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2014

  1. Growing Value of Brands and Their Contribution to Worldwide Economic Growth

    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.

  2. How Can Companies Make the Value of Intangibles More, Well, Tangible?

    June 2014 | Executive Action Report

    There is a critical need to develop better standards for measuring, reporting, benchmarking, and analyzing intangible investments.

  3. Knowledge Spillovers, ICT and Productivity Growth

    June 2014 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, and Cecilia Jona-Lasinio

    May 2014 - EPWP #14 – 02

    What are the channels through which intangible assets affect productivity?

  4. Global Economic Growth Scenarios 2020: The Impact of Investments and Reforms across Seven Major Regions

    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.

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

    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.

  6. Productivity and Digitalisation in Europe: Paving the Road to Faster Growth

    May 2014 | Research Report

    Productivity growth is the key to returning to a sustainable growth path in Europe, according to this policy brief, a joint publication between the Lisbon Council and The Conference Board.

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

    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.

  8. Beyond Buzz: Mining the Future of PR

    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.

  9. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: ASEAN Edition

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

2013

  1. Investments in Intellectual Property: New Footprints in Macroeconomic Data

    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.

  2. Avoiding the Digital Desert

    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.

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

    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.

  4. StraightTalk® Special Issue for All Members: Global Economic Outlook 2014

    November 2013 | StraightTalk®

    From The Conference Board Chief Economist Bart van Ark comes in-depth analysis of the global economy and resulting projections for 2014, 2014-2019, and 2019-2025.

  5. Social Media for Human Resources Conference KeyNotes Report

    November 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    As companies look to increase productivity of human capital, HR’s responsibility for innovation, talent development, and engagement has risen. Firms are using social media to excel in these areas.

  6. Link Between Brand Value and Sustainability

    October 2013 | Director Notes

    Across a range of industries, regions, and enterprise values, there is a correlation between a company’s sustainability performance and the strength of its brand for consumers.

  7. How Much Does Your Company Really Invest in Innovation?

    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?

  8. When Innovation Isn't: By pursuing breakthroughs less indiscriminately, we may just get more of them.

    October 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    The first step to bridging the innovation gap is to cease labeling every new initiative as "innovation."

  9. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: India Edition

    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.

  10. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: ASEAN Edition

    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.

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

    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.

  12. Corporate Image and Branding Conference KeyNotes Report

    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.

  13. Riding the Reform Innovation Wave: Implications for Health Care Organizations and Their CHROs

    March 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Chief human resources officers of health care companies are innovating and communicating with their employees to manage changes brought on by The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

  14. Design-Centered Innovation: Observe, Learn, Innovate

    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.

  15. 2012 Organization Design Conference KeyNotes Report

    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.

2012

  1. Safeguarding Intellectual Property and Addressing Corruption in the Global Supply Chain

    December 2012 | Research Report

    Third-party intellectual property compliance would benefit from a more formal process for risk assessments, due diligence, and auditing and monitoring to ensure consistent standards are used across the organization.

  2. Innovation Accounting

    December 2012 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado and Charles Hulten
    December 2012 - EPWP #12 – 04

  3. Intangible Capital and Growth in Advanced Economies: Measurement Methods and Comparative Results

    December 2012 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, Cecilia Jona-Lasinio and Massimiliano Iommi
    December 2012 - EPWP #12 – 03

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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?

  8. Issues in Intangibles, Vol.1 No. 2, Spring 2012

    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.

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

    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.

  10. Issues in Intangibles, Vol. 1, No. 1

    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.

  11. 2011 Organization Design Conference KeyNotes Report

    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.

2011

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

    October 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

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

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

    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.

  3. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: The Long Tail of Digital Exclusion — A Comparison Between the UK and Chile

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Ellen J. Helsper and Sergio Godoy-Etcheverry, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #7

  4. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Measuring the Impact of ICT on Education

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Cor-Jan Jager, Jesse Bos, and Robbin te Velde, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #9

  5. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Measuring the Impact of ICT on Public Sector Performance

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robbin te Velde, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #8

  6. 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

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Scott W. Campbell, Nojin Kwak and Richard Ling, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #2

  7. 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

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Raul L. Katz, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #1

  8. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: The Global Broadband Bonus: Broadband Internet’s Impact on Seven Countries

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Shane Greenstein and Ryan McDevitt, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #6

  9. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: The Impact of ICT on the Geographic Distribution of Employment

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Vlad Manole and Randall Weiss, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #5

  10. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Towards Comprehensive Measurement of ICT’s Impact: Paying Attention to Society and Culture

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Katherine Schinasi and Ivy Schultz, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #10

  11. Impact of ICT on Production of Goods and Services: Who Captures the Benefits of ICT? The Case of Digital Books

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Janet Hao and Randall Weiss, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #3

  12. Towards Comprehensive Measurement of ICT’s Impact: Measuring the Impact of ICT on Health Care

    July 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robbin te Velde, Jesse Bos, and Reg Brennenraedts, July 2011. - ICTLinkedWorld #4

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

    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.

