirically demonstrating its impact continue to lag behind.

  48. Evolving Relationship Between Compensation Committees and Consultants

    30 January, 2006 | Research Report

    To ensure that outside consultants provide independent and neutral advice on executive compensation, board directors need to control all aspects of the relationship between the consultant and the compensation committee.

  49. Evolving Role of the Board in CEO and “Back Bench” Senior Executive Succession

    15 July, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Boards of Directors are becoming more involved in overall management succession. How can they ensure that the right leaders are in place to steer the company to be lucrative and principled.

  50. Examining the Impact of SEC Guidance Changes on CEO Succession Planning

    29 April, 2010 | Director Notes

    In late 2009, the SEC made a policy change that effectively removes the defense used by companies reluctant to disclose their CEO succession process to shareholders. The change means a new wave of corporate governance scrutiny.

  51. Excess Pay and the Dodd-Frank Clawback

    19 October, 2011 | Director Notes

    This report discusses excess pay’s cost to investors, explains why most existing clawbacks fall short of what Dodd–Frank is likely to require, and offers guidance for boards seeking to minimize excess pay not reached by Dodd–Frank.

  52. Executive Annual Incentive Plans

    04 April, 1996 | Research Report

    Detailed analysis of incentive payments by industry sector and position.

  53. Executive Coaching Survey: 2012 Edition

    19 December, 2012 | Research Report

    Executives who manage coaching practices can benchmark their own organizations against the responses of the 162 respondent companies in this survey; the report looks at internal and external coaching practices.

  54. Executive Compensation Consulting: A Research Working Group Report on Best Practices

    19 September, 2005 | Research Report

    This report presents a set of best practices developed by The Working Group on Executive Compensation Consulting to guide corporate managements and compensation committees in their use of executive compensation consultants.

  55. Executive Remuneration across Europe: A Handbook of Design, Disclosure, and Enforcement Rules

    21 February, 2012 | Book

    This comprehensive Handbook offers a detailed analysis of regulations in Europe regarding remuneration packages, and a comparison across national systems.

  56. Expanded Liability in Unclaimed Property: Are States Going Too Far?

    11 January, 2012 | Council Perspectives

    Aggressive enforcement of unclaimed property laws, along with an expanded definition of what constitutes unclaimed property, is raising the risk profile for organizations.

  57. Expanding Parameters of Global Corporate Citizenship

    10 June, 1999 | Research Report

    The parameters of sound corporate citizenship have moved beyond traditional monetary grants to encompass concerns such as sustainable development, human rights, and the quality of life needs of outside constituencies.

  58. Expanding the Investment Frontier: Factoring Environmental, Social and Governance Criteria into Investment Analysis

    26 October, 2005 | Research Report

    Environmental, Social and Governance Criteria are becoming more recognized as an essential tool in investment analysis.

  59. Exploring Innovation with Firm Level Data

    12 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Samuel Kortum, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 11

  60. Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference KeyNotes Report

    21 August, 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Over the last two years, companies have become more focused on employer branding, but determining the one meaningful brand message to communicate remains a challenge.

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  1. A Failure to Communicate . . .Twelve Habits of Effective Writers

    24 May, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    With the advances in media and technology, getting your message delivered has never been easier. However, it is also easier than ever to be misunderstood or overlooked in today's deluged inboxes.

  2. Fairness Opinions in the Sale of a Company: Context Is Key

    18 November, 2013 | Director Notes

    This report discusses aspects of a chancery court decision addressing fairness opinion matters and offers guidance regarding such opinions to directors seeking to meet their fiduciary duties during a sales process.

  3. Faith at Work: What Does It Mean to Be a “Faith-Friendly” Company?

    27 November, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    How companies frame their response the “faith-at-work” movement will determine if the issue becomes a legal minefield or a source of competitive advantage.

  4. Faith at Work: What Does It Mean to Be a “Faith-Friendly” Company?

    01 November, 2006 | Council Perspectives

    Though in its early stages, the "faith-at-work movement" is demanding serious attention from employers. How companies frame their response will determine if the issue becomes a legal minefield or a source of competitive advantage.

  5. Fast Track: Accelerating the Leadership Development of High Potentials in Asia

    05 June, 2013 | Research Report

    A combination of demographics, education, and hyperinvestment means companies across Asia struggle to fill their management ranks. The report explores leadership characteristics, development approaches, and elements for overcoming the struggle.

  6. FCPA Enforcement Trends

    27 February, 2013 | Director Notes

    Compared to the blistering pace set by U.S. authorities in previous years, 2012 saw a decline in FCPA enforcement. This downturn, however, will probably be short-lived.

  7. Feeling the Pain: Wage Growth in the United States during and after the Great Recession

    26 April, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    This report analyzes the impact of the Great Recession on wage growth in the United States from several perspectives, and describes the different effects on the earnings of various demographic groups.

  8. Financial Reporting Challenges for 2012

    24 February, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines key messages and disclosure guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to assist public company executives and directors in preparing and reviewing 2012 periodic reports.

  9. Financial Services Offshoring: Moving Toward Fewer Captives and Global Cost Competitiveness

    31 March, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Financial services companies show greater interest than other sectors in contracting with large international providers and becoming more cost competitive by moving operations to lower labor cost locations

  10. Finding a Definition of Employee Engagement

    19 June, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Determining a practical definition of employee engagement is a personal exercise. Companies must determine, “What is employee engagement to us?” based on drivers such as company pride and manager relationships.

  11. Finding Direction . . .Taking Control of the Sustainability Agenda: Broadening the Role of Business

    18 December, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    For business to adopt an enhanced corporate responsibility strategy and expect to realize short-term business benefits in the face of long-term global needs is likely unrealistic. This report explains why it is still important to develop such a strategy.

  12. Finding the Right Balance: The Risks and Rewards of Third Party Ethics Programs

    12 February, 2008 | Research Report

    Companies increasingly depend on third parties in the global economy, and while they institute measures to control the risk inherent in these relationships, such efforts can bring their own complications.

  13. First Customers

    01 July, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    In a new market, you need to secure a foothold. World domination can come later.

  14. Fitting the Work to the Worker: Recruiting, Engaging, and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

    19 August, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    This year is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. What are the barriers to and benefits of hiring and retaining people with disabilities?

