Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2016

  1. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?

    July 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Within an enterprise, digital transformation often leads to significant changes in business strategy that  may reshape a company or disrupt an entire industry. These changes translate into new human capital challenges.

  2. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? (CEO Business Implications)

    July 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Consider whether the executive team is equipped to lead digital transformation or whether additional expertise is needed: one of six actions CEOs need to take to accelerate digital transformation in their organizations.

  3. ICT Asset Prices: Marshaling Evidence into New Measures

    July 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper provides the sources and methods used to construct national accounts-style price deflators for the major components of ICT investment: communications equipment, computer equipment, and software.

  4. ICT Prices and ICT Services: What do they tell us about productivity and technology?

    July 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper reassesses the link between ICT prices, technology, and productivity. The currently available information on ICT asset prices and ICT services is put under a microscope, and official prices are found to substantially understate actual ICT price declines.

  5. China Center Data Flash: Flat data in May -- another post-stimulus lull

    July 2016 | China Center Publications

    Credit growth slowed for the second month in a row, and housing market hyperbole has begun to fade. The Q1 growth spikes in these two areas don’t have sustainable momentum. 

  6. China Center Quick Note: China & Brexit

    July 2016 | China Center Publications

    There are several ways to assess China’s exposure to the events in Europe, including examining China’s engagement with the UK and the EU in terms of international trade, FDI flows, and the RMB. Equally important, however, is to consider what Brexit means for China’s engagement with Europe on a geo-economic and geopolitical scale. 

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    July 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets’ overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.

  8. The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2016: Asia Regional Report

    July 2016 | Key Business Issues

    In this year’s survey, CEO respondents in the Asia-Pacific region and India focus on building organizational capability and high-performing cultures around engagement, performance, inclusion, and continual improvement to drive better business results and inspire innovation.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    July 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Recent moderate optimism on the Euro Area economy has rapidly vanished as a consequence of the unexpected result of the referendum in the UK on June 23.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    June 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The struggle to find more growth.