Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

CEO Challenge®

  1. CEO Challenges in the Gulf Region

    April 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in the Gulf region reported a significantly different set of priorities than did CEOs globally, with strategies that reflect the particular business challenges of a resource-rich, energy-dependent region.

  2. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    January 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

China Center Publications

  1. China Center Data Flash: Steady growth outlook gives headroom for continued efforts to slow credit growth

    July 2017 | China Center Publications

    With a policy stance in China clearly focused on financial risk containment, growth continues to taper off in monetary expansion and housing sales. There are no signals of a change in this policy trajectory, so the tapering off should continue in the near term. 

  2. China Center Quick Note: The Belt and Road -- Globalization with Chinese Characteristics

    June 2017 | China Center Publications

    Most emerging markets within the “One Belt, One Road” geography find Beijing’s geo-economic vision for Eurasian integration compelling, at least for now; developed country political leaders and MNC executives should incorporate this reality into their planning assumptions for the region.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: Some progress visible in labor productivity growth

    April 2017 | China Center Publications

    In 2016, China’s industrial employment shrunk by 5.9 million workers, a -6 percent year-on-year decrease. The drop was partly the result of the government-led campaign to reduce overcapacity, but it also suggests some progress in industrial automation.

  4. China Center Chart Dive: Be Aware of China's Impending Retirement Surge

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    The age-group composition of China’s population has reached a critical turning point: over the next 15 years, its old-age dependency ratio will double.

  5. China Center Data Flash: Slowdown to Resume in 2017

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    On January 20, China’s official 2016 GDP growth was announced to be 6.7 percent, meeting the target range set by the government. Lower growth is anticipated for 2017 as economic policies slowly shift from growth supporting to risk curbing.

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

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    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.

  7. China Center Chart Dive: New GDP Projections Suggest Ongoing "Soft Fall" to Continue

    December 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Conference Board has released its updated global growth projections for 2017, and the next two five-year periods. Our projection for China shows a continuation of the “long soft fall” in GDP growth to 3.8 percent in 2017, down from 3.9 percent in 2016.

  8. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.