Mid-Markets Publications


  1. New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World

    Businesses today face three challenges: shareholder demands for growth, employee desire for meaningful work, and public expectations. This Giving Thoughts describes how firms are tackling these three challenges simultaneously.

    (Research Report, January 2017)

  2. Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable

    The Conference Board Governance Center hosted more than 30 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the viability of mandatory versus optional universal proxy cards in contested director elections.

    (Executive Action Report, January 2017)

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.

    (Economics Watch Reports, January 2017)

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    Monthly economic series report

    (Economics Watch Reports, January 2017)

  5. China Center Data Flash: Less Supportive Monetary Policy—Expect Heightened Volatility

    From the November data, we already see weakening signs in real estate investment and housing construction growth, the early stages of a housing market down-cycle. As supportive monetary policy and the housing market diminish as growth drivers, infrastructure investment becomes a more critical buffer to buoy growth.

    (China Center Publications, January 2017)

  6. China ResearchGraphic: Economic Risks in China - A Provincial View

    China’s economy is in the midst of a deep structural downshift. Among other things, this transition will result in increased disparity in provincial economic performance. Regions with the requisite mix of economic factors should sustain their growth and dynamism, but those without them will likely see stagnation or worse.

    (China Center Publications, January 2017)

  7. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

    (China Center Publications, January 2017)

  8. Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders

    This report sheds light on the leadership values and preferences of these two cohorts, and in light of the findings, outlines the steps organizations can take for enhanced performance.

    (Research Report, January 2017)

  9. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia, Vol 1, No 2

    In the face of Asia’s tightening talent market—with rising concerns about inadequate skilled labor coupled with millennials’ expectation of work/life balance—companies must enhance their talent pipelines to outperform their competitors.

    (Human Capital in Review, January 2017)


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Despite some tailwinds from stabilized energy and commodity prices, emerging markets' uncertainty rises as global policy risks increase in 2017.

    (Economics Watch Reports, December 2016)