The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:07:58 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2014 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. The Growing Value of Brands and Their Contribution to Worldwide Economic Growth <p>The contribution of brands is comparable to that of R&amp;D in most advanced economies. Moreover, the wealthier a country grows, the more its companies spend on getting out their brand message.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2802 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2802 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The growth paradox of slow GDP and strong employment.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2803 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2803 BoardAsia Newsletter <p>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.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2801 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2801 The 2014 Leadership Development Conference: Identifying Your Company's Leadership DNA <p>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.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2800 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2800 Managing Supply Chain Sustainability and Risk <p>Addressing supply chain risk and sustainability in isolation may put a firm at considerable risk. Companies should pursue strategies that recognize that supply chain risk and sustainability are inextricably intertwined.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2798 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2798 The Conference Board Labor Markets in Review™: Vol. 4, 2014 <p>Economic expansion and the massive retirement of the baby boom generation in many mature economies are tightening labor markets&mdash;but the degree of current tightness and how rapidly the labor markets are tightening varies significantly across countries.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2799 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2799 Is This the End of Work? Information Technologies and Labor Market Disruption: A Cross-Atlantic Conversation 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. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2797 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2797 The Future India Business Leader 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. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2792 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2792 The 2014 Executive Compensation Conference: What You Need to Know about Performance-Aligned Compensation In the wake of say on pay, concern about proxy advisors’ reactions to their pay packages can blind companies to the reason for those packages: to drive performance and create shareholder value. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2793 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2793 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View As the European Central Bank takes action for more support, the European economic outlook remains weak. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2791 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2791 The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Emerging markets will likely continue their below-trend growth in the second half of 2014, despite a modest stabilization in exports Thu, 26 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 China Center Data Flash: May data &ndash; the good, the bad and the ugly Sequential activity for industry and consumption clearly improved in April and May, but the investment environment remains weak overall. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2790 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2790 Interim CEO: Reasonable Choice or Failed Selection? <p>This report examines antecedents and consequences of interim CEO selection to provide boards the evidence needed to make informed decisions about CEO succession.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2788 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2788 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The U.S. economy is gaining traction heading into the second half of the year.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2789 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2789 Job Satisfaction: 2014 Edition According to the current edition of The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey, and for the eighth straight year, less than half of US workers are satisfied with their jobs. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2785 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2785 How Can Companies Make the Value of Intangibles More, Well, Tangible? <p>There is a critical need to develop better standards for measuring, reporting, benchmarking, and analyzing intangible investments.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2787 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2787 Knowledge Spillovers, ICT and Productivity Growth <p>by Carol Corrado, Jonathan Haskel, and Cecilia Jona-Lasinio</p> <p>May 2014 - EPWP #14 – 02</p> <p>What are the channels through which intangible assets affect productivity?</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2784 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2784 China Center Quick Note: The Opportunity in Xi’s “Re-Reform” <p>Chinese President and Party Secretary Xi Jinping is indeed undertaking &ldquo;reform&rdquo; &ndash; it just doesn't involve marketization or more conformity with Western norms, at least not yet.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2781 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2781 Global Economic Growth Scenarios 2020: The Impact of Investments and Reforms across Seven Major Regions 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. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2782 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2782 Nobody's Perfect: Overcoming the Limitations of External Labor Data to Drive Better Business Decisions <p>This report details how to skillfully combine data from a variety of sources to inform HR strategy and business decisions.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2783 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2783 Distracted Directors and Firm Value <p>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.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2777 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2777 China Center Commentary: China LEI showing more sluggishness ahead <p>Risks to the downside are rising, with real estate at the top of the list of catalysts.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2779 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2779 China Center Special Briefing Paper: Re-Estimating Chinese Growth 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] Mon, 09 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2780 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2780 Tapping Hidden Talent Pools: Recruiting, Developing, and Retaining Veterans and People with Disabilities This report provides in-depth explanation and interpretation of the changes in these regulations to provide businesses with the tools to employ veterans and people with disabilities in this new paradigm. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2778 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2778 The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View <p>An acceleration of growth seems unlikely in Europe.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2776 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2776 Proxy Voting Fact Sheet (May 2014) <p>Efforts to improve communication with investors following say-on-pay appear to have paid off. The volume of shareholder proposals declined significantly for meetings held during the first four months of 2014.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2773 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2773 China Center Chart of the Week: Economic rebalancing is going in reverse <p>China&rsquo;s internal rebalancing&nbsp;efforts, which sought&nbsp;to increase consumption&rsquo;s proportion in economic demand, went into reverse in 2013 for the first time in four years.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2774 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2774 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>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.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2771 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2771 Building the Foundation of an Innovative Culture: Human Capital's Role in Making It Happen 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. Fri, 23 May 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2770 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2770 The Activism of Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman 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. Fri, 23 May 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2772 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2772