Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. China ResearchGraphic: The Growing Importance of Sustainability Reporting in China

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Chinese government’s intensifying focus on improving the sustainability reporting of local companies indicates that better sustainability reporting is desired by regulators, and the demand of the Chinese public for better sustainability standards, enforcement, and transparency is driving this trend.

  2. China Center Data Flash: Credit where credit isn’t due—the continuing structural deterioration in Q1

    May 2016 | China Center Publications

    On April 15, China's Q1 growth was officially announced as 6.7 percent. The construction and real estate sectors were the primary growth drivers in the quarter. While some declared a cyclical rebound, we disagree. 

  3. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Employee Engagement

    May 2016 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within employee engagement research by providing actionable summaries of contemporary literature.

  4. China ResearchGraphic: The Big Cleanup—What Are China's National Green Policy Targets?

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    China’s environment has suffered immensely from economic growth, and a major and sustained environmental cleanup is looming. Understanding the plans and targets is thus critical to detecting policy changes and assuring organizational readiness.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    April 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    April 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area growth and inflation remain subdued, triggering more monetary stimulus. Special topic: How have adjustments helped the Eurozone periphery gain competitiveness, and do we see reform fatigue?

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    April 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Relatively slow growth will continue through the second half of 2016.

  8. China Center Quick Note: China, the WTO, and the "Market Economy Status" Debate

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    Has China become a market economy?

  9. China ResearchGraphic: Labor Strife in China -- Anticipating Stress Points, Preparing to Respond

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    As China's economic slowdown deepens and associated volatilities increase, labor unrest is on the rise. Data collected by China Labor Bulletin, a Hong Kong-based NGO, shows that the number of labor strikes has increased dramatically over the past three years.

  10. China ResearchGraphic - Income, Consumption, and Savings in China: Now and in 2025

    April 2016 | China Center Publications

    How will disposable income and consumption evolve for Chinese households?