  15. Five Years of Strategic Workforce Planning Research: What Have We Learned?

    16 January, 2013 | Research Report

    Most companies that have begun implementing strategic workforce planning (SWP) still have a long way to go, five years of research collected on the topic indicates.

  16. Flattened

    02 April, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    We ask too much of middle managers; they deserve acknowledgment, respect, and relief.

  17. Forecasting Chinese Households’ Demand from Home Production

    12 June, 2013 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Yabin Wang
    June 2013 - EPWP #13 – 01

  18. Foreign Exchange Management: Creating Value Through Better Decision Making

    01 December, 2009 | Key Findings

    Foreign Exchange Management: Creating Value through Better Decision Making gauges the impact of the financial crisis on FX management practices

  19. Foreign Exchange Management: Creating Value Through Better Decision Making

    01 December, 2009 | Research Report

    Foreign Exchange Management: Creating Value through Better Decision Making gauges the impact of the financial crisis on FX management practices

  20. Forget the Free Sodas – They Don’t Motivate Anyone

    18 November, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    The real key to employee productivity lies in passion. What five things can managers do to make employees care?

  21. Forging an Effective Sales Organization

    08 February, 1999 | Research Report

    Without a solid sales organization, your corporation could be out of luck or even out of business. What steps are companies taking to boost their sales organizations?

  22. Fostering Retirement and Financial Security in an Era of Individual Responsibility

    17 May, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Individuals must assume more responsibility for the adequate funding of their retirement years. Enlightened companies are providing their employees with tools to help.

  23. Frameworks for Integrating Citizenship and Sustainability into Business Strategies and Operations

    30 June, 2009 | Research Report

    This report explores the approaches of 11 North American companies with well-established citizenship and sustainability practices.

  24. Frameworks for Integrating Citizenship and Sustainability into Business Strategies and Operations

    30 June, 2009 | Key Findings

    This report explores the approaches of 11 North American companies with well-established citizenship and sustainability practices.

  25. From a Buyer’s Market to a Seller’s Market: Declining Unemployment and Evolving Labor Shortages in the United States

    01 May, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    Demographic trends and the imminent departure from the workforce of the baby boom generation point to the emergence of a “sellers’ market” when it comes to skilled talent.

  26. From Compliance Governance to Strategic Governance

    15 January, 2010 | Director Notes

    With both companies and investors under pressure and looking for redemption, the 2010 annual meeting season will be a shadow referendum on the crisis and an inflection point in the evolution of corporate governance.

  27. From Enron To Lehman Brothers: Lessons for Boards From Recent Corporate Governance Failures

    26 March, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report identifies common pitfalls in many current whistleblower and compliance policies and programs, and offers recommendations for audit committee on how to strengthen them.

  28. From Like to Love

    03 October, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    According to Adrian Slywotzky, "very good" isn't good enough anymore—your product needs something extra.

  29. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: What Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage Mean for Your Company

    02 September, 2014 | Key Business Issues

    The retirement of baby boomers will create labor shortages in mature economies worldwide. This report covers implications for companies and actions they can take.

  30. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: What Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage Mean for Your Company

    02 September, 2014 | Key Business Issues

    Is your company at risk of labor shortages? This Strategic Overview covers the potential implications of labor shortages and what every function can do to mitigate there effects.

  31. From Risk Management To Risk Strategy

    30 June, 2005 | Research Report

    This survey based report presents the findings of 271 executives questioned on their current ERM practices.

  32. From Risk Management To Risk Strategy: Mid-Markets

    19 October, 2005 | Research Report

    This survey based report presents the facts and figures on Mid Market companies increasing utilization of Risk Management Strategies.

  33. Future ASEAN Leader: Leading Growth and Change in a Borderless World

    03 March, 2014 | Research Report

    This groundbreaking report presents insights, concerns, and opinions of participants in the ASEAN Leadership 2.0 Project on what it will take to lead business in the ASEAN region going forward.

  34. Future India Business Leader

    02 July, 2014 | Research Report

    As India-based companies expand, Indian business leaders will need to build deep competency in managing cross-cultural global teams—something participants in the India Leadership 2.0 Project see as lacking at present.

  35. Future of Knowledge Management

    25 January, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    The revolution never came—but that doesn’t mean that Knowledge Management is dead. In the ’90s, there was a belief that knowledge was critical of business and the gateway to innovation. KM was going to make a difference.

  36. Future of the Annual General Meeting

    20 December, 2004 | Research Report

    Annual general meetings (AGMs) are the most significant event on the corporate calendar, but recent reforms raised the compliance bar high. What can companies do to meet these new expectations?

  37. Future Organization: New Leadership and Employee Roles

    09 June, 1999 | Research Report

    As traditional command-and-control management structures crumble in the dawning information era, companies are scrambling to build new organizational models.

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  1. A Global Barometer for Measuring Employee Engagement

    31 December, 2009 | Research Report

    This report shows that a robust measure of employee engagement can be constructed with just eight basic questions—termed The Conference Board Employee Engagement Barometer.™

  2. Gaining Momentum in Mainstream Investing . . . or Not?

    07 October, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    The potential for ESG integration is at a critical point. Has the importance of ESG factors in mainstream investment analysis been set?

  3. Generating Value for Investors and Society

    06 August, 2013 | Director Notes

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) needs to cohere with primary business operations. During the process of strategic development, CSR can be built into the business model so its impact is beneficial.

  4. Get Connected: How Social Collaboration Can Help Companies Navigate a Complex Business Landscape

    26 June, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    To remain competitive, companies should embrace social collaboration— employees and business partners contributing and connecting via an enterprise-wide virtual environment.

  5. Get More Mileage From IT Investments

    12 September, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    How to shift from a mindset of simply "installing technology" to one of "creating business payoff," so your company can maximize the value of its IT investments.

  6. Get Social: A Guide to Creating Your Company's Social Media Strategy

    03 October, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Most organizations realize the importance of participating in social media but do not have a formal plan on how to make the most of it. This report discusses specifics and best practices for planning a social media strategy.

