Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning Publications

2016

  1. ICT Prices and ICT Services: What do they tell us about productivity and technology?

    July 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper reassesses the link between ICT prices, technology, and productivity. The currently available information on ICT asset prices and ICT services is put under a microscope, and official prices are found to substantially understate actual ICT price declines.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: Asia Regional Report

    July 2016 | Key Business Issues

    In this year’s survey, CEO respondents in the Asia-Pacific region and India focus on building organizational capability and high-performing cultures around engagement, performance, inclusion, and continual improvement to drive better business results and inspire innovation.

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Quality over Quantity: How Business Can Generate Sustainable Growth in a Slow Global Economy

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Our outlook for global economic growth remains modest at 2.4 percent in 2016 and 2.7 percent in 2017. While growth rates between mature and emerging markets have rapidly converged, significant variation between regions remains.

  4. Global Economic Outlook 2016: Sub-Saharan Africa: Climbing a Steeper Hill?

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As sub-Saharan Africa’s growth pains continue in the coming decade, businesses must adopt a range of strategies to succeed across different groups of economies (undiversified, agricultural, frontier, and fragile) in the region.

  5. Navigating the Digital Economy: Driving Digital Growth and Productivity from Installation to Deployment – CEO and CSO Implications

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Despite massive investments, digitization hasn’t recharged the economy. In the future, will we see small innovations and more slow growth—or a transformation that drives explosive growth?

  6. Navigating the New Digital Economy: Driving Digital Growth and Productivity from Installation to Deployment

    May 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Our latest research examines the conundrum of the New Digital Economy: the economy is digitizing at an unprecedented pace, but so far hasn’t produced faster economic growth or productivity.

  7. 25 Truths about Strategic HR: Insights from the 2nd Annual Strategic HR Conference

    May 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Today’s HR function is a strategic partner to the C-suite, shaping not only talent but culture, learning, technology, and values. It does this by anticipating strategic needs, mastering ambiguity, and becoming even more agile.

  8. China ResearchGraphic: The Big Cleanup—What Are China's National Green Policy Targets?

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    China’s environment has suffered immensely from economic growth, and a major and sustained environmental cleanup is looming. Understanding the plans and targets is thus critical to detecting policy changes and assuring organizational readiness.

  9. China Center Quick Note: China, the WTO, and the "Market Economy Status" Debate

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    Has China become a market economy?

  10. China ResearchGraphic: Labor Strife in China -- Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    As China's economic slowdown deepens and associated volatilities increase, labor unrest is on the rise. Data collected by China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based NGO, shows that the number of labor strikes has increased dramatically over the past three years.