  14. Competitive Intelligence: A Critical Tool for Innovation

    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.

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

    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

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

    March 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

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

  17. Innovation and Intangible Assets Gaining the Competitive Edge in Economic Recovery

    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.

2010

  1. Opening up to Open Innovation

    August 2010 | Executive Action Report

    This new Conversation Starter by Howard Muson continues a series of discussions that we have commissioned about the nature of innovation in small- and mid-market firms

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

    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.

  3. Corporate Brands: Strategies for the New Normal

    March 2010 | Council Perspectives

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

  4. CEO Challenge 2010: Top 10 Challenges

    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.

  5. Corporate Brands: Meeting the Challenges of Changing Times

    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.

2009

  1. Grand Designs

    October 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    IDEO CEO Tim Brown explains where ideas come from.

  2. Innovation and US Competitiveness: Reevaluating the Contributors to Growth

    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.

  3. Innovation and US Competitiveness: Reevaluating the Contributors to Growth

    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.

  4. Brand Evolution

    January 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    Signaling dramatic change or keeping it under wraps?

2008

  1. Accounting for the Knowledge Economy

    December 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

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

  2. Entrepreneurs, Inventors and the Growth of the Economy

    December 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by William J. Baumol, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 12

  3. Exploring Innovation with Firm Level Data

    December 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Samuel Kortum, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 11

  4. Historical Foundations of American Technology

    December 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Gavin Wright, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 10

  5. Innovation as Viewed from Within the Corporation

    December 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Jim Lichtenberg and Christopher Woock, December 2008. - EPWP #08 - 08

  6. Technological Change and Earnings Polarization: Implications for Skill Demand and Economic Growth

    December 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by David Autor, December 2008. - EPWP #08 – 07

  7. How Effective Information Services Can Contribute to the Bottom Line

    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.

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

    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.

  9. Innovate Today, Grow Tomorrow

    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.

  10. Ready to Innovate: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?

    October 2008 | Research Report

    Although educators and employers agree that creativity is critical for success in the workplace, and arts training helps develop it, few of them make a serious commitment to such training.

  11. Intangible Capital and the Market to Book Value Puzzle

    June 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Charles Hulten and Janet Hao, June 2008. - EPWP #08 – 02

  12. Ready to Innovate: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?

    March 2008 | Key Findings

    This report provides the results of surveyed public school superintendents and American business executives (employers) asked to identify and compare their views surrounding creativity.

2007

  1. Mid-Market CEO Challenge: 2007 Edition

    December 2007 | CEO Challenge®

    This survey based report provides an overview of the challenges currently faced by CEOs in the mid-market sector.

  2. Innovation, Intangibles and Economic Growth: Towards A Comprehensive Accounting of the Knowledge Economy

    December 2007 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark and Charles R. Hulten, December 2007. - EPWP #07 – 02

  3. CEO Challenge 2007
    Top 10 Challenges

    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.

  4. Designing Organizations That Execute New Strategies and Create Capabilities for Change

    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.

  5. Is ICT's Contribution to Productivity Growth Peaking?

    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.

2006

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

    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

  2. CEO Challenge 2006: Perspectives & Analysis

    June 2006 | CEO Challenge®

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

2005

  1. CEO Challenge 2006: Top 10 Challenges

    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".

  2. Mid-Market CEO Challenge

    March 2005 | Research Report

    This report, based on the 2004 CEO Challenge Survey, highlights the most important issues confronting mid-market CEOs.

  3. Retail Revolution - Can Europe Match U.S. Productivity Performance?

    March 2005 | Research Report

    U.S. retailers have been able to boost their operational effectiveness in a way that many European firms have not, mainly because of Europe’s regulatory obstacles and relatively slow pace of change.

2004

  1. CEO Challenge 2004: Perspectives and Analysis

    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.

  2. International Comparisons of R&D Expenditure: Does an R&D PPP make a difference?

    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

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

    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".

