Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. Trading Up: With Global Growth Finally on the Rise, Is the Trade Recovery Sustainable?

    February 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This report, which introduces a new global value chain dataset tool, examines whether the trade recovery is sustainable and why reevaluating global operations strategy using current data is so critical.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    February 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The global growth outlook keeps strengthening, but growth momentum differs significantly across emerging countries.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy keeps hitting new highs.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    February 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Market volatility adds a note of caution to the strong 2018 outlook.

  6. China Center Research Brief: CFIUS Reform Set to Disrupt Business as Usual for MNCs in China

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    The reform and empowerment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the potential to dramatically disrupt many traditional partnership approaches MNCs have been using in China for many years – including co-investment arrangements that have become popular recently.

  7. China Center Research Brief: Working Successfully with Party Organizations

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Over the past 12 months, foreign MNCs have become increasingly concerned over the role and powers of Communist Party organizations in their China business units.

  8. Economics Watch - China View: Growth Slowed In December, But Leading Indicators Suggest A Near-Term Uptick

    February 2018 | China Center Publications

    Growth slowed in China in December in fixed asset investment, industrial production, and retail sales. But The Conference Board LEI for China suggests strengthening growth momentum, in particular due to a relatively strong outlook for consumption. 

  9. 23 Truths about Cybersecurity: Insights from the Cybersecurity Conference: Crucial Collaborations

    February 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Organizations can’t prevent all cyberattacks, but they can mitigate their effects. This requires enterprise risk management programs guided by a cyber-knowledgeable board and a leadership team that knows its risk appetite.

  10. 25 Truths about Performance Management: Insights from The Performance Management Conference

    February 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Performance management and change management are closely linked. Companies are revamping their programs to be more agile and more closely match entrepreneurial ways of working.