  7. Getting Past Stupid: Stephen Shapiro explains why efforts to stay ahead will often leave you behind.

    03 October, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Crowdsourcing consultant Stephen Shapiro argues that most of the things that companies do in the name of innovation actually destroy it.

  8. Getting Started... Building a Culture of Innovation

    16 December, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    For businesses today, there are two roads to profitability. One is a short-term fix—reducing operating costs. The other road, the one less traveled, is a more sustainable option—creating profitable new business growth.

  9. Getting the Best of Volatility: Managing Risk and Creating Opportunity

    14 May, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    While there is great risk in these volatile times, there is also great opportunity for those businesses that know what to do.

  10. Getting to New and Improved

    03 October, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    The science—yes, science—of innovation.

  11. Giving in Numbers: 2012 Edition

    05 June, 2012 | Research Report

    How and how much do Fortune 500 companies donate? This report analyzes 2011 trends among 214 companies, including 62 of the top 100.

  12. Giving in Numbers: 2013 Edition

    17 September, 2013 | Research Report

    Fifty-nine percent of companies recommitted to their communities by giving more to charity in 2012 than they did before the recession took hold in late 2007.

  13. Giving the Working Poor a Working Chance

    02 February, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    How can business and the world’s corporations help efforts to alleviate global poverty? And what is the rationale for getting involved?

  14. Global Climate Change: Fact or Fiction? It Doesn't Matter--The Issue is Here to Stay

    07 June, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    This report argues that while science is unlikely to provide unequivocal answers to the debate, governments and markets are likely to act on their perception of the science--actions which will have an impact on global business.

  15. Global Economic Growth Scenarios 2020: The Impact of Investments and Reforms across Seven Major Regions

    11 June, 2014 | Research Report

    This report presents analysis of the global economy and seven major world economies—including four scenarios that depend on policy effects—so that leaders can make decisions that foster growth.

  16. Global Investor and Corporate Governance: What do Institutional Investors Want?

    10 August, 2001 | Research Report

    This report looks at the major corporate governance issues of interest to, and intervention strategies used by, institutional investors around the world today.

  17. Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) 2014 | 2015, Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow’s Business Challenges

    14 August, 2014 | Research Report

    New research from DDI and The Conference Board spotlights a critical difference between the top and bottom corporate financial performers: companies with higher percentages of women in leadership roles perform better.

  18. Global Luxury Market

    23 July, 2007 | Research Report

    The worldwide luxury market is a global village whose resident consumers resemble each other in many ways, but exhibit enough differences to make a one-size-fits-all approach unwieldy.

  19. Global Supply Chain Labor Standards

    14 May, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines the adoption of supplier codes of conduct and supply chain labor policies; a framework for implementing supply chain sustainability programs, and media coverage, proxy voting guidelines and shareholder proposals related to this topic.

  20. Global Talent Management: How Businesses Attract, Develop, and Retain the Best

    19 September, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    To excel at talent management, companies must: make talent management a priority; walk the talk, have a talent identification process; be uncompromising; and coach high potential talent.

  21. Global Trends in Board-Shareholder Engagement

    07 October, 2013 | Director Notes

    Notwithstanding the potential benefits of engaging shareholders, board directors hesitate to do it—sometimes, rightly so. Real-world examples serve as guidance for those trying to develop an effective engagement program.

  22. Globalization Revisited: Who Will Get the New Wave of Knowledge Process Jobs?

    16 April, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Offshoring is no longer the best or the only answer for management of knowledge process jobs, and many companies are investigating nearshore and onshore alternatives as the global competition for knowledge jobs intensifies.

  23. Globalizing the Board of Directors: Trends and Strategies

    24 June, 1999 | Research Report

    Are you trying to take your organization's board global? You should. Here's a look at the ways to go about it.

  24. Go Ahead: Sweat the Small Stuff

    20 June, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Microinequities among your fellow workers are more damaging than one might think - both to the left out employee and to the company itself.

  25. Go Where There Be Dragons

    19 October, 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report draws from the wisdom of 100+ executives on seven of The Conference Board Councils in Europe, the United States and Asia to define the global forces that are redefining the structure of leadership.

  26. Goals and Incentives for a New Day

    17 August, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    With resources scarce and the future uncertain, small and midsize companies are taking advantage of the business lull in 2010 to reset their goals and incentive-reward systems.

  27. Going Green: Corporate Commitment to Citizenship and Sustainability Issues Takes on a Greater Role

    04 March, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    North American companies have placed increased emphasis on corporate citizenship and sustainability issues over the past three years, leading to numerous changes within their organizations.

  28. Going Non-traditional to Create a Successful Shared Services Organization

    01 December, 2009 | Council Perspectives

    Budget squeezes and demands for even greater cost savings are forcing shared services organizations to look at non-traditional approaches to help hold the line and improve efficiency.

  29. Going Public on HR Data Privacy: Implications for Human Capital Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning

    26 February, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Many HR organizations are skittish about collecting certain types of employee data, especially when they plan to integrate it across national borders.

  30. Good Execution Isn't Just Stuff Leaders Delegate

    01 December, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Many CEOs rate consistent execution of their firms' strategic objectives as a major concern. This report examines five critical requirements for good execution that can help CEOs achieve the results they expect.

  31. Good Leaders, Bad Leaders: A Q&A with Bob Lutz

    15 July, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Longtime top auto executive Bob Lutz speaks about the effectiveness and personalities of a dozen CEOs and other leaders.

  32. Grand Designs

    01 October, 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    IDEO CEO Tim Brown explains where ideas come from.

  33. Gray Skies, Silver Linings: How Companies Are Forecasting, Managing, and Recruiting a Mature Workforce

    13 December, 2007 | Research Report

    Many mature workers want to keep working; many retirees want to work again. Companies can benefit from recruiting them—especially employers who want a workforce that mirrors their mature customer base.

     

  34. Gray Skies, Silver Linings: How Companies Are Forecasting, Managing, and Recruiting a Mature Workforce

    13 December, 2007 | Key Findings

    Boomer retirements are a global reality. But individual businesses can’t know how they will be affected by this trend unless they analyze their own workforce data.

  35. Great Recession and Household Savings

    07 February, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    During recessions or other periods of economic weakness, when any engine of growth is needed, an increase in the household saving rate could slow the pace of recovery. So what will happen to the saving rate in this critical recovery period?

