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Signposts of Innovation: Toward Better Innovation Metrics for Business—A Primer
03 May, 2017 | Key Business Issues
Despite the importance of innovation, companies often lack a comprehensive framework to measure it. This report reviews approaches to measure innovation and presents a comprehensive, flexible framework to guide business decisions.
CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Europe Report
28 April, 2017 | Key Business Issues
In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of CEOs in Europe.
China Center Chart Dive: Some progress visible in labor productivity growth
28 April, 2017 | China Center Publications
In 2016, China’s industrial employment shrunk by 5.9 million workers, a -6 percent year-on-year decrease. The drop was partly the result of the government-led campaign to reduce overcapacity, but it also suggests some progress in industrial automation.
CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—US Report
28 April, 2017 | Key Business Issues
In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of US CEOs.
China Center Data Flash: Many peaks in view -- the re-flation story is unlikely to last the year
27 April, 2017 | China Center Publications
China's official GDP growth in Q1 2017 accelerated to 6.9 percent, the fastest pace since Q3 2015. The rebound was in large part driven by extremely high growth in infrastructure investment, a tailwind of the housing market surge of the last 15 months, as well as an external demand bounce due to recent recovery in the advanced economies.
25 Truths about Health Care: Insights from the 17th Annual Health Care Conference
26 April, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes
Companies are taking a more holistic approach to their wellness programs by expanding them to include emotional and financial health.
China Center Chart Dive: US-China trade relations—who needs who more? A global value chain & GDP exposure view
22 April, 2017 | China Center Publications
Using WIOD data, we are able to identify the extent to which the economies of China and the United States are mutually reliant in terms of total national output – in trade-related terms.
Procurement at the Crossroads: How Digital Trends, Risks, and Value-Creating Opportunities Are Redefining the Role of Procurement in the Digital Age
18 April, 2017 | Research Report
As technologies evolve, procurement’s added value will lie less in cost savings and more in strategic leadership. The future of procurement requires investing in critical competencies and key enablers to ensure competitive advantage in a digital age.
Fixing America’s Roads and Bridges:The Path Forward
17 April, 2017 | Committee for Economic Development
Transportation is a critical aspect of the US economy but capital investments in this important infrastructure are not keeping pace. In this policy brief, CED recommends actions to address the challenges facing America’s surface transportation system.
Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
13 April, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports
Emerging markets see improvement in sentiment, but strong headwinds are likely to cap the upside in growth.