Economy & Business Environment Publications

Business Scenarios & Strategic Planning

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth outlooks for the emerging economies are mixed, with increasing uncertainties in 2015

  2. China Center Chart of the Week: Pricing for newly constructed real estate – between a rock and a hard place Cover China Center Chart of the Week: Pricing for newly constructed real estate – between a rock and a hard place

    January 2015 | China Center Publications

    Despite the apparent weakening of buyer sentiment towards real estate in China, average prices of newly constructed apartments reportedly dropped by only 3.2 percent in 2013, even though sales of new apartments reportedly dropped by 8.9 percent.

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Consumer Dynamics

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    January 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The year 2015 should finally see a stronger economic expansion.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (Strategic Overview) Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (Strategic Overview)

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    In the current slow-growth global economic environment, CEOs say they are relying on product and process innovation, more productive use of technology, a stronger leadership bench, and increased employee engagement to contribute to organizational success.

  3. See all in Consumer Dynamics Publications

Economic Indicators & Forecasting

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth outlooks for the emerging economies are mixed, with increasing uncertainties in 2015

  2. The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Modest upsides in the European economy materialize, as concerns over Greece remain.

  3. See all in Economic Indicators & Forecasting Publications

Energy & Sustainability

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth outlooks for the emerging economies are mixed, with increasing uncertainties in 2015

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (Strategic Overview) Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (Strategic Overview)

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    In the current slow-growth global economic environment, CEOs say they are relying on product and process innovation, more productive use of technology, a stronger leadership bench, and increased employee engagement to contribute to organizational success.

  3. See all in Energy & Sustainability Publications

Global Value Chains

  1. The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CFO Cover The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CFO

    December 2014 | Key Business Issues

    How do you grow in a time of slowing growth? For CFOs and finance executives, China's economy presents unique challenges. This function-specific summary details the challenges and opportunities for CFOs to help position their MNCs for success in China.

  2. The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Strategic Overview Cover The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Strategic Overview

    December 2014 | Key Business Issues

    In an unprecedented time of slow economic growth in China, CEOs and CSOs can look to this Strategic Overview for detailed recommendations on how to plan and prepare their organizations for a long soft fall.

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Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness

  1. The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Cover The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth outlooks for the emerging economies are mixed, with increasing uncertainties in 2015

  2. GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2015
How Will the Global Economy Cope with
Slowing Workforce Growth: Implications for the CHRO Cover GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2015 How Will the Global Economy Cope with Slowing Workforce Growth: Implications for the CHRO

    February 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Smaller labor supply slows economic growth. Labor productivity can offset this, and it will mainly come from investments in innovation and new technology. But to see returns, CHROs will need to maximize their human capital.

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Innovation

  1. Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make? Cover Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make?

    January 2015 | Director Notes

    This report evaluates the case for diversity on corporate boards of directors in light of competing research findings and suggests strategies to promote more inclusive boards.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (CHRO) Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (CHRO)

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    CEOs cite high-quality talent as their most critical business challenge, and they expect human capital practitioners to devise effective “grow-your-own” strategies to engage and develop their future workforces.

  3. See all in Innovation Publications

Labor Markets

  1. Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps: Implications for the CHRO Cover Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps: Implications for the CHRO

    February 2015 | Key Business Issues

    With talent shortages looming, companies may rely too much and too quickly on their default strategies without asking the right questions or fully examining available options. This report provides case studies and sample questions for CHROs.

  2. See all in Labor Markets Publications

Marketing & Brand Strategy

  1. Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make? Cover Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make?

    January 2015 | Director Notes

    This report evaluates the case for diversity on corporate boards of directors in light of competing research findings and suggests strategies to promote more inclusive boards.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (CHRO) Cover The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (CHRO)

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    CEOs cite high-quality talent as their most critical business challenge, and they expect human capital practitioners to devise effective “grow-your-own” strategies to engage and develop their future workforces.

  3. See all in Marketing & Brand Strategy Publications

Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy

  1. Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps: Implications for the CHRO Cover Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps: Implications for the CHRO

    February 2015 | Key Business Issues

    With talent shortages looming, companies may rely too much and too quickly on their default strategies without asking the right questions or fully examining available options. This report provides case studies and sample questions for CHROs.

  2. Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps Cover Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps

    February 2015 | Key Business Issues

    As talent shortages become all too real for HR practitioners, unique and creative solutions are going to be required to bridge the resulting gaps—and most likely not the ones routinely used. This report explains how to determine those solutions.

  3. See all in Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

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