  36. Growing Beyond Oil: Productivity, Performance, and Progress in the Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

    11 June, 2008 | Research Report

    Gulf countries must shake their dependence on oil and gas, diversify their economic base, and introduce labor and capital market reforms to ensure long-term prosperity now, before the oil runs out.

  37. Growing Globally in an Age of Disruptions — How India's Top Companies Are Meeting the Challenge

    24 July, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    To compete effectively, Indian companies need strong and involved leadership, cross-cultural understanding and values, and a commitment to long-term, world-class corporate governance.

  38. Growing Talent for Succession

    19 October, 2010 | Research Report

    This report is a playbook that explains how every business can lay the foundation for a growing talent (GT) plan.

  39. Growing the New Business Leader

    14 September, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Many companies are good at determining today’s leadership needs, but they aren’t anticipating their requirements three or four years down the road, let alone for the next decades.

  40. Growing Value of Brands and Their Contribution to Worldwide Economic Growth

    23 July, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    The contribution of brands is comparable to that of R&D in most advanced economies. Moreover, the wealthier a country grows, the more its companies spend on getting out their brand message.

  41. Growth in the Middle East Depends on Productivity

    20 February, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Although GDP growth in the Middle East has been strong for several years, stagnant productivity levels and the lack of a large middle class may limit the region’s growth potential.

  42. Guidelines for Engagement

    11 March, 2014 | Research Report

    Direct engagement between companies and their investors is in early stages, but is likely to become a permanent, although less formal, part of governance of US public companies.

  43. Gulf Coast Hurricanes: Assessing the Economic Impact

    17 October, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Despite their enormity, soaring energy prices, and slowing economic growth, hurricanes Katrina and Rita were not powerful enough to push the U.S. economy into recession.

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  1. A Hero Lies in You: CEOs Talk about Heroes and Mentors

    18 November, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    A series of interviews related to The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2011 makes clear what is highest on the minds of CEOs. Here, they talk about the leaders who have inspired them—and who have served as cautionary figures.

  2. A Higher Consciousness: Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey looks to elevate business

    16 January, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    John Mackey of Whole Foods explains his philosophy of "conscious capitalism" and corporate responsibility—and how it dovetails with his libertarian political ideology.

  3. Handbook on Corporate Political Activity: Emerging Corporate Governance Issues

    01 November, 2010 | Book

    This handbook offers an overview of the legal rules and standard practices related to political activity, as well as a discussion of internal oversight of political spending.

  4. Handling a Corporate Crisis

    15 August, 2012 | Director Notes

    In today’s climate, securities and financial firms are likely to face some enforcement proceedings that create a situation fraught with potential pitfalls. This report discusses 10 prescriptions for handling these situations well.

  5. Happiness Premium: What Companies Should Know about Leveraging Happiness in the Workplace

    28 March, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    A focus on employee happiness makes for a holistic approach to the idea of contentment in the workplace, and can greatly influence company performance overall.

  6. Harnessing the Perfect Storm: Business Executives in Mid-Size Companies Are Seizing Green Opportunities

    29 May, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Mid-size businesses that considered taking only small affordable steps toward energy efficiency or originally balked at government regulation are now looking to become environmentally friendly.

  7. Harnessing the Power Within: Using Your Employees to Help Deliver the Brand Promise

    27 May, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    This report discusses how creating an internal branding model will help employees understand and connect to your core brand, then communicate that brand message to your customers.

  8. Hedge Fund Activism: Findings and Recommendations for Corporations and Investors

    17 September, 2008 | Research Report

    Recommendations for corporate directors, executives, and investment professionals regarding hedge fund activism are outlined in this report.

  9. Hedge Fund Activism: Recommendations for Corporations and Investors

    17 September, 2008 | Key Findings

    A report of recommendations to corporate directors, executives, and investment professionals regarding the activist role hedge fund managers have been making.

  10. Help Is Here: Today’s senior executive needs more than an assistant. He needs a chief of staff.

    02 January, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    Increasingly, senior corporate executives understand the value in creating the position of chief of staff.

  11. Helping Millennials Help You: Managing Your Young Workforce

    23 May, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    By 2020, baby boomers and generation X will be far outnumbered by their millennial counterparts in the workplace, who will soon be in the same seats their managers now occupy. What are companies doing today to prepare these future leaders?

  12. High Performers: How the Best Companies Find and Keep Them

    23 May, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    best practices--all resting on important changes in what employees value--for finding and keeping high peforming employees.

  13. Hispanic Market in 2010

    11 November, 2004 | Research Report

    This report profiles these consumers and predicts how their demographics will change by 2010.

  14. Hispanic Market in 2010

    18 January, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    By the close of the decade, Hispanics in the US are expected to represent more than $670 billion in spending power. Marketers will wish to take advantage of this opportunity, but do they understand this population well enough to do so?

  15. Hispanics in the Workplace: Building Meaningful Diversity

    27 March, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    As the Hispanic American population increases rapidly, diversifying the workforce so a company reflects its customers is a high priority for American business.

     

     

  16. Historical Foundations of American Technology

    11 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Gavin Wright, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 10

  17. HIV/AIDS in the Workplace

    10 April, 2008 | Research Report

    More than four out of five companies globally have AIDS/HIV prevention and treatment programs, but their emphasis and quality vary according to funding and local and corporate culture.

  18. Hong Kong Corporates and Investor Confidence

    10 January, 2003 | Research Report

    This corporate governance handbook for directors and officers of corporations in Hong Kong is based on interviews, seminars and research conducted by The Conference Board in Hong Kong during 2001 and 2002.

  19. How Can Companies Make the Value of Intangibles More, Well, Tangible?

    16 June, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    There is a critical need to develop better standards for measuring, reporting, benchmarking, and analyzing intangible investments.

  20. How CEOs Turn Themselves (and Others) into True Leaders

    26 February, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Interviews with six mid-market CEOs suggest that smaller companies need to be more aware of the cultural attitudes and values affecting their ability to attract, retain, and develop talented employees.

