Global Value Chains Publications

2017

  1. China Center Chart Dive: Workforce skill gaps loom large for Made in China 2025

    June 2017 | China Center Publications

    Talent challenges are likely to drag on the progress of China’s major new plan to modernize and upgrade its manufacturing sector, the controversial and contentious “Made in China 2025” initiative.

  2. Ensuring Accountability in Modern Trade Policy

    June 2017 | Executive Action Report

    Regulatory cooperation for the new generation of trade agreements is promising, reasonable, and controllable. If done correctly, it will benefit consumers and maintain consumer protection. However, a regulatory cooperation body needs transparency and a set of rules to be fully accountable to EU citizens.

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Can the Recent Upswing Put Global Growth Back on Track?

    June 2017 | StraightTalk®

    The latest estimates of monthly leading economic indicators and quarterly GDP growth indicate that rising confidence among business and consumers in recent quarters has translated into a small positive impact on the real economy.

  4. Economic Contribution of the Food and Beverage Industry

    March 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This report provides insights into the food and beverage industry’s multiple roles, including meeting emerging consumer demands,  responding to evolving public policy, and contributing meaningfully to regional economies.

  5. China Center Quick Note: Hope for the best, plan for the worst -- A look at the potential negative consequences of US-China friction

    March 2017 | China Center Publications

    China’s treatment of Norway, South Korea, and Japan during recent politically motivated economic disputes is instructive for understanding how Beijing may respond to provocations from Washington. Foreign MNCs, especially US brands, should catalog their potential risk exposures stemming from China’s formal and informal retaliatory tools and make appropriate preparations.

  6. Demographic Trends and Demand Shifts: 2016-2025

    February 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, the first in a series on this topic, we look at the trends that will shape US consumption patterns in the next 10 years. How do these trends affect consumption categories across the nation?

  7. Introducing the Connected Spender: The Digital Consumer of the Future (Executive Summary)

    February 2017 | The Demand Institute

    Reaching consumers through income-based approaches is an insufficient and outdated predictor of consumer spending. Our research defines a new concept, “connected spenders,” that better enables companies to effectively reach consumers who are ready and able to spend on goods and services.

2016

  1. 22 Truths about Global Business Services: Insights from the 20th Annual Global Business and Shared Services Conference

    December 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    As global business services (GBS) continues to evolve, practitioners are moving away from the single service model and toward a more holistic approach that is increasingly global and interconnected.

  2. Handbook on Corporate Governance in India: Legal Standards and Board Practices

    January 2016 | Research Report

    Recently introduced legal requirements are explained in light of the specific characteristics of India’s business ownership structures and put into the historical context of corporate governance reforms in the country.

  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.