Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2016

  1. Wage-Productivity Growth Gap: An Analysis of Industry Data

    January 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    The widening gap between labor productivity growth and real wage growth in the United States has attracted much attention in recent years. This paper provides an industrial and cross-country comparative perspective, which has been lacking so far in the literature.

  2. International Comparisons of Manufacturing Unit Labor Costs: Sources, Trends, and New Directions

    January 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    Unit labor cost (ULC), defined as labor compensation per unit of output, is a widely used measure of international cost competitiveness. ULC trends, however, differ widely across countries and, traditionally, have been explained in terms of underlying movements in productivity, compensation, and exchange rates. This paper makes a first attempt to adjust unit labor cost measures for product quality differences in export baskets between countries, using unit values of exported products.

  3. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - Chief Talent Officer Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Our research finds that most organizations only have pockets of innovation. They can become more innovative by creating an inclusive culture.

  4. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CHRO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Can diversity and inclusion make innovation easier? New research indicates that inclusion and innovation are indeed correlated, and that diversity of thought, specifically, contributes to better innovation.

  5. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CFO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    In today’s challenging and complex business environment, companies that innovate with a culture of inclusion are the ones that will continue to grow.

  6. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CEO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    It is now widely accepted that diverse groups generate more innovative ideas than homogenous ones. But diversity alone is meaningless without an inclusive culture that values and actively encourages diversity of thought.

  7. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    To understand the enablers and barriers to leveraging inclusion to capture new ideas, The Conference Board conducted a global survey of leaders responsible for either innovation or diversity and inclusion (D&I).

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    January 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Renewed financial market turbulence add to downside risks for emerging markets growth

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    January 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US consumer should drive the economy early in 2016, but there's little firepower from other growth drivers.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    January 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area outlook remains positive, despite rising concerns about global growth outlook