The Duke/CFO Business Outlook survey is conducted quarterly. The survey polls CFOs of both public and private companies around the globe.

March 2011 RESULTS

60 Consecutive Quarters!

Press Release
(CFO SURVEY: OUTLOOK ROSIER, SOME SECTORS HIRING, BUT INFLATION A WORRY) [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

WUNC Radio
Interview with John Graham
March 9

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December 2010 Podcast
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Jason Zweig – WSJ Tweet
March 9

FINS Newswire
Two Surveys Optimistic About Hiring in 2011
March 4

Triangle Business Journal
Duke CFO Survey: Optimism Reaches 4-Year High
March 9
Also published in World News

CFO Magazine
IFRS Outlook: Hurry Up and Wait
March 9

CFO Daily News
Raises Are Coming Back – Will They Arrive in Your Department?
March 11

North Carolina News Network
Business Looking Up, According to Duke Survey
March 10

WRAL
Good News for Tech Inside New CFO Survey
March 9

Florida Today
CFO Optimism Reaches 4-Year High
March 9

Carolina Talk Network
Finance Execs’ Optimism Highest Since 2008
March 9

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