United States Publications

2017

  1. Procurement at the Crossroads: How Digital Trends, Risks, and Value-Creating Opportunities Are Redefining the Role of Procurement in the Digital Age

    As technologies evolve, procurement’s added value will lie less in cost savings and more in strategic leadership. The future of procurement requires investing in critical competencies and key enablers to ensure competitive advantage in a digital age. 

    (Research Report, April 2017)

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

    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.

    (Committee for Economic Development, April 2017)

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    Economic activity lags behind stronger confidence 

    (Economics Watch Reports, April 2017)

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    Monthly economic series report

    (Economics Watch Reports, April 2017)

  5. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

    (Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

  6. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

    (Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

  7. 24 Truths about Executive Coaching

    Rather than merely mitigating damaging behaviors, today’s executive coaches play a crucial role in driving successful teamwork, self-empowerment, and lasting change for the full spectrum of executives.

    (Conference KeyNotes, April 2017)

  8. China Center Data Flash: Tightening clamps on the housing market should exert some drag on growth in the near term

    The economic targets for 2017 announced in March include a lower GDP growth rate and more job creation compared to 2016, suggesting that the government is willing to accept lower growth in exchange for risk containment, so long as employment is maintained. 

    (China Center Publications, April 2017)

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

    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?

    (Executive Action Report, April 2017)

  10. China Center Reference Paper: The New China Ideology -- Trump's Team

    The people the new president surrounds himself with will shape the future of US-China business relations. Who are they and what do we know about their thinking?

    (China Center Publications, April 2017)