  21. How CFOs Carve Out Time for What Counts Most

    26 April, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    With job descriptions expanding steadily, CFOs of smaller and mid-sized companies have to make sure they focus on the tasks that most benefit the bottom line.

  22. How Do Financial Markets Respond to Corporate Sustainability Disclosure?

    25 April, 2014 | Director Notes

    While established evidence shows that bad corporate environmental news is punished by the market, emerging evidence shows that, in some instances, superior environmental performance may also be punished.

  23. How Effective Information Services Can Contribute to the Bottom Line

    01 December, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Information Services can help the bottom line by providing the right information at the right time and in the right format.

  24. How Effective Information Services Can Contribute to the Bottom Line

    01 December, 2008 | Council Perspectives

    The five case studies in this report demonstrate how having the right information at the right time and in the right format can create a competitive advantage and help top executives more effectively manage the bottom line.

  25. How Growth Creates Value: Aligning Your Enterprise

    29 September, 1998 | Research Report

    Here's how some companies have planned for growth—and succeeded.

  26. How Industry Leaders Get Customers to Fall in Love with Their Experience: Insights from The 2014 Customer Experience Conference

    09 May, 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    The keys to wowing your customers include having happy employees, putting customers first, and providing a personalized, interactive experience.

  27. How Much Do You Know? Too Much and Not Enough

    01 July, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    The most important thing that companies have learned in the past twenty years is that managing knowledge requires knowing more about both knowledge and management than a lot of big firms seem to know.

  28. How Much Does Your Company Really Invest in Innovation?

    25 October, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Innovation is more than R&D. It includes the full range of activities needed to implement or commercialize new ideas. But how are those activities measured for bottom-line impact?

  29. How Prepared Are Companies for the Revised Sentencing Guidelines?

    15 March, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    The modification of the Sentencing Guidelines in November 2004 included three newly emphasized ethical requirements. How prepared are companies to respond to these new challenges?

  30. How Public-Private Partnerships in Education Can Enhance International Business Competitiveness

    08 January, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Education partnerships of business, government, and nongovernmental organizations can reward companies with the best-prepared workforce possible and encourage growth in potential markets by helping raise living standards.

  31. How Smaller Companies Earn Customer Loyalty

    18 August, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    How do you develop customer loyalty? How do you measure it? How do you profit from it?

  32. How Teleworking Works Best: A Practical Guide for Managing Teleworkers

    11 October, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Successful managers of teleworkers are those who have learned to manage the work and not the workers, quantify deliverables and not hours at a desk, and communicate regularly and mindfully with all workers.

  33. How Teleworking Works Best: Organizational Shifts Ahead

    13 February, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    As more people work from remote locations and are no longer tethered to brick and mortar facilities, flexible work arrangements like telework will simply be the way work is done.

  34. How Teleworking Works Best: The Business Case

    09 October, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Key to gaining corporate advantage from telework is understanding which jobs can be done remotely from the primary corporate locations and what skills and practices are required to support them.

  35. How to Compete and Win In a Broken Economy

    19 March, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    While many small and midsize firms are struggling to survive, stronger companies will find opportunities to improve their competitive position.

  36. How to Hire Top Performers
    (Hint: They Already Have Jobs)

    10 August, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Smaller companies don’t have to settle for less. Get an edge in the talent wars with shrewd targeting and robust retention strategies.

  37. How to Make Executive Coaching Work for Your Company and Executives

    08 February, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    With demand growing for executive coaching services, successful programs enhance the skills of key future leaders and align performance to meet the needs of business.

  38. How Well Do Corporate Directors Know Senior Management?

    10 March, 2014 | Director Notes

    Companies can improve the quality of their CEO succession and internal talent development programs by fostering regular formal and informal interaction between directors and senior management.

  39. HR Challenge: Staffing Up to Expand Overseas

    30 April, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Branching into foreign markets is not impossible for smaller companies, if they minimize the use of American ex-pats and tap into local talent, requiring research, partnerships, and pinpointing leadership potential.

  40. HR in Asia: Priorities in Compensation and Benefits

    22 April, 2011 | Council Perspectives

    Global, standardized compensation and benefit programs help companies achieve consistency and convenience. But companies must strike a balance by delivering programs that are also responsive to the varying needs of their far-flung business units.

  41. HR Outsourcing in Government Organizations

    10 August, 2004 | Research Report

    This interview based report examines outsourcing of HR for government organizations, as the movement takes hold in government agencies.

  42. HR Outsourcing Trends

    23 September, 2002 | Research Report

    This study examines the benefits, challenges, and alternatives to HR outsourcing.

  43. HR Outsourcing: Benefits, Challenges, and Trends

    12 April, 2004 | Research Report

    This report provides an updated snapshot of current practices in the field by comparing the results of an earlier study with the findings of a recent survey.

  44. HR Technology Strategies: What is Driving Them Today?

    03 September, 2002 | Research Report

    This study considers the HR technology plans and strategies of some major organizations.

  45. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Criminal, Past

    02 April, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    TCB Review columnist Laurie Ruettimann observes that as many as a third of young workers have low-level criminal records—and she urges HR people to overlook those transgressions.

  46. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Is Your HR Leader a Glorified Administrative Assistant?

    15 July, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Laurie Ruettimann argues that in too many companies, HR is a compliance-driven function that attracts candidates who are too qualified to work as administrative assistants but not qualified enough to go to law school.

  47. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Jones vs. Anastasijevic

    09 July, 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Laurie Ruettimann explains how people with difficult last names have a harder time getting hired and promoted.

  48. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Looking for Leaders

    01 April, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Not enough HR professionals or senior executives are challenging the status quo by asking whether there really is a skills gap and a leadership deficiency in the global workforce.

  49. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: The Culture Myth

    01 September, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Laurie Ruettimann makes the case that there's no such thing as a corporate culture.

  50. HR’s Role in Building a Culture of Innovation

    06 September, 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Encouraging innovation is a high priority among CEOs. How can HR professionals gain a place at the strategy table by overcoming obstacles and fostering an innovation framework?

  51. Huddled Masses? Why Helping Immigrants Helps Companies

    08 September, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    A corporate philanthropy focus on immigrant integration can yield impressive returns for both business and society.

