Innovation & Productivity Center Publications

2017

  1. China's Global Impact: The Business Exposures and Economic Implications of a Globalizing China

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    For national economies, multinational corporations, and financial institutions, exposures to developments in China are intensifying. This report outlines potential impacts so organizations can be more cognizant of and more agile and resilient to China geo-economic exposures.

  2. China's Global Impact: Executive Summary

    August 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Many business leaders assess their business exposures related to market, economic, or political conditions inside China. Rarely, it seems, are China factors assessed for their global impacts. This summary attempts to close that gap and help organizations to be more cognizant of China geo-economic exposures. 

  3. Softening Internal Structure: Case Studies from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Case studies highlight how L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier have changed their internal structures to drive digital transformation.

  4. Opening Up to Outsiders: Case Studies from Lego, GE, L’Oréal, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Profiles of Lego, GE, L’Oréal, and Haier show how these companies have have driven digital transformation by opening up to outsiders.

  5. Culture and Digital Transformation: Case Studies from Travelex, L’Oréal, Haier, and GE

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    In these company profiles, Travelex, L’Oreal, Haier, and GE share how they have shifted their corporate cultures to embrace digital transformation. 

  6. Blurring External Boundaries: Case Studies from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier

    August 2017 | Case Studies

    Company profiles from L’Oréal, Travelex, and Haier show that digital transformation enables and often requires collaboration between organizations. If necessity is the mother of invention, then digital transformation is the necessity that drives companies that were once separate, self-reliant entities to reach out to other organizations and individuals.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    July 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy remains on track for above 2 percent growth in 2017

  8. Leveraging Mature Workers: Addressing European Talent Concerns and Europe's Aging Workforce

    July 2017 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Europe's workforce is aging and possibly shrinking as well. Retaining and retraining mature workers can help stem the tide of workforce defections and fill in skills gaps.

  9. Digitization’s Impacts on Organizations, Leadership, and HR

    July 2017 | Key Business Issues Listing

    This report investigates what organizations need to look, feel, and act like if they are to be successful at digital transformation. What are the strategic capabilities companies need to develop? How can corporate culture support or hinder digital transformation? What kinds of organizational structure does digital transformation require?

  10. China Center Data Flash: Steady growth outlook gives headroom for continued efforts to slow credit growth

    July 2017 | China Center Publications

    With a policy stance in China clearly focused on financial risk containment, growth continues to taper off in monetary expansion and housing sales. There are no signals of a change in this policy trajectory, so the tapering off should continue in the near term.