Innovation & Productivity Center Publications

2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Uncertainty remains the buzzword, yet the European economies are surprisingly resilient.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base scenario continues to suggest a modest upside for the US economic outlook.

  3. Introducing the Connected Spender: The Digital Consumer of the Future (Executive Summary)

    February 2017 | The Demand Institute

    Reaching consumers through income-based approaches is an insufficient and outdated predictor of consumer spending. Our research defines a new concept, “connected spenders,” that better enables companies to effectively reach consumers who are ready and able to spend on goods and services.

  4. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The biggest challenges for CEOs in 2017 come from global volatility and unprecedented disruption. Leaders are coping by focusing on talent, culture, and fiscal discipline, according to our annual CEO survey.

  5. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Customer Relationships/Corporate Brand and Reputation Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Meeting the customer relationships/corporate brand and reputation challenge in 2017 is crucial for companies competing in today’s customer-centric, value-centric markets, say CEOs in our annual survey.

  6. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Innovation and Digitization Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The innovation and digitization challenge for businesses in 2017 is clear: getting up to speed. Most organizations lack the strategy and skills to leverage digital transformation, according to our annual survey of CEOs. 

  7. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Sustainability Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The sustainability challenge for businesses in 2017 is to embed sustainability into performance measurement and strategy and to recognize sustainability as a potential growth driver, say CEOs responding to our annual survey. 

  8. Beyond Technology: Innovation in the Era of Digital Transformation

    January 2017 | Research Report

    The scarcity in the New Digital Economy is not the technology—it's the organizational mind-set to move beyond traditional approaches to innovation.

  9. New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World

    January 2017 | Research Report

    Businesses today face three challenges: shareholder demands for growth, employee desire for meaningful work, and public expectations. This Giving Thoughts describes how firms are tackling these three challenges simultaneously.

2016

  1. Employing Analytics to Enhance Workplace Productivity

    December 2016 | Research Report

    Through the use of workforce analytics, organizations can examine the quality of productivity initiatives to identify and deliver the productivity gains that make the difference between thriving and surviving.