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.


Out of the West

Western companies can’t count on consumers in emerging economies patiently waiting for cheap versions of innovations to filter down to them. Dartmouth professor Vijay Govindarajan explains.

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Don't Panic

Sure, making a presentation to the CEO and the board of directors is nerve-wracking. But that doesn’t mean it won’t go well.

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Anger Management

Customers, aided by social media, need less provocation than ever to turn on their favorite companies. But disaster isn’t inevitable.

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

Our panel of business-book authors picks their favorites of the last year.

Best Business Book

American Pastoral

When companies needed more space, they moved to the suburbs, placing headquarters and R&D facilities in office parks and on lush campuses. But we’re all paying a price now.

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Unfair Business Practices

Perks are extremely visible indicators of who gets and who doesn’t—and how you distribute them can change the entire corporate culture.

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Still Squeezed

Bart van Ark, chief economist of The Conference Board, sees income inequality and austerity efforts holding back global economic growth.

What's the Best Business Book You Read for 2011?

The Conference Board Review - Ideas and Opinions for the World's Business Leaders.

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From Operational to Tactical to Strategic

Bart van Ark, The Conference Board's chief economist, says that CEOs must adopt a multifaceted approach to navigating the economy in the coming year.

The Mismeasure of Work

The seven deadly sins of gauging corporate performance.

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