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China Center Data Flash: Q2 Mini-stimulus already losing steam <p>July data showed a clear sequential slowdown for the domestic side of China&rsquo;s economy, with industrial production, investment, and consumer purchases all slowing in the month.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2813 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2813 The Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) 2014 | 2015, Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow’s Business Challenges <p>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.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2812 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2812 Corporate Social Responsibility in India <p>Given India&rsquo;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.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2809 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2809 China CEO Council Session Report -- Facing Change: Sustaining and driving growth during uncertain times in China <p>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.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2808 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2808 Creating Personal Emotional Connections with Employees and Customers: Insights from The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference <p>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.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2807 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2807 The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View <p>Emerging markets are slowing more than expected so far in 2014, and downward risks to the global economy are increasing.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 Proxy Voting Fact Sheet (July 2014) <p>An analysis of annual shareholder meetings at Russell 3000 companies shows shareholder proposals on the disclosure of corporate political contributions doubled since 2009, signaling continued concern about a lack of transparency.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2804 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2804 Working with Analytics at the C-Level: Insights from The 2013 Human Capital Analytics Conference <p>No significant change can take place without the support of top executives, including human capital analytics.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2806 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2806 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 China Center Data Flash: Unhealthy Q2 growth – pursuit of the target at the expense of reform <p>China&rsquo;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.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2805 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2805 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 <em>The Future India Business Leader</em> 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 Identifying Your Company's Leadership DNA: Insights from The 2014 Leadership Development Conference <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 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. 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 What You Need to Know about Performance-Aligned Compensation: Insights from The 2014 Executive Compensation Conference 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 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