  52. Huddled Masses? Why Helping Immigrants Helps Companies

    01 September, 2008 | Council Perspectives

    Immigration is a hot-button issue. When it comes to corporate philanthropy, the target should be immigrant integration. The payoff to both business and society can be handsome.

  53. Human Capital Analytics: A Primer

    06 November, 2012 | Research Report

    Human capital professionals have yet to move from being reactive to proactive and predictive. We identify the best practices that lead to rapidly developing a sound human capital analytics function

  54. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific 2011-2013: Aligning Employee Learning and Development with Performance Management

    30 March, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    A survey of human capital professionals in nine countries in Asia-Pacific identified learning and development and performance management as two of the most significant human capital challenges in the region. This report discusses how to address them.

  55. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific 2011-2013: Driving Employee Engagement with Communication and Work-Life Balance

    31 July, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Companies that survey and measure employee engagement—and communicate organizational actions and results from senior leadership—are managing employee engagement effectively.

  56. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific 2011-2013: Strong Brands and Clear Career Paths Help Companies Run the Talent Race

    20 March, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Strong corporate branding and clear career paths for employees help companies to hire and keep talent in Asia-Pacific.

  57. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific, 2012–2013: Leadership Development and Succession Planning for the Global Leader

    18 June, 2012 | Executive Action Report

    A closer look at the strategies effective companies use for leadership development and succession planning.

  58. Human Capital in Asia-Pacific, 2011-2013

    07 October, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific region means that companies there are facing challenges in leadership development, talent acquisition, and retention.

  59. Human Resources at Corporate Headquarters: A Management Update

    04 June, 2003 | Research Report

    This study of how companies currently organize the human resources function at their corporate headquarters highlights key roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships.

  60. Human Resources: Changing to Drive Business Strategy

    16 April, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Huge transformations in business are causing human resource professionals to adapt their strategies and operating procedures to become strategic partners to C-suite executives.

  61. Human Resources—Doing More With Even Less

    13 March, 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Describes the competing priorities HR departments are currently faced with, evidence for the resilience and excellence of HR contributions, and the outlook for HR.

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  1. I Can’t Get No...Job Satisfaction, That Is

    05 January, 2010 | Research Report

    In the 2009 edition of an annual job satisfaction survey conducted for The Conference Board, only 45 percent of Americans said they were satisfied with their jobs

  2. ICT and Productivity in Europe and the United States: Where Do the Differences Come From?

    09 October, 2003 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark, Robert Inklaar, and Robert H. McGuckin, October 2003. - EPWP #03 – 05

  3. Identifying Your Company's Leadership DNA: Insights from The 2014 Leadership Development Conference

    17 July, 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies concerned about their executive pipelines should invest in leadership training, especially of high potential employees. The biggest bang from training dollars comes through action learning, stretch assignments, and coaching.

  4. Identity Recession

    14 January, 2010 | The Conference Board Review

    Why are companies so cautious about rebranding themselves?

  5. Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce

    26 August, 2009 | Research Report

    This report raises several questions concerning the overall effectiveness of workforce readiness training programs.

  6. Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce

    26 August, 2009 | Key Findings

    This report raises several questions concerning the overall effectiveness of workforce readiness training programs.

  7. Immigration and Labor Force Trends

    10 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by B. Lindsay Lowell, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 09

  8. Impact of Board Dynamics on Shareholder Value Creation

    14 February, 2014 | Director Notes

    Aristotle’s maxim that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is alive and well in the boardroom. This report shows that better team dynamics among board members produces better financial performance.

  9. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Measuring the Impact of ICT on Education

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Cor-Jan Jager, Jesse Bos, and Robbin te Velde, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #9

  10. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Measuring the Impact of ICT on Public Sector Performance

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robbin te Velde, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #8

  11. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Mobile Communication and Social Capital in Korea and the U.S.— How Usage Patterns Predict Social, C

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Scott W. Campbell, Nojin Kwak and Richard Ling, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #2

  12. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Policy and Development of ICT—The Impact of Public and Regulatory Policy on ICT Sector Performance

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Raul L. Katz, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #1

  13. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: The Global Broadband Bonus: Broadband Internet’s Impact on Seven Countries

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Shane Greenstein and Ryan McDevitt, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #6

  14. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: The Impact of ICT on the Geographic Distribution of Employment

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Vlad Manole and Randall Weiss, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #5

  15. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Towards Comprehensive Measurement of ICT’s Impact: Paying Attention to Society and Culture

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Katherine Schinasi and Ivy Schultz, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #10

  16. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Who Captures the Benefits of ICT? The Case of Digital Books

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Janet Hao and Randall Weiss, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #3

  17. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: The Long Tail of Digital Exclusion — A Comparison Between the UK and Chile

    12 July, 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Ellen J. Helsper and Sergio Godoy-Etcheverry, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #7

  18. Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Corporate Citizenship

    30 June, 2000 | Research Report

    Americans hold companies completely or partially responsible for operating profitably, paying their fair share of taxes, providing long-term jobs, and helping community projects. Yet M&A can put such actions in jeopardy.

  19. Impact of Vintage and Survival on Productivity: Evidence from Cohorts of U.S. Manufacturing Plants

    25 February, 2000 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by J. Bradford Jensen, Robert H. McGuckin and Kevin Stiroh, February 2000. - EPWP #00 - 02

  20. Impact of Workforce Reductions on Layoff “Survivors”

    30 November, 2009 | Executive Action Report

    This Executive Action features data on how layoffs were conducted, what support is being offered to employees who are leaving and who are staying, and some write-in comments on how respondents’ roles and companies are changing.

  21. Implementing a Post-Merger Integration

    07 January, 2000 | Research Report

    Executives and business experts discuss some of the global trends in M&A and share their experiences in developing a strategic context for M&A integration, creating a corporate culture, and measuring integration success.

  22. Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning

    30 June, 2009 | Research Report

    This report highlights the implementation process for Strategic Workforce Planning---from simply connecting business strategy and HR strategy to becoming an input to business strategy that informs executive decision making.

  23. Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning

    30 June, 2009 | Key Findings

    This report highlights the implementation process for Strategic Workforce Planning---from simply connecting business strategy and HR strategy to becoming an input to business strategy that informs executive decision making.