  4. Structure of Business R&D: Recent Trends and Measurement Implications

    August 2004 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robert H. McGuckin, Robert Inklaar, Bart Van Ark, and Sean M. Dougherty, August 2004. - EPWP #04 - 01

  5. Making Innovation Work: From Strategy to Practice

    April 2004 | Research Report

    This study examines how executives are making the business case for greater innovation, responding to cultural issues, creating support mechanisms, organizing teams, and measuring success.

  6. Taking Global Brands to Japan: A Luxury Goods Market that is as Profitable as it is Unique

    February 2004 | Executive Action Report

    This report delves into how the profound social changes in Japan - brought about by a decade long recession - have allowed global luxury brands to blossom there.

2003

  1. Branding Challenges in the Great China Breakout

    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.

  2. Entrepreneurial Flame: How to Keep it Burning Brightly in Your Company

    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.

  3. CEO Challenge 2003: Top Marketplace and Management Issues

    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.

  4. ICT and Productivity in Europe and the United States: Where Do the Differences Come From?

    October 2003 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Bart van Ark, Robert Inklaar, and Robert H. McGuckin, October 2003. - EPWP #03 – 05

  5. International Comparisons of R&D Expenditure: Does an R&D PPP make a difference?

    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

2002

  1. Getting Started... Building a Culture of Innovation

    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.

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

    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.

  3. Europe Vs. The United States: Which Industries are Leading the Productivity Race?

    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.

2001

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

    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.

  2. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Conservation of Forests, Farmlands, and Wetlands

    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.

  3. E-Business Strategies in the Global Marketplace: E-Procurement and Other Challenges

    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.

  4. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: The United States Army and the Private Sector

    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.

  5. CEO Challenge: Top Marketplace and Management Issues 2001

    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.

2000

  1. Knowledge Management: Becoming an E-Learning Organization

    December 2000 | Research Report

    Information technology plays a major role in facilitating the growth of knowledge management, yet surprisingly few companies use enterprise-wide knowledge management programs or employ a chief knowledge officer.

  2. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Welfare-to-Work Initiatives

    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.

  3. E-Commerce Tax Policy and Planning: Domestic and International

    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?

  4. Computers and Productivity: Are Aggregation Effects Important?

    August 2000 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

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

  5. Speed: Linking Innovation, Process and Time to Market

    May 2000 | Research Report

    How can companies leverage the networking opportunities afforded by web links to employees, customers, suppliers, and other partners, to work smarter, move faster, and gain competitive advantage?

  6. Do Computers Make Output Harder to Measure?

    April 2000 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Robert H. McGuckin and Kevin Stiroh, April 2000. - EPWP #00 - 03

  7. Beyond Knowledge Management: New Ways to Work

    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.

1999

  1. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Public Safety Initiatives

    October 1999 | Research Report

    The report profiles four case studies of the partnering of law enforcement agencies and community activists.

  2. CEO Challenge: Top Marketplace and Management Issues

    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.

  3. Power of Marketing Innovation

    March 1999 | Research Report

    Will interactive marketing give your company the edge? Can you revive "lost" customers? These and other questions are answered in this report featuring the experience of Colgate-Palmolive, IBM, and Kodak, among others.

1998

  1. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Educational Initiatives

    November 1998 | Research Report

    The early results from these partnerships are far from definitive, but they sure look promising.

  2. Using Technology to Strengthen Employee & Family Involvement in Education

    October 1998 | Research Report

    Today's students are tomorrow's workforce and consumers. What can corporations do to help their education be productive? Here's some practical experience.

  3. Managing Knowledge in the New Economy

    June 1998 | Research Report

    What is knowledge management? And why should your company be using it? Find out with this report.

  4. Managing the Corporate Brand

    May 1998 | Research Report

    Companies want more out of their brand—and this report looks at successful methods for getting it.

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

    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.

  6. Managing Reputation with Image and Brands

    April 1998 | Research Report

    How can you take full advantage of one of your company's biggest assets? This report captures the experience of some of Europe and the United States' best known companies.

  7. Innovative Public-Private Partnerships: Environmental Initiatives

    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.

1997

  1. Technology, Productivity and Growth: U.S. and German Issues: Perspectives on a Global Economy

    December 1997 | Research Report

    Measured productivity growth has been sluggish since the start of the worldwide technology boom. So, have computers really helped improve productivity?

  2. Value of Training in the Era of Intellectual Capital

    October 1997 | Research Report

    Executives find that measuring the value of training to be very complex and say that the methods of measurement need to be both more flexible and precise.

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