The CFO Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business polls the CFOs of both public and private companies in the U.S. representing a broad range of industries, geographic areas and revenues.

Recent Media Coverage

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REPORT SHOWS WHERE THE JOBS ARE
NPR, All Things Considered
November 7, 2003

CONSUMERS, CEOs MIXED ON ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
NPR, Morning Edition, Wednesday, October 1, 2003

PRINT/ONLINE

CONSUMER OUTLOOK HIT BY JOB WORRIES
Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2003, page A2

STOCKS TUMBLE TO CLOSE 3RD QUARTER
Chicago Tribune, October 1, 2003
(free registration required)

CFO's CAPITAL SPENDING PLANS JUMP SHARPLY
Moody's Investors Service, September 30, 2003

SURVEY SAYS CFOs OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE ECONOMY
Triangle Business Journal, September 30, 2003
(also appearing in Baltimore Business Journal, San Antonio Business Journal, and Business First of Buffalo)

CFOs GIDDY ABOUT US ECONOMIC PROSPECTS
www.plansponsor.com, October 2, 2003
(free registration required)

BUSINESS OUTLOOK: CFOs MORE OPTIMISTIC ON RECOVERY
Investor's Business Daily, October 2, 2003

POCKETS OF EXPANSION POINT TO CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM
Triangle Business Journal, October 20, 2003 

 

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
CFO Outlook Survey

SEPTEMBER 2003 RESULTS


Press Release (Economic Recovery Accelerating, Sept. 30, 2003)  [".pdf" format]

Tabular Results
Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [rtf file]
Weighted average tables (topline overall averages, weghted by reveunes and number of employees) [rtf file]

Actual Survey Questions