Business Environment

Ideas and opinions on innovation, strategic planning, economics, productivity, and supply chains. For much more, check out The Conference Board’s Economy & Business Environment practice area.


Would You Buy an Eco-Shoe? Yeah, Didn’t Think So.

Rethinking “going green.”

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Surprise! Chinese Consumers Are Not Americans

Savio Chan takes a close look at buying behaviors in the Far East.

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No, You Can’t Make Your Company “Employee-Proof”

Even with good systems, you still need good people.

No, You Can't Make Your Company Employee-Proof

What’s the Best Business Book You’ve Read Lately?

Our panel of business-book authors divulges favorites of the past year.

What's the Best Business Book

A Slow Transition

The Conference Board’s chief economist, Bart van Ark, sees global growth ahead. You’ll see it too—as long as you’re patient.

A Slow Transition

Why Your Customers Don't Want to Talk to You

Most people want to solve their service issue on their own, online. So stop making them pick up the phone.

Why Your Customers Don't Want to Talk to You

The Cost of Losing the American Dream

Chinese students and workers head west to avoid Big Brother's prying eyes back home—only to discover that Uncle Sam has become equally intrusive.

There's Still a Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Paul Polak reveals where companies go wrong in marketing to the poor—and why getting it right is important not only to them but to you.

There's Still a Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Letting Go

When holding onto a business that once commandeered a competitive advantage becomes a disadvantage, how do you transition customers, suppliers, and the organization itself to a new platform?

Letting Go

Where Implementation Breaks Down

A great plan for the future isn’t so great if you can’t execute it properly. Conceiving a project demands different approaches and skills than acting on it. Here’s a guide to removing the roadblocks on the path toward successfully realizing your efforts.

Where Implementation Breaks Down

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