Global Value Chains Publications


  1. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: Building Capability – Seeking Alignment, Agility, and Talent to Innovate and Grow

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Since 1999, CEOs from around the world have shared their most pressing business concerns and their strategies for dealing with those challenges. This full-length report details all of the results for six key business issues, yielding insights to today’s leaders on the way forward.

  2. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: CEO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Respondents to our annual CEO Challenge survey show it will take an aligned, agile, and innovative organization to seize opportunities for commercial success. Analysis of CEO responses on six major challenge areas yields insight into the strategies CEOs are employing today to strengthen and grow their organizations.

  3. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: CFO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    More unpredictability and more volatility mean more risks in the global business environment—and more opportunities. This report outlines how chief financial officers can guide their companies to commercial success.


  1. 21st Annual Leadership Development Conference: Developing the Leader of the Future

    December 2015 | Conference KeyNotes

    Times have changed, and so must leadership development. Human resources leaders can make this happen by, for example, creating effective ongoing development programs.


  1. Adding Value in Shared Services . . . Insourcing, Outsourcing, and Offshoring

    July 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Companies are closely examining insourcing, outsourcing, and offshoring to decide which approach delivers the best support services at the lowest cost. What is the best solution?

  2. Assessing the Risks of an Economic Downturn in Japan

    April 2011 | Executive Action Report

    The earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan will undoubtedly have a negative effect on Japan’s economy, but there is more to the story.

  3. Avoiding the Digital Desert

    November 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Globally, technology developments are taking place at an unprecedented and ever-increasing pace, but, in many respects, European policies and attitudes seem frozen in time.


  1. 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.

  2. Bridging the Logistical Divide: Integration of Poor Countries in Global Supply Chains

    August 2008 | Executive Action Report

    The growth of larger, developed world markets compounds the difficulty faced by small-market countries struggling to achieve sustainable growth and close the gap between rich and poor nations.


  1. China Center -- What to Watch for: China’s multilateral and regional trade negotiations

    December 2014 | China Center Publications

    The political-economy factors driving China’s soft fall lead us to be skeptical that domestic-led economic reform will be possible. However, the potential for coercing certain reforms via an outside-in, WTO-style roadmap may still exist.