  24. Imported Intermediate Inputs and Workforce Composition: Evidence from India's Tariff Liberalization

    21 June, 2013 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Shruti Sharma

    June 2013 - EPWP #13 – 03

  25. Improving Communications Between Companies and Investors

    22 November, 2004 | Research Report

    Based on The Conference Board’s Global Corporate Governance Research Center’s first transnational Corporate/Investor Summit, this report represents a unique consensus on best practices to improve communications between companies and investors.

  26. Improving Project Results: Operating “Below-the-Line” to Produce Real Value

    08 December, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Project teams and their sponsors rarely acknowledge the risk that their project’s outcomes will not translate into the intended benefits to the organization. How can you keep a project on track for real results?

  27. In Sickness and in Health: Do companies care about their employees' well-being?

    01 April, 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Employers design wellness initiatives to enhance organizational performance and lower costs. Worker well-being is a side effect.

  28. Increasing U.S. Business Investment in Postsecondary Credentialing for New Workforce Entrants

    31 March, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Can businesses be persuaded to invest in tomorrow's workforce through increased postsecondary credentials?

  29. Incredible Disappearing Office: Making Telework Work

    29 May, 2012 | Research Report

    We offer guidance for executives to start conversations internally about the value of telework and recommendations on how best to implement it.

  30. India Corporates and Investor Confidence

    10 January, 2003 | Research Report

    This corporate governance handbook for directors and officers of corporations in India is based on extensive field interviews with major Indian companies as well as focus group meetings with 40-50 executives of leading corporations in Mumbai and Delhi.

  31. India’s Demographic Transition: Boon or Bane? A State-Level Perspective

    30 September, 2010 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Utsav Kumar
    September 2010 - EPWP #10 – 03

  32. Influence of Proxy Advisory Firm Voting Recommendations on Say-on-Pay Votes and Executive Compensation Decisions

    12 March, 2012 | Director Notes

    This report examines evidence of the influence of proxy advisory firm voting recommendations on shareholder voting outcomes, particularly say-on-pay votes, and presents findings showing the impact of those firms on the design of executive pay programs.

  33. Innovate Today, Grow Tomorrow

    31 October, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    An economic downturn is the perfect time to explore new product ideas and invent new business models: three midsize firms show how to revitalize your entrepreneurial roots.

  34. Innovation Accounting

    13 December, 2012 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado and Charles Hulten
    December 2012 - EPWP #12 – 04

  35. Innovation and Intangible Assets Gaining the Competitive Edge in Economic Recovery

    26 January, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Intangible assets drive innovation and contribute much to a firm’s and a country’s competitive edge in the knowledge economy. It is time for a fresh look at how businesses look at these critical assets.

  36. Innovation and US Competitiveness: Reevaluating the Contributors to Growth

    07 May, 2009 | Research Report

    This report takes stock of the innovation capabilities of the U.S. economy, including hurdles to maintaining the nation's leadership position, and recommends some means and methods of overcoming those obstacles.

  37. Innovation and US Competitiveness: Reevaluating the Contributors to Growth

    07 May, 2009 | Key Findings

    This report takes stock of the innovation capabilities of the U.S. economy, including hurdles to maintaining the nation's leadership position, and recommends some means and methods of overcoming those obstacles.

  38. Innovation as Viewed from Within the Corporation

    09 December, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Jim Lichtenberg and Christopher Woock, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 08

  39. Innovation, Intangibles and Economic Growth: Towards A Comprehensive Accounting of the Knowledge Economy

    05 December, 2007 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark and Charles R. Hulten, December 2007. - EPWP #07 – 02

  40. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Public Safety Initiatives

    31 October, 1999 | Research Report

    The report profiles four case studies of the partnering of law enforcement agencies and community activists.

  41. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Welfare-to-Work Initiatives

    01 September, 2000 | Research Report

    Some national businesses have surpassed their expected capacity as employers of welfare-to-work hires by collaborating with local partners to resolve major challenges to sustained employment and economic development.

  42. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Conservation of Forests, Farmlands, and Wetlands

    24 October, 2001 | Research Report

    This report outlines the current status of agreements between government, business, and non-governmental organizations for the preservation of open spaces.

  43. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Educational Initiatives

    23 November, 1998 | Research Report

    The early results from these partnerships are far from definitive, but they sure look promising.

  44. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Environmental Initiatives

    25 March, 1998 | Research Report

    Is a partnership between your company and a regulatory agency a possibility? Maybe it should be. Here are some keys to making it work.

  45. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Promoting the Hiring of Workers with Disabilities

    25 June, 2001 | Research Report

    This publication documents corporate participation in many federal, state, and local programs designed to promote meaningful employment for persons with disabilities.

  46. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: The United States Army and the Private Sector

    05 February, 2001 | Research Report

    The United States Army is like a business in that it faces the same challenges — of recruitment and retention, of productivity, of mission — that all businesses face.

  47. Institutional Investment Report - March 2003

    28 February, 2003 | Research Report

    Financial assets and equity holdings—patterns of institutional investment and control.

  48. Institutional Investment Report - May 2002

    01 May, 2002 | Research Report

    Equity ownership and investment strategies of U.S. and international institutional investors.

  49. Intangible Capital and Growth in Advanced Economies: Measurement Methods and Comparative Results

    13 December, 2012 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Cecilia Jona-Lasinio and Massimiliano Iommi
    December 2012 - EPWP #12 – 03

  50. Intangible Capital and the Market to Book Value Puzzle

    20 June, 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Charles Hulten and Janet Hao, June 2008. - EPWP #08 – 02

  51. Integrated and Integrative Talent Management: A Strategic HR Framework

    22 January, 2004 | Research Report

    This report looks at a range of talent management initiatives from the perspective of their integration.

  52. Integrating Corporate Wellness Initiatives within Human Capital Strategy

    27 February, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    How can companies successfully work their wellness initiatives into their larger human capital strategy?

  53. Integrating Developing Countries into the Global Supply Chain

    16 August, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Large and small developing countries have emerged as the new frontiers of the structural change ushered in by the rise of global production and supply networks.

