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Global Economy Center Publications

2018

  1. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    December 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    While economic growth moderates, internal risks have become more visible, especially in Italy and the UK.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The gap between the consumer and the business outlook widens.

  4. Economics Watch® - China View: Most signs point to slower growth in 2019

    November 2018 | China Center Publications

    October data showed no signs of abatement in recent slowdown trends. Although infrastructure investment rebounded in October, resulting in an uptick in FAI growth, weakening real estate investment and credit growth are likely to push FAI growth back down again. 

  5. Digital Transformation Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    Artificial Intelligence is the most effective method for engaging customers, fueling innovation, and accelerating personalized customer experiences

  6. Global Economy Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    The growth of the global economy seems fairly steady at just over 3 percent in 2018/19 but will gradually drop below 3 percent by the early 2020s

  7. China Center Quick Note: Mind the Gaps

    November 2018 | China Center Publications

    Breakthrough opportunities for MNCs in China always lie in the gaps between indigenous capabilities and targets set forth in national plans. In this “new era” in China, national planning targets, more grandiose than ever, are far beyond indigenous capabilities to achieve them.

  8. Five Ways Companies Use Signposts of Innovation

    November 2018 | Publication

    We spoke with leaders of member companies involved with innovation at a large US defense contractor and at specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company to find out which aspects of the signposts they find most useful.

  9. What Companies Like Most about Using Signposts of Innovation

    November 2018 | Publication

    The Conference Board spoke with specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company and a large US defense contractor that has also started working with the signposts to find out what they like best about the framework.

  10. Innovation & Productivity Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    Cross-functional teams could improve their success rate by including the most innovative voices from other parts of the organization