Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2017

  1. Insights from Highly Innovative Companies: Results from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017

    November 2017 | Research Report

    High innovators think of innovation as a strategic imperative—not just as R&D. That’s just one of the highlights from The Conference Board and InnovationOne Global State of Innovation Survey 2017.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    November 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    November 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Limited upside potential for faster growth in 2018 for emerging markets

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    November 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    This autumn has given the European economy a little more wind at its back. The Euro Area economy will start strong in 2018.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    November 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Stronger growth trajectory set to continue into 2018

  6. China Center Data Flash: Growth Broadly Steady in September, Politically Contrived or Real TBD

    October 2017 | China Center Publications

    According to official data, China’s economy expanded 6.8 percent YOY in Q3, slightly lower than 6.9 percent in the first half of 2017. No other reading could have been politically possible in the run-up to the all-important 19th Party Congress.

  7. China Center Quick Note: Politics in Command - China after the 19th Party Congress

    October 2017 | China Center Publications

    The 19th Party Congress and its subsequent 1st Plenum, which ran October 18-25, had been widely anticipated for nearly a year. With the dust just now settling, we begin the difficult work of interpreting what actually transpired at the Congress and what it means for foreign investors in China.

  8. China Center Quick Note: Locked and Loaded -- US Trade Policy on China

    October 2017 | China Center Publications

    History will likely show that 2017 represented not a time of relaxation on China by the Trump administration, but rather a period of tactical preparation by the administration’s trade team. 

  9. China Center Chart Dive: Companies in China Are Boosting Spending on Air Pollutant Treatment

    October 2017 | China Center Publications

    Environmental protection, particularly the fight against air pollution, appears to be gaining traction in China’s corporate sector. 

  10. Driving Digital Transformation: Why Culture and Structure Matter/CEO Summary

    October 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Digital transformation means culture change. Read how L’Oréal, Travelex, Haier, GE, and other early adopters of digital transformation have cultivated risk-taking, experimentation, and openness to outsiders to stay ahead of new technologies and business models.