Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning Publications

2017

  1. 25 Truths about M&A Integration: Insights from the Merger Integration Conference

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    The need for transformative M&A deals is urgent. Deal volume is growing, deal rationales are changing, and the cultural and geographic scope of mergers is expanding. Communication and deal prep are paramount.

  2. 25 Truths about HR's Role in Mergers and Acquisitions: Insights from the HR M&A Lab

    July 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    HR has growing importance in mergers and acquisitions. Cross-border elements, global staffing issues, and complex value propositions are areas where HR can help drive deal value, along with due diligence and budgeting.

  3. Ensuring Accountability in Modern Trade Policy

    June 2017 | Executive Action Report

    Regulatory cooperation for the new generation of trade agreements is promising, reasonable, and controllable. If done correctly, it will benefit consumers and maintain consumer protection. However, a regulatory cooperation body needs transparency and a set of rules to be fully accountable to EU citizens.

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

    April 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of CEOs in Europe.

  5. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—US Report

    April 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, we present the strategies our more than 500 global CEO respondents have identified for meeting the challenges of 2017, with a special emphasis on the survey responses and hot-button issues of US CEOs.

  6. Fixing America’s Roads and Bridges:The Path Forward

    April 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    Transportation is a critical aspect of the US economy but capital investments in this important infrastructure are not keeping pace. In this policy brief, CED recommends actions to address the challenges facing America’s surface transportation system.

  7. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017 | Executive Action Report

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  8. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Asia-Pacific/China Report

    March 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report, part of The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017 series, compares the most pressing business challenges of CEOs globally with those of CEOs in Asia-Pacific and China—along with the strategies CEOs deem most critical for meeting those challenges.

  9. China Center Quick Note: Hope for the best, plan for the worst -- A look at the potential negative consequences of US-China friction

    March 2017 | China Center Publications

    China’s treatment of Norway, South Korea, and Japan during recent politically motivated economic disputes is instructive for understanding how Beijing may respond to provocations from Washington. Foreign MNCs, especially US brands, should catalog their potential risk exposures stemming from China’s formal and informal retaliatory tools and make appropriate preparations.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

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