Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    May 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Springing forward to a temperate summer: Some rebound in the second quarter is expected, but there is little indication of a turnaround in business investment.

  2. 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.

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

    May 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.

  4. 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?

  5. Navigating the 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.

  6. China ResearchGraphic: The Growing Importance of Sustainability Reporting in China

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Chinese government’s intensifying focus on improving the sustainability reporting of local companies indicates that better sustainability reporting is desired by regulators, and the demand of the Chinese public for better sustainability standards, enforcement, and transparency is driving this trend.

  7. China Center Data Flash: Credit where credit isn’t due—the continuing structural deterioration in Q1

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    On April 15, China's Q1 growth was officially announced as 6.7 percent. The construction and real estate sectors were the primary growth drivers in the quarter. While some declared a cyclical rebound, we disagree. 

  8. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement

    May 2016 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within employee engagement research by providing actionable summaries of contemporary literature.

  9. 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.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    April 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.