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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  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. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019

    December 2018 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019, which includes growth projections of GDP and underlying supply-side components for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2019-2028.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Consumers remain buoyant, but the outlook for exports and investment remain challenged.

  5. 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.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The gap between the consumer and the business outlook widens.

  7. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition—Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

    December 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

  8. Disability in the Workplace in China: Situation Assessment

    December 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a "carrot and stick" approach to disability in the workplaceincentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training, and retaining employees with disabilities.

  9. 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

  10. Comparison table of sustainability reporting frameworks

    November 2018 | Infographic

    A comparison table of some of the leading sustainability reporting frameworks. The table highlights key characteristics of these frameworks, including: intended purpose, target audience, focus areas, and geographic scope.