  54. Interim CEO: Reasonable Choice or Failed Selection?

    20 June, 2014 | Director Notes

    This report examines antecedents and consequences of interim CEO selection to provide boards the evidence needed to make informed decisions about CEO succession.

  55. International Business Cultures . . . Corporate Governance: An Asian Perspective

    18 March, 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Corporate Governance initiatives in the U.S. are causing many countries around the world to review their best practices. Hong Kong is no exception, but their business leaders believe they should be implemented with characteristics unique to the region.

  56. International Comparisons of R&D Expenditure: Does an R&D PPP make a difference?

    16 June, 2003 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Sean M. Dougherty, Robert Inklaar, Robert H. McGuckin, and Bart Van Ark, July 2003. - EPWP #03 - 03

  57. International Comparisons of R&D Expenditure: Does an R&D PPP make a difference?

    13 November, 2004 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Sean M. Dougherty, Robert Inklaar, Robert H. McGuckin, and Bart Van Ark, October 2004. - EPWP #04 - 03

  58. International Indexes of Consumer Prices 2013

    14 April, 2014 | Research Report

    Based on price indexes compiled by The Conference Board International Labor Comparisons program, average annual inflation in 2013 slowed in 13 of the 16 economies compared.

  59. Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China -- May 2013 (April 2013 data)

    06 June, 2013 | China Center Publications

    As growth trends down, prospects for reform trend slightly up

  60. Interpretive Comments on The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for China -- July 2013 (June 2013 data)

    05 August, 2013 | China Center Publications

    As growth trends downward, immediate risks ease somewhat

  61. Introducing the Global Debt and Growth Series

    07 August, 2013 | Global Debt and Growth Series

    This time (truly) is different: the current crisis, which has its roots in the asset bubble/housing crisis in the United States, has pervaded virtually every corner of the global economy.

  62. Investing in CSR to Enhance Customer Value

    15 February, 2011 | Director Notes

    This report, which is based on the analysis of 163 articles from the most relevant empirical literature on the subject, offers a number of practical recommendations to business leaders embarking in CSR programs for their companies.

  63. Investing in Profitable Customer Relationships

    07 October, 1997 | Research Report

    Companies are discovering that loyal customers are profitable customers. The challenge is deiciding which customers and products to invest in when looking to increase loyalty.

  64. Investing in the Future—the Importance of Cross-Sector Partnerships in Improving Workforce Readiness

    11 February, 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Partnering with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders allows the business community to instill the values of accountability and responsibility into education, fostering innovation and productivity in the process.

  65. Investments in Intellectual Property: New Footprints in Macroeconomic Data

    06 December, 2013 | Executive Action Report

    New macroeconomic data show U.S. investment in intellectual property products totaled $812 billion, or 5 percent of GDP, in 2012.

  66. Investor Engagement in Europe in the Wake of the Shareholder Rights Directive Implementation

    07 April, 2010 | Director Notes

    This report briefly outlines major governance issues that, in light of the new legal and economic environment, the boards of European public companies should consider, especially in connection with their general meetings.

  67. Irresolute American

    17 May, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    The bold face Americans put on in the marketplace is quite different than the one they have in the workplace. Are Americans working in fear?

  68. Is "Crisis Mode" The New Energy Management Norm?

    25 September, 2003 | Executive Action Report

    In the United States, the traditional assumption about energy—abundant supplies at low cost—is being challenged by frequent "crises".

  69. Is Age Really Just a Number? Investigating Approaches to Employee Engagement

    15 July, 2010 | Key Findings

    To be any good at all, an employee engagement strategy has to capture the real concerns of employees.

  70. Is Age Really Just a Number? Investigating Approaches to Employee Engagement

    15 July, 2010 | Research Report

    Regardless of whether there are too few people or too few jobs, one thing doesn’t change: the need to recruit and retain talent that distinguishes an organization.

  71. Is Avian Flu the Next Y2K? Can We Afford To Think So?

    02 May, 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Coping with a potential pandemic requires a different approach to continuity planning. Is your company preparing properly?

  72. Is ICT's Contribution to Productivity Growth Peaking?

    23 January, 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Low U.S. productivity growth in 2006 raises the question of whether information and communication technology (ICT) has run its course or remains a dominate driver of growth.

  73. Is It Up to Business to Solve the Toughest Problems?

    16 January, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Companies, argues benefits consultant Jennifer Benz, need to shoulder some of the responsibility for workers' struggles with obesity and financial insecurity.

  74. Is the Pressure Easing? The 2010 Philanthropy Agenda

    30 March, 2010 | Executive Action Report

    The economic downturn took its toll in the U.S. corporate philanthropy arena but the negative impact seen in 2009 may have reached its peak.

  75. Is This the End of Work? Information Technologies and Labor Market Disruption: A Cross-Atlantic Conversation

    09 July, 2014 | Executive Action Report

    So far, the digital revolution has produced technology but not jobs. What is the impact of technology on employment? Leaders from Canada, Europe, and the United States tackle this question.

  76. Issues in Intangibles, Vol. 1, No. 1

    16 February, 2012 | Periodical

    This first release in a new series from The Conference Board focuses on intangible assets—why they matter, how they are measured, and their importance to both national economies and individual firms.

  77. Issues in Intangibles, Vol.1 No. 2, Spring 2012

    21 May, 2012 | Periodical

    Intangible assets are key to competitiveness in the knowledge economy. In this edition of Intangibles Quarterly, Professor Baruch Lev discusses how a firm can keep effective records of intangible assets and how they may affect decision making.

  78. IT Outsourcing Trends

    01 March, 2001 | Research Report

    While nothing prevents companies from bringing outsourced functions back in-house, most companies do not. Despite the difficulties involved, outsourcing provides a better solution over the long term.

  79. It’s about Trust and Training: Examining Your Organization’s Internal Coaching Practice

    30 June, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    This report discusses ways in which an internal coaching program can provide a cost-effective approach for developing talent, as well as the potential obstacles to success posed by issues of training and trust.

  80. It's Not Just Your Children's Facebook Anymore

    20 May, 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Companies that use social media to improve knowledge transfer will see employees benefit from more informed thinking, better ideas, and big steps forward in innovation.

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    15 April, 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    An expansive look at bribery today and how both companies and individual executives should handle sticky situations.

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