Global Value Chains Publications


  1. No More Tiers: Navigating the Future of Consumer Demand across China's Cities (Executive Summary)

    November 2015 | Key Business Issues

    One of the most significant questions for global business leaders over the next decade is how to capture Chinese consumption growth agaisnt a backdrop of deep structural challenges in China's economy.

  2. No More Tiers: Navigating the Future of Consumer Demand across China's Cities

    November 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Despite a slowing economy, China continues to present significant opportunities for consumer-facing multinational corporations. The question is where exactly to find them.

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

    November 2015 | StraightTalk®

    In 2016, the global economy will continue on a slow growth track for the fifth consecutive year, as mature economies continue to fly at a low altitude and emerging markets slow.

  4. China Center Data Flash - Property sector continues to struggle as inventories are drawn down

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    Some observers have recently been touting a rebound in the real estate market, and while both sales and prices have improved in recent months, it is essential to keep in mind that actual construction and investment in the sector are still contracting.

  5. Moving to the Next Level: Insights from the 11th Annual Women's Leadership Conference

    September 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

    Women in business have come a long way, but moving to absolute parity with men requires continued planning and even consciousness raising on the part of both genders.

  6. Getting a Handle on Energy in Europe (Implications for the European Union)

    September 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Economic recovery in Europe in the medium term will depend more on tackling the slide toward low and very low productivity than on lower oil prices.

  7. China Center Special Briefing Paper: Appraising Industrial Overcapacity – the Achilles Heel of Chinese Growth?

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    This China Center Special Briefing Paper examines China’s current overcapacity challenges and outlines its history, deep-rooted causes, and the likely impact on future economic growth.

  8. China Center Quick Note: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Questions

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    What should multinational companies expect from China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road?

  9. Job Satisfaction: 2015 Edition: A Lot More Jobs—A Little More Satisfaction

    September 2015 | Research Report

    In the latest survey, US job satisfaction rose slightly for the fourth consecutive year to the highest level since 2008. The increase may be partly due to the tightening labor market.

  10. Big Data Doesn't Mean 'Big Brother' (Implications for Asia)

    September 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Human capital leaders in Asia should insist that their organizations build stronger capabilities in human capital analytics by reaching out to stakeholders, navigating data protection regulations, and garnering employee trust.