Innovation & Productivity Center Publications

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.

  2. Follow the Leader: The Adoption and Use of Instagram by the Inc. 500 and the Fortune 500

    December 2016 | Research Report

    This SNCR 2020 article examines the commonalities of Inc. 500 and Fortune 500 companies that have adopted Instagram.

  3. Europe 2.0? Four Scenarios for Europe Post-Brexit

    December 2016 | Research Report

    We present four scenarios for how the EU could fare in the medium term after the existential crisis of Brexit. In each scenario, some sectors and industries benefit more than others.

  4. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.

  5. China Center Quick Note: New China Model(s) -- Revisiting the MNC Playbook for a Rapidly Changing China

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    History shows that alignment with and contribution to desired growth model outcomes, as recognized and appreciated from the perspective of China’s leading group at the time, can beget market opportunities for MNCs, quid pro quo.

  6. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2017

    November 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2017, including projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 32 emerging market economies for 2017, 2017–2022, and 2022–2026.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    November 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    A projected stabilization in energy and commodity prices may provide a small tailwind for resource-rich economies in 2017, but emerging markets' medium-term growth trend continues to be dominated by weaker growth in  investment and labor supply. 

  8. New Administration's Lean towards Quantitative over Qualitative Sources of Growth Will Leave the Bottom Line Unchanged—at Least for Now

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    The outcome of US elections have further increased the level of uncertainty about the fate of the global economy, but bottom line growth results do not look very different from what The Conference Board projected before November 8th. Tax cuts and investment in infrastructure may provide some growth upside to the US economy in the short-term, but their impact will most likely be small. 

  9. Global Economic Outlook 2017 Europe: A Better Business Environment in Europe—Where and When?

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    How many times can Europe bounce back? After two rebounds from two recessions, the region’s momentum is waning. We predict a more anemic back-and-forth for Europe between now and 2022.

  10. Global Economic Outlook 2017 US: Managing Risks and Opportunities as Slow Growth Lingers

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As the US economy settles into a dismal 2 percent growth rate, what can businesses expect? Higher labor costs and rising interest rates. Smart companies will invest in innovation to increase productivity.