2010 Productivity Brief: Productivity, Employment, and Growth in the World's Economies
January 2010 | Executive Action Report
The recession left its mark on global productivity, which fell in 2009. With recovery expected in 2010, advanced economies will see renewed productivity gains but continue to shed workers.
Appendices to "Internationally Comparable Science, Technology and Competitiveness Indicators"
June 2006 | Economics Program Working Paper Series
by Robert H. McGuckin, Bart van Ark, Sean M. Dougherty and Robert Inklaar, May 2006. - EPWP #06 – 01
Are Poor Nations Closing the Gap in Living Standards?: Perspectives on a Global Economy
January 2000 | Research Report
Have globalization's benefits spread worldwide? We address GDP growth as well as alternative measures of living standards to take up the question.
Asia After the Crisis—Challenges for a Return to Rapid Growth: Perspectives on a Global Economy
July 1998 | Research Report
What will happen when the current crisis in Asia abates? Is the long-term outlook favorable? Find out in this report.
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.
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.
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.
Brands as Productive Assets: Concepts, Measurement, and Global Trends
November 2013 | Economics Program Working Paper Series
by Carol A. Corrado and Janet X. Hao
This paper finds that conventional measures misrepresent brand spending trends in the United States because those metrics do not take into account increased spending on social media and strategic marketing.
Building the Foundation of an Innovative Culture: Human Capital's Role in Making It Happen
May 2014 | Executive Action Report
Although most organizations agree that innovation is important for sustainability and growth, few do it well. To help reverse that trend in your organization, this report presents four recommendations and examples from top companies for innovation.
A Crisis of Confidence
January 2009 | Executive Action Report
Despite ongoing concerns that the current economic crisis could end up resembling The Great Depression, data so far shows that this recession is in far better shape than the circumstances of 1929.