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Mid-Markets Publications

2018

  1. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

    (Executive Summary, December 2018)

  2. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

    (Key Business Issues, December 2018)

  3. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019, which includes growth projections of GDP and underlying supply-side components for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2019-2028.

    (Economics Program Working Paper Series, December 2018)

  4. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition—Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

    Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

    (Executive Summary, December 2018)

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    Monthly economic series report.

    (Economics Watch Reports, December 2018)

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Consumers remain buoyant, but the outlook for exports and investment remain challenged.

    (Economics Watch Reports, December 2018)

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    While economic growth moderates, internal risks have become more visible, especially in Italy and the UK.

    (Economics Watch Reports, December 2018)

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    The gap between the consumer and the business outlook widens.

    (Economics Watch Reports, December 2018)

  9. Disability in the Workplace in China

    China has adopted a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to disability in the workplace – incentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training and retaining employees with disabilities.

    (China Center Publications, December 2018)

  10. Campaign Finance Reform Without Law
    Given the current legal and political climate, it is time for boards, CEOs, campaign finance scholars, and advocates to look beyond the law when it comes to corporate political spending and its related disclosure.
    (Director Notes, December 2018)