The Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey is conducted quarterly. The survey polls CFOs of both public and private companies around the globe. Look for Q2 results on June 9 and Q3 results on September 22.

MARCH 2010 RESULTS

56 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(CFO SURVEY: SPENDING AND EARNINGS TO INCREASE SHARPLY; EMPLOYMENT FLAT; TIGHT CREDIT AND INVENTORY DEPLETION POSE RISKS) [pdf format]

Summary of Key Results
Tables of Key Numbers (US) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (Europe) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (Asia not including China) [pdf file]
Tables of Key Numbers (China) [pdf file]

Optimism Index


Detailed Results
United States Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location,etc.) [zip file]
Europe Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]
Asia (not including China) Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf file]
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]
China Topline tables (overall averages, etc.) [rtf
Banner tables (results conditional on firm characteristics, industry, location, etc.) [zip file]

 

Actual Survey Questions

United States [html file]
Europe [html file]
Asia and China [html file]

 

 

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Survey Director, John Graham, Finance Professor, Duke University

NPR Weekend Edition
We Were Hoping for More from the Job Market
June 5

CNBC – The Call
March 3
CNBC - The Call Screen Capture

CNBC Squawk on the Street
March 3CNBC Squawk on the Street Screen Capture

WUNC Radio
March 4

North Carolina News Network
March 3

WUNC-FM (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill)
Interview with Professor John Graham
January 1, 2010

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March 2010 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

New York Times
Millions of Jobs That Were Cut Won’t Likely Return
May 13

Associated Press
Millions of Jobs that Were Cut Won’t Likely Return
May 13
Also appeared in Chicago Tribune, The Oregonian, Yahoo News, MSN

The Economist - Intelligence Unit
World Banks: Supply and Demand
March 30

Wall Street Journal
Businesses Spend More
March 25

Wall Street Journal
Survey: CFOs Expect Stronger Profit And Spending, No Job Growth
March 3

Bloomberg News
Finance Chiefs in U.S. See 2010 Recovery in Spending, Profits
March 3
Also published on BusinessWeek.com

TechWire
Job Hunting? CFOs Foresee ‘Virtually Jobless Recovery in 2010’
March 3
Also published on WRAL.com (Raleigh)

CFO Magazine
On the Mend
March 3

Triangle Business Journal
Survey: CFOs See More Job Cuts This Year
March 3

Raleigh News & Observer
Credit Crunch Still a Top Concern, CFOs Say
March 3

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