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  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    14 February, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  2. Insights from our Economists

    14 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Monthly economics forecast from our leading economists.

  3. China Center Research Brief: CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.

  4. China Center Research Brief: Two-Child Policy Won't Produce a Baby Boom

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Despite the end of the one-child policy in 2016 and hopes of a new “baby boom,” the reality is that China’s attempt to politically reengineer its demographic outlook will require decades, not years. 

  5. China Center Research Brief: Working Successfully with Party Organizations

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Over the past 12 months, foreign MNCs have become increasingly concerned over the role and powers of Communist Party organizations in their China business units.

  6. Economics Watch - China View: Growth Slowed In December, But Leading Indicators Suggest A Near-Term Uptick

    09 February, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth slowed in China in December in fixed asset investment, industrial production, and retail sales. But The Conference Board LEI for China suggests strengthening growth momentum, in particular due to a relatively strong outlook for consumption. 

  7. 23 Truths about Cybersecurity: Insights from the Cybersecurity Conference: Crucial Collaborations

    09 February, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Organizations can’t prevent all cyberattacks, but they can mitigate their effects. This requires enterprise risk management programs guided by a cyber-knowledgeable board and a leadership team that knows its risk appetite.

  8. 25 Truths about Performance Management: Insights from The Performance Management Conference

    07 February, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Performance management and change management are closely linked. Companies are revamping their programs to be more agile and more closely match entrepreneurial ways of working.

  9. Global Leadership Forecast 2018: 25 Research Insights to Fuel Your People Strategy

    29 January, 2018 | Research Report

    The Global Leadership Forecast is the largest research study of its kind, examining the state of leadership development practices and leader experiences across organizations in major industries around the globe. 

  10. What Is the 'New Paradigm' Framework? Highlights of The Conference Board Governance Center Fall 2017 Meeting

    25 January, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    A central premise of Martin Lipton’s "New Paradigm" is that corporations and institutional investors can together forge a meaningful and successful private